Five minutes into our first conversation, Nam Vo has already touched on the subjects of Italian food (loves it), airbrush foundation (hates it), and Physique 57, the cult exercise class (necessary; see “Italian food”). We’re smitten and we haven’t even seen what she can do to our face. Vo moved to New York from San Francisco less than a year ago and has already established herself as one of the city’s top makeup artists. We got her secrets.
Play up your cheekbones with a little highlighter — I don't mean glitttery disco ball — something subtle and reflective.
I don't really have one. My work ranges from clean and natural to neon colors for editorials. But I do have to say a sexy, smoky eye never gets old and that is something I really love to do.
Try a cream blush or cheek stain. Nothing looks healthier and they blend into the skin without looking "makeup-y.” Play up your cheekbones with a little highlighter — I don't mean glitttery disco ball — something subtle and reflective.
- By Mollie Chen
Make your skin look extra glowy with this pretty highlighter.
This waterproof eye shadow primer prep lids so that color stays bright and crease-free.
A silicone-based primer that keeps makeup in place all day.
Shake off winter with these easy spring simple updates — no shopping spree required!
Scared of foundation? Don't be. Nam Vo shows us how to get lasting, natural-looking coverage.
Relive your kindergarten days with these Crayola-bright eyeshadows — they’re more wearable than you think.