5 Do’s and Don’ts of Asian Skincare

You cannot do anything about your age but you can prevent anymore damage to your skin today itself. In Asian skincare, prevention is cure. Once you understand skin science, you can use skincare routine and exercise to take care of your outer two visible layers (stratum corneum and epidermis) and the invisible muscle layer. All …


How to Wash Long Hair – Salon Quality Asian Home Routine

This 3 times-a-week haircare routine (after working out) will enable you to have a healthy head of hair you can wear up or down according to your outfit. I have adapted this hairwashing routine for home use but from my observation I believe this is similar to a salon’s. You will need Large paddle brush Shampoo Wide-toothed …


1920s flapper in my own SILENT MOVIE – Heart of Glass the Novel Update

I decided to do vlogs instead of blog updates. Partly because I love watching vlogs and YouTube myself, and partly because I wanted to experiment with makeup on myself as I have been doing it for years on others. This is the first time I am turning the camera onto myself since the very early …


Spring Bridal trial and Wedding in Richmond, Surrey

Walking down the aisle: The couple at the Catholic wedding ceremony in a Surbiton church. This is the makeup-only bridal trial I did in March: The wedding followed soon after in April where I did the hair and makeup for both the bride and bride’s mother: Photos of the smart and elegant Lensbury Hotel in Richmond, established 1937: I …


1950s Riviera-inspired Rockabilly Pinup Vintage Hair and Makeup

  #pinup #makeupbyme #hairbyme #1950s #korean #model #cathkidston #dress #rockabilly #韩国 #女 #妆化#发型 #vintage #thevintagelife A video posted by Satsuma World (@ivyngeow) on Apr 30, 2016 at 6:59am PDT The 1950s Riviera-inspired Rockabilly pinup look is a little risque and bold but it still has to be pretty and feminine. I have completely changed the …


Hair and Makeup for Professional Musician’s Headshots

This is a very natural, luminous, neutral, classic and elegant makeup and hair for a Korean professional violinist and pianist. She has great skin. Therefore only Bobbi Brown tinted moisturizer was used, no foundation or full coverage. We are aiming for a ‘for real’ look, so no false lashes, no hair buns or pieces for volume and …


The Green Lady transformation: from kitsch painting to makeup art

Makeup Art transformation of Chinese Girl by Tretchikoff, 1950 I am proud to show you my masterpiece. As I have only been making the old, young, male and female beautiful: this is a different skill, the painterly side of makeup art. Watch the film of the transformation here: Or just view photos below of before, during and after

Bowie Aladdin Sane makeup

David Bowie tribute makeup “Aladdin Sane”

With sadness we learnt of the death of David Bowie, whose talent changed the world of popular music, culture and fashion. This makeup is our tribute. Skin and base We blocked out the eyebrows followed by many layers or concealers and powder in order to finally have orange eyebrows. Foundation is pink mixed with white, …


Red carpet evening glamour for a Black Tie Christmas event

This is a simple glamorous makeup with Chanel red lipstick which was blue-toned to match the dress, and big Hollywood curls for the hairstyling on Friday 4 December for a Christmas corporate black tie event.  The client has a fun and friendly personality. She is Chinese, slim, tall and smart (she’s an engineer and played piano to Grade …