16 August, 2014

Sassy’s Guide to Wedding Make-Up Artists in Hong Kong

16 August, 2014

We’re all about natural beauty, but we think that it never hurts to have a little help on your wedding day. We’ve gathered a list of the top wedding make-up artists in Hong Kong who’ll have you confident and picture-perfect from start to finish, just make sure you share your pics with your friends here at Sassy!

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Aimee Bridal Agency
It’s always a pleasure to work with people who absolutely love what they do and Aimee Bridal Agency’s commitment to bridal beauty has definitely earned them a spot on our list. These wedding specialists work with a team of experts at the top of their game who’ve made the rounds with fashion shows, celebrities and film sets and we’ve had our eye on them for a little while (check our Sassy Scoop on them here). They know exactly what each bride wants and needs and even offer their services for bridal showers, bachelorette parties and other miscellaneous events, but their wedding package options are budget-friendly miracles straight out of a wedding Bible. Whether you want a make-up artist to help you and your mother out all day in their Something Blue package or want one of their professionals to accompany you on a destination wedding with their Jet Set Bride offer, there’s something in their service list for everybody.

By appointment only.

Aimee Bridal Agency, 9503 6208, www.aimeebridalagency.com


Alexa Bui Make-Up
We adore girls with an eye for style and we’re absolutely in love with professional make-up artist Alexa Bui of Cashmere and Candy. Born and raised in Toronto, she’s had experience working in make-up internationally and brings everything that she knows to the table. When she’s not busy beautifying every woman lucky enough to meet her, she’s running a fashion and food blog which is a staple of ours. She’s actually married to Alan See, a co-founder of The Armoury (one of Sassy’s groomswear boutiques of choice, check our roundup here), so you know that style is seeped into every aspect of her life.

A trial session with Alexa Bui costs $1,800 whereas wedding hire costs $2,800 (the trial fee is $1,000 in the case of a wedding hire at the end of a consultation).

See our in-depth review of Alexa’s services here!

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Ana Make-Up
Now we’ve mentioned our undying love for the Mandarin Oriental’s beauty services in our wedding hair-stylists round up here, but did you know that they offer bridal make-up services too? As the official make-up artist for the Mandarin Oriental, Anael’s worked to create only the best looks for Hong Kong brides and she’s even worked with us on one of our Sassy photo shoots here! She’s also partnered with Marion Tessier, one of Sassy’s favourite wedding photographers, and their wedding portfolios look like something straight out of a fashion editorial. This Paris-trained professional has flexed her make-up muscles in publications like Style magazine, Cosmopolitan and even Vogue to create looks inspired by her multicultural French and Asian background. We can guarantee that she’s an absolute dream to work with and definitely somebody you want on your side come your wedding day!

On-the-day services cost $1,200, whereas a combined make-up trial and on-the-day services cost $2,200.

Ana Make-Up, 9385 9445, www.anamakeup.com


Beauté Make-Up
Your wedding day is probably the closest you’re going to get to being chased by paparazzi and you want to make sure your make-up is camera ready! Beauté Make-Up, a company that also dabbles in wedding image consultations and hair styling, is a studio that can help you realise your vision perfectly. Whether you want to dabble in classic Hollywood, modern chic or contemporary make-up, Beauté Make-Up is always on-trend and on-brief. Definitely peep their Facebook page where you can take a look at their clients on their wedding day! We’ve heard from a source that Bart Ko’s the man to go to if you want to look flawless, so drop him a line at Beauté Make-Up’s studio and let him know we love him here at Sassy.

Services range between $3,800-13,500.

Beauté Make-Up, 79-85 Bonham Strand East, Room 2002, Bonham Centre, Sheung Wan, Hong Kong, 8101 0423, www.beaute.com.hk


Beauty Advice Asia
As the old make-up adage goes, make-up can do little without a great canvas. That’s why we love international make-up superstar Patrick Havegheer’s approach to make-up and his insistence that skin care comes first and make-up second. Our girl Dee sat down with him for a wedding make-up trial and he had her skin glowing in just minutes, and that was before he’d even put any make-up on her! (Spoiler alert: she was even more stunning when Patrick was done with her.) Using only the best internationally sourced products to bring your beauty to brilliance, we’ve got a lot of love for Yves Saint Laurent’s former spokesperson’s talent. 

See Dee’s review of Patrick’s services here!

Initial consultations are free and wedding make-up sessions begin at $1200.

Beauty Advice Asia, 9/F, 72 Queens Road Central, Central, Hong Kong, www.beautyadviceasia.com

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Natasha Sajnani
Your wedding day should be all about your journey as a woman and Natasha Sajnani’s aim is to empower women through the power of make-up. This professional make-up artist has years of experience and we can attest to her skills; we’ve hired her ourselves to help with a few of our Sassy photo shoots! The thing we love about Natasha is that not only is she dedicated to creating client-centric glamorous looks, she’s also really into helping guide women who want to learn more about make-up to accentuate their inner beauty. She’s actually just launched her own line of budget-friendly luxury make-up brushes called Face Tools, which have been a hit with discerning professionals everywhere.

See Dee’s review of her services here!

Natasha Sajnani, www.natashasajnani.com, instagram: @missfacetools

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E. Law Wong
If you ladies don’t know already, there’s a not-so-little luxury bridal boutique called HITCHED! that offers a range of incredible designers and bridal experts to make your wedding day an indulgent delight. One of these wedding wizards is E. Law Wong, a make-up artist who’s no stranger to the New York and London catwalks working behind the scenes on Marc Jacobs, Fendi, Chloe, etc. Her fresh and modern take on make-up keeps her constantly in demand by brides and fashion brands alike, so get booking before someone else does!

Make-up services range between $3,000-15,000. 

E. Law Wong, HITCHED! Bridal, Room 1501-2 Hing Lung Commercial Building, 68-74 Bonham Strand East, Sheung Wan, Hong Kong (MTR exit: Sheung Wan Station Exit A2), 2815 8330, www.hitchedbridal.com 


Hollywood Hair
Kick start your wedding beauty routine with a bit of Beverley Hills glamour at Hollywood Hair. Run by one of our sister site’s beloved That Mamas, Rennie Fensham (check out Sassy Mama’s exclusive interview here), this quirky cool beauty salon offers professional wedding hair and make-up services for reasonable prices. We’ve gushed about their incredible service in our review here and even repeatedly featured them in our annual Sassy Awards as one of the best salons in Hong Kong. With a dream team of beauty professionals who’ve worked as both make-up and hair stylists for celebrities like Liza Minelli and Rod Stewart, they’re all about highlighting your individuality and empowering you on your wedding day. Maybe forego the bouquet toss ladies, you’ll need something to beat the paps off with!

See Dee’s in-depth review (and her civil ceremony snaps as well, congratulations Dee!).

Wedding make-up services cost $1,300 for a trial and $1,700 for on-the-day services. Bridesmaid make-up costs $1,400 and Hollywood Hair even offers a fab hair and make-up package-as one of Sassy’s featured Top Wedding Hairstylists, you’ll be show-stopping in no time!

Hollywood Hair, 23/F, 1 Duddell Street, Central District, Hong Kong, 2861 9830, www.hollywoodhair.com.hk


Jenny Sim
Jenny Sim’s years of professional make-up experience in both Hong Kong and Australia have caught the attention of beauty authorities like Marie Claire, Burberry and Max&Mara. Her speciality is bridal and celebrity make-up, so you know she has some wedding day beauty tips and tricks up her sleeve. Jenny’s enthusiasm and passionate attitude will have you primed and perfect in time for your big day. She’s even got a selection of wedding service packages for you to select the option that best suits you and your budget range!

Bridal Make-Up packages begin at $6,800 whereas trial sessions cost $1,500.

Jenny Sim, Room D, 4/F, Man Lok Commercial Building, 89 Bonham Strand, Central, Hong Kong, 6336 6738, www.jennysim.com 


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We’ve mentioned Kalamakeup before in one of our previous wedding make-up artist roundups, but we couldn’t resist bringing Kalam’s magic up again. She works with brides to create a bespoke-look tailored to their personal style and desired products, all with a smile and no shortage of friendliness. She’s something of a Hong Kong make-up celebrity, catering to international artists like Solange Knowles and fashion magazines, and she uses only the best make-up from companies such as Mac, Nars, Tom Ford and Yves Saint Laurent. She divides her time working in both her New York and Hong Kong studios, but her hand-selected team of make-up artists are more than capable of taking up the mantle while she’s away. Did we mention she does destination wedding packages too? Take a look at her range of services here!

Kalamakeup services range begin at $3,800.

Kalamakeup, Room 101, Ivy House, 18-20 Wyndham Street, Central, Hong Kong, 9757 4220, kalamakeup.com


Ron Tsang
Ron Tsang’s super chic hair and make-up studio is a New York hipster’s dream, complete with rustic hanging light bulbs and antique furniture dotted around the edges. We love her aesthetic and her approach to make-up: she believes that make-up is not meant to transform anyone, it’s meant to heighten beauty that is already there. One of our Sassy Girls sat down for a bridal make-up trial with her and loved how she mocked up a selection of different looks for customers and really listened during her consultation. We adore the fact that she offers classes for bridesmaids and brides-to-be to learn how to do their own wedding make-up: perfect for a hen-party and women heading off on a destination wedding!

See our Sassy Girl Dee’s review of her services here!

Rontsang’s Loft Make-Up Studio, Flat B, M/F, Sai See Mansion, 20-22 Wun Sha Street, Tai Hang, Hong Kong, 9273 1517, www.rontsangmakeup.com 


Photo by Martice Milton Photography.

Ryuko Lau
We were thrilled to hear that Mac Cosmetics had recently announced that they’d selected their first Hong Kong senior make-up artist and it was only natural that we had to have Ryuko Lau as one of our That Girls. Although she didn’t start in make-up, she always had an eye for style as a visual merchandiser and took night courses in make-up in her evenings in order to achieve her dream. With impressive credentials like Milan and Paris fashion week under her belt, her bold and creative make-up choices are sure to have you glowing on your wedding day. Check out her make-up tips in our exclusive That Girl interview here!

Prices on request.

Ryuko Lau, www.facebook.com/ryukolaumu

image4_1138Saint Warren
What’s not to love about one of M.A.C. Cosmetics elite make-up artists and Ted Baker’s make-up master? We love Saint Warren’s precise and gorgeous style (the likes of celebrity clients like Norah Jones and Judi Dench agree) and his vibrant home studio is a beauty battle station to die for. His easy manner and wealth of experience make him a natural choice for your big day, creating incredible looks that can easily transition from church aisle to dance floor, and he’s always willing to dole out advice for you ladies looking to improve your own routine.

He’s a talented, talented man, Dee tells us, and she’s telling you ladies even more in her in-depth review here!

Saint Warren, 6295 7625, email: makeup@saintwarren.com, www.saintwarren.com 



We know that planning a wedding’s a tall order, which is why we’ve put together some Hong Kong wedding service roundups that you should definitely take a look at. We promise you’re going to get there at the end of the day but if you’re losing a little faith, why not check out our That Bride interviews with real Hong Kong brides?


Top image sourced from Pinterest


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