The Expert with Celebrity Makeup Artist Kathy Jeung

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Kathy Jeung is one of the most talented makeup artists.  She is self-taught and is a master of bringing out people’s natural beauty and giving them an edge.  She loves to play with color and experiment making her work unique and artistic. Her work has spanned across all media from beauty, film, fashion, runway, commercial to music videos she has done it all. She has worked with David Bowie, Iggy Azalea, Justin Timberlake, Britney Spears, Pink, Rosie Huntington Whiteley, Rita Ora, Gwen Stefani and many, many more.  Her work has been on the cover of Harper’s Bazaar, Elle, Vogue and the list goes on.  Kathy has worked with renowned photographers such as Annie Leibowitz, Herb Ritts, Peter Lindbergh, David LaChapelle to name a few.

Today Kathy shares some beauty tips with us:

Recent beauty spurge:
Tom Ford concealer pens and Tom Ford correcting pens – nothing compares!

Foundation brush or sponge?
Both! I apply foundation in broad strokes using a wide flat oval brush, with detail using a small flat oval brush, then further blend with a damp Beauty Blender Sponge.

Song you are listening to on repeat:
Out If My Head – Shuggie Otis

Is contouring in or out?
In, definitely! It’s almost always requested. I like to do a soft focus version of that trend.

Makeup trend that everyone should try?
Bright matte lipstick, always a classic trend

Makeup trend that should go away:
Sharply drawn eyebrows

Makeup product you wish you invented?
The Beauty Blender! Rea Ann Silva created a completely original, innovative and revolutionary beauty necessity that improved makeup application.

Beauty tip:
Get a Clarisonic sonic cleansing brush. It is the key to great skin! It gently deep cleans and evenly polishes the skin and prepares it for improved efficacy of skincare products

Best advice you ever received?
Comparison is the thief of joy

Dream person to work with?
I’ve had the great fortune and honor to work with 4: my hero David Bowie, the incomparable Tilda Swinton, style icon Tina Chow and just recently, entertainment legend Rita Morena.

Best drugstore buy?
Circa Beauty available at Walgreens: fashion-forward classic color range in high end packaging

Always in your fridge?
Karoun Greek Honey Yogurt

Follow Kathy on Instagram @KathyJeung