A wedding happens only once in a life time and on this very memorable day, it is important for the bride to look gorgeous and attractive. A good bridal makeup artist hence is essential to uphold this crucial task. As much as skill is required, a good bridal makeup artist has to have the natural instinct to know what suits the bride according to her facial shape, costume, theme and many more. While most people have difficulty identifying a good bridal makeup artist, we are happy to present to you this list of Malaysia’s Top 10 Bridal Makeup Artists, made basing on accumulation of public votes.
1) Kelly Ngiam
Kelly is a professional freelance makeup artist based in Penang who brings out the best in every woman while insisting on using only the best brands for cosmetics, foundation, eye shadow, brushes and tools from renown brands such as Chanel, Bobbi Brown, M.A.C., Maybelline and Shu Uemura. Kelly has more than 3 years’ experience in this field since completed the makeup course with NYX academy. She provides makeup and hairdo services for weddings, dinner, photo shoots, parties and other events. She also provides makeup classes, makeup tips and personal makeup courses. While Northern Peninsular is her main area of work, she covers other local and overseas destinations too.
2) Grace Wang
Grace’s satisfaction and happiness come from the joy of her beautiful clients from the result of makeup. Grace believes with proper makeup, ladies can enhance their personal distinctive features and make them feel good about themselves. Her mission is to ensure that the bride looks beautiful and confident to last in photographs and memories for many years to come. Acquiring her makeup and hair styling skills from Taiwan, Grace prefers high quality products and brands. She is also familiar with airbrush makeup technique. Grace is available to provide makeup services for bridal occasions and dinners, as well as hair styling and personal makeup courses.
3) Barry Wong
Having started professionally in 2012, Barry prides himself as an Image Designer covering makeup, hair styling, haircut, accessorising and dressing. Barry provides head-to-toe makeovers that are inspired by the transformation one can achieve and feels that it is his obligation to bring out that beauty in them. Based in Penang, most of Barry’s hands-on experiences come from actual wedding days and pre-wedding photo shoots. He is also an experienced teacher for hair styling and makeup courses. Don’t fret if you are not based in Penang as Barry is happy to accept assignments across the country.
4) Aivy Yong
One of the pioneer bridal makeup artists who specialises in air brush makeup technique, Aivy Yong is a wedding and bridal makeup specialist who defines elegance, simplicity and classiness in her artistry. Having more than a decade of experience, Aivy’s skill results in a natural flawless complexion and radiance, ensuring that the brides look best in person, photos and videos. Aivy is also a Certified Beautician & Beauty Trainer and has styled celebrities with her work being featured on the media.
5) Agnes Yip
Noting that weddings are one of the most meaningful milestones in life, Agnes Yip strives to give every girl the perfect look that not only will enhance their natural beauty but will also suit their wedding theme, colour of gowns, flowers, as well as their unique personal features. She also emphasises on getting to know her clients more before the wedding day by meeting up for a makeup trial so she can understand the bride’s requirements and preferences before the wedding.
6. Gene Lim Philips
Being involved in bridal makeup and hair styling for more than 7 years now, Gene is a renowned and respected makeup artist for her skills as well as her professionalism. Dedication, punctuality, and friendliness are some of the regular compliments we hear from the brides that she has worked with. Gene prides herself in her attention to details and she believes balance and simplicity is the key to beautiful makeup. On another note, her unique style and talent on adorning natural hair with fresh flowers has inspired many of her clients.
7) Shin Yen
Shin Yen is an award-winning makeup artist with the most value-for-money packages. Based in Kuala Lumpur, Yen never under-delivers in channelling her passion and makeup skills to her clients. Covering the whole of Malaysia, Yen provides professional makeup services for any event that is related to weddings, performances, and photo shoots. In addition, she also provides nail art services. Yen’s source of motivation comes from the smiles on brides’ faces. While believing that proper makeup will enhance personal features, Yen insists on using high quality cosmetics such as EsteeLauder, Bobbi Brown, I-Michee (U.S.A), BeautyMaker Kevin (Taiwan), Stage Cosmetics (Italy) and so on. Yen is also an air brush specialist.
8) Nichole PSY
Dedicated to create the perfect au naturel yet chic look, Nichole started off her makeup career since 2007 in the city of Taipei, Taiwan after completing various professional trainings in addition to her graduation from the Advance Bridal Makeup School. After acquiring fresh techniques and experience in Taiwan, she eventually returned to Malaysia in 2011 to do what she does best. As a skilled beauty practitioner, Nichole chooses distinguished, tried and tested brands to fit the grooming requirements for the special occasion. She brings out the elegance, radiance and raw beauty in brides with her refined talent in playing up Asian eyes and facial features.
9) Shamine Sanusi
Shamine, or more commonly known as Min, spent her childhood playing dress up in her mother’s lipstick and today all grown up, this Kuala-Lumpur-based makeup artist now wields her brushes to transform women of all ages and races into stunning beauties. With you in mind, Min is more than ready to craft a beautiful look that allures. Her attention to her client is the key to why she is one of the favourite makeup artists amongst brides. She has a charmingly distinctive approach to providing miraculous makeovers with top-notch cosmetics for various celebrations and occasions.
10) Rynee Tan
Rynee is a well-trained makeup artist who is gifted in matching each client with the right colour based on skin tone and personality. While she is profound in the air brush makeup technique, Rynee’s natural hair styling methods is an icing to the cake. No matter the hair length, Rynee has the ability to create a modern and suitable hairstyle for the bride that is suitable to her facial shape, attire and makeup. Rynee Tan Makeup Artist Studio offers professional makeup and styling for wedding occasions and commercials.