Featured Makeup Artist: Jenny Wong



"My inspiration in life is failures and challenges. It keeps me motivated to push and improve more, and looking at the fashion industry as it now makes me more motivated to be up to date and keep up with the new makeup trends."

This entry has been submitted through ModelCitizen app and we have received an overwhelming response from all over the world. Say hello to Jenny, an amazing and very talented makeup artist. Her interview gave us so much inspiration and so we decided to have her published right away. Please read her interview below and learn a few things from her.

Tell us something about yourself. What you do, passion and aspiration in life?

I am a Suit in an advertising agency, but my true passion is in makeup artistry. This passion drove me to study this craft a few years ago so that I can pursue this dream. The thing that I aspire the most is to work in the fashion industry with this skill and continue doing my passion rather than be in a job that I am not passionate about.

Who is your inspiration in life? How do you keep inspired?

My inspiration in life is failures and challenges. It keeps me motivated to push and improve more, and looking at the fashion industry as it now makes me more motivated to be up to date and keep up with the new makeup trends.


What is your aspiration in life?*

My inspiration in life is failures and challenges. It keeps me motivated to push and improve more, and looking at the fashion industry as it now makes me more motivated to be up to date and keep up with the new makeup trends.



What is your aspiration in life?*

What I aspire the most is to be a successful makeup artist, be appreciated with my works and be known for my skills. We all make mistakes we wish we could take back. Tell me about a time you wish you’d handled a situation differently with a colleague.*

There was one time I did makeup on someone; she told me she didn't want a dark makeup. I wanted to add some depth in her eyes and added a bit of brown eyeshadow, and she wasn't that happy. If I could turn back time, I would have asked her permission before I went on and added that colour.



When you’re working with a large number of customers, it’s tricky to deliver excellent service to them all. How do you go about prioritising your customers’ needs?*

When working with a large number of customers such as fashion shows, I always want to make sure that my customers feel comfortable with me and I always tell them to let me know if anything feels uncomfortable or my hands are too heavy on their face. At least this way the customers will feel that you are concerned with what they feel even though you're in haste to finish up.

Tell me about a time you had to be very strategic to meet all your top priorities.

I had a fashion show event before together with another makeup artist. We had to finish doing makeups for all 30 model under 2 hours. What we had to do was to team up with another makeup artist to make the turn around time quick. It was a fantastic team work.


Give me an example of a time when you were able to successfully persuade someone to see things your way at work.

There was one time I was part of an event, and a person asked me which one looks better on her. I suggested that we do her brows since she has very sparse brows and she liked the result of what I did.

Tell me about your proudest professional accomplishment.

The accomplishment that I am most proud of is the fact that I pursued my dream and studied makeup artistry. That was the beginning of my new career path as a makeup artist.


Give me an example of a time you were able to be creative with your work. What was exciting or difficult about it?

Being a makeup artist I had to be creative with my work all the time. Being able to combine colours and make it look good with the theme and outfit makes it exciting, and the fun part is that I can explore my creative side in different shoots.

What was your most challenging encounter? How did you deal with it?

The most challenging encounter that I had is doing makeup in an outdoor location because you don't have a proper place to set up your tools. How I dealt with it is to bring less but essential tools that you can run around with the models and the photographers. You don't have to bring your whole makeup kit to achieve a great look. You can maximise whatever you have and be resourceful.

What advice could you give to the people who are reading this?

If you're passionate about something, go for it. You'll never know if you'll be successful at it unless you push yourself to try. And if you're unsuccessful at least you can tell yourself that you've worked. No regrets!

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