A dialog with make-up artist, Larry Yeo


SINGAPORE — Meet freelance make-up artist, Larry Yeo, who’s been within the magnificence enterprise for near 20 years. Educated in Biotechnology and Beauty Science, he’s enthusiastic about educating, correcting make-up misconceptions and bringing out folks’s magnificence.

There’s no such factor as a typical day

It may possibly begin as early as 2.30am or as late as 8pm for a shoot. I additionally conduct workshops the place I current to folks about skincare and make-up on behalf of magnificence manufacturers, imparting sensible abilities in addition to clear up any skincare or make-up myths.

He’s at all times well-prepared

I wish to be ready, so I often double test and prepare three or 4 hours earlier than an occasion. I run by means of my notes and rehearse if I’m doing a workshop. Whether it is an early job, I undoubtedly want a caffeine kick from my native coffeeshop.

I regularly learnt once I first began freelancing in 2006 that it’s essential to be absolutely ready and well-equipped. My equipment incorporates the entire works: skincare, make-up remover, make-up and brushes, proper all the way down to cotton buds and in addition a first-aid equipment. #TrustNoOne

Make-up artist, Larry Yeo (PHOTO: Phyllicia Wang)

He’s a homebody

The longer I work within the trade, the extra introverted I’ve develop into. Some have misinterpreted my want to be alone as being delinquent, however actually it’s as a result of my day by day work requires plenty of vitality and loads of interplay. Throughout my day without work, I desire chilling with a small group of shut pals at dwelling or just sleep, nap, or laze round.

Males and make-up? He’s all for it

So long as it empowers them. I do placed on make-up for particular events. Begin with slightly concealer beneath the attention, blot that grease away and perhaps conceal the love bites in your neck!

Educating is one in every of his passions

I like instructing and conducting workshops as a result of training is energy. Varied manufacturers confine folks (like their workers) to their stipulated methods of utility strategies, whereas some are restricted in what they’re keen to try as a result of they don’t have the boldness and expertise to experiment. My best thrill is to listen to from the members that they’ve benefitted immensely on the finish of a workshop or a presentation, and they’re keen to place what they’ve learnt to good use.

Make-up artist, Larry Yeo (PHOTO: Yahoo TV Singapore)

New to make-up?

First, embrace your face form. Secondly, it’s make-up, so discover. When was the final time you tried one thing new? Are you caught with the identical look yr on yr? Is your make-up fashion changing into an increasing number of generic? Give your self a problem sometimes to attempt one thing completely different and assume out of the field. If it doesn’t work out, no massive deal – clear your face, and begin once more.

Pretend information shouldn’t be his factor

Essentially the most difficult a part of my job is combating by means of the white noise and the ocean of misinformation concerning make-up. That’s why I get pleasure from conducting magnificence workshops and getting the proper message throughout to the general public. The brand new make-up video collection I’m engaged on with Yahoo TV is one other platform for me to unfold this message.

Catch Yahoo TV’s make-up collection with Larry, “Can Make It Make-up”, beginning 25 June.


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