FACE FACTS M.A.C makeup artist Liz Hyun knows your best lip colour

Liz Hyun is a makeup artist at the Britomart M.A.C Pro store. She’s had a busy month, leading the makeup on several NZ Fashion Week shows, including Britomart locals Trelise Cooper and Kathryn Wilson. We chatted to Liz while she was taking us through a M.A.C in-store makeup mini-tutorial, where you can learn tips and tricks for two areas of the face.

How did you get into makeup artistry? I was an art and design student, studying spatial design, but I missed being more hands-on in my work. I had a lightbulb moment and changed to do a diploma in makeup artistry at Samala Robinson Academy.

And how long have you been with M.A.C? I’ve been with M.A.C for five years now, and I’m the assistant manager of this store. I’ve been doing Fashion Week for the last three or four years.

What do you like about working at Britomart? All the shops and the food places!

How do you get to work? I drive in and park in the Britomart Carpark. Ever since the Waterview Tunnel went in, it’s so fast to get to work.

What do people ask about most when they come into the shop? Skin and lips. A lot of people want to achieve no-makeup makeup, and when you’re ordering online it can be hard to find the perfect nude. We have more than 200 lipsticks in-store.

Photo by Josh Griggs

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