LET US INTRODUCE YOU TO OUR MARCH GUEST BLOGGER: MAKE UP ARTIST, REVE RYU
It's the 1st of the month, which of course means new guest blogger. Throughout March, you'll get to know Reve Ryu, a very talented hair and makeup artist from Hong Kong. Having just attended London Fashion Week, and is now en route from Milan to Paris, Reve will not only have the best insight to up and coming make up looks, he will also teach you a bit about that much envied Japanese skincare routine. Stay tuned, we know we are! ;)
A BIT ABOUT REVE
Before I went to Tokyo to study Japanese, makeup and hair styling, I studied fashion design. I was working in an office for merchandising (I hated it!) and I was a waiter and even a PR in a night club. Growing up in Hong Kong I made a lot of friends who were working in the fashion industry, my best friends to this day are fashion models. Having them as closest friends might have influenced me to be interested in fashion. I think I am very lucky that I've had friends all over the world even before starting my career, it made things a lot easier every time I moved to a new country.
I started to think about studying makeup and hair styling after I moved to Tokyo.
I always used to look at people around me, on the train, on the street; looking at their face structures, features, their hair style, and think about what made everyone so unique. Then one day, I was like “okay, maybe I should study makeup and hair styling” and since then I fell in love with it!
I think living and working in Tokyo for 5 years really changed me a lot. The preciseness, patientness, hard working and how professional and passionate they are in everything really affected the way I think it should be being a professional at anything. And I am really glad to have met my mentor Nakai Masato san, who gave me a lot of opportunity working with musicians and celebrities.
After Japan I stayed in Hong Kong for a short while. There was the first time I actually get myself into fashion. I was given a lot of opportunities working with different high fashion brands by assisting one of the best makeup artist Wil Wu in Hong Kong.
Then I got a chance to move to Milan the Italian fashion capital. It was my first time being in Europe in fact. It was supposed to be a two month trip and I ended up staying there for almost a year. Milan is very different from everywhere I have been in Asia. It is really chill. No matter how busy a day you have, you can always spare 30 mins to sit down and enjoy a coffee in the middle of the day.
Milan was a totally new chapter where I finally worked only on projects that I really liked, purely fashion! Italian fashion sense is the closest to my style, my sense of fashion, I think. I love making people beautiful in a classical sense but still keep them looking natural.
Although I really enjoyed Milan, I decided to move to London. I want to continue to explore the world. I want to see things that I have never seen before, and live in places I never lived before.
London has a completely different style in fashion. It is edgy, underground, experimental, you can always feel the freedom of creativity. Being an artist, London is really somewhere I had to be.
In the next few weeks, I will show you a few make up looks that I picked from SS18 Fashion Week and explain how to achieve them. I will also talk about my favourite products and skin care routine before applying make up on the skin. Hopefully you will enjoy it!
SOME OF OUR FAVOURITE WORK FROM REVE
We love the fact that Reve can create such stunning and simple makeups, as well as some really artistic looks.