How did you first develop an interest in makeup?
I’ve always been curious about makeup since growing up watching my sister getting painted for her dance performances. A few years ago I presented a women’s apparel collection at Vancouver Fashion Week and the makeup artist that did the makeup for my collection blew me away with how makeup compliments fashion. I was instantly mesmerized and the desire to look at makeup as a career and craft started right then.
What was the starting point for your creative makeup work?
I was in cosmetic retail management for a few years. Over time, I felt like my passion for makeup started to dissipate as there wasn’t much room for creativity in retail. Eventually, I felt that I had to leave the business part of makeup to pursue freelancing. It was the best decision I’ve ever made as it gave me the freedom to create and collaborate with like-minded people and to chase my dreams.
Do you find a crossover between your creative self expressive work and the other makeup you do for clients?
Surprisingly a lot of my current clients are interested in the creative looks I’ve done on myself. These looks are often referenced during our meetings and I’ve been asked to
incorporate these elements into projects. My self-expressive work on social media definitely acts as a vast pool of ideas for references for other work
What is most important factor to you in creating a look?
I think the most important factor is finding the perfect balance. I love putting various concepts together, sometimes >> For the Full interview with Timothy Hung pickup the Fall 2018 issue here.