Makeup artist Chiao-Li, born in China and raised in the Netherlands describes herself as a ‘designer, dreamer and face painter’ and has cemented these creative pillars throughout her practise within the beauty industry.
Her talent took her around the world from a young age, finding her feet as an apprentice under a renowned make-up artist, which created the building blocks of her journey as a celebrated artist in her own right.
She has grown a firm following in the industry for her talent, creativity and innovation. Creating elegant, tasteful, and inspiring make-up looks. Her work not only reflects the natural beauty of the subject, but also creates inspiring and unique looks with painterly and artistic like techniques taken from elements of fantasy after reading fairy tale stories as a child.
Through her meticulous and accomplished application, Chiao-Li uses her direction with make-up artistry as storytelling by creating characters, using the face as a canvas to create extraordinary and unique looks that are influenced by surrealist artists such as Picasso and Dali.
Chiao-Li works alongside Photographers Campbell Addy, Nadine Ijewere, Rafael Pavarotti, Tim Walker and for publications such as Vogues, Dazed, i-D and W.