Kristee Liu / make up

 

Growing up in Southern California, Kristee Liu was exposed to various incarnations of art and culture. With a love for technology and a passion for the arts, she began her career path as a 3D animator. Kristee soon discovered that the human face was her favorite canvas with cosmetics as her medium of choice – and dived into pursuing a career as a make-up artist.

It was during a fateful shift at the MAC Store at Caesars palace in Las Vegas that Kristee met legendary singer Cher, who quickly hired Kristee to be her personal make-up artist for her residency at the world-famous concert venue. Kristee continued her work with Cher more recently when she was asked to accompany the singer on her 2014 Dressed To Kill Tour as well.

Known for her ability to create flawless skin with her gentle touch, Kristee has made a broad stroke in the world of makeup since moving to Los Angeles. Today Kristee works closely with some of the biggest names in print and on the red carpet. Her work has appeared in editorials including Elle, Vogue Japan, Teen Vogue, Instyle, Lucky, Nylon, Playboy and Jalouse, and she has worked alongside photographers Thomas Whiteside, Sasha Eisenman and Mariano Vivanco. She was the key make-up artist for Claiborne Swanson Frank's 2014 book "Young Hollywood," where her work appears on several talented young actresses including Amber Heard, Riley Keough, Liana Liberato, Cobie Smulders and Isabel Lucas.

Kristee is currently based in Los Angeles, and travels frequently to New York and internationally for work.

@kristeeliu