We first got to know Linda last year when she was our incredible make up artist for our immersive Halloween experience ‘Zombie Survival’ (read more on that here)
FYI – just to be topical, most of the photos here are creepy/scary style make up but Linda is an incredible all rounder, she does everything from zombies to beautiful brides! Check out her Insta page here and Facebook here
1. Tell us a little bit about yourself.
A mini-size girl who loves dogs, cats, tortoises, birds, bunnies and alpacas!
I love exploring the world, enjoying time with my family and friends but also love spending time alone.
Always craving for sunshine, beach and sea…however I can’t swim lol
2. How long have you been in Hong Kong and what do you do?
I was born in China and raised in Hong Kong, so more than 20 years!
And I am a freelance makeup artist.
3. When did you discover your passion/talent?
I like drawing and calligraphy when I was a little kid, the most funny part is I used some crayons to paint my face (no idea why),
and found out “face” is such a beautiful canvas to paint on. When I was in high school, I started doing makeup for my classmates,
and decided to become a makeup artist.
4. What do you love most about what you do?
I love seeing how confident my clients are after I do their makeup and hair, not only beautiful on the outside
I am always amazed at how make up can transform a woman’s face and affect her self esteem.
5. What/who inspires you to do what you do?
My Dad! My Dad was such a talented calligrapher in his teenage years and won the calligraphy competition in China.
Unfortunately there was the Cultural Revolution and the government shut down all the competitions at that time.
So he came to Hong Kong and gave up his dream. His story inspired me and has been encouraged me to chase my dream no matter how hard it is.
6. What’s your favourite part of your journey so far?
My favorite part of my journey so far is I have been fortunate to meet so many kind people, they gave me lot of opportunities to achieve my career goals.
7. What’s been the most challenging part to date?
I think it’s the time management. Every bride, event, film and photoshoot will have its own call time. Some may be in the early morning, some could be in the middle of the night. It’s hard to spend time with my loved ones and have some “me” time.
8. What does a regular day look like for you?
If I work in a movie filming job, I woke up at 5am and start to work at 630am. Normally got home at 8pm or 9pm (depends on the work schedule)
and check my makeup kits and clean up some brushes for tomorrow’s work. Before bed, need to reply emails and messages from clients and so some research for the next project.