Willa AuYeung is candid, genial, and soft-spoken. Born in Hong Kong and raised in San Francisco, she has previously worked for Roots & Shoots and the Stanford Center at
Peking University. She moved with her family to Beijing three years ago for her husband’s job at Baidu. They have twin boys (age 6) who attend Huijia Kindergarten’s Guozhan branch. For the makeover, AuYeung was open to change but wanted a hairstyle that was easy to put up. She had never colored her long hair before, but had a perm in the past. AuYeung had never had her makeup done professionally; she and her husband opted for a DIY wedding as students at Stanford. This was hard to believe for Makeup Artist Polo Qiao of Lotus. “She’s got the face for it!” he said. He and Head Stylist Vivian Lv created a new look with a short, face-framing bob and makeup that enhanced rather than masked AuYeung’s natural beauty.
Daily 9.30am-9.30pm. Shop 6-7, 1/F, Kempinski Hotel Beijing Lufthansa Center, 50 Liangma Qiao Lu, Chaoyang District (6465 3388 ext 4499) Lotus 雍容,朝阳区亮马桥路50号凯宾斯基饭店1层6-7店铺
Foundation: Kanebo Lunasol Intellectual Water Liquid Foundation SPF 15 in YO02
Face primer: Benefit That Gal
Eyeliner: Kanebo KATE Super Sharp Liner Liquid Eyeliner in Black
Eyeshadows: Giorgio Armani Eye Mania 4-Color compact
Eyebrow pencil: Meishoku Eyebrow Pencil in Natural Brown
Mascara: Shiseido Majolica Majorca Lash King Mascara in Black
Blush: Max Factor Flawless Complexion Blush in Classic Pink
Get the Look:
It’s been three years since AuYeung had short hair, so Head Stylist Vivian Lv decided it was time to take the plunge again. She took off about four inches and shaped her hair into a svelte bob.
For the color, Lv opted for piece-y red highlights to create depth and movement. She bleached the sections of hair to be colored first and applied the red dye on top. The color used was Light Chestnut Mahogany Red by Alter Ego.
For the last stage, Makeup Artist Polo Qiao created the perfect base with foundation and face primer. He highlighted AuYeung’s eyes with black eyeliner and a dusky rose eyeshadow. He then curled her eyelashes and applied two coats of black mascara. Qiao defined her eyebrows with a brown brow pencil, then finished off with a light pink blush.
photos by Lova
This article originally appeared on p14 of the beijingkids July 2013 issue.
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