Nam Vo, a New York-based makeup artist was born and raised in the San Francisco Bay area. Raised by first generation Vietnamese immigrant parents that worked 16 hour days, young Nam inherited 3 weapons: a fierce work ethic, humility, and crayons…All 3 continue as mainstays in her makeup artistry arsenal. After 15 years in the industry, whether delayed by customs or the Running of the Bulls, she arrives to the set on time, prioritizes collaboration, and with a much larger set of crayons.
Nam's signature is to view the wide shot before honing in on the subject for any collaborations. She creates opulent, tiered narratives on-set while working with art and creative direction. She defies the laws of light with her signature face-painting techniques: Luminous textures strategically layered to create flawless and incandescent makeup. The camera reads her creations of color and light like no other. Her mastery of the broader landscape of editorial always results in images that causes pause followed by inspiration.
Nam’s achievements span across fashion, editorial, celebrity, as well as beauty strategy, product development, and creative consulting. She is currently the celebrity global artist for Shiseido cosmetics, contributing Creative Director for ELLE, Vietnam, Creative Consultant for Birchbox and formerly Celebrity makeup artist for Dolce and Gabanna cosmetics.
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