Mai Quynh is a leading celebrity makeup artist with over 16 years of professional experience. Her passion for makeup was evident early on. She was only in high school when, inspired by 90s supermodel beauty icons like Linda Evangelista and Christy Turlington, Mai explored her creativity painting the faces of friends and family alike. Shortly after her father’s passing, Mai decided to make her dreams a reality and embark on a career in makeup artistry. She enrolled at Studio Makeup Academy, and earned her stripes at the MAC counter, while assisting makeup artists like Stephane Marais, Paul Starr, and Frank B on music videos, commercials and photo shoots.
After years of practice and dedication, Mai has earned the reputation as a top artist in the celebrity makeup world. She is well-known for her uncanny ability to enhance the beauty of all her clients, and has become a go-to for Hollywood’s top celebrities seeking her soft and trusted touch for press junkets, red carpet events, and photo shoots.
Mai’s distinctive approach has also captured the attention of world-renowned fashion magazines like Vogue, Harper’s Bazaar, Elle, Marie Claire and Blackbook. Her work frequently appears in these magazines and she’s often featured as an esteemed source for makeup advice and insight, sharing her tips and secrets with their readers. It is this unique vision and steady hand that has earned her the trust of some of the world’s top photographers with whom she’s worked, including Patrick Demarchelier, Annie Lebovitz, Max Vadukul, Sofia & Mauro, Alix Malka, Alexei Hay and James White.
Mai’s relentless devotion to her craft and her unremitting desire for perfection continues to this day, cementing her status as one of Hollywood’s top makeup artists.