Kim Do believes that with beauty comes confidence, and with confidence comes the freedom to be yourself.
The Manhattan-based makeup artist got her start more than ten years ago when she filled in on a whim at a Bobbi Brown makeup event in the cosmetics department of her local mall. Only 18 years old at the time, she admits to worrying the women would look like clowns by the time she was finished with them.
But something unexpected happened: Not only did the women love the way they looked (phew), but Do also discovered she was a natural with a makeup brush. As a result, Do became a regular contributor at future events.
Today Do’s client list includes Molly Sims, Kim Cattrall, Katie Couric, John Legend and President Barack Obama. Her editorial work has appeared in Vogue, Elle, and The New York Times, as well as MSNBC and Good Morning America.
Do draws inspiration from her international travels, both high and low fashion, vintage photographs, and peonies – her favorite flower. She's always up for a challenge, and thrives in both normal and unconventional work settings (which have included castles, cemeteries, and alley ways).
While she recognizes "perfect" makeup as an aesthetic, Do finds it a bit boring. Instead, she’s committed to natural looks with room for someone’s personality to shine through. Because behind every smudged lip is the good laugh that caused it.