How Chloë Grace Moretz’s Makeup Artist, Mai Quynh, Makes Skin Look Flawless
Admiring the striking looks Mai Quynh recently created for actress Chloë Grace Moretz, you’d never guess that Quynh grew up obsessing over the earth-toned makeup worn by ’90s supermodels. “It’s fun to have color,” she says. For inspiration “I look at everything—plants, flowers, interiors, and fabrics.”
After attending beauty school, Quynh worked for MAC Cosmetics and then honed her skills on music-video sets. Now she lets her creativity shine with clients who trust her artistic instincts, like Moretz and Alison Brie. Whether it’s full of neon powders or sparkling “jelly” from Japan, her kit always packs a pretty punch. See her favorites, below.
Rodin Jasmine & Neroli Face Oil
To treat very dry skin, Quynh mixes La Prairie Skin Caviar Absolute Filler cream ($605; laprairie.com) with this face oil.
Kjaer Weis Cream Blush in Above and Beyond & Chantecaille Philanthropy Cheek Color in Joy
Quynh’s trick for a long-lasting glow? Dab a cream over cheeks, set it with translucent powder, then dust a powder blush on top.
Charlotte Tilbury Luxury Palette in The Glamour Muse & Jill Stuart Beauty Jelly Eye Color in Rose
Quynh discovered this glittering jelly shadow, which dries to a holographic sheen, during a trip to Japan. She likes layering it under powder for a more prismatic effect.
Ward off dark circles by using a smudge-proof “tubing” mascara on lower lashes. For a feathery flutter on upper lashes, comb through hairs (with a tool like Tweezerman Folding iLashcomb, $12; ulta.com) after sweeping on mascara.
Beautyblender The Original & Clé de Peau Beauté Concealer SPF 25
A seamless base has everything to do with your tools: Quynh applies foundation and concealer with a wet Beautyblender sponge. It should be “soaked but not dripping.”