Tell us about yourself.
My name is Yuui, but people call me Yuui Vision. I’m from the land where the sun rises, a.k.a. Tokyo—but I'm
currently based in NYC, a place I’m happy to call my bittersweet home.
How did you get started as a makeup artist?
I came to NYC not knowing exactly what I wanted to do. One day I was with my friend at a café and she asked what my plan was for the future. I said, “I really like makeup and fashion, but I’m scared that fashion people will be bitchy.” She said, “Yuui, you are bitchy enough to deal with that!” [Laughs] I was like, “She’s right.” So I jumped right in!
What were some of the biggest lessons you learned when you first started as a makeup artist?
As an artist, what you hold inside comes out in your artistry.
What have been some of your biggest career highlights?
Working with Milk Makeup and Hairstory—and being featured in this article!
What other makeup artists do you look up to?
I have so many idols I hate to pick only a few to name here, so I’m sorry if I left anyone out—but you know I love you, because you see my stalking footprints of likes on your Insta page! My main victims are: Kabuki, Peter Philips, Isamaya Ffrench, Sammy Mourabit, Hiromi Ueda, and Tiffany Patton.
What are some of your favorite beauty trends at the moment?
I get bored very easily, but I’m always in love with fresh skin.
Best makeup advice?
If you’ve never tried red lipstick, you really need to try. Why? Because it’s fun! It’s magical to meet a new part of you. The beauty of makeup is that it comes off easily.
What’s your personal beauty philosophy?
Being good at makeup is one thing. Being beautiful is another.