Professional Chinese makeup artist?

Does anyone know of any good Chinese makeup artists in London area for Chinese makeup?

I have plump and single lids eyes. Very Chinese eyes. I'd like a makeup artist who can work around my issues. I'd like my eyes to look bigger and stand out during my wedding. If anyone knows anyone who can do it, please pass me the contact details.


  • My sister hired Sam Sham for her wedding day last year. My sister has single lids eyes too. Sam did my sister, me and my mum hair and make-up. We were so pleased with our hair & make-up, we all looked stunning. Sam was incredibly professional and she has years of experience working in the fashion and film industry in Hong Kong. I would recommend her to anyone. There is no other word for Sam than fantastic!

    Here is the link to her website

  • msbunny3msbunny3 Posts: 2
    I had mine done by Irene T. I have small eyes and she did an excellent job. The makeup is not too heavy yet natural.

    Highly recommended
  • DSDS Posts: 2


    I highly recommend Irene Tan (, she did my bridal hair and makeup last month. Her hair and make up were truly amazing and she is not only very reliable but a wonderfully calm and warm person to have around on your wedding day.

    Thankfully, I found Irene at very short notice when the makeup artist I had originally booked (Sam Sham) let me down 9 days before my wedding day. My experience with Sam Sham was an utterly stressful experience that I would not wish on any bride-to-be.

  • Last time I have tried the Irene Tan. They are just ok and reliable

  • Without a doubt, I highly recommend Sam Sham for both hair & makeup services. Sam was amazing!! She did my hair and makeup for my engagement shoot and then again on my wedding day and also did all 6 of my bridesmaids. 4 of us have small single lids eyes too! She did such a great job and even made my most pickiest bridesmaids happy image. Sam is great to work with. She listens and takes feedback in a professional manner. She was very flexible with my 6 bridesmaids and worked with them to create their beautiful hair of varying lengths on the spot. Most importantly, Sam was reassuring to my mum who is not the type of woman who gets "all made up." I loved my hair and make-up and cannot believe how many compliments I got. My photos turned out beautifully and a huge part of that is to how great I looked - all because of Sam!

    She was on time, reliable, a genius at her trade, extremely professional & fun at the same time .. 5 stars indeed! Thanks Sam =)

    So sorry for Sam for the above negative review about her...what seems to be untrue!! My sister-in-law and two friends used Sam for their wedding, everyone was so happy and amazed how great of a job Sam did on their wedding. We all loved working with Sam!

  • LS22LS22 Posts: 2


    I booked Sam Sham on my wedding day. Sam was luckily still available when I was looking to book a hair & makeup artist only a few weeks in advance of my wedding and arranged a trial at my house straight away. She tried several different hairstyles so I could compare, as well as giving lots of helpful tips for products to buy in preparation. I was really happy with how the trial went and arranged for hair and makeup for my two bridesmaids, my mum and myself on the day of the wedding. She perfectly replicated the hairstyle that I had settled on, and the makeup looked even better than I remembered. She also pinned my veil firmly into place, so despite numerous enthusiastic hugs throughout the day, it remained in the right place. I was thrilled with the end result, looking at the pictures now, I think I still look like me - just on a really REALLY good day! My hair also held the style through the day, even after I'd unpinned it to go to bed! It was great to have such a friendly yet calming influence with us on the day, and we all felt like we were in excellent hands.

    I highly recommend Sam Sham ( to any other brides looking for incredibly professional services.

  • Sam Sham has so many amazing reviews, but she was so great that I wanted to add another. I booked her pretty far in advance and months. It wasn't that easy to get hold of her though, I understand she travels a lot for her work in films and photoshoots. I am so happy that I chose to have Sam do my wedding party's (and my) hair and makeup for my wedding. I have received so many compliments from wedding attendees about how beautiful I looked. I recommended Sam to all my friends who's getting married. I can't think of any higher compliement I can give than that! 

  • I suggest James Adisai (, one of my Chinese friends used him for her wedding. He made tempoary eyefolds for her, her eyes looked a lot bigger.

  • Jojo LawJojo Law Posts: 2

    Hi, I'm JoJo Law. I'm a professional make up artist based in London but will also provide service all over UK. I have qualified from London School Of Beauty and Makeup. I have several years experiences on wedding makeup, bridal party hair & makeup, studio shoot and fashion media makeup. I am also specialises in Chinese/Oriental bridal makeup and hair styling. 

    Please email us on [email protected] to check availability. Or kind visit us on for further details.

    I look forward to making you look beautiful on your very special day. image

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  • Win123Win123 Posts: 3


    I am based in London but will be getting married in Liverpool next year.  Does anyone know any good Chinese make-up artists in that areas?  Thank you.

  • I am so happy that I chose to have Sam Sham do my wedding party's (and my) hair and makeup for my wedding. I have received so many compliments from wedding attendees about how beautiful all of my girls looked.
    From the moment I sat down with Sam for my bridal makeup trial I felt confident I was in the hands of an experienced professional. Sam used high quality products, was very easy to talk to, was open to my ideas and requests and provided good advice on tones and colours. I was very pleased with my trial and my makeup on the big day was literally perfect, throughout the entire event without the need for touch-ups! I continue to receive many compliments when friends view wedding photos. I highly recommend Sam Sham, and will definitely use her again for special occasions.

  • vcvc Posts: 1

    Hi everyone,

    What about up north? Do anyone know any Chinese bridal mark-up/hair artist near Leeds or Manchester? Thanks

  • My Chinese friend used James Adisai for her wedding, she looked great and her eyes look amazing as it was a real transformation of her. It made me think there is something special about this guy but I am white bride, I contacted him and had a trail with him and decided to book the whole wedding package with him. He delivered exactly what I wanted. He did a very good job indeed. This guys is really talented and experienced with all skin tone. I would recommend to any brides.

  • Irene86Irene86 Posts: 3

    I can't recommend Sam Sham enough! We booked her after an initial nightmare with a not very good HMUA. She came to us for the initial trial and immediately put us at ease with her product knowledge and easy going manner. I have got acne prone skin and was apprehensive about the make up lasting all day, we were put at ease when we had to scrub it off 10 hours later still looking immaculate! On our wedding day she managed to do me, my mum and 5 bridesmaids, these all lasted all day and looked as good when we left as it did when we walked in. She is absolutely an amazing HMUA. We have actually re booked her to have my sister hair and make up done for her wedding next year.

  • I knew Sam Sham was going to be great before I booked her as she had done the hair and make-up for a friend's wedding when I was a bridesmaid! I had loved her calm, friendly and professional manner and I knew how talented she was. All the girls loved her so it was a very easy decision and I was so chuffed when she was available to do my wedding. Sam was very good at making me feel special as the bride and my trial was a fab experience. Sam was very patient as I had no idea how I wanted to have my hair. We got there in the end with the most perfect up do! Sam picked out the perfect shades for my make-up and gave me some great beauty tips for the run up to the big day. On the day Sam was great. She is a lovely person to have around and I trusted her totally. I was thrilled with how all my bridesmaids looked and I really think I looked my absolute best because of Sam. What more could a girl ask for on her big day? Would definitely recommend Sam any day!

  • Rita5Rita5 Posts: 11

    I am Professional Bridal Make Up Artist based in North West London.

  • I highly recommend the Sam Sham, this is the link, you can contact to book.

  • YuraYura Posts: 1

    I am a professional make-up and hair artist based in central London, who is specialised in asian (chinese, korean, other east asian) make-up and hair and originally from Korea. I work on wedding, pictorial, fashion editorial, advertising etc.

    Please contact me for more detail: 07734923699, [email protected]


  • Hi everyone !

    I'm Joanne Liu , professional bridal makeup artist based in London. I have been working in fashion industry ( Caucasian) also I'm specializes in Asian bridal makeup ( Chinese, Korea, Japan) . Please have a look my web site . Get in touch for your big day!!  imageimage

  • Sam Sham had done my makeup when I was a bridesmaid in another wedding. After that, she was the ONLY option I considered. I could not have been more happy with Sam! First are foremost, I couldn't be happier with the way my makeup turned out on my wedding day (especially in photos), and Sam made sure of that. During the trial run she was very easy to talk to, so I walked out with confidence that I would be happy on the day-of. I had a morning wedding, so prep had to start very early. Sam was on-time, and was wonderful have around amidst all the chaos. You could tell that she is truly a professional - not just in makeup, but in handling brides and bridal parties.

  • As soon as we had booked the wedding I was anxious to find someone to do my hair and make up who I could feel confident with. After reading Sam Sham's reviews, how amazingly relaxed she made her brides feel. I knew this was the person to go for, and I wasn't disappointed. On the day, she was punctual and efficient. She made me feel very relaxed and made the whole process enjoyable.  She did the hair and make up for my three bridesmaids too. All of us were over the moon with the finished product which lasted all day despite the windy and wet weather we had on the day. My hair and make up was just as I had envisaged and everyone commented on how beautiful I looked. I would highly recommend Sam to anyone.

  • I recommend the Sam Sham too, it's good.

  • I would highly recommend Sam Sham. I went through 3 hair trials and a horrific makeup trial before I found Sam (who does both). It was such a pleasure to have Sam do my makeup and hair for my wedding day. She is highly professional but at the same time she put me totally at ease and made me feel very relaxed.

    She did my makeup and hair so beautifully that my photographs came out stunning. She made my eye pop with eyelash enhancement. My make up looked very natural and she created the look I wanted. Sophisticated and modelesque. I treated my mum and all my bridesmaids to make up with Sam for the wedding day - a fantastic gift, they were all so pleased with the results and looked stunning. Sam made sure we were all looking perfect on the day and we all felt so beautiful and confident on our arrival at the wedding. I would not hesitate to recommend Sam to any future brides. 

    Sam is a busy lady who travels a lot around the world for her work in films and photo shoots, sometimes it’s not easy to get hold of her though. :)


  • Sam Sham had done my hair and makeup for my wedding day. I had been let down by my wedding makeup artist and was luckily referred to Sam. It's wasn't long before my wedding and she had to squeeze me in! She was very professional but also friendly and easy to talk to. I could tell she was passionate about what she does and I immediately felt I could trust her. On the actual day, she did an amazing job! She did the hair and make-up for me, my Mum and three bridesmaids makeup. She kept on schedule and had everything under control. She even made sure I ate something! It's really special to have someone there who actually cares about your big day. I can say that she is fantastic with brides and her skills left me feeling like a queen all day! The makeup looked lovely and stayed on even through the tears! My hair also lasted all day. I could not recommend her more highly to anyone! Thanks Sam!!

  • jo-anjo-an Posts: 2

    Can't recommend Sam Sham highly enough. Totally professional and really talented. She knew exactly the right look for me and not being very confident with make-up, she was really patient if I was in doubt of anything. I didn't think I could look that good. My husband was blown away :-) As an added value, she also helped to clam my nerves on the day. 

    As I live in New York but was getting married in the UK I had to choose all of my suppliers from reviews on the web and I thought this is a great opportunity to let all of the budding brides out there know how amazing my makeup and hair stylist was. Given that I only had 2 weeks in the UK before my wedding Sam was nothing but amazingly flexible and accommodating. I was totally stressed about doing everything last min once I was in the UK and Sam was very patient with me and helped me find my wedding look! I had a very large bridal party, 5 bridesmaids, plus MOB & MOG, and the morning of the wedding was great fun not stressful at all, Sam and her assistant made us feel so relaxed. I was over the moon with the hair and makeup of all of my bridesmaids, it was exactly what I was hoping for and they all loved the look! On my wedding day, I honestly had the look I had dreamed about and spend months on Pinterest looking for. Somehow Sam managed to take the thoughts and dreams out of my head and make them come true. Getting ready with my girls was so much fun and gave us the perfect start to our perfect day! Can't recommend her enough. Thanks Sam.

  • We were very happy to have Yuki on our wedding day. She came to our hotel nice and early to set up and had a chat with us. She took time to understand our requirements and gave us really good advise. She is so talented and also very friendly. We all loved our hair and makeup. I wish she could do my hair and makeup everyday. :)

    Her website is
  • Jhyunahn00Jhyunahn00 Posts: 1 New bride
    edited October 2019
    I would recommend Sam Sham to anyone looking for top rate hair and make up for their wedding day. Having such a professional with me on the wedding day, was very reassuring and all the timings made everything run smoothly! I had a trial with another HMUA before I found Sam, and it didn't feel right for me, I am Korean with monolid eyes. I found Sam very easy to deal with. The trial was really valuable and her expertise shone through from the moment I met her. A great experience all round!

    Sam came and did hair and make up for me, my five bridesmaids,  my mum and the groom's mum for my wedding in September this year. Sam was punctual and had organised everything down to the finest detail. She brought an assistant to help as we were quite a big group and everything ran like clockwork. Sam was flexible to my wishes and was able to adapt my hair style on the day to a hair vine that I hadn't had at the trial. She asked for my ideas for the bridesmaids hair and make up and was able to create styles for them individually which they loved too. My hair and make up lasted all day and was just as good at the end of the day as it was at the beginning - I had so many complements. I would absolutely recommend Sam. I wish I could look that good every day! I would give her 5/5!
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