Every once in a while, a talent comes along so special, the world takes notice. Such is the case with Hung Vanngo, a celebrity-loved makeup artist whose work is both prolific and undoubtedly intricate. He routinely paints the faces of notable women including Emily Ratajkowski, Laura Harrier, Ashley Graham, Selena Gomez, Bella Hadid, and Cindy Crawford, to name a few, but his stylistic choices consistently set him apart from the rest of the celebrated pack. His attention to detail, knowledge of light, and ability to play with color are incredible if not genius. And I’ll add my own humble brag (if you’ll have me): While I interviewed him, he told me I had a “perfect face for makeup.” I would have died right there on the spot if I didn’t already promise to write this feature. Alas, back to him.
Along with all the models and Hollywood A-listers, Vanngo also works with new talent, offering those just starting out a leg up in the business. That’s exactly what was on deck today, a shoot with up-and-coming model Maya Henry. Henry showed up makeup-free and ready to go, her teenage skin glimmering under the studio lights. Below, find Vanngo’s take on each look, the products he used, and a special pro tip to re-create each one. Plus, we get Henry’s thoughts on working with such an incredible superstar as well as her own beauty routine. Keep scrolling for a peek into my afternoon with both of them.