Yukie Ara

“ I'm not saying that putting on makeup will change the world or even your life, but it can be a first step in learning things about yourself you may never have discovered otherwise. At worst, you could make a big mess and have a good laugh. ”

- Kevin Aucoin

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“ Truly modern makeup should enhance a womans look without ever dominating or masking her own beauty or personality. ”

- Francois Nars


Being a top makeup artist is not necessarily about being on trend with what everyone else around you is doing. It's about letting your work speak for who you are as a person.

Born and raised in Japan, Yukie gained the knowledge and skills to become the professional makeup artist she is today. Through her hard work and experiences in Tokyo and New York City, Yukie has earned the opportunity to work with some of the top designers and celebrities in the industry. And to this day, she still remains as hard-working and humble as when she first started her career.

Yukie's work includes working in the Television industry for: ABC (Good Morning America, World News Tonight), ESPN, HBO, FOX, VH1, CBS, TNT, NBC, The Face Season 2 with Naomi Campbell, Entertainment Tonight, The Insider and more.

She has done makeup for NYC's Mercedes Benz Fashion Week from 2010-present, Harpers Bazaar Indonesia magazine, Victoria's Secret events, Macy's, Alberta Ferretti*, and INC*.

Some of her other work includes TV commercials for Holiday Inn and T.J.Maxx*, and Beyonce's dancers and band at her concerts in both NYC and Atlantic City, NJ.

Yukie also does makeup for weddings and special events and occassions.

*additional makeup artist