Even if you don’t know his name, you’ve definitely come across his work.
Besides painting the faces of models for magazines and commercial projects, local beauty expert Peter Khor is also a makeup artist to the stars, counting clients such as Zoe Tay and Michelle Yeoh. As a pro, it’s safe to say that Peter has fielded more beauty questions than the average person. Ahead, we got him to share some of the most common questions he’s been asked in his career and, of course, his answers.
Which foundation works best?
First, you need to know what type of coverage you want to achieve: is it sheer, medium or full? Then decide on the finish like natural, matte or dewy. I personally like a natural dewy to medium coverage if you don’t have a problematic skin type. Sephora has many products to choose from and their staff are well-trained to dispense advice.
How do I contour my face?
Many women seem to find contouring challenging, but it’s actually very easy. Just remember that contouring comes together with highlighting. Contouring is usually done on areas like the cheekbones, jawline, nose bridge, forehead, eye sockets, or any areas you want to bring less attention to. Highlighters, on the other hand, are usually applied below the cheekbone, centre of the nose, chin, brow bone, or any area of the face you want to enhance. Avoid overdoing it. It’s essential to choose the right hue for contouring, as the wrong shade might look too fake. My recommendations are Dior Backstage Contour Palette (perfect for both contour and highlight), Tom Ford Soleil Contouring Compact and YSL Couture Contouring.
Who are the celebrities that you have work with and is still working with them?
I have worked with many international celebrities as well as local ones. Michelle Yeoh is one that I have worked with quite a lot and local stars include Zoe Tay, Kit Chan, and also Sharon Au, whenever she’s back in Singapore. I enjoy dolling them up and they’ve become friends to me, as opposed to my celebrity clients.
(Main and featured image: Peter Khor)