Makeup artist Hung Vanngo has an uncompromising devotion to both the art and beauty of fashion.
Born in Vietnam, Hung moved to Canada as a child and spent his youth and early adulthood in Calgary. Being exposed to these disparate cultures at such a young age inspired Hung’s creativity, and as a child he spent most of his time sketching and painting. His devotion to art in his youth allowed Hung to develop a refined hand and keen eye for color and composition, which he would later utilize to brilliant effect in his career as a makeup artist.
Shortly after graduating high school, Hung began to pursue his career in makeup in earnest. He relocated to Toronto in 2003 to further his career; then moved to New York City in 2006.
Upon arriving in New York City, Hung’s singular artistry captured the attention of many of fashion’s top photographers. Hung has work with Mert & Marcus, Carter Smith, Craig McDean, Greg Kadel, Ellen von Unwerth, Emma Summerton, Ben Hassett, Norman Jean Roy, Alexi Lubomirski, Patrick Demarchelier and many more. His captivating work has appeared in the pages of Allure, Elle, Interview, I-D, Italian Vogue, Harper’s Bazaar, Instyle, Glamour, Marie Claire, Vogue and W.
Hung’s talent for creating face that nite pure beauty with an avant garde aesthetic has made him a go-to source for many of fashion’s most prestigious designers and brands, including Marc Jacobs, Lancôme, L’oréal, Estée Lauder, CoverGirl, Calvin Klein, Max Mara, Saks Fifth Avenue, Victorias Secrets and many more.
In addition to his success in the world of fashion, Hung has also been tapped by Hollywood’s elite, working with a roster of beautiful faces including Selena Gomez, Jennifer Lawrence, Jennifer Lopez, Julianne Moore, Katy Perry, Gwyneth Paltrow, Amy Adams, Rose Byrne, Elizabeth Olsen, Mary Kate & Ashley Olsen, Kate Bosworth, Emily Ratajkowski, Gisele Bundchen & Miranda Kerr.