Style Insider — Alexa Bui, Makeup Artist

by HULA , April 27, 2018

Alexa Bui is a makeup artist, wife and mother of two who loves to travel. She is also one of the four stylish influencers hosting our GET LUCKY WITH HULA pop up in May! We caught up with her recently to chat favorite vintage pieces, lucky moments and a superpower she has….

What is your most memorable fashion moment?

Not so much fashion, but I’ll never forget the first time I wore red lipstick outside of my bedroom. I mean, all little girls play with makeup but I had never worn it out before and my first time was pairing MAC Cosmetics Lady Bug lipstick with a red hat to attend a Gwen Stefani concert. I felt so grown up!

What is it about makeup that you love?

The ability to transform people! Bit by bit you’re taking away the tiredness, the shadows and replacing it with brighter features that are still the person’s own but better. I love watching their reactions and that’s why I love what I do.

If you could have a superpower, what would that be?

I already have one! If you ask my kids, it’s the ability to kiss boo boos and make them feel better right away.

If you could only wear one designer for the rest of your life — which would it be?

That is so hard to pick but I do love 60s and 70s YSL!

What are your views on sustainability in fashion?

I think it’s so important to protect and preserve what we have left of our environment. My oldest one is learning about recycling and how plastic is destroying our earth and we as a family feel quite strongly about doing our part (I even recycle Nespresso capsules and trust me, there is quite a lot!).

I generally avoid buying fast fashion for myself and the kids and now with a daughter, I feel like I can really sink my money into classic, long term pieces that I can pass on to her. I love buying designer vintage, be it gowns, outfits or jeans. For my children I stick to classic brands that can be passed down, like Bonpoint — beautifully made pieces that can be worn from season to season so you not only minimise your carbon footprint and frivolous purchases but it forces you to be more creative with your accessories and how you dress!

 

Mark the GET LUCKY WITH HULA pop-up on your calendar
May 18-19, 11am-8pm

Factory A, 22/F, 65 Wong Chuk Hang Road, Wong Chuk Hang, Hong Kong.

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