Mari Kuno

Japanese makeup artist based in London

She was born and raised in Nagoya, Japan, spending her formative years there and studying in Tokyo. Over the years she has developed a strong interest in the arts and fashion. When she was 15 years old she decided to go to a high school with a focus on fashion, where she studied design, colour, pattern-making, sewing, knitting, and the history of fashion at the school. While studying these subjects, she noticed how makeup and fashion are closely linked, which made her grow interested in the makeup industry. After graduating from fashion school she moved to Tokyo to study make-up further and explore a new city outside of her comfort zone. This helped her with building new relationships and adapting to new environments quickly. During her studies, she began to work as an assistant, which has provided her with skills and insight into the industry. Looking for a new adventure after her studies, She decided to move to London to continue to grow her skills in make-up and also learn. Since moving to London in 2018 she has been enjoying working as a make-up artist on a variety of shoots around Europe.

She has assisted many makeup artists such as Natsuka Okiyama, Nami Yoshida, Janeen Witherspoon, Jenny Combs, Lucy Bridge, Crystabel Riley, Mathias Van Hooff, Petros Petrohilos, Isamaya Ffrench, Thomasin Waite, Porsche Poon, Vass Theotokis, Lisa Butley, Benjamin Puckey

Show assisted: : Adidas x Ji Won Choi, Drome, Xander Zhou,  KIKO KOSTADINOV, KENZO, Sies Marjan, Supriya Lele, MM6, M Missoni, ANREALAGE, Walk Of Shame, APC, Sean Suen, BORA AKSU, Alighieri, Etro, Marine Serre, Patou, Stefan Cooke, Pronounce, Yohji Yamamoto, Ottolinger, Giambattista Valli, 

kunomari517@gmail.com       Tel: 07394386902

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