Vancouver-Based MUA Timothy Hung Puts The Art in Makeup Artistry
Timothy Hung pushes the limits of what cosmetics is intended to do.
By Bernadette Morra Date September 17, 2020
Timothy Hung was anticipating his Grade 9 design concentrates on course when his life coach called him into the workplace. “You will be the main kid in the class. Are you certain you believe should do this?” Hung reviews the instructor inquiring.
In any case, he soldiered on with the bright disposition that has assisted him with riding out numerous minutes that might have soured his soul. Actual discipline was normal when Hung was experiencing childhood in Taiwan, and an error during piano examples implied getting his knuckles smacked. At age 10, he showed up at his new school in Vancouver talking very nearly zero English. He persevered through harassing and ridiculing from his teen friends, and later, a common lung issue prompted a fight with nervousness and a few medical procedures.
Timothy HungPHOTOGRAPHY BY TIMOTHY HUNG. Coat, $1,795, MIKHAEL KALE. HOOD, HUNG’S OWN.
Today, Hung’s theoretical cosmetics creativity is a demonstration of his solidarity and conviction. As far as he might be concerned, a face is a material on which the sky is the limit — from conceptual waves to metal accents. His clients incorporate Christian Dior, Kat Von D, Shu Uemura, Giorgio Armani, Burberry, Nars and Make Up For Ever, and he shows progressed creativity to proficient cosmetics specialists.
It was while working behind the stage with M.A.C at Milan Fashion Week that the “workmanship” of cosmetics imaginativeness previously clicked for Hung. He was just out of cosmetics school at the Blanche Macdonald Center in Vancouver, where he had been instructed that utilizing brushes was the best way to apply item.
timothy hungPHOTOGRAPHY BY TIMOTHY HUNG. TOP, $1,450, AND FLOWER, $150, STEPHAN CARAS. Cap, HUNG’S OWN.
“At a Ferragamo show, Tom Pecheux believed that us should do smoky eyes with only our fingers,” makes sense of Hung. “He has a set approach to layering the variety and shades, and the cosmetics turned out superb. It began me feeling that I could try more.”
Hung was additionally moved, straightforwardly, by the practice music that was continually impacting while he was preparing models for the runways. “It put me in that attitude where I could utilize music to direct me in that innovative outlet and see where it took me.”
PHOTOGRAPHY BY TIMOTHY HUNG. DRESS, $4,600, AND BAG (WORN ON HEAD), $2,195, BALENCIAGA.
Hung pays attention to artistic scores while he makes. Furthermore, there is a melodious quality to his work, with its striking compasses of variety and staccato sequin dabs. Now and then he involves an item as it’s intended to be utilized and once in a while not.
“I utilize a great deal of fluid lipstick from Anastasia Beverly Hills as eyeshadow, liner and blush and some of the time even as mascara,” he says. “I’ll put it on the rear of my hand and scoop a mass with a dispensable mascara wand.” For the photograph beneath, Hung applied eyeliner all around his face with calculated brushes to accomplish the barely recognizable differences and bends.
timothy hungPHOTOGRAPHY BY TIMOTHY HUNG. CAPE, $2,245, GRETA CONSTANTINE. HOOD, HUNG’S OWN.
It was the point at which he was a kid of 10, watching his mom prep his sister for her conventional Chinese dance exhibitions, that his advantage in cosmetics began to mix. In any case, his creative leanings were diverted through after-school craftsmanship classes, where he worked in pencil, charcoal and watercolor and got the hang of cartooning and likeness.
Hung was likewise profound into style configuration, because of a his educator expertise and singled him out to make a custom fitted coat in Grade 9. He proceeded to win territorial and common Project Runway-style rivalries run by Skills Canada.
Timothy HungPHOTOGRAPHY BY TIMOTHY HUNG. TOP, $1,045, GRETA CONSTANTINE. Cap, $250, LILLIPUT HATS.
After secondary school, Hung was acknowledged at the Istituto Marangoni in Milan, and he went after the style configuration program with his standard energy. “I was resting four to five hours per day,” he says. “I needed to do effectively. It was extravagant. I needed to ensure I benefited from the experience. Assuming that the educator said ‘You need to complete five plans,’ I would do seven to 10. I dove right in — and afterward I became ill.”
Back home, recovering after two medical procedures for spontaneous pneumothorax, a condition in which the lung implodes with no advance notice or incitement, Hung at long last chosen to sign up for cosmetics school.
Timothy HungPHOTOGRAPHY BY TIMOTHY HUNG. DRESS, $4,600, AND BAG (WORN ON HEAD), $2,195, BALENCIAGA.
“At the point when I initially began, I didn’t have the aspiration to make ace fine art,” he concedes. “I simply needed to encourage somebody look wonderful and. For my purposes, that was exceptionally fulfilling. The craftsmanship came when I permitted myself to analyze and get things done fresh.”
The looks Hung made on himself and captured for this story required eight hours each (or more), which is regular given their phenomenal degree of detail. “I maintain that the face should resemble a decorated couture dress,” he says. “I need to make work that when individuals see it, they feel something. I don’t maintain that it should be simply one more lovely picture. I believe that it should recount a story.”
This article initially showed up in the October issue of FASHION magazine. Click here to buy in so you never miss an issue.