Growing up in Southern California, Kristee Liu was exposed to various incarnations of art and culture. With a love for technology and a passion for the arts, she decided to combine the two and began her career path as a 3D animator. Kristee discovered throughout the duration of that endeavor that the human face was her favorite canvas with cosmetics as her medium of choice – and thus dived into pursuing a career as a make-up artist.
After many years of hands-on experience working with MAC Cosmetics, it was during a shift at the Caesars Palace store in Las Vegas that Kristee met legendary singer Cher, who quickly hired Kristee to be her personal make-up artist for her residency at the world-famous concert venue. After 3 years of working with Cher for The Cher Show in Las Vegas, Kristee returned to Los Angeles to begin the next chapter of her career in beauty.
Known for her ability to create flawless skin with her gentle touch, Kristee has made a broad stroke in the world of makeup since her return. Today Kristee works closely with some of the biggest names in print and on the red carpet. Her current roster of clients includes Bella Heathcote, Hailee Steinfeld, and Homeland’s Morgan Saylor. Her work has appeared in editorials including Vogue Japan, Teen Vogue, Instyle, Lucky, Nylon, Playboy and Wonderland Magazine, and she has worked alongside photographers Claiborne Swanson Frank, Thomas Whiteside, Sasha Eisenman and Mariano Vivanco. In 2013 WWD listed her as one of the top ten rising stars of red carpet make-up.
Kristee is currently based in Los Angeles, California, and travels frequently to New York and internationally for work.