Karen Yiu used to be a register Social Worker, but she is also interested in Art and Design, after graduated from University, she start to explore her strength in different fields, she has been work hard in her free time and taking part time course in Hong Kong, and finally she was accepted by the University of the Arts London. Karen Yiu graduated from the University of the Arts London (London College of Fashion) Specialist makeup design with Distinction. She is an accomplished Hair and Make-up designer with extensive experience in Fashion, Editorial and Body Painting Art. Karen is passionate about makeup design; she believes as an artist one should not only know how to apply makeup, more importantly, should be capable of generating new ideas and creating innovative images. Makeup design is like creating art pieces. She invented body embroidery makeup technique in her final project, and get the attention from the industry.
Having spent just a few years in the industry, her editorial credits include The Telegraph (UK), Vogue (China), Bon International, Elle(UK), Zip magazine(HK), Kee Magazine(HK), Asian Bride. She also take part in advertising shoots for major brands such as SAMSUME, ELLE, FILA, L’Oreal Paris, Dr Hauschka (Germany). In addition Karen has worked in the London fashion week in the past years, shows included Jean Pierre Braganza, Reubecksen yamanaka, Tata Naka, Gardem Paris, Collado Garcia, Aimee McWilliams, Bruce Oldfield Jaeger etc