Hung Vanngo’s host of celeb clients reads like a Met Gala attendees list: Selena Gomez, Bella Hadid, Gisele, Joan Smalls, Emily Ratajkowski, Kendall Jenner, Rosie Huntington-Whiteley, Irina Shayk. Every Victoria’s Secret model that’s a big deal (Lily Aldridge, Stella Maxwell, Taylor Hill) is obsessed with him, and he’s one of the most liked MUAs by his peers and his girls. He’s also known for his unparalleled artistry skills and his signature glass skin, vibrant lip, and “Vanngo” eye techniques. The last being the one where he paints shadow (in gradient tones) right up to the brow bone, creating a doe-eyed effect. Yeah, THAT ONE… Basically, you know his work when you see it. Here, he spills his favorite makeup and skincare items that never leave his kit.
The mascara essential:
Marc Jacobs Velvet Noir Major Volume Mascara, $26: According to Vanngo, “This mascara is the blackest black that you can get – it gives you amazing volume, and allows you to add on many layers without looking clumpy.” Another reason it’s so popular with the pros? The unique curvy brush places the most product at the hard-to-reach center lash line and the ‘Flash Volume Complex’ creates smudge-proof length.
The mask must-have:
Summer Fridays Jet Lag Mask, $48: Talk about a product with a cult following. You’ve seen it all over the ‘gram and it’s no wonder influencers and makeup artists alike can’t get enough of it, for its miracle worker appeal. “This mask makes you look like you just got a great night’s sleep, and keeps your skin looking very hydrated and plump,” he says.
The dewy perfector:
Marc Jacobs Dew Drop Coconut Gel Highlighter, $44: “A fantastic highlighter that helps you get a healthy natural glow. It’s great for using on its own, or for mixing with moisturizer, foundation or sunscreen. It’s extremely versatile and can be used on the face and body.”
The long-lasting lipstick fav:
Huda Beauty Demi Matte Cream Lipstick, $22: “Huda’s lipstick is super creamy and has long-lasting effects at the same time. It also has menthol in it, which plumps, making the lips look very full.” We couldn’t agree more. And the best part? It comes in 15 ultra-feminine colors, so you can find a shade to suit any mood.
The skin refresher:
Tatcha Luminous Dewy Skin Mist, $48: “This mist is perfect for refreshing your makeup throughout the day. It’s also great for your skin on its own and will make it feel fresh and clean.”
The eyeliner go-to:
Fenty Beauty Flyliner Longwear Liquid Liner, $20: Vanngo loves this liner because it stays on all day. “The flexible tip makes it easy to use and is very saturated and dark,” he adds. We’re also obsessed with this liner, check out our full review here.
Kora Organics Noni Glow Face Oil, $68: “I love this product for your face and neck because it’s not too sticky, and not too heavy, plus it helps brighten your skin. The key ingredient is rosehip oil, which is really healing for the skin.” PS — the organic noni extract, pomegranate, and sea buckthorn oils also diminish sun damage and scarring.
The do-it-all serum:
iS Clinical Active Serum, $135: “This serum is perfect for acne, uneven skin, and hyper-pigmentation, and it helps with aging and reducing the appearance of wrinkles.” Apply to clean skin, pre-moisturizer and SPF, and let the benefits sink in.
Hung’s #1 makeup trick:
You would think this beauty power player would have an arsenal of makeup tricks and hacks he’s learned (and perfected) over the years, but on the contrary, Hung actually only swears by one. “My best and only makeup trick is mixing powder eyeshadow with Aquaphor to create a cream shadow. You can also do this with a powder blush to create a cream blush,” he explains. And there you have it. BRB, running out to buy 500 bottles of that right now!
Let us know if you’ve tried any of these products in the comments below.