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Beauty moments with @kickiyangz

Berlin-based beauty influencer and artist Kicki Yang Zhang is known for her bold and abstract makeup looks. Her style uses a mixture of Western and Eastern influences, as well as paying tribute to her Chinese heritage. She has also worked with top fashion brands and designers and starred in global campaigns. We spoke to Kicki about what beauty means to her and how makeup allows her to explore her individuality.
Berlin-based beauty influencer and artist Kicki Yang Zhang is known for her bold and abstract makeup looks. Her style uses a mixture of Western and Eastern influences, as well as paying tribute to her Chinese heritage. She has also worked with top fashion brands and designers and starred in global campaigns. We spoke to Kicki about what beauty means to her and how makeup allows her to explore her individuality.

Ready to sparkle?

Beauty moments with @kickiyangz

Berlin-based beauty influencer and artist Kicki Yang Zhang is known for her bold and abstract makeup looks. Her style uses a mixture of Western and Eastern influences, as well as paying tribute to her Chinese heritage. She has also worked with top fashion brands and designers and starred in global campaigns. We spoke to Kicki about what beauty means to her and how makeup allows her to explore her individuality.
Berlin-based beauty influencer and artist Kicki Yang Zhang is known for her bold and abstract makeup looks. Her style uses a mixture of Western and Eastern influences, as well as paying tribute to her Chinese heritage. She has also worked with top fashion brands and designers and starred in global campaigns. We spoke to Kicki about what beauty means to her and how makeup allows her to explore her individuality.

Face as a canvas

My self-care routine

My beauty products have the same value as paints for my canvas. They’re fun to play with and a great way to express myself. Makeup and skincare time is 100% me-time – it’s about taking care of myself. Some days it’s really hard for me to wind down, especially if the day has been super busy. Having little beauty rituals helps me to focus and have something to look forward to when the day comes to an end.
My beauty products have the same value as paints for my canvas. They’re fun to play with and a great way to express myself. Makeup and skincare time is 100% me-time – it’s about taking care of myself. Some days it’s really hard for me to wind down, especially if the day has been super busy. Having little beauty rituals helps me to focus and have something to look forward to when the day comes to an end.

Face as a canvas

My self-care routine

My beauty products have the same value as paints for my canvas. They’re fun to play with and a great way to express myself. Makeup and skincare time is 100% me-time – it’s about taking care of myself. Some days it’s really hard for me to wind down, especially if the day has been super busy. Having little beauty rituals helps me to focus and have something to look forward to when the day comes to an end.
My beauty products have the same value as paints for my canvas. They’re fun to play with and a great way to express myself. Makeup and skincare time is 100% me-time – it’s about taking care of myself. Some days it’s really hard for me to wind down, especially if the day has been super busy. Having little beauty rituals helps me to focus and have something to look forward to when the day comes to an end.
Face as a canvas

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Currently loving...

Turkish Delight Chocolate Eyeshadow

I tend to choose makeup colours based on the emotion I feel the strongest when I wake up. I’m currently loving I Heart Revolution’s Turkish Delight Chocolate Eyeshadow Palette which has a stunning range of bright shades in both matte and sparkly textures.
I tend to choose makeup colours based on the emotion I feel the strongest when I wake up. I’m currently loving I Heart Revolution’s Turkish Delight Chocolate Eyeshadow Palette which has a stunning range of bright shades in both matte and sparkly textures.

Currently loving...

Turkish Delight Chocolate Eyeshadow

I tend to choose makeup colours based on the emotion I feel the strongest when I wake up. I’m currently loving I Heart Revolution’s Turkish Delight Chocolate Eyeshadow Palette which has a stunning range of bright shades in both matte and sparkly textures.
I tend to choose makeup colours based on the emotion I feel the strongest when I wake up. I’m currently loving I Heart Revolution’s Turkish Delight Chocolate Eyeshadow Palette which has a stunning range of bright shades in both matte and sparkly textures.
Currently loving...

#TikTokMadeMeBuyIt

My new discoveries

I get a lot of product inspiration from TikTok – I think the last products I purchased after I saw them on my feed were colourful eyeliners. My current favourite is 3ina The Colour Pen Eyeliner in Lilac. It's great for adding all those little precise makeup details. I’m also loving KIKO Milano’s 3D Hydra Lipgloss which gives lips a stunning sheen – great for adding some sparkle when I’m getting ready for the day.
I get a lot of product inspiration from TikTok – I think the last products I purchased after I saw them on my feed were colourful eyeliners. My current favourite is 3ina The Colour Pen Eyeliner in Lilac. It's great for adding all those little precise makeup details. I’m also loving KIKO Milano’s 3D Hydra Lipgloss which gives lips a stunning sheen – great for adding some sparkle when I’m getting ready for the day.

#TikTokMadeMeBuyIt

My new discoveries

I get a lot of product inspiration from TikTok – I think the last products I purchased after I saw them on my feed were colourful eyeliners. My current favourite is 3ina The Colour Pen Eyeliner in Lilac. It's great for adding all those little precise makeup details. I’m also loving KIKO Milano’s 3D Hydra Lipgloss which gives lips a stunning sheen – great for adding some sparkle when I’m getting ready for the day.
I get a lot of product inspiration from TikTok – I think the last products I purchased after I saw them on my feed were colourful eyeliners. My current favourite is 3ina The Colour Pen Eyeliner in Lilac. It's great for adding all those little precise makeup details. I’m also loving KIKO Milano’s 3D Hydra Lipgloss which gives lips a stunning sheen – great for adding some sparkle when I’m getting ready for the day.
#TikTokMadeMeBuyIt

Call for diversity

Change happens backstage

A lot of exciting things are happening in the beauty industry, including an increase of tutorials and blueprints for Asian, Brown or Black women. When I first got into makeup, I didn’t have any people to look up to, since most looks didn’t work on my monolids. While the industry is slowly becoming more inclusive, I believe it also has to happen behind the scenes. Brands should hire more POC directors, photographers and videographers – and not just limit diversity to the people who feature in their campaigns.

My one and only

Must-have product

If I had to choose one product I couldn’t live without, it would probably be balms – especially in winter when my skin is super dry around my knees, elbows and lips. My favourites are lip balms with a bit of colour, such as Planet Revolution’s The Colour Pot - Lip & Cheek Tint that can also be used as a light blush. Oh, and sunscreen everyday baby!
If I had to choose one product I couldn’t live without, it would probably be balms – especially in winter when my skin is super dry around my knees, elbows and lips. My favourites are lip balms with a bit of colour, such as Planet Revolution’s The Colour Pot - Lip & Cheek Tint that can also be used as a light blush. Oh, and sunscreen everyday baby!

My one and only

Must-have product

If I had to choose one product I couldn’t live without, it would probably be balms – especially in winter when my skin is super dry around my knees, elbows and lips. My favourites are lip balms with a bit of colour, such as Planet Revolution’s The Colour Pot - Lip & Cheek Tint that can also be used as a light blush. Oh, and sunscreen everyday baby!
If I had to choose one product I couldn’t live without, it would probably be balms – especially in winter when my skin is super dry around my knees, elbows and lips. My favourites are lip balms with a bit of colour, such as Planet Revolution’s The Colour Pot - Lip & Cheek Tint that can also be used as a light blush. Oh, and sunscreen everyday baby!
My one and only

Wider discussions

Mental health to pineapple on pizza

I don’t have time to answer every single message from my followers but I read pretty much all of my DMs and talk to my community on my stories. That’s also why I love video formats because I like to openly discuss all kinds of topics from mental health to “does pineapple belong on pizza?!”
I don’t have time to answer every single message from my followers but I read pretty much all of my DMs and talk to my community on my stories. That’s also why I love video formats because I like to openly discuss all kinds of topics from mental health to “does pineapple belong on pizza?!”

Wider discussions

Mental health to pineapple on pizza

I don’t have time to answer every single message from my followers but I read pretty much all of my DMs and talk to my community on my stories. That’s also why I love video formats because I like to openly discuss all kinds of topics from mental health to “does pineapple belong on pizza?!”
I don’t have time to answer every single message from my followers but I read pretty much all of my DMs and talk to my community on my stories. That’s also why I love video formats because I like to openly discuss all kinds of topics from mental health to “does pineapple belong on pizza?!”
Wider discussions