Okubo Noriko had been in charge of makeup in fashion magazines and being many lead makeup artists of Paris and Tokyo fashion shows. She was stationed in Paris from 1993 to 1999 and became interested and attained an in-depth knowledge of the colors for beauty in Japan and Europe. She is the most trusted makeup artist by Serge Lutens (creative director of Shiseido Les Salon Palais Royal and brand Serge Lutens) and working with him for over 20 years.
In 2010, she had published Bi-make magic (Beauty makeup magic) a how-to beauty book to become a beautiful lady and introducing her philosophy of makeup in her European touch.
Her expertise goes beyond in the beauty category. As an expert of coloring, she also gives color advice to the uniforms for medical staffs. She specializes in makeups having trends with elegant and mode.
In the company Shiseido, she was appointed as beauty director of Clé de Peau BEAUTÉ and was in charge of all activities from product planning to advertisings and commercial films makeups. Presently she is vice-principal of Shiseido Beauty Academy and teaching hair and makeup for future artists. She also has the title of Chief Certification Examination Education Officer for Japan beauty method association.
She has three principles in her works, which are: to make a wonderful feeling to people through the beautiful visuals, to make wishes come true to those who want to be beautiful and, to incubate more beauty artists. She wants to be an artist; which ideas will continue to flow out even she gets old.
Joined Shiseido in 1987. Shiseido Top Hair & Makeup Artist. Graduated from SABFA (Shiseido Academy of Beauty and Fashion.)
SHISEIDO MAKEUP/ PN / TSUBAKI / REVITAL GRANAS / PURE&MILD etc.
VOGUE / ELLE / SPUR / NUMERO / FIGARO JAPON /MARIE CLAIRE / VOCE / GLOW / STORY / HANATSUBAKI etc.
Issey Miyake / Yohji Yamamoto / Limi Feu / Jean Paul Gaultier / John Galliano / Victor&Rolf / Sacai / Koché / Luts Huelle / Christian Wijnants / TOGA / ChrisIne Phung /Beautiful People etc.
Dolce & Gabbana Alte Artigianalità in Tokyo / VIVIANO SUE / YUKI TORII / Hiroko Koshino etc.
RIVES DE LA BEAUTE PARIS 2014
2011 Niko Okubo's Beauty Make Magic (Sekaibunka Sha)
2008 YOHJI YAMAMOTO Collection (Beijing)
2012 - 2018 FASHION CANTATA from Kyoto
2013 MING WONG Me in Me Exhibition at Shiseido Gallery
1988 CIDESCO Body Painting Awards Excellence Award
1993 JHA (Japan Hair Dressing Awards) Best Newcomer Award
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