Make-up Pro was founded with an entrepreneurial spirit and severe itch to give all women a platform that rejects traditional paths and instead offers a creative haven for the individual. Chika and Cheve Chan, sisters and pro entrepreneurs, are motivated by sisterhood, collaboration, and quality cosmetics. They want the “it” that you want. Even better, they have the “it” that you crave.
Posh Kids magazine had the amazing opportunity to work with MAKE-UP PRO during fashion week for our Kids Collection. We were in awe at the speed and quality the group of makeup artists and hairstylists who’d worked while being led by Chika. MAKE-UP PRO is owned by sisters Chika and Cheve Chan and have been behind the scenes in notable shows and events such as NYFW, NYFW BRIDAL, VEVO, Popsugar Digital NewFront, Revlon “Love Is On”, W Hotel x Tara Stiles, and so much more. We caught up with one of the amazing partners of MAKE-UP PRO, Chika Chan, and the opportunity to do a quick interview.
When did you know a career in beauty was for you?
As a kid, I always enjoyed drawing and singing. I started doing make-up at the age of eighteen. Beauty has been my passion ever since.
You are an inspiration for many. Who inspired you?
My aunt was a make-up artist in Hong Kong. She has been a huge inspiration of mine. Whenever I used to go back to Hong Kong for holidays she would bring me to the set and have me work as her assistant. I was constantly surrounded by colors and talent. She taught me so much about the beauty industry and I fell in love with it.
What prompted you to create MAKE-UP PRO?
Both my mom and dad are entrepreneurs so I always knew I wanted to have my own business.
We know today’s moms are busier than ever. What is the easiest and quickest way to turn a day into a mommy night on the town look?
As a mom, you have little to no sleep so concealer can help correct and conceal skin so you look fresher and awake. Lipstick can help give color and personality. You can also use it as a blush for your cheeks. Eyeliner can add drama for the night.
What are some of your favorite Fall/Winter 2016/17 beauty trends?
Red eyeshadow, Bold lipstick and the rainbow-colored eyes
What are three makeup items that all moms should have?
Concealer, 2- Lipstick, amd 3-ceyeliner
What has been the biggest challenge of your business?
There’s a lot of last-minute changes therefore you always need to be prepared. The cosmetic industry, like every industry, has been very saturated so you constantly need to keep up with the world!
You are an amazing success story and a mom. How do you managing juggling both being a parent and building such a successful company?
I have three children and they are under six. EverythingI do are for my kids. Time management and communication are two crucial ingredients for me.
Tell us about some of the amazing projects you have worked on.
We are launching our e-commerce website where our products will be available for purchase. We’ll also be sponsoring some big shows this February.
MAKE-UP PRO handled makeup, hair, and grooming for NYFW Kids Collection. How was it working with the kids, any difference from other fashion shows?
It has been a fun and rewarding experience! We love working with kids, they are so precious.