Kaoru Okubo

Makeup Artist


Kaoru Okubo is originally from Osaka, Japan. She moved to New York to apprentice with the legendary makeup artist, Aaron DeMay. Through her work with him, she met many top-tier photographers and stylists who continue working with her to this day. Kaoru is now based in New York full-time. Inspired by a woman's natural beauty, she strives to achieve the perfect skin texture in her work.


Harper's Bazaar Germany (Editorial)
published: September 2014
photographer: Nagi Sakai
Harper's Bazaar Germany September 2014 C...
Harper's Bazaar Germany (Magazine Cover)
published: September 2014
New York We Love You
Elle U.S. (Editorial)
published: August 2014
photographer: Jan Welters
J Crew Collection Fall 2014
J. Crew (Advertising)
published: Fall 2014
photographer: Nagi Sakai
New York, we love you
Elle U.S. (Editorial)
published: February 2014
photographer: Liz Collins
Street Cred
Elle U.S. (Editorial)
published: January 2014
photographer: David Bellemere
Pier 57
Elle Italia (Editorial)
published: November 2013
photographer: Cedric Buchet
Magdalena for Harper's Bazaar Spain
Harper's Bazaar Spain (Editorial)
published: October 2013
photographer: Nagi Sakai
Cat Power
The Block Magazine (Editorial)
season: Fall/Winter 2013
photographer: Steven Pan
The Dangerous Blond
Vogue Turkey (Editorial)
published: September 2013
photographer: Cedric Buchet