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.


Don't go Changin
V Magazine (Editorial)
season: Fall/Winter 2011
photographer: Elle Muliarchyk
Saturday Sun
Muse Magazine (Editorial)
season: Fall/Winter 2011
photographer: Tom Munro
Bon Fall 2011 Cover
Bon Magazine (Magazine Cover)
published: September 2011
photographer: Steven Pan
Midnight Express
Elle U.S. (Editorial)
published: July 2011
photographer: Liz Collins
That Sweet Seduction
InStyle U.S. (Editorial)
published: June 2011
photographer: Kai Z Feng
Adriana Lima and the Boys of Brazil
V Man (Editorial)
published: May 2011
photographer: Pierre Debusschere
Facebook Supergirls
Teen Vogue (Editorial)
published: April 2011
photographer: Sebastian Kim
24 Horas
Harper's Bazaar Spain (Editorial)
published: April 2011
photographer: Nagi Sakai
A Life In Style
H&M (Editorial)
season: Spring/Summer 2011
photographer: Cedric Buchet
Elie Tahari S/S 11 Lookbook
Elie Tahari (Other)
season: Spring/Summer 2011
photographer: Nagi Sakai