Nicole Chew

Makeup Artist

Other credits: Groomer

Based In

  • Los Angeles


At a young age Nicole found her passion for the arts. During these years she focused on tailoring her skills in drawing and painting. Nicole left her hometown of San Francisco to experience life independently, in Los Angeles. She stumbled into the beauty industry quite accidentally.

Working for a cosmetic company where she designed face charts, Nicole found that she could incorporate her affection for the arts with the beauty industry. For the last 12 years Nicole has focused on gaining experience and education in special effects makeup, graduating at Vidal Sassoon, salon work, and through her experiences in editorial work, fashion shows, advertisement, film, music videos, and celebrity. Her work has been published in Elle, Elle Mexico, Interview, Refinery 29, Nylon, The Hollywood Reporter, Zink, Creem, Puma, Pacsun, Guess, Target, Rip-Curl, and Forever 21, to name a few.

Nicole has a great passion in her career. She loves to create. More recently she has engaged in creative direction, in editorial and advertising work. She finds pleasure in collaborating with highly creative teams and brings her great joy to see her clients feel confident in the way they look and feel.


Art Is Primordially Eternal | Beauty
InStyle Mexico (Editorial)
published: August 2020
photographer: Benjo Arwas
Actors and Activists: Brandon Kyle Goodm...
ODDA Digital (Editorial)
published: July 2020
photographer: Benjo Arwas
PIBE Magazine SS 2020 Wyatt Oleff Cover
Pibe Magazine (Magazine Cover)
published: May 2020
Wyatt Oleff
Pibe Magazine (Editorial)
published: April 2020
Jamie by Benjo
MMScene (Editorial)
published: March 2020
photographer: Benjo Arwas
MMScene Spring 2020 Covers
MMScene (Magazine Cover)
published: March 2020
photographer: Benjo Arwas
James Baek
MMScene (Editorial)
published: February 2020
photographer: Benjo Arwas
Ysaunny Brito by Benjo Arwas
Portrait (Other)
published: November 2019
photographer: Benjo Arwas
Therefore, I'm Pretty | Beautiful Blood ...
Various Editorials (Editorial)
published: September 2019
photographer: Benjo Arwas
NUMBER ONE { Vol. I } - Angela Sarafyan
Various Editorials (Editorial)
published: May 2019
photographer: Benjo Arwas

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