Kara Yoshimoto Bua was raised in the Santa Cruz Mountains by an artist mother and philosopher father. Her early visual and spiritual experience laid the foundation for a career in makeup artistry that accentuates the idiosyncrasies of individual beauty and overall wellness.
Kara’s remarkable eye for color and visual harmony, combined with her expertise in holistic skincare, have made her one of the most original and accomplished artists in the field today.
Her entertainment clientele includes the most celebrated talent in the industry, and her extensive work in fashion has dually influenced the refined modern aesthetic and emphasis on natural skin that characterizes her work.
Kara’s celebrity clients include Saoirse Ronan, Marion Cotillard, Jennifer Connelly, Rachel Weisz, Zoe Kravitz, Halle Berry, Daisy Ridley, Emma Watson, Jessica Biel, Shailene Woodley, Leonardo DiCaprio and Matthew McConaughey.
Her work has been featured in editorials for top publications including Vogue, Interview, Harper’s Bazaar, V Magazine, V Man, L’Uomo Vogue, ELLE and GQ.
Her advertising clients include Shiseido, Bulgari, Guerlain, Dolce & Gabbana, MaxMara, Tiffany, Revlon, Tag Heuer, Porsche, Lincoln, Colgate, Johnny Walker and Nike.
Kara lives in Los Angeles.
She is represented by A-Frame Agency and you can find her portfolio HERE