The weekend is upon us and that only means one thing – it’s time to bring your slay game! Whether you’re looking for your next #MOTD inspiration or need some real MUA magic to spice up your feed, we bring you 10 of our favourite local MUAs on Instagram for your daily dose of makeup inspo:


1. Ummi Nasir

Self-taught MUA Ummi Nasir is one of our favourites for her effortlessly chic looks, bubbly demeanour and tutorials that are super easy and convenient for anyone on the go. She’s also a favourite among celebs, brides-to-be and major brands like Urban Decay and Lancome!


2. Bosco Ryzarl

Bosco is no stranger within the local makeup artist scene. Popular for his immaculate face base, ultra glam and fierce looks, Bosco’s clients include the likes of Nabila Huda, Dayang Nurfaizah and even the legendary Dato Sheila Majid. Follow Bosco on Instagram for more sultry makeup looks.


3. Teyn Nash

Teyn Nash’s makeup principle boils down to this – a little goes a long way when you’re accentuating natural beauty. Teyn’s work has taken her through editorial spreads, music videos, movies and more. Everyone’s favourite local Girl Boss Vivy Yusof is a fan of Teyn’s work too! She’s a regular client of Teyn, so much so that Vivy’s adorable kids affectionately addresses her as “Aunty Teyn”.


4. Nadeera Ismail (Nvdism)

MUA Nadeera Ismail (or fondly known as nvdism on Instagram), is a favourite among the likes of Nora Danish and Neelofa for her fresh and bright makeup looks. Nvdism also produced a line of BB cushions called NVDE BB Cushion for all your flawless base needs. Expect nude lips, subtle lids and bronzed goddesses on your feed once you hit follow.


5. Khir Khalid

With over a decade of professional makeup experience, Khir’s work is synonymous within Malaysia’s crème de la crème. With signature nude looks for brides and bold, vivid looks for avant-garde fashion spread, it’s no surprise that Khir Khalid is a highly sought-after makeup professional within Malaysia, Brunei, Singapore and even Indonesia. Follow Khir on Instagram or search #HanyaKhirKhalid for more looks by Khir.


6. Syed Faizal Syed Noh

Syed Faizal is definitely no stranger to the local beauty circle. The MUA’s list of clientele includes a flurry of local celebrities and brides looking for that extra magical touch. We’re big fans of #syedskillereyes – sultry, ultra glam looks that are perf as #makeupinspos. If you’re a fan of liquid lippies, try Bibir by Syed Killey Eyes’ collection of liquid lipsticks, curated by the master himself.


7. Sheng Saw

Sheng Saw is THE preferred makeup artists of practically ALL brides to be, thanks to his minimalist looks that accentuates one’s natural beauty ever so elegantly. Though he’s known for fresh dewy looks, Sheng also expresses his love for colours through editorial spreads and photo shoots. His work in the post above looks perf for Summer 😍


8. Japhet Bong (KF Bong)

Japhet Bong (or fondly known as KF Bong) first made his mark after winning the 2007/2008 Shu Uemura Makeup Competition. Eversince then, KF Bong has been a regular backstage at fashion shows, photo shoots and in collaborations with major brands. We love his eccentric and fresh makeup looks – perfect for when you’re feeling creative.