19 years after her debut, Xeng Zulueta is still a formidable force in the beauty industry. Her first job was in luxury fashion retail where she learned the ropes on the sales floor, behind the scenes & eventually managing a boutique. After 3 years with Emporio Armani, Prada, DKNY and Manolo Blahnik, she finally heeded her "calling" to pursue makeup artistry. She studied basic and creative makeup at The London School of Beauty & Make-up, hairstyling for film at Onset Hair Academy in Los Angeles, and then trained yearly in Tokyo during her 7-year tenure with Shu Uemura.
It was with the cult Japanese Makeup brand where she began to make her mark as a beauty expert, educator and high-fashion makeup artist. She holds the distinction as the first Filipino to be accredited and promoted to the rank of International Elite Artist, joining only a few in the world handpicked by Mr. Shu Uemura. She has been nominated twice for Makeup artist of the year by MTV Asia & MEGA Magazine.
Having done countless magazine covers, fashion and beauty editorials, ad campaigns, tv shows and bridal makeup spanning nearly two decades, Xeng continues to enjoy all of the above plus the numerous creative collaborations in both print and digital photography. She loves producing content for social media and doing beauty campaigns. Aside from being an influencer, she's also the go-to expert of skincare and makeup brands who call on her for public speaking for specific product launches.
Xeng currently divides her time between Manila and Los Angeles.