Clarence Lee has been doing make-up for 2 decades now.
During this time, he has contributed regularly to countless fashion editorials and shows locally and in other countries like China, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Japan, Korea, Malaysia, Taiwan, the US, and Vietnam.
The magazines he has contributed to include BELLA, CLEO, ELLE, FEMALE, FRAU, GQ, HARPER’S BAZAAR, HER WORLD, ICON, NON-NO, NUYOU, STYLE & VOGUE, etc.
Print ads and TV commercial credits include ASIENCE shampoo, CANON digital camera, COCA-COLA, DOVE soap, GARNIER skincare, L'OREAL PARIS skincare, L'OREAL PARIS hair colour, MAYBELLINE makeup, NOKIA mobile phones, OLAY skincare, PANTENE shampoo, REJOICE shampoo, SONY TVs, SONY ERRICSON mobile phones, 7-UP, etc.
Fashion shows include BURBERRY, CHANEL, DIOR, FENDI, PRADA and VERSACE just to name a few.
Among them, I've been working on the shows for CHANEL in Singapore since the late 90s.
Clarence has been a top choice with numerous cosmetic brands to engage to launch new beauty products and hold workshops.
The brands include THE BODY SHOP, CHANEL, DIOR, LANCOME, LANEIGE, GIVENCHY, MAYBELLINE NEW YORK, SHISEIDO, SK-II, URBAN DECAY, etc.
Over the years, he’s had the privilege of working with several big names both regionally and internationally.
The internationally well known ones include NADJA AUERMANN, JOAN CHEN, DU JUAN, EVA HERZIGOVA, GODFREY GAO, GONG LI, CHRIS ISAAK, LEIGH LEZARK, LI BINGBING, LIN CHILING, LIU WEN, JOSIE MARAN, MAGGIE Q, MICHELLE YEOH, the former SPICE GIRLS, etc.
Among them, the one he has been working most closely with will be ZHANG ZIYI.
They started working together in 2003 and since then he has done many of her red carpet appearances for the Cannes, Venice, BAFTA, Toronto Film Festivals and the OSCARS. And most recently in 2011, at the inaugural SCREEN SINGAPORE.
He also did her makeup for some of her ad campaigns like MAYBELLINE NEW YORK, ASIENCE Shampoo, and COCA-COLA, just to name a few.
His most recent ventures are HIDE AND SEEK and OBLIQUE.
HIDE AND SEEK is a concept store, which he runs with well-known fashion designer Keith Png and architect/interior designer Jermaine Ng. The store offers and interesting mix of fashion, accessories, fragrances, etc.
And OBLIQUE is the where he provides makeup services to discerning clients and retails niche/indie fragrances from all over the world.
CREDENTIALS OVER THE YEARS
1997 - 1999. Spokesperson for Japanese beauty brand KESALAN PATHARAN in SIngapore.
2001. MAKEUP ARTIST OF THE YEAR at the inaugural SINGAPORE FASHION AWARDS.
2003. BEST MAKEUP ARTIST at HER WORLD magazine's BEAUTY AWARDS.
2006. Led a team of makeup artists during the annual SINGAPORE FASHION WEEK to create looks for respective fashion shows.
2006. MAKEUP ARTIST OF THE YEAR at ELLE magazine’s inaugural ELLE AWARDS.
2006 – 2007. Spokesperson for FANCL’s TENSE UP EX collagen drink fronting their press campaign ads and TV commercials.
2007. Appointed by the local SHU UEMURA team to custom design limited edition false lashes for sale locally.
2008. GUEST BEAUTY EDITOR for the September issue of ELLE Singapore.
2009. Recipient of the 1st SHU UEMURA BOTAN BRUSH RECOGNITION AWARD in Singapore.
2011. GUEST BEAUTY EDITOR for the February issue of L'OFFICIEL Singapore.
2011. One of 50 privileged in the world to receive a personalized palette of SHU UEMURA's new series of Pressed Eye Shadows with his name name embossed on it.
2011. Commissioned by SHU UEMURA to customize a palette for Singapore for their new launch of their Pressed Eye Shadow series.
2012. Invited by ALLERGAN as a speaker to plastic surgeons, aesthetics doctors and dermatologists from around the region at their annual ASIA PACIFIC MEDICAL AESTHETICS CONGRESS (APMAC) in Cebu, Philippines.
2012. In the same year, ALLERGAN invited him again to their inaugural CHINA MEDICAL AESTHETICS CONGRESS (CMAC) to do the same.
2013. Being invited to appear as one of the beauty experts in the Singapore edition “Lady First Singapore”