Thomas de Kluyver


Makeup Artist

Australian-born and London-based, Thomas de Kluyver is a self-taught make-up artist who honed his craft by experimenting with makeup on himself and his friends as a teenager. Drawn to the expressive power of makeup Thomas has a truly unique approach to beauty. Whether it be an intricate face painting or something completely natural his work consistently focuses on and around the ideas of gender, identity and self expression.

In May 2019, De Kluyver was appointed Global Makeup Artist for Gucci, coinciding with the re-launch of the brand’s colour cosmetics line. In this role, he collaborates directly with Gucci’s Chief Creative Officer Alessandro Michele to develop the Gucci Beauty product range and bring his otherworldly visions to life.

De Kluyver is also contributing beauty editor for Dazed and is credited with creating runway and campaign looks for Simone Rocha, Acne, Kenzo, and Jil Sander among others, as well as collaborating with photographers including Zoe Ghertner, Collier Schorr, Alasdair McLellan, Harley Weir, Glen Luchford and Mert Alas & Marcus Piggott.

All I Want To Be

2019

Released at Photo London in 2019, de Kluyver’s visually-tantalizing 144-page book All I Want to Be is an exploration of inclusivity, identity, and radical self-expression through the artist’s innovative makeup looks.

With photography by de Kluyver’s closest collaborators Zoe Ghertner, Sharna Osborne, Oliver Hadlee Pearch, Fumiko Imano, Lea Colombo, and Harley Weir, each offers a visual embodiment of de Kluyver’s vision.

Since its launch, All I Want to Be has garnered significant global press and social media coverage.

Advertising Highlights

Gucci

In May 2019, De Kluyver was appointed Global Makeup Artist for Gucci, coinciding with the re-launch of the brand’s colour cosmetics line. In this role, he collaborates directly with Gucci’s Chief Creative Officer Alessandro Michele to develop the Gucci Beauty product range and bring his otherworldly visions to life.

Gucci Mascara L'Obscur 2020

Gucci Brilliant Beauty Lipstick 2021

Gucci Cruise 2020

Gucci FW19

Editorial Highlights

Re-Edition Magazine

Lively Little Sprites Flit About

Double Magazine

SS20 Beauty

Self Service 53

Glossy

Vogue Italia

Roma Capoccia

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