Carly Lim is a makeup artist working in fashion and advertising. She does also take appointments for special events from time to time, please do enquire in advance - very happy to answer your questions! She is currently based in Brisbane, Australia.

To receive a quote please send Carly an email carly@carlylim.com or phone 0415 149 683. 


Like many young school-leavers, Carly went to university straight after. During high school she thought perhaps dentistry was a useful, practical career choice but didn't have much passion for teeth in the end. She ended up graduating from Chemistry, but that didn't feel quite right either, despite how fascinating molecules can be. After a short (and smelly) stint working in an agricultural lab she enrolled to study makeup in New York. A little bit scary but a whole lot of fun, it was the best decision she had ever made. Right now, she is a makeup artist, and has recently returned to Brisbane after two years in sunny London.  Her friends joke that she's a 'failed Asian'. Carly thinks that there isn't a better type of Asian to be, really. 

Carly is obsessed with compelling fashion imagery, however is also interested in branching into the art world where possible. She also finds great joy in doing make up for special events, music videos, film and commercials.   


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Edward Crutchley SS18
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