Yen Hoang is an uber-talented Sydney-based makeup artist and a big believer in self-love and self-care. She’s also one of the nine handpicked women to feature in our new Hype Girl campaign. We grabbed Yen after the shoot and asked her a round of quickfire questions – from what she gets hyped about and how her year’s been so far, to what kicks she’s currently wearing from the Hype DC range.

My name is Yen (like the Japanese currency).

I’m a makeup wizard, and I like to say, life advisor.

I’m best known for being a horrible storyteller.

I’d describe myself as caring, fun, loving, a daredevil, young at heart.

My friends would describe me as AWESOME!! (jks) a social butterfly, lover of life.

Makeup is art. It’s a form of self-expression. It’s fun, I get to be creative, and it’s not permanent like a tattoo. If I don’t like something, I can remove it. Easy!

Yen is wearing the Salomon XA Pro 3D ADV

Shooting the Hype Girl campaign was.... nerve-racking. I'm usually the one on the other side of the camera. It was EPIC to shoot alongside a diverse group of amazing ladies! #GIRLGANG!! I can now add MODELLING to my resume, right?!

I get hyped up about travelling. Going on new adventures, experiencing different cultures and lifestyles. Also seeing the people around me succeed.

I’d describe my style as a chameleon. I change my look and style all the time. It also depends on my hair which I change quite often.

If I were a shoe, I’d be a SNEEL! (sneaker-heel) I just made that up. A sneaker that has a detachable heel. To change between day to night, and night to after hours.

Right now I’m wearing a moon boot. I’ve sprained my ankle. If I weren’t injured, then I would be wearing my NIKE Blazer 77s.

I’m passionate about ensuring my friends and family, the people around me are happy and in good health.

My favourite person in the world is me! I believe in self-love and self-care. You have to be able to love yourself first to be able to give love to others.

If I could eat one meal forever, it’d be rice paper rolls with hoisin sauce or DESSERT! Anything sweet!

Right now I’m wearing a moon boot. I’ve sprained my ankle. If I weren’t injured, then I would be wearing my NIKE Blazer 77s.

I’m passionate about ensuring my friends and family, the people around me are happy and in good health.

My favourite person in the world is me! I believe in self-love and self-care. You have to be able to love yourself first to be able to give love to others.

If I could eat one meal forever, it’d be rice paper rolls with hoisin sauce or DESSERT! Anything sweet!

In five years you’ll find me bought a home, kids? Further growth on myself to build my brand and turn an idea I'm currently brainstorming on into reality. Can't give away too much, fingers crossed.

The best advice I’ve ever been given is don’t let fear hold you back from doing something you want. If you don’t try, you will never know. Believe in yourself – advice from Dr Google.

This year has been an interesting one.

Next year I’ll be in Europe experiencing a European summer *fingers crossed*.

Explore Yen’s world of makeup wizardry here.