AYAKO is a makeup artist based in New York. AYAKO has worked for international fashion magazines, advertising campaigns, and fashion collections alongside many prominent photographers, including Karl Lagerfeld, Steven Meisel and Terry Richardson. She counts among her many fans Hollywood celebrities such as Penelope Cruz, Scarlet Johansson, and Ann Hathaway, as well as top models like Naomi Campbell, and has also worked on album jackets and music videos for musicians such as Alicia Keys and Jennifer Lopez. She became the creative director of ADDICTION, launching the brand in 2009. AYAKO is fond of color and texture that can produce a dramatic look with a single stroke. Her look can be either bad-girl or good-girl. Her creations are set apart by her unique artistic sense, which finds excitement in all sorts of things.