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Today’s post is an interview to a professional make-up artist, practicing here in Maputo, Mozambique called Hanifa Gulam (Make-up by Hanifa). I had the pleasure of being a part of her make-up team during last year’s Mozambique Fashion Week, she is truly an amazing person and an even better make-up artist.
So I decided to interview her, so you guys could get to know her and what it is like to be a make-up artist here in Mozambique.
Here are the questions and answers:
- What made you become a make-up artist?
My hidden passion for make-up has lead me to become a makeup artist. And it feels great enhancing people’s image to suit their mood or moment.
- When did you start doing make-up professionally?
I officially started in February 2014, but I caught the make-up bug years back and used to do make-up on friends purely for the love of it 😋
- Explain to me what is make-up through your eyes.
It’s some form of love.
It’s all about looking and feeling your best with the right kind of make-up.
And I think it’s an Art which expresses a creative edge of a make-up artist.
- How has make-up impacted your life?
Well, one of the major things that I had to, was leave my job and dedicate a lot of my time as a make-up artist. It has made me realize how fun it gets to control a woman’s appearance and personal style.
Another major achievement was the opportunity to be the lead make-up artist for one of the biggest fashion event, which was Mozambique Fashion Week (MFW) in 2015 and while working in this field I got to meet some amazing people both clients and photographers.
- What is your favorite make-up items and brands?
My favorite items have definitely got to be mascara and pitch black eye pencil. And my favorite brands are Kryolan, MAC and The Body Shop (because I believe that nurturing the skin is essential to have your make-up sit beautifully).
- What are the struggles of being a make-up artist in Mozambique?
The struggles that I’ve been facing is the lack of make-up stores, and this can affect us make-up artists because we have to constantly order make-up from abroad, which can get pricey, and we don’t get to try out the newbies or different products that are out in the market that often.
- What would you like to see change in the make-up and beauty blogging and vlogging industry in Mozambique?
I guess it would be great if we saw people getting the chance to participate more often and not to being hesitant of requesting things they want to know about.
- Some words of wisdom for the upcoming make-up artist.
What you do has to be fascinating, passionate, with a lot of patience to deal with different personalities.
- If you would like to add something else…
Just some advice to all the women out there: It’s extremely important to invest on good skin care products and have a regular skin care regime to maintain healthy skin.
Now you know a bit more about Hanifa and what it is like to be a make-up artist here in Mozambique 😀
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