Every woman deserves to look beautiful, especially on their wedding day. Professionally done make up can give you that sophisticated, youthful look by enhancing your natural features while camouflaging your flaws. Today we take a look at the hottest make-up artists in town. Whether you need bridal make up or just to get spruced up for a special event, these makeup artists can transform your looks in a matter of minutes
Muthoni Njoba (The Make-Up Lounge)
As the official Brand Ambassador and Makeup Artist for Maybelline New York Kenya, this lady has over 5 years in the industry. She studied the art at the Academy of Freelance Makeup in London. Her passion for makeup has seen her create the tutorial series dubbed BE.YOU.TIFUL. She is responsible for the fabulous looks of True Love Magazine’s cover pics. You can find her portfolio at www.muthoninjoba.com
Kangai Mwiti (Bellesa Africa)
Bellesa Africa is arguably Africa’s most viewed makeup tutorial channel on You Tube. Kangai has perfected the art of not just makeup but photography and videography, adding value to her services. She teaches ordinary women how to create a variety of looks for themselves. Check out Bellesa Africa on YouTube
Joy Balogun (Sunshine’s Beautiful Brides)
This Nigerian make-up artist based in Nairobi has a cult following on Facebook with good reason. Her well profiled before and after pics will leave no doubt as to how dramatic a transformation her makeup skills can create. She is cordial with her fans, sharing product recommendations and advice. Operating from Nairobi West, Joy also blogs at www.sunshinebalogun.com
Karen Macharia (Faces by Karsha)
This former aviation industry market decided to pursue her passion in makeup a few years ago. She provides personal makeup tutorials and does bridal, photography, film and runway makeup. Her makeup parties are a fun bonding experience for ladies’ groups. You can check out her work at her Facebook page FACES By Karsha.
Suzie Wokabi (Suzie Beauty)
Suzie Wokabi is a household name in the cosmetics industry. Her training includes a MAC Cosmetics certification as well a Media Makeup certificate from the Award Studio Make-up School in Los Angeles. She worked in New York for 6 years before returning home in 2007. With her expertise, she created the cosmetic brand Suzie Beauty, providing quality cosmetic products for Kenyan women. Check out www.suziebeauty.com to learn more about her work.
Ruth Kinuthia (Makeup by Ruthie)
Ruth was crowned Miss Kenya 2008 after a short stint in Law school. She developed a real interest in makeup and cosmetics and decided to pursue this instead of the Business school she had enrolled for. Her facebook page Makeup By Ruthie showcases makeup tips accompanied by stunning photographs of her ‘creations’. Ruthie also gives personal makeup classes. She is available on www.makeupbyruthieblog.com
Fatuo Hassan is popular in the entertainment industry, acting as makeup artiste to actors in TV and film, news anchors and celebrities. She discovered her love for makeup accidentally when her late husband, a TV productions director, encouraged her to try sprucing up an actress on set. Fatuo also does make up for beauty pageants and weddings. Connect with her on instagram @fatuoh
Khyati Rana (Kits Bridal Nairobi)
Khyati does all kinds of bridal beauty treatments including makeup, hair and mehndi/henna designing. She also does makeup classes including a Bridal Makeup Masterclass centered on contemporary Indian bridal makeup. Her Facebook Page is Kits bridal nairobi