Apologies for being away for so long….the flu decided to invade my body and knock me out for the month of July. But I am back with a bang babies!!!
I love reviewing and supporting up and coming talent so I will be doing a new “Business shout out” spot to help shed some light on the talent out there.
First up is a shout out to my girl…the classically stunning Priyanka of Makeup by Priya.
I did a mini interview with her to see what she has to offer the makeup world.
- What inspired you to become a makeup artist?
My view is that, at it’ core, makeup serves to enhance your natural beauty. With this philosophy in mind, it has helped boost my self-confidence and in turn I want to help others experience the same as well as empower them to do it for themselves. There’s a well-known quote by world renowned makeup artist Bobbi Brown that I am particularly fond of and it really captures why I am a makeup artist.
It reads as follows, “I believe that all women are pretty without makeup – but with the right makeup can be pretty powerful”.
- How long have you been doing makeup for?
Professionally, for a little over 1.5 years.
- When did your passion for makeup start?
Mid-High school – when I got the opportunity to really play around with makeup. (Never before then…my mom was quite strict about using makeup!).
- Where do you get your creative inspiration from?
Hmmmm from people, places, clothing, and more often than not problems that my clients struggle with! Style Icons Dita Von Teese and Olivia Palermo are two people that get my creative juices going.
Oh, and Pinterest of course.
- What other services can customers look forward to from you in the future?
Definitely more workshop style offerings… can’t let all my secrets out the bag ;).
- What set’s your business apart from the rest?
My business is based on making flawless makeup application accessible to all. Whether it’s through an application by me or workshop with me I aim to debunk preconceived notions that having a great makeup application is too complicated.
- Who is your makeup inspiration?
Wow there are so many great MUA’s I admire in the industry…it’s hard to narrow it down. Some of my favorite artists are the talented sisters Sam Chapman & Nicola Haste (Pixiwoos), Mickey Contractor for his Bollywood flair and Kim-K’s MUA, Mario Dedivanovic.
- What is your favorite look?
The classic red lip and winged liner. It’s a timeless look.
- Any tips or tricks?
My top two beauty hacks are as below –
Best makeup remover : Coconut Oil
Best lip treatment : Bepanthen
- What are your favorite products?
Benefit Push up they’re real mascara & gel eyeliner
MAC Prep + Prime Fix + Spray
LA Girl’s range of colour correctors – amazing!
- Share one of your favorite looks with us.
Photo credit : https://www.pinterest.com/pin/350999364679314584/?lp=true
- Tell us more about your business
Makeup by Priya specializes in one-on-one masterclasses and group workshops focused on empowering others on how to look ‘pretty powerful’. Makeup by Priya also enjoys being a part of your special day through makeup application for matric dances and other events, weddings and even dress up parties.
Check out Makeup By Priya on the info below:
- Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/m.upbypriya/
- Instagram: @m.upbypriya
If you would like me to send a shout out to a business that you own or a business that you would like more info on, please feel free to comment on this post or drop me an email – email@example.com.
Have an awesome week.