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I am a mobile Makeup Artist and Nail Technician situated in Cape Town. I started Nail & Makeup fusion in 2010. I decided to be mobile to give my clients the service of having their nails and makeup done in the comfort of their own home. Whether it be for Weddings, matric dances or any special occassion. I've been in the industry close 11 years. I studied SFX & beauty makeup at City Varsity. Then decided to pair makeup with nails, so I did a nail & nail technology course at Sandy Roy's Beauty Therapy Institute.

Lgi Beauty

Hout Bay, Cape Town, WC (14.9km from Cape Town)
Lgi Beauty is a cost effective hair salon that provides quick efficiant service.. with excellent results instantly.. with a hair artist that has been in the Hair industry for 19 years.. Weather its a consultation or any hair service.. Igol the owner and Hair and make up guru will surely tikle your taste buds to your needs.

Frenchies Beauty Salon

Parklands, Cape Town, WC (15km from Cape Town)
I am a people person, dynamic and passionate about my family and my loved ones. I feel a need to share with others so I’ve taken the plunge and decided to launch my own unique business. I love children and was born to be a mother, have great compassion for the elderly and love family life. I care about the needs of women in particular who need that extra bit of pampering but don’t want to feel that they are depriving their families of that hard earned cash! We all need to destress and have that bit of ‘me time’...

Hair And Makeup By Putri

Richwood, Cape Town, WC (16.5km from Cape Town)
Putri is an internationally qualified professional Make-up Artist and Hairstylist based in the Western cape, and I love what I do! I'm also known as Hair and makeup by putrid. I kind of stumbled into this profession due to my passion. Since I have graduated from Mud Make-Up Designory Cape Town i decided to pursue my true calling….to do what I love! My focus is special event makeup and hairstyling, bridal makeup and hairstyling. I also enjoy makeup for school formals.

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What can a makeup artist do for me?

Makeup artists are true chameleons in their own field. Their medium is the human body, although their main canvas is the face. A makeup artist may be defined as the specialist who, through his or her specialization in the knowledge and application of makeup (cosmetics), brings out the absolute best in one’s facial appearance. Their skills, experience and creativity are used to create different looks based on their clients’ requirements. They may be asked to do anything from simple application of facial makeup for a special occasion or a photo-shoot, to complete theatrical and effects makeup for a stage show or film. Most general makeup artists are tasked with professional application of facial cosmetics for special events where the client wants to look as perfect as possible. Makeup artists often work in tandem with hair-dressers, although these are two separate specialized fields.

How does a makeup artist improve someone’s appearance?

A makeup artist will identify and enhance a woman’s most attractive facial features through careful use of cosmetics, bringing out her natural beauty and disguising flaws as naturally as possible. They may be tasked, for example, with applying the makeup for a bride and her retinue on her wedding day as well as liaising beforehand with the hairstylist to ensure that the makeup and hairstyle complement each other. A skilled makeup artist will be called on for photo-shoots and modeling assignments, and will work with the designer in fashion shows to ensure that the facial makeup of the models matches the clothing being showcased, for instance exceptionally colourful and futuristic designs requiring similar intricate and over-emphasised makeup as part of the theme. A makeup artist may also be required to apply full body makeup for modeling shoots, for instance to make a model blend in with the surrounding area.

This type of makeup is extremely specialized and creative and can take hours to apply. It is clear that a makeup artist is more than just a person who “paints faces”. A makeup artist must be aware of the effects of different lighting and skin tones and adjust the application of the makeup accordingly. For instance, an event held at night will require bolder colours than one held during the day in order to achieve a more conspicuous overall appearance. Whether the end result is striking or unobtrusive and understated, this can sometimes take hours to achieve and adequate time must be given to complete the application properly.

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Many makeup artists work closely with wedding venues and bridal shops, or at least have advertising cards and pamphlets available here. Probably still one of the best ways of finding these specialists is through advertisements in Women’s and Bridal magazines, and through the Yellow Pages. Makeup artists are not easily found via the internet in South Africa, although their exposure is slowly growing through this medium.  If you use a search site such as Uptasker, you will save valuable time and effort, particularly since Uptasker lists suppliers in geographical areas which will speed up the process immensely. Together with the provision of online ratings and customer reviews and website links (if available), Uptasker is a great asset in online searches. If possible, though, try to find a makeup artist through word of mouth, preferably one whose work you have seen and liked. Take your time, as you don’t want to end up with someone whose artistic style does not agree with your own ideas. When planning to use a makeup artist for a special occasion, ask to see their portfolio beforehand so you can be sure that you will achieve the end result you are looking for.

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The application of makeup is very individual to each woman. We all have our own methods of application, from extremely subtle and minimal to extremely noticeable in appearance. When you use a makeup artist, it is for the purpose of making the most of your looks, and even women who are comfortable and expert at the application of makeup may choose to have a professional do the job for special occasions. If you can do so, do a “dry-run” beforehand to make sure you are happy with the results. For more tips, see our makeup artist articles.

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