By Christy Anyanwu
Famend worldwide movie star make-up artist, Sofia Mahmood, confirmed her experience on the simply concluded Miss Ebony Ambassador contest in Hilton London.
Mahmood, the CEO of Fusion Magnificence, a make-up and hairstyling model, has been an expert make-up artist for 20 years. She is at the moment the Ambassador, South Asia World Community For Ladies’s Proper (GNFWR).
She has gained a number of awards as a magnificence artist. They embrace, Wedding ceremony Make-up of The Yr, Asian Magnificence Business Awards 2020, Greatest Artistic Girl in Trend and Magnificence From World Group and Enterprise Star Awards Infinity Occasions Scotland, amongst a number of others.
On this interview, she shares extra perception in regards to the magnificence trade.
Inform us a little bit of your self
I’m initially from Pakistan. I’ve lived in Derby, England for the previous 39 years. As a longtime multi award successful make-up artist and hair stylist, I get pleasure from having the possibility to flourish and categorical my inventive aspect. I specialize in bridal, occasion, media, TV, Video and music photoshoot make-up, in addition to SFX make-up. I’m the South Asia GAmbassador for World Community for Ladies’s Proper, and help superb people within the attempt to assist weak girls everywhere in the globe.
How lengthy have you ever been doing make-up and the place did you study the ability?
I’ve been a make-up artist for 20 years. I educated in Asiana Bridal and Coaching Academy (Birmingham), Joshive Magnificence Academy (London), Pinks Coaching Academy (Derby), and College of Derby in the UK.
Might you inform us some celebrities you have got labored for?
I wouldn’t need to point out names, however I do make-up for Hollywood movies, drama collection, Bollywood movies, Pakistani movies, British movies and each time I’ve gives for personal people. I additionally do make-ups for style exhibits, weddings, events, and so forth. I used to be in Cannes Movie Pageant, France. There was a style present in Cannes. I used to be invited to do make-up for the ladies to go on the runway. I additionally did make-up for the Bollywood actresses and few Hollywood actresses in France. There was Miss Polo World present additionally. I did make-up for Miss Polo in Cannes and I used to be there for 5 years.
How is it like making up for black folks?
I can say I’m God’s present. I can do make-up in all pores and skin colors. I really like challenges as effectively. For some folks, it’s exhausting to work on blacks, however for me, it’s okay. I don’t hesitate. I do make-up in all pores and skin colors.
In order for you your make-up to look enticing, what are the issues it’s worthwhile to do to your face?
So you possibly can see this night, all the ladies have totally different color textures. Some have a little bit of dry pores and skin and a few have oily pores and skin, it’s worthwhile to use good costly merchandise for them to look good. Then, simply do the make-up on how they really feel snug with as you have got seen at the moment. There are totally different eye make-up and lips as effectively. Clearly, I’ve to take heed to them and work in keeping with their wants. There are some ladies with a little bit of pimples, the bottom ought to be good and you need to get a great product to cowl all of the acnes. You must know the type of colors to make use of to cowl the pimples and redness and all that. If you already know that you just use the fitting product, you possibly can cover them very simply, and the pores and skin appears to be like flawless once you apply the muse.
What makes your make-up distinctive?
I all the time take heed to my purchasers and listen to their views on how they need to look. There’s no level doing smoky eyes or a lot of make-up, and a few purchasers might not like a lot make-up. I ask query how they prefer it and provides them recommendation and it’s in keeping with their wants.
What had been you doing earlier than you grew to become a make-up artist?
My ardour in make-up began as a youngster, however I didn’t have the chance to turn into an expert. Then I used to practise magnificence and hair developments with my mates. I even have youngsters to care for, so I didn’t take it as a profession. Like 30 years in the past, salons, magnificence parlours weren’t in vogue, however it was my ardour to turn into a beautician sometime. I adopted my ardour after my youngsters had grown. I entered for coaching and opened a salon 20 years in the past.
What’s your recommendation for upcoming make-up artists?
You might want to have the eagerness for it. It’s a must to be inventive and affected person as a result of some purchasers should not straightforward to please. They might not like no matter you do. It takes a lot of persistence to cope with some purchasers. Simply get pleasure from what you’re doing and take heed to your purchasers and work with them accordingly.
What do you want most about make-up?
I just like the creativity and having the ability to work with totally different pores and skin tones, shades and options.
Have you ever ever had a time when a consumer left dissatisfied together with your work?
Fortunately I’ve by no means had a dissatisfied consumer.
What do you assume is an important high quality in a make-up artist?
Creativity, flexibility and he or she ought to be a great listener to purchasers’ wants.
What do you assume is the most important problem for a make-up artist?
Greatest problem for me is typically working with difficult pores and skin tones and textures. I’ve to verify I’ve received the most effective product for every particular person so I could make a great base.
What are some frequent magnificence errors girls make?
The bottom is wrong, from the color tone to mixing in addition to color selecting for eye make-up.
What are the three make-up objects each lady should have in her purse?
Lipstick/lipgloss, mascara and blusher.
What’s an important magnificence recommendation that you would be able to give to girls?
Maintain your pores and skin by preserving it hydrated. For on a regular basis use, hold to a light-weight weight base.
How do you keep abreast with the newest magnificence developments?
I’ve a great working relationship with magnificence academies and different networks. Observing and seeing new developments on social media, style exhibits journal and assembly worldwide magnificence artists, is a number of methods of preserving myself updated to the newest magnificence developments.