IN countries with big entertainment industries from South Africa, Nigeria, United States of America, you name it, a make-up artiste can afford a decent living through such a profession.
As such it is Michelle Silethemba Ndlovu’s dream for the Zimbabwean entertainment industry to improve and meet international standards for make-up artistes like her to get their slice of the cake through their profession.
Ndlovu launched her company, Beauty On Overload, last year to become one of the best make-up agencies in the city of Bulawayo by offering different kinds of make-up from natural glow, Poppin to Afrocentric looks.
She revealed that doing make-up was something she was born with and further taught herself to perfect the skill.
“Doing make-up has always been in me. It’s something I enjoy doing so I started following make-up giants on social media so as to acquire more skills. I have also been trying out new things on my own which seem to be finding a spot in my clients’ hearts,” said Ndlovu.
As she has done make-up on different occasions including weddings, parties and cocktails, Ndlovu said that she hoped to work with local celebrities especially on glamorous events so as to expand her brand.
She is eyeing the Roil Bulawayo Arts Awards (RoilBAA) which are set to take place on 28 November, as she will scout for a number of local artistes to do make-up free of charge.
“I have worked in different occasions but I have not yet done much work on bigger events, so to achieve that I want to work with local artistes on the coming edition of the RoilBAA so as to expand my brand.
“Not every woman can do make-up so it is always important for people especially when they are going out in places with a huge audience to look nice and it can be achieved by having your make-up artiste,” said Ndlovu.
Besides being a make-up artiste, Ndlovu is a final year student at Midlands State University studying towards an Honours degree in Food Science and Nutrition.