Make-up is used to highlight ones good features and cover up flaws for an over all perfect look.
Make Up Artistry is gradually gaining grounds in Ghana,unlike a few years back, people have started to appreciate the work of a Make Up Artist (MUA).
One MUA on a steady rise is Barbie Mantey Frempong Armah , CEO of Facial Couture, a new make up house in Accra,Ghana.
I decided to find out from Barbie how it all began and she had this to say;
" I have always loved fashion, styling,beauty and makeup. I would find myself self reading beauty magazines, watching fashion and style channels a lot, trying to figure out the details of a particular look.
I then decided to enroll with ReneeQ for Renee's first makeup class in August 2012. Upon completion i started getting jobs, and the encouragement from family and friends inspired me so much.
I had my little work book where i wrote down all my business plans,therefore starting business was not difficult at all. My key focus is currently establishing my company and building a very successful brand."
Facial Couture provides invaluable makeup services to diverse life events including weddings, photoshoots,fashion shows, proms etc. and their main specialization is bridal and beauty makeovers.
As an emerging MUA, the quality of her work already speaks for itself,perfect colour combination with a touch of finese.
" I have been working for the past six months,and i am more than grateful to God for how far He has brought me.....oohh and my hubby too, he has been amazing." Barbie said.
I got curious and asked Barbie what else she does apart from being a MUA,and she had this to say;
"I'm a mum and a wife...now that's a full time job..just kidding.I'm hoping to get back to my first love,that's being a radio presenter but for now i still do voice overs for radio and tv commercials."
Interesting huh? well that was what i thought..........very interesting i must say.
According to Barbie,her inspiration comes from life and the stories behind people.
Every makeup job is as unique as the individual it is applied to. Anything can inspire her, from the structure of a persons face to its texture and colour.
You can contact her for your make up needs if you are in Ghana or whenever you come to Ghana,you won't be disappointed.
LOcation....Spintex, community 16 @TIMBER MARKET JUNCTION,Accra, Ghana.
Stylist/Make Up Artist.................Barbie Mantey Frempong Armah
Models................Gerry and Maureen