The Sunday News
Rumbidzai Mhlanga, Sunday Life Reporter
SELF-TAUGHT makeup artist Mutsawashe Mabiso launched her brand Mutsa Makes Faces last week.
The 21-year-old creative and innovative lady, for the love of looking beautiful and making other people look beautiful created her own makeup brand to accomplish that dream.
“I love showing other women that they are beautiful by simply bringing out their features through makeup. There’s just something about hearing someone who has never viewed themselves as beautiful finally taking pride in their beauty after a makeover, it is just heart-warming and that’s my goal as a makeup artist.
“I believe that every face has a story that deserves to be heard and makeup is simply the paintbrush that paints it onto a canvas and every stroke is necessary to create a clear and holistic narration to that story. To me makeup is not a mask, it is art, passion and expression. Wearing makeup goes far beyond what you put on your face. It’s freedom to express yourself in whatever way you feel or according to whatever mood you are in. It is freedom to be bold, to be fearless, it is self-confidence applied directly to the face,” she said.
Mabiso related when her passion for makeup began.
“It all started with me taking a lot of pictures of myself, I would have photographers ask to take pictures of me to market their work, that is when the love even for modelling was birthed. I would like to think of myself as a very creative person. I love doing anything that makes me showcase my creativity, that explains my passion for makeup among other things. That is the same reason I am also into modelling as it is another avenue that helps me fully express my creativity as I can create any look that portrays any feeling and mood,” she said.
She shared her aspirations and future plans.
“I intend to start my own YouTube channel in the near future where I’ll be doing tutorials for people to learn more about how to apply makeup. I believe that will open more doors for collaborations with big makeup brands and artists. I’d also love to hold masterclasses around Zimbabwe and outside that incorporate both women empowerment and teaching people makeup techniques. I’m all about inspiring and empowering other females in society to be the selves they can be, that would be a big part of Mutsa Makes faces.
“When my brand is well established I’d also like to hold classes to train those who want to get into the industry and possibly even build a team and have more artists under my brand. It’s all about expanding and reaching more people with the message the brand carries while changing lives at the same time. Maybe hold seminars at schools with other people in the beauty industry to spread knowledge on self-care, beauty and self-worth. The biggest future plan is to start my own beauty and cosmetics line,” she added.