by: Roberto M. Felix Jr
Bashayer Al-Wada’ni, is one of the most loved and well known Makeup Artist from Nuayriyah-Eastern Region in Saudi Arabia. With her incredible talent, her make up artistry focuses on natural and modern beauty. She’s a teacher by profession but finally decided to quit to pursue her dreams to become a certified Hair and Make-Up Artist.
Makeup artistry is an extremely diverse career. If you’ve always dreamed of becoming a makeup artist, but simply don’t know where to start – talking to industry experts can help you to decide which direction you want to take your career in. Today, we’re talking to the incredibly talented Bashayer about her career as a makeup artist.
How did your career begin in the world of beauty?
I started to do make-up when I was 19 by putting my touches on my family’s faces. But in 31 I started officially and did it seriously. The first step was when my eldest brother pushed me to start and investigate my dream. I remembered when he take me to make-up store and asked me to buy a lot of products as a gift. This helps me a lot to follow my dream.
Who inspires you doing to pursue in this industry?
The first person who always inspired me is my ever loving and supportive mother, she works hard to make sure that her child is equipped with the knowledge, skills and abilities. She’s interested in all types of arts and I was trying to be like her in any field. The artist Dany Sanz And Ahmed Kobaysi inspired me a lot too.
What area of the make-up industry is your favorite and why?
My favorite make up area is fashion in colors. Make up is a kind of art, visual colors always attracting me. Colors create glamour.
What do you love most about doing a make-up?
I do really Love when I make my client feel good when they looked in the mirror and seeing them filled with confidence. Seeing my clients happy and satisfied to my work motivates me to do all my best in this craft. I do it with much love and it makes me happy and fulfilled. It’s amazing to see. I do also love it when I work with a team I know well and we get amazing shots for the client, so everyone is happy all round!
Can you tell us memorable moment you had while doing a make-up?
Honestly, at the beginning of my career, I was frightened of the customer’s reactions, if they like the blended colors of my work but when they see the results and they were happy, I found it very interesting and delightful
How do you keep up with all the new trends and styles?
Social media is helping me staying abreast of the latest trends you can see it everywhere. I found also lot of inspiration in magazines, in internet. I always find time to make myself up to date and because it is my passion it ended with transforming my work into beautiful and stunning looks.
What would you say is the most challenging part of being a make-up artist?
Actually, I’ve faced a lot of challenges because I have to travel from place to place to take make up courses and doing a lot of photo sessions and I am a mother of four kids but I always trying to find time for them.
What do you think are some of the keys to being successful make-up artist?
Patience and self-confidence are the most things which any make-up artist should have.
What inspires you today?
My customers. I love to hear about their concerns. When it comes to colors, Mother Nature is the biggest influence. From fishes in the sea to tropical birds to plants and flowers, nature puts colors together so beautifully. Every situation teach me something, I learned how to be positive and become more flexible.
What is your favorite Make-Up brand?
The brand that I love to buy is the Make Up Forever and I still use so many of their products. And also my dream to become Make Up Forever Family.
What is the most important advice that you can give to those who wants to pursue the same career?
My advice to them is to be patient, keep moving forward no matter how tough it gets. Keep learning and growing by Improving themselves, follow and chase for their dream.
What is the most important beauty advice that you can give to the women?
I’m all about skin, so take care of you from the inside , eat well , hydrate , exercise , we live in a society where we have perfection thrown at us everyday and many women feel that they need to live up to this standard which can sometimes lead to problems , don’t put heavy make-up and BE YOU , there is nothing more beautiful! Embrace all that you are and invest in a good foundation (smile).
Bashayer is happy and fulfilled in her career. She became more creative on her craft and open minded by accepting different opinions and feedback whether it is good or bad. She want to help someone who want to know and become a make-up artist. She will start giving her own courses on make up for beginners and soon the level up courses for professionals. Her greatest achievement is to produce her own eyelashes products.
Want to follow Bashayer’s journey as a professional makeup artist? Then don’t forget to follow her on Instagram (bashair_alwad3ani) to see all of her latest work