Best Makeup Artists in Nairobi

Make up artist are the perfect definition of beauty and elegance.They have mastered their art and put so much effort into making sure that many people look presentable whether for daily looks or for corporate make-up work like applying some make-up on celebrities before they go in for an event or before they go live on air.

Below are some of the best make-up artistes in the business right now in Nairobi.

1. Muthoni Njoba -The Make-up Lounge
With over 5 years experience , Muthoni is the official brand ambassador and make-up artist for Maybelline New York Kenya, She studied  at the Academy of Freelance Make-up in London. Her passion for makeup has seen her create the tutorial series dubbed BE.YOU.TIFUL on her YouTube channel. She has also worked with True Love Magazine for their cover photos. 

2. Joy Balogun
This Nigerian make-up artist based in Nairobi has a well decorated career. She profiles her work using her instagram account which has a pretty good following of 26000+ followers and exhibits the power of transformation that make-up has.

3. Kangai Mwiti – Bellasa Africa
Kangai Mwiti is the owner of Bellasa Africa, a YouTube channel on sharing make-up tips and tutorial and even general beauty tips.
With a commanding experience of over 8 yearsx Kangai stands out in the industry amd she has worked with lots of celebrities, political figures,and even brands.

4. Phoina Tosha
Phoina’s visibility on social media is excellent. She has a cordial bond with her followers both pn Facebook and Instagram and shares lots of her wornr there. She has worked with Huddah Monroe, the Nairobi Diaries cast and many other celebrities. She is one of the most sought after make-up artistes in Kenya.

5. Ruth Kinuthia – Make-up by Ruthie
Ruth Kinuthia is a lawyer by profession but decided to do what she loves most, being a make-up artiste. She is also a former Miss Kenya She is the head make-up artist at Make-up by Ruthie and she won the Make-up Artist of the Year (2016) at the Annual Kenya Fashion Awards.

6. Karen Macharia -Faces by Karen
She hasn’t been in the industry for long but as shown excellence anyway. Karen quit her job at Etihad Airways back in late 2013 to pursue her what she loved most. She is one of the lead make-up artists at Drum and True Love Magazines.

7. Steve Koby
huh, well…we have a male make-up artiste here. Steve has worked with several celebrities like Kaz, Sheila Mwanyigha, Wahu, Pinky, Wyre…just to name but a few. His work has been showcased before in Samantha Bridal, Wahu’s Rexona ad in Turkey, Fashion High Tea, Mashariki Mix, among others.

8. Wacuka Thimba
Wacuka  works closely with Drum and True Love Magazine and also does alot of bridal/ wedding make-up. Her work has been showcased in both magazines.

9. Sinita Owuor
Sinita is a Ugandan make-up artist based in Nairobi. She recently worked on Coke Studio Africa and has worked with many corporate events, photographers, models, fashion blogger like Joy Kendi the likes of Sauti Sol and also worked with lots of make-up and beauty magazines.

10. Fatuo Hasan
Fatuo mainly focuses on special effects make-up which means that she works with actors and actresses in TV shows, theatre and films. Her work is mainly use make-up to make actors appear either sick, old or injured. Apart from working in the entertainment industry, she does make-up for commercials and billboards and also special occasions such as weddings and beauty pageants. She has worked with many notable figures in Kenya and even in corporate events.

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