The Beauty Edit: Madu

Madu talks about her journey in the beauty industry

May 05, 2020

Dubai based make-up artist Madu has made it rather big in the world of beauty and is especially known for her talent in makeovers. Winner of Asia Bridal Middle East and with over 12 years experience in the make-up industry, Madu has recently opened her studio in Lahore and is catering to fashion shoots as well as bridal and party make-up.

How would you describe your signature make-up style?

My signature make-up style is about making the skin look real and not masked by one colour. I always use two-to-three foundation shades and give the skin true dimension without looking cakey. The make-up should look like it naturally belongs to the person.

What do you love most about make-up?

I love that make-up can really bring out your personality. Make-up is unique to each individual which makes being an artist even more enjoyable

What are the three tools in your make-up kit that you can never be without?

Beauty blender, eyebrow brush and tweezers.

One great make-up tip:

Always apply a moisturiser for smooth foundation application.

What products do you think should be a staple in every woman’s purse?

I always recommend mascara, blush and tinted lip balm and of course a good sun block.

What are the popular beauty trends this season?

This season is about embracing the drama and acting casual about it. Neons and pops of colour are making its way in.

Which celebrity would you want to do make-up on?

The Kardashians. I would love to challenge my creative side to do something different since they’re already so glamorous!

Do you listen to your client’s suggestions when doing their make-up or trust your craft?

I always work as a team with my client. I listen to their ideas and explain my vision so we can come up with a tailored look together.

A make-up artist that inspires you:

Scott Barnes - (make-up artist to Jennifer Lopez)
I can relate to his passion for make-up and calm
work ethic.

What are your interests other than make-up?

Raising my boys, it’s quite a challenge but every day brings something new.


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