Luyanda Fanele Nkosi, is both a fashion and beauty influencer and fashion design student based in Gauteng, South Africa. She serves her audience with high fashion looks and spices up her content with a sassy, trendy and age- appropriate edge.
How did your love for make-up and beauty begin?
I have always been a girly girl, I would always be fascinated with how makeup would enhance your beauty. Playing with different products and creating looks. It has always been a passion of mine.
Where do you get your inspiration from?
My inspiration would have to be my Aunt. Growing up and watching her get all dolled up would fascinate me. Then as I grew I got inspiration from our top South African influencers
What is your favorite celebrity makeup look and why?
My favorite celebrity look would have to be Mihlali N and that’s because she creates bold looks and is versatile.
What, in your opinion, is the most important quality in a Makeup Artist?
An important quality for me is to make sure your client is happy and pleased with your work. In my experience of getting my makeup done by other people is that sometimes I would only be half happy , so just to make sure your client is happy with the look. This works alongside being neat and hygienic.
A client is not happy with their look. How do you respond?
I would ask what they do not like and what would they rather have , then once I’ve established that , I would advice and work with the client on a look she would rather have.
How do you stay abreast of the latest beauty trends?
It’s important to always been in the look, always being aware of what is happening on social media and to know what is trending. Also staying up to date with what Make up brands are releasing and do research on the products. To see weather they are of good quality and can be used on clients.
Do you have a portfolio? …
I am currently working on my profile.
What beauty products do you use?
I range over different products, but my top brands I use are essence, yardley , maybelline and Estee Lauder.
Any word of motivation for up-coming fashion and beauty influencers?
I would advice someone who is doing something similar to always be creative , push boundaries because makeup is an art ❤️. To also make sure your client is always happy.