Place Category: Hair & Make Up
Originally from Kyiv, Ukraine, I now Make it Bright in stunning Cape Town. I am a professional makeup artist, with local and international education. I’ve also had the rare privilege of having worked both locally and abroad – with my experience spanning from individual sessions with clientele, to working in video and photo production shoots and editorials.
As a Psychology graduate, I firmly believe that a person’s image, which they exude on the outside, should be representative of who they are inside. I find great satisfaction as, a makeup artist, in helping people look and feel their best. The process of self discovery alongside a client, as I help empower them to express who they are, truly and deeply, is what drives my passion for doing what I do.
My work has been featured in the following publications: L’Officiel, Lucy’s, Schon!Magazine, Ellements, Solstice and others.
Three core mantras that I live by in my daily work routine surround the subjects of hygiene, product quality and bespoke servicing. Firstly, it’s critically important that the right tools used throughout the makeup experience! Ensuring that all the products I use are safe and of the highest quality as per the industry standard, I’m able to provide a market-leading edge to the services I provide. Afterall, if you do not use the best, you cannot do the best! The benefit of using a high quality product means that your makeup will not only feel more organic and natural but will last longer too.
There’s a saying: “No two men were created equal”. By that virtue we’re all unique! I work as closely as I can with my subjects – studying both their strong points and their weaker ones to ensure that the final result will be as close to absolute satisfying magnificence as feasibly possible. Nude, Smokey-eyes, eyeliner and bold lips, matte or shiny – whatever works best for the client, I’ll find it.
I also have a passion for sharing knowledge and that led me to start the Make It Bright Makeup Academy. With the courses I offer, I’ve given everyone an opportunity to learn the skills, knowledge, tips and techniques that I’ve learned throughout my experience. If you’re an enthusiast looking to learn more, or if you are looking to jumpstart your career in makeup artistry, the Makeup Academy has been designed for students of all levels to help you achieve your makeup goals.