The makeup and beauty industry in general is really evolving. Now more than ever, we are seeing more Males joining the beauty industry as stylists, brand ambassadors to makeup brands, makeup artists etc
It’s actually true that most ladies prefer male make-up artists. I feel like it’s the obvious science of opposites attract, but majorly because it’s easier for a man to bring out what they’d like to see in a woman.
At just 23 years of age, Dennis Karuri is on the rise to becoming a prolific and much sort after Makeup Artist (MUA) from Nairobi. This self-taught MUA studied Agribusiness in University but it is makeup that stole his heart.
“Although I studied Agribusiness, I was always interested in fashion. I actually started out modelling and did a few runway shows, commercial photo-shoots among other gigs. During these events, they would apply makeup on us quite often and that’s where I would say I discovered my passion for Makeup Artistry.
In his recent YouTube posts, he has talked about his debut to the industry. The young lad, a JKUAT alumnus, narrates how life huddles transitioned his Agricultural degree to being a full-time make-up artist. Losing his mum, saw him hustle through Make-up gigs which he later decided to pursue it as a career.
Dennis Karuri does not shy away from dressing or expressing himself however way he pleases. His fans are conflicted in terms of the way his fashion sense which makes him look like woman. In many occasions, he has been spotted with his counterpart, Creativephill.
He has in-house makeup artists who help him out. The basic charge for a facebeat varies; house calls are Sh10,000, while bridal make-up is charged from Sh50,000 and above. In-house artists charge from Sh5,000 at my studio.
What are your views about his dressing mode ?