Monetising makeup skills

Flawless skin and perfect makeup is a big part of a woman’ s outward beauty.

This weekend makeup artist, Bojelo Mariri of Bee Jaey makeup studio conducted a well attended makeup tutorial in village, Gaborone.

It graduate turned makeup artist, Mariri studied Information Systems at the University of Botswana with no intention of working in the IT industry.

“I guess you can say, I did not want to defy my parents. I had initially wanted to study a course in the arts and had my heart set on studying in South Africa. But my family was clear that was not going to happen, so I went along with what was expected of me. Says 33-year-old Bojelo Marari from Lekgolobotlo.

Little did Marari know she would one day make a living making others beautiful through her craft as a makeup artist?

“I have always had a creative bone in me and wanted to do something artistic because growing up I would spend hours drawing and making cutouts.

I always felt fulfilled when engaging in any artistic form and working with people,” she said.

Marari gained her stripes providing make up services to church mates during weddings and other functions.

People would compliment her on her makeup and be surprised to learn that she did it herself and that’s how she started getting bookings to render her services for free.

This donation of her services however helped her build her confidence and skill until she I could monetize.

Monetising makeup skills

She has since worked with many people including celebrities for different projects.

Often described as humble and unassuming, Marari has built a solid portfolio and is a firm favorite with many clients.

Marari says with a lot of women wanting to look their absolute best, there is a market for makeup lessons hence the tutorials she hosts in partnership with other beauty brands.

Under her brand; Bee Jaeys Marari gathers women of all walks of life to teach them make up applications, giving tips on how to achieve the much-desired flawless look.

“Women of all ages can wear makeup. It is a matter of understanding one’s skin type and appropriate techniques when applying makeup.”

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