The Make-Up Business

21 Quotes about Make-up by Make-up Artists

Cacao-ing is the new contouring.”

– Bimpe Onakoya, Nigerian make-up artist/ artistic director, Maybelline New York, Nigeria.

“Cacao-ing is the new contouring.” – Bimpe Onakoya, Nigerian make-up artist/ artistic director, Maybelline New York, Nigeria.

“Make-up is you, but better; it breeds confidence. Once a woman feels confident, she’s comfortable and she can do whatever she wants.” – Mmeka Ronald Chinedu, Nigerian make-up artist/creative director, Ronaldthe7th Beauty Lounge

“Beauty should start from the inside, this is why you should sleep well, drink lots of water and take care of your skin.” – Zeina El Naggar, Egyptian make-up artist

“Make-up is not just about blue eye shadow and red lips. You’re going to work on different people with different skin tones. . . A good foundation is necessary. Also, getting the right tools is also important. That does not mean you have to break the bank in buying make-up products.” – Joy Adenuga, Nigerian make-up artist

“Creativity is your best makeup skill, don’t be afraid to experiment.” – Pat McGrath, Influential British make-up artist

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“Have a better relationship with your make-up and take the time to learn what your products will do.” — Sam Fine, American make-up artist

“I believe that all women are pretty without make-up, but the right make-up can be pretty powerful.” – Bobbi Brown, American make-up artist/founder, Bobbi Brown Cosmetics

“For me, a decent look is well shaped eyebrows, mascara on the lashes to give them an elongated effect, minimal foundation to even out the skin tone and well moisturised and glossed lips.” – Steve Koby, Kenyan make-up artist

“If you use the same brushes for different colours/powders, they’ll rub off on each other. Invest in brushes.” – Bimbo Onakoya, Nigerian make-up/ artistic director Maybelline New York, Nigeria.

“Red lipstick is instant glamour.” – Charlotte Tilbury, Founder, Charlotte Tilbury Beauty Ltd

“Makeup is malleable and mercurial: The biggest joy I have every day is the opportunity to create, to play, and to invent with something I’ve loved forever.” – Pat McGrath, Influential British make-up artist

“If you’re sad, add more lipstick and add attack.” — Coco Chanel, French fashion designer

There are no rules when it comes to make-up.” — Kevyn Aucoin, American make-up artist, photographer & author

“We just put a lot into what we do at bmpro. We don’t see makeup as a service we are there to provide just on a day. So, there is a build-up and a relationship we strike between our entire client and us, and we nurture the relationships. I suppose we try to be innovative; as I said, we don’t just do makeup; we do makeup that they are confident wearing, and of course, they become the centre of attention at their events. Staying ahead has just been something that has come with the territory.” – Banke Meshida-Lawal, Nigerian make-up artist/founder & CEO, BMPro Make-up Group

“While at first it seemed like a depressing realization, I realized that make-up is powerful; it’s every woman’s secret weapon.”  – Charlotte Tilbury, Founder, Charlotte Tilbury Beauty Ltd

“There are no rules when it comes to make-up.” — Kevyn Aucoin, Amerian make-up artist, photographer & author

“Make-up is no different than clothes and accessories — it’s embellishments for your face. And it also gives you creative freedom. You get to have that moment in front [of] the mirror every morning and give yourself self-love. You’re making yourself up beautiful which is essentially self-love.” — Michelle Phan

“Bronzer is a booster. Choose a shade that’s one shade darker than your skin tone. It adds warmth and richness.” – Sam Fine, American make-up artist

“I’m not saying that putting on make-up will change the world or even your life, but it can be a first step in learning things about yourself you may never have discovered otherwise. At worst, you could make a big mess and have a good laugh.” – Kevyn Aucoin, American make-up artist, photographer & author

“Make-up is not a mask that covers up your beauty; it’s a weapon that helps you express who you are from the inside.” – Michelle Phan, American beauty Youtuber/founder, EM Cosmetics

“Joy is the best makeup. But a little lipstick is a close runner-up.”  – Anne Lamott, Novelist

“Foundation should unify tone, but it shouldn’t take away the individuality of the skin.” – François Nars, French make-up artist, photographer and founder, NARS Cosmetics

“What I love most about make-up is that you can’t get attached to one thing, one idea or one approach and once you’ve achieved perfection, you have to wipe it all off and start over the next day.” — Pat McGrath, Influential British make-up artist

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