Interview with Dubai-London based Makeup artist Reshma Raza

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What is a day in the life of Reshma Raza like?

Every day is fun and exciting. I wake up at 6 AM bright and early ready to go. I start off by making breakfast for the family and get my kids ready for school. Some days are challenging than others and I try to handle them with patience, confidence and courage.

When I first started freelancing, I got in touch through building my PR in Dubai media industry. Now thankfully, most of my work is past clients and referrals.

I am ready for anything no matter what the project or the job is, I venture to the location with my makeup kit to set up. Some days I have a big kit, some days its my little duffle bag and me.

How did your career begin in the world of makeup/beauty?

As growing up, I always had a keen eye for detail and creativity. I always loved doing make up on my Aunt {my mums youngest sister} and this way my desire and passion started building that led to my decision in choosing make-up artist as the best career for me.

Best advice you got from another make-up artist when you started?

“This is your field…you will grow through experience and public relations” says Liv Rideg (Make-up Educator)

Reshma Raza - Makeup artist - dubai-uae

What was your first job as a make-up artist?

My first job as a make-up artist was working back stage at Pakistan fashion week.

What areas of media do you frequently work in?

I am all rounded. It depends I work on music videos, film shoot (Celebrities), product shoot, corporate/company events, TV commercials, video shoots, building portfolio for models on a magazine shoot.

How would you describe your signature look and what is it about your style that sets you apart from other makeup artists?

My look is transparent and natural and I play with textures on the face of clients so they will look amazing from any angle. I let them embrace their facial shape and who they can be.

 What kind of work do you find you get booked for the most?

Corporate events and models

What is the most important beauty advice that you can give to women?

The beauty starts from within so look after your skin and this is my best advice to women.

What are some common beauty mistakes that women make?

  • Making sure eyebrows are even by filling them
  • To use correct colour of base/foundation
  • I do not like to see an obvious liner on lips

Reshma Raza - Makeup artist - sabeeka Imam

You are pretty yourself. Do you feel that looking and feeling beautiful is important in regard to a woman’s confidence and self-esteem?

Absolutely, this is one of the most important goal for every women.

What products do you think should be a staple in every woman’s purse?

A compact powder and a nude shade of lipstick

Do you believe that sometimes less is more?

I always believe that less is more

Tell Us About Your Favorite Sustainable Beauty Brands.

I have a variety of brands in my kit such as Dior, Tom Ford, Makeup Forever, but MAC for lipsticks and Naked Pallete for eye shadows are two of my favourites.

How do you unwind after a long day on set? Do you have a favorite la spa, restaurant or bar?

I like to enjoy being myself in the house with a cup of tea in my comfy PJ’s on my sofa. No particular favourites.

Would you like to give Makeup/Beauty tips to Ebuzztoday readers on weekly basis as a guest contributor? 

Yes I would love to give Makeup/Beauty tips to Ebuzztoday readers.

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