Make-up gurus are like mushrooms. Thanks to You Tube. For obvious reasons that make-up artists no longer have to work or even pay for supermodels or celebrities to make a name. Instead, a huge self-taught make-up aficionados are getting tons of followers through their own concocted home-made videos. So, who's your favorite guru? Do you just like them because they have a huge number of followers or they usually cater to your beauty needs? Do you even set your own criteria for following such?
She is one of the top 3 make-up YT gurus in my hometown, Singapore. They were chosen based on the quality and clarity of their video tutorials and their high viewership numbers.
She definitely is one of my favorite guru and yes, she blogs too. She founded FacesBySarah.com way back in 2006. She is also one of the Top 8 Ambassadors of Watsons, Singapore. She is much sought-after tucking in her rich portfolio as she graced Perlinis Silver, FHM, Mother & Baby, etc. She undeniably made a name for herself but still manages to keep her feet on the ground. Thanks for being humbled at all times hun!
Trivia: Sarah is a Muslim and she loves animal prints, horror and gory stuff, that's why we probably jive. I was really inspired by her quest ever since she found out that make-up was her calling. What's not to love about her? She does not only excel in her passion but she also knows how to take care of the people who support her. She never fails to remember them and I believe that is one such great character that a person must possess.
Sarah Suhel Chaudhry, 24, accounts assistant and freelance make-up artist
Professional makeup artist with 5 years of experience in all sorts of makeup, ranging from fashion makeup, to bridal makeup to SFX makeup.[www.facesbysarah.com]
You tube channel: www.youtube.com/user/sarahchaudhry
Total subscribers: 5,632 (UTD)
Brushing up on YouTube since: 2007
Most popular clip: Simplest Ever! Smokey Eyes Tutorial
What is your signature make-up style?
I'm known for my love of bold looks - I simply adore bright colours. Most girls feel intimidated by loud colours but I try to show them how they can wear such colours without being over-the-top. I also do some toned-down looks, so my viewers get a diverse variety of styles.
How did you learn about make-up?
I graduated from Cosmoprof Academy in 2006, with a diploma in professional make-up artistry and have been freelancing since. I did the make-up for the performers in the National Day Parade from 2006 to 2008 and was the official make-up artist for the Miss India Singapore pageant in 2006.
Why did you start posting on YouTube?
It is an ingenious method of sharing tips and tricks with fellow make-up fanatics, as well as a way to gain more exposure.
***credit:article published in The Straits Times.
Here are my personal picks of Sarah's fascinating works: