Meet Make-Up Artist Vuyo Varoyi

It's a Thursday and today we send a shout out to a young make-up artist from Western Cape, who has done very well for himself in a very competitive world of beauty and fashion industry.  This township fella is certainly on the fast track to living his dreams, if he is not already. Get to know Vuyo Varoyi and be inspired ...

Vuyo Varoyi was born and raised in Cape Town's ever popular Gugulethu Township. After matriculating, Vuyo went on to study Fashion Design at the then Cape Town Technikon. Vuyo then realised his interest in the beauty industry and decided to move to the City Of Gold Johannesburg to pursue his dreams. To ensure his dreams became a reality, Vuyo enrolled at the Professional School of Make-Up (PMU).

He got his big break when he was hired by at MAC Cosmetics as a Make-Up Artist. Six months later he was chosen to work at SA Fashion Week as one of the MAC Artists. A year later, while still working for the brand, he was again selected amongst over 150 artists as the Top 3 to attend the brand’s Advance Makeup Training in Las Vegas.

Vuyo’s work has been on the covers of some of the country’s coveted publications, including True Love, Bona, Real, Move, African Women, Soul, Tropics, Destiny, Rolling Stones, Classic Feel to name a few. This has enabled him to work with high profile celebrities such as Kelly Rowland, Richard Branson, Bonang Matheba, Shashi Naidoo and many others

Varoyi’s biggest achievement was being named the first National Make-Up Artist for Revlon SA in June this year. Part of his job includes, working with Brand Ambassador Bonang Matheba, conducting workshops for Revlon supported publications such as Cosmopolitan.

Vuyo is also proud to be designing all the Lip looks that will be shown at this year’s SA Fashion Week, led by Gert Johan Coetzee’s showcase.

Congratulations to Vuyo on his nod as the National Make-up Artist for Revlon SA. Let's hope his success in the business inspires other aspiring make-up artiststo soldier on until they too can reach their potential. 

Vuyo is on Twitter: @Varoy

Join me again next week when I introduce yet another inspirational star on the rise.

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