Makeup artist search!

Calling all aspiring makeup artists, get ready to #GetThatFeeling! If you love colour, contour, and concealer you’ll be pleased to know that, Sorbet is now offering all aspiring makeup artists the opportunity to turn your passion into a career, Grab your makeup brush and let’s get started, because entries for the #SorbetMUASearch 2020 are officially open.

The Sorbet Makeup Artist Search is seeking out 10 aspiring makeup artists who have the talent and passion for the art of makeup but haven’t had the opportunity of a formal qualification. “The Sorbet brand has always been centered around the idea of community upliftment,” explains Sapna Naran, Group Marketing Manager at Sorbet. “As a brand, we want to do more than ‘just sell makeup’, we want to empower people with the skills to earn a living doing what they love.” “We want people who are committed, passionate, and bubbly (like Sorbet!). You need to show us why you love what you do. We’ll also be judging on application, technique, use of colour and overall presentation,” she says.

The judges

Judges for the competition are celebrity makeup artist and beauty fashion anchor Nthato Mashishi; Glamour SA Beauty Editor Jesé-Ché Lillienfeldt; makeup tastemaker Itumeleng ‘Tumi’ Mokwatlo; makeup artist and hairstylist Kirsten Murphy Rossiter; social media content creator and professional makeup artist Vongai Mapho. Who better to join the panel of judges than one of the most stylish men in Mzansi, celebrity makeup artist and beauty fashion anchor Nthato Mashishi. “Unearthing new makeup talent is important for me because it’s a way to show people that being a makeup artist is a profession and a career like any other,” he says.

Glamour SA Beauty Editor Jesé-Ché Lillienfeldt says she can’t wait to see the looks that will be created. “It may take hours to perfect, in their bedrooms with a limited palette, but the finished product will give us a window into what can be achieved with the right training and opportunities.” Makeup tastemaker Itumeleng ‘Tumi’ Mokwatlo is the embodiment of self-taught talent and sees the competition as “a vital way to unearth the people that we need to shape-shift the industry and to set new and fresh standards for the future.” Fellow judge Kirsten Murphy Rossiter’s 15 years of experience in hair and makeup have given her a meticulous eye for detail and an appreciation for the power of a talented makeup artist to enhance the beauty that is already there.

Already a keen observer of some of South Africa’s brightest young talent, professional makeup artist Vongai Mapho and content creator knows all about the power of social media. She is “really excited about finding people who are ready to be recognised and given their time to shine.” Nomathamsanqa Mani, Sorbet product developer at Clicks Group, says that she looks forward to the competition providing new inspiration for product development. “Sorbet Foundation has proven to be a great success with the Women of South Africa. We enjoy involving customers in our new product development decisions, and due to demand have just added 12 new shades in a full coverage Salon Pro foundation, and 5 new shades in our top-selling Cover and Go foundation!”

The Prize

The fabulous prize includes full training and qualification from the Beauty Therapy Institute of South Africa, a full makeup kit with a professional makeup portable cosmetics travel trolley and makeup belt, and a Sorbet monthly spending allowance of R500 p/m for 12 months. The winners will also gain experience in working with both Clicks and Sorbet teams on photoshoots, events, in-store experiences, and other great opportunities.

Entries are now open

To enter, tell us why you would like to become a Sorbet Makeup Artist and upload a before look and three makeup looks you have created, using at least one Sorbet Makeup product in your entry. Entries close on 21 August 2020. Ts and Cs apply. Don’t miss out! Visit for more details.

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