BANKE MESHIDA LAWAL SPEAKS ON WHY SHE CANNOT MAKEUP FOR THE DEAD
Banke Meshida Lawal popularly known as BMPRO is one of the respected makeup artistes in the Nigerian beauty industry. BMPRO started doing makeup as far back as when she was in the university and many years later, she has become a master in the art.
Banke’s clients span from celebrities to the high class in the society, brides and every other person who can afford her services. But no matter how much she is offered, there is a set of people she cannot render her services to.
In a chat with PUNCH, BMPRO reveals who and why.
I’ve been called occasionally to do make-up for dead people but I declined. I didn’t like the first experience I had. It’s such a sorrowful space to be in and I couldn’t deal with it. It left such a bad taste. I found it emotionally draining and made up my mind that I wouldn’t do it again.
It’s a completely different skill set because one is working on skin that is not living; the colour and shading would be different. However, it is a very lucrative aspect of make-up artistry because not many people possess the skill. I do every other thing except making up for the dead.
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