Whatever looks you’re dreaming of, these Kenyan makeup artists can bring to life.

Makeup is no longer seen as a girly hobby. It is now a powerful tool that is sought after in many industries; in fact, it is a whole industry by itself. These 5 makeup artists (MUAs) are making power moves with all the right brushes

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  1. Sinitta Akello

Sinitta does the most eclectic make up looks ever. She started off as a photographer and stylist but quickly realized makeup was her calling. Her signature look is described as ‘mixed media’ and she likes to incorporate a lot of African tribal elements into her looks

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Sinitta Akello at work
  1. Dennis Karuri

Dennis has risen to popularity amazingly fast due to the excellent glam looks he does. He discovered his affinity for makeup while in high school and started dabbling in the art while at the university. He is currently one of the most sought-after MUAs in Nairobi

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Dennis Karuri
  1. Wacuka Thimba

Wacuka has been in the business for many years now and her fantastic work speaks for itself. She does a lot of look for brides and any other woman who wants a glamorous makeup look.

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Wacuka Thimba at work
  1. Stephanie Cherono

Stephanie creates the sultriest makeup looks. She is a guru who knows her stuff and is queen of the cut crease.

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Stephanie Cherono
  1. The Kobys

Njanja Koby and Steve Koby are a married couple of makeup artists. Njanja specializes in bridal looks and permanent makeup looks while Steve specializes in everyday makeup and editorial looks. They don’t necessarily work together, each running their own brand.

Njanja Koby 
Work by Steve Koby

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