Morag Steyn on Makeup Accessory She Can’t Live Without
This week we feature South African celebrity makeup artist Morag Steyn.
Steyn is considered to be one of the best celebrity makeup artists and hairstylists in Africa. She has worked with local and international celebrities and spent a long time in India, working in the Bollywood industry.
She has worked with celebrities such as Clean Bandit, Randeep Hooda, Minnie Dlamini Jones, Pearl Thusi, Roxy Burger and Idris Elba.
Her fashion expertise has also been used by influential designers like Quiteria & George (Africa Fashion Week, Campaign Shoot &; a dress recently designed for BeyoncÃ©), David Tlale (New York & Paris Fashion Week), Thula Sindi (Africa Fashion Week), Rocky Star (Photoshoot), and Vikram Phadnis (Africa Bollywood Fashion Week) and Neeta Lula (Photoshoot) to name a few.
In addition, Morag has worked on major films, such as the upcoming Projector as good as Angelielna (release planned for next year).
She has also worked with a myriad of brands during her career, including Tally Weijl (Switzerland), Park Avenue (Asia), Steve Madden (India), Femina Flaunt (India), Lotus Arts de Vivre (Asia), Skagen (Denmark), Fossil (United States), FCUK (Asia), Under Armor (Africa), New Balance (Middle East), Reebok (India), among others.
You can make up any celebrity in the world. Who do you choose?
Jennifer Lopez. I think she is literally the most beautiful woman in the world. It would be an honor to put on makeup because she has always been my muse.
The most rewarding thing about your job?
Seeing my work on massive billboards and in movies is my trophy. I guess for all artists it is also when you are able to create a masterpiece from a bare canvas into something magical and the look on the client’s face as he looks at himself for the first time in the mirror and sees the transformation. This for me is always a priceless moment.
What’s the one makeup accessory you can’t live without?
An eyelash curler.
The best and the worst about staying in India?
The best is culture, love and adventure. The worst is poverty and humidity.
You can only eat one meal for the rest of your life. What do you choose to eat?
Such a difficult question because I love food, but I would probably say Bhindi Masala Fry. (An Indian dish made from okra).
What caught your eye on social media over the past week?
Most of the things that catch my eye are positive coils. The world is so negative right now, it’s refreshing to see videos of people sharing kindness and love.
What is your favorite item of clothing in your wardrobe?
My bespoke kutch embroidery denim jacket my mom helped me organize.
You can spend the day with anyone in the world, learning their trade. Who do you choose to spend it with?
Certainly Jordan Belford or David Icke.
Your crush on celebrities growing up?
Definitely Tyson Beckford and Travis Fimmel
If you could go back in time and change anything in your life. When would you choose to change, if at all?
I would have traveled the world sooner for my job. But I believe we are all exactly where we need to be.
The Saturday Star