If there's one hard working man who is behind the scenes and has constantly made moves beyond our wildest of dreams, it's this man right here. Nthato Mashishi.
He is one of the most loved and revered makeup artists to the stars this entertainment industry has ever had the pleasure of having.
Mention Nthato Mashishi's name to any entertainer and watch their eyes lighten up as they speak fondly about his work and how gorgeous he's made them look throughout the years.
Nthato has worked on a number of high profile celebrities including the late President Nelson Mandela, he once told ZAlebs that doing the late president's makeup was one of the biggest highlights of his career:
"When doing his make-up I was also extremely nervous to touch him, but he was such a generous and kind man. When you were touching Tata you could feel his energy rubbing off on you. Being in his household and touching him was such a blessing to me.
I’ve worked with a lot of international people, but for me that day, I shall forever cherish in my heart because I believe in everything that Tata stood for and I’m what I am because of him," he said.
Another recent highlight for Ntatho was when he had the opportunity to work with Bold & The Beautiful actress - Katherine Kelly Lang, better known as Brooke Logan.
Katherine, who featured on this week's recent episode of Isidingo, had the pleasure of being dolled up by Nthato and as always, he did a splendid job at making the actress look amazing.
Nthato was definitely in his zone while doing his magic on Katherine's face.
Katherine in the week travelled to Soweto to meet her fans at Maponya Mall and you guessed it! Nthato was right there beside her ready to make sure that she looked amazing.
What's also cool is that Katherine also tagged and credited Ntatho for doing her hair and makeup and you know what that means right? As soon as Katherine's famous friends come to Mzansi, they'll be hollering at Nthato for a face beat hook up!
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Here are a few interesting facts about Nthato Mashishi we've come to learn.
- He was the make-up artists for the Yizo Yizo 1 crew back in 2002.
- His dream is to own an international African makeup brand.
- He was one of the judges for SABC 1's - Raw Silk
- Apart from his career one of Nthato's other proud moments was when he paid cash for all his homes.
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