Getting to know Nthato Mashishi

He's that celebrity make-up artist you definitely want to work with.

By  | Jun 22, 2020, 01:45 PM  | Nthato Mashishi  | Top of The


If you happen to see your favorite celebrity with a serious face beat, it's probably all thanks to this man.

He's worked with a number of superstars in the industry, including the late President Nelson Mandela. Nthato has carved out a successful career doing what he loves and we caught up with him for a quick Q&A, here we go...

What car do you drive?

I drive a Chevrolet Aveo Sedan LS and Landrover Freelander convertible 

What would be your dream job? 

My dream job is to own an international African makeup brand eg like Estee Lauder, Iman, Elizabeth Arden etc.


What is your proudest moment thus far?

My proudest moment is buying all my homes cash

How do you spend most of your time?

I spend most of my time chilling, cooking, reading, taking morning walks, going to the gym and doing a whole lot of research.


What is the one thing you can't live without?  

Family...especially my dad.

Tell us a secret no one knows?

I'm a very spiritual person.

Nthato and Jess

Your favourite travel destination is...?

Obvious, Mzansi it's such a beautiful and rich country to live and travel in.

If you could have a superpower, what would it be?

If I could have a superpower it would be to become a medium so I can connect with the after life.


Interesting fact about Nthato Mashishi is that he was also the make-up artists for the Yizo Yizo 1 crew back in 2002.

Main image credit: Instagram/@NthatoMashishi