Nthato Mashishi lands a new TV gig

Celebrity make-up artist Nthato is moving on to bigger things.

By  | Dec 06, 2018, 01:44 AM


If you happen to see your favorite celebrity with a serious glo' up it probably was from make-up artist Nthato Mashishi whom we'll see more of  in 2017 as he sets his eyes on a career in television.

For many years we've seen makeup artist, Nthato Mashishi on the red carpet and social events alongside his famous celebrity clients. 

Nthato has worked with the likes of Pearl Thusi, Lerato Kaganyago and had a very close celebrity client relationship with Bonang a few years ago.

Now the entrepreneur is turning the page, as the official judge on the SABC1 brand new series called Raw Silk. Hosted by Pearl Modiadie, Raw Silk profiles the journeys of up and coming designers with ana elimination each week. 

Nthato will be judging alongside resident judges such as the likes of Ole Ledimo from the successful House of Ole and with fashion guru, Yasmin Furmie.

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ZAlebs caught up with Nthato to catch up on his latest endeavor and his journey so far.

Nthato explained to ZAlebs that he got involved in the show when he was invited to audition as resident judge. He revealed that he was surprised that he got the job as there were also a lot of fashion experts and presenters who also auditioned.

We asked Nthato if he will be a mean or sweet judge but he wouldn't give us any further information and encouraged us to all tune in to the show to find out what type of judge he'll be. We've met Nthato a couple of times and he's really such a pleasure to work with and a sweet guy too, we doubt he'll be mean on the show, but we're yet to see that.

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Nthato also informed us that we can expect a lot of raw talent, edutainment but most importantly we can expect in-depth look at who Nthato is and what he's good at.

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We obviously couldn't let him go without him telling us what the latest 2017 make-up trends are. 

According to the make-up guru, clean bare radiant foundation, 70's glitter eye, and dewy gloss stained lips are the make-up trends for 2017.

My advise to upcoming designers is to learn the business side of fashion, it's very important because at the end you need to have sellable clothes and make money to grow a successful brand.

To stay true to who you are in terms of your signature, it's also as important to learn the heritage of fashion and adapting to the technology that comes with fashion.