- Mihlali revealed her beauty journey during an interview with Radio 702
- The popular star faced a lot of ridicule in the beginning as many thought she chose a beauty career because she did not have the brains to do anything else
- Living in a time where beauticians are celebrated makes Mihlali extremely proud
Mzansi beauty queen and make-up mogul, Mihlali Ndamase, had a real heart-to-heart with Radio 702 about the start of her career. It wasn’t all flawless foundation and bomb highlighter.
The popular influencer and make-up artist has received her fair share of shading in her time. Mihlali is a strong and independent woman who has followed her dreams despite the struggles she has faced along the way.
Briefly.co.za learnt that Mihlali was faced with a lot of criticism when she first chose to go down the beauty industry road. Being a beauty school gal came with a lot of harsh and unfair stigmas.
Mihlali revealed that her choice to pursue beauty left a lot of people believing that she was not good enough for anything else and did not possess the brains to do anything more. Even her church group was against her passion for beauty.
Living in a time in which beauticians are honoured for their craft and are receiving the recognition that they deserve makes Mihlali extremely proud.
It was as early as Grade 9 that Mihlali’s passion for the beauty world struck. Michelle Phan and Nicole Guerriero were just some of the people she looked up to, and now she is someone that people are looking up to.
Mihlali has a whopping 173,000 subscribers on her YouTube channel and she was named the most-paid beauty influencer by UK-based media house Hopper HQ, and she rakes in a mind-blowing R25,000 per Instagram post.
Follow your dream and always stay true to whom you are; it will pay off in the end.
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