Do you love your job? If yes, then why? Or rather what do you do that makes you jump out of bed every morning with sheer vigour? I’m sure few of us can relate to this as our jobs give us a reason to look forward to another day of opportunities.
This leads us to Alisha Rego, a makeup artist based out of Mangalore who believes that her job is truly fulfilling in every sense. Alisha paved her own path 4 years ago, when she decided that makeup styling was her true calling.
“I was always interested in sketching, painting, drawing; basically a lot to do with aesthetics. I had a very good sense of aesthetics also in terms of clothes, home decor, or makeup from a young age. From my dinner plates to my coffee mug, I’m extremely particular that it looks aesthetically pleasing to my eyes. So you can imagine how particular I can be with makeup which can make or break someone’s day”, she says.
Alisha is a certified makeup artist who pursued a professional makeup course from London College of Makeup, Dubai in 2016 where she eventually began her career styling models for fashions shows in Dubai. She then moved back to Mangalore and evaluated various genres of makeup and began perfecting SFX and editorial makeup; genres that she absolutely loves.
“An editorial makeup can reflect so many different emotions. There’s so much to play around with. On one hand it can look graceful and on the other it can be so dramatic. SFX makeup is another interesting genre I was always interested in and as a result of my affinity towards both these styles, I decided to take up a professional course in makeup.”
From styling brides on their big day to models for several photoshoots, Alisha recently styled Adeline Castelino, the winner of Liva Miss Diva 2020 for her homecoming. When we asked her what really excites her about her job she gave us a slightly different answer. “I find my work insightful because it made me realize that I have a good eye with design in general. Regarding makeup, I’ve spent days locked up in my home trying different kinds of makeup on myself as well as on my sisters and friends. I had to learn what works and what doesn’t and the learning still continues. That’s what true passion does to you.”
Alisha is looking forward to broadening her horizons by finding her ground in the film industry. “If I get an opportunity to work in films, that will be wonderful for my career. I’d love to work with makeup artists on SFX makeup in particular if I ever get the chance.”
In a span of just 4 years, Alisha has a great deal of knowledge about the field and its intricacies which has only given her a huge leverage. It was very evident when she busted several myths about skin care and makeup with us. She is now on One Page Spotlight and if you’d like to get in touch with her to know her work or collaborate for future projects, then click here.
We also have an active community of make up artists that are sharing their work. If you’d like to take inspiration from them, then do join the community called Make Up and Wake Up.