Arber Bytyqi wanted to be a professional makeup artist when he grew up but the hindrance to his dreams was his family.
Some people have everything figured out right from the start, just take Arber Bytyqi for instance. Bytyqi knew he wanted to be a professional makeup artist when he grew up but the hindrance to his dreams was his family. "In our culture, a male in the beauty industry is considered taboo," he explained during an interview. But that didn't dissuade the artist, who worked twice hard to realize his goals. "So, at first, I got a master’s degree in economics, and only then did I follow my dream and started working as a makeup artist," explained Bytyqi, who is a popular beauty influencer on Instagram as well.
In the past few years, he has created thousands of makeup looks for brides who wanted to look their best on their big day. But to achieve popularity and success, he made sure to build a unique look for each of his clients and boy were the transformations mind-blowing. Explaining the process, Bytyqi said, "When I meet my client, the first question I ask is what kind of occasion are they getting their makeup done for. I also ask my clients if they have any specific requests. For example, if they want a natural or dramatic look. Then I ask them [to show me] the dress that they are going to wear. The design of the dress and its details reveal the style of the look the client is going for. Then, I analyze their facial features."
With the help of his team of 25 (15 makeup artists and 10 hairstylists), Bytyqi helps his client to look fabulous. Take a look at some of his latest masterpieces: