Every bride wants to look their best on the wedding day. From the beautiful dress to the glamorous hairstyle and, of course, stunning makeup – everything has to be just right. And one makeup artist from Kosovo has dedicated himself to making sure that the brides look perfect on their special day.
Arber Bytyqi is a professional makeup artist based in Prizren, Kosovo whose immaculate makeup skills have already gathered him over 265k followers on Instagram.
Each makeup not only has to look perfect but also suit the individual needs of each bride: while some go for the more natural look, others want glamorous and flashy ball makeup. And making sure each bride’s wishes are fulfilled is the sign of a true master.
Arber said he got interested in makeup when he was just a child: “The first drawings that I did were of eyes, girls or dresses. I used to take my mom’s make-up and play with it when I was only five years old, so I knew that I’ll become a makeup artist pretty early.”
“When I finished high school, my family didn’t want me to continue my studies in the beauty industry because in our culture it’s considered tabu if a male works in this industry,” says the artist. He got a master’s degree in economics but stayed true to his dream and started working as a makeup artist.
Arber says he and his team serve over a thousand brides each year and summer is the most demanding season. “During this period, I and my team serve as many as 60 or more clients daily,” says the artist.
Arber has some advice for those who want to experiment with makeup: “Makeup is like jewelry for the face. Play with colors and shapes. Don’t be afraid to transform yourself. At the end of the day, you can just clean it.”