Banke Meshida Lawal, Founder of BM Pro Cosmetics and a top-notch Nigerian Make-up Artist has revealed that doing make-up for dead people is a very lucrative business.
She made this revelation in an interview with newsmen. Banke said she once did make-up on a dead person and said it was a really depressing experience because it drained all her emotional energy. After that experience, she made up her mind not to do make-up on a dead person again.
However, she disclosed doing make-up on dead people is a lucrative business for any make-up artiste who is ready to go into it.
“I’ve been called occasionally to do make-up for dead people but I declined. I didn’t like the first experience I had. It’s such a sorrowful space to be in and I couldn’t deal with it. It left such a bad taste. I found it emotionally draining and made up my mind that I wouldn’t do it again. It’s a completely different skill set because one is working on skin that is not living; the colour and shading would different. However, it is a very lucrative aspect of make-up artistry because not many people possess the skill. I do every other thing except making up for the dead.”
BM Pro can boast of clients like Fatima Dangote, Olori Sekinat Elegushi, Mo Abudu, etc