The challenging financial times we find ourselves in, call for us to be astute and innovative. This is why Durban University of Technology’s (DUT’s) Journalism alumnae, Cassandra Zungu is using her hobby of doing facial makeup as a way of making an extra income.
The Ukhozi FM news reader and content producer, recently graduated with a Btech in journalism at this year’s first ever virtual graduation held on 10 June 2020.
Zungu’s love for art is the reason why she decided to delve into the world of beautifying the skin which in her case means enhancing natural beauty and creating attractive looks using makeup.
“Makeup is a form of art, I’ve always been a lover of art and there’s no greater feeling than when you’re done with their (clients) make-up beat and seeing their reaction when they see themselves in the mirror and how happy they are with how they look,” Zungu said.
She believes that makeup is supposed to be about fun and a makeup artist is supposed to enhance certain features.
Zungu believes that in order to be a successful makeup artist one must always put their customers’ needs first and make sure that they are satisfied at all times.
Her ambitions for the future include opening a top beauty parlor where women of all sizes and shapes can be welcomed and assisted by the best in the business.
Zungu who hails from Nongoma, a small town in KwaZulu Natal’s Zululand District believes her humble upbringing is what motivated her to pursue most of her dreams of studying journalism and now being a freelance makeup artist.
Her love for journalism started when she was a little girl when her mother used to buy her books to read, but she fell in love with facial makeup as an adult.
Zungu uses social media to promote her makeup business and believes everyone who runs a business should do the same so they can reach more people.
Pictured: DUT Journalism alumnae and freelance makeup artist, Cassandra Zungu.