“It takes time for a craftsman to craft something. Quality over quantity.” This statement has become the mantra by which makeup artist Alex Botha lives and the power behind it has led to her incredible success. With 17 years experience in the industry, Joburg-based Alex has made her mark on a multitude of editorial spreads and advertising campaigns.
Part of Lampost agency, Alex has worked across renowned publications, and has traveled to Ibiza, Reunion, Zanzibar, Argentina, Mozambique and Mauritius for numerous swimwear and lingerie campaigns. This month she created the flawless complexions for our body positive Newd campaign.
“From a really early age, I grew up behind the make-up counter. My mom was a make-up artist in the retail industry. That’s where I did my homework. The smell, the colours, the textures, the feel had me hooked,” she shares. The artist has maintained her passion for the craft and mined her own individual style in the process, painting sleek, fashion forward beauty looks. Take a look at some of our favourite looks. See more by Alexandra Botha.