Meet Trinidadian Makeup Artist and Hair Stylist, Amit Lall.


Makeup artist Amit Lall, was born and raised in the eastern part of Trinidad and has been involved in makeup artistry and hair styling for the past six years.

While attending secondary school one of his teachers noticed his passion for art and encouraged him to pursue make up artistry. With some more encouragement he decided to take the advice and has admitted that it is the best decision he ever made.


Amit has several clients and when asked about his schedule he said he is either busy or extremely busy.

CEM got a chance to do a Q &A with this talented makeup artist...........

HOW LONG HAVE YOU BEEN A MAKEUP ARTIST AND HOW DID YOU GET YOUR START IN THE INDUSTRY?

I have been in the makeup industry for the past eight years. I have done it professionally for six years.

I began in the industry while working at a cosmetic counter in a department store. At work customers would always commend my knowledge and ability to match products with different skin tones by simply looking without testing. I started doing makeup professionally on the job that followed, at another makeup counter at a mall. I got a lot of exposure because of that job. While doing applications, women would come and look on in amazement as I would enhance a person`s natural features and not mask them to the extent of them being unrecognizable. I remember having clients who came from very far to have their makeup done by me. At this point I realized my worth and decided that this was going to be my future and I was destined to be a makeup artist. Makeup applications never felt like work, even though I would stand for several hours. I always remember the saying "Do what you love and you will never work a day in your life!"

WHO ARE SOME PEOPLE THAT HAVE INSPIRED YOU THROUGHOUT YOUR CAREER?

Definitely, I would have to say various YouTube gurus whom I look up to and wish to aspire to be alike. Such artists are Nickie Tutorials, Manny Mua and my absolute favorite Patrick Starr. The reason I chose these artists is because of their journey. How they started and where there are now, while forever remaining humble.

WHERE DO YOU GET YOUR INSPIRATION FROM?

My inspiration for makeup is constant, as I gather ideas from nature, magazines, videos and most of all other internationally recognized Makeup artists.

WHAT HAS BEEN THE BIGGEST CHALLENGE OF YOUR CAREER?

I would have to say mature skin. Makeup application is certainly different for all ages and one technique should never be used. My challenge was loose skin, wrinkles and fine lines. I must admit I did struggle with this aspect for months, and often shied away from the mature crowd until I decided that in order to be a professional and provide a service I had to be able to do any age group. Today I can safely say I’ve mastered mature skin. I learnt with mature skin, less is definitely more.

WHAT DO YOU LOVE MOST ABOUT MAKE UP?

There are so many things that I love about makeup, however, I must admit I love the power makeup has to change a person`s personal outlook. I love being able to show people how beautiful they are. Everyone is beautiful, but people often forget that when someone doesn't see their inner light. A touch of makeup can often be all that it takes for someone to see their own beauty for the first time, or all over again. The confidence a person portrays after a makeup application with me is amazing, and gives me a feeling of satisfaction that I have not only made this person even more beautiful, but I`ve made them confident to take on anything in life!

HOW WOULD YOU DESCRIBE YOUR SIGNATURE LOOK AND WHAT IS IT ABOUT YOUR STYLE THAT SETS YOU APART FROM OTHER MAKEUP ARTISTS?

A waterline full of color! My clients request this the most from me, which is usually flawless skin, well structured face, neutral or bold lips with neutral eyes and a pop of color be it green, blue, purple etc. on the waterline. For this reason, I made it my signature look.

In my opinion, what makes me stand out in a crowd of makeup artists would be my ability to deliver what a client may ask for, My level of professionalism, my hygienic practices, which is ever important and definitely my ability to make a client comfortable and feel as though they've known me for years with my humble personality.

WHAT IS THE MOST IMPORTANT BEAUTY ADVICE THAT YOU CAN GIVE TO WOMEN?

"Beauty is skin deep". This is so true! The best advice I can give to anyone is that your skin is your most prized possession. A healthy, acne free canvas is every makeup artist`s dream to work on. I cannot stress enough how important is it to ensure you cleanse, tone and moisturize. Make sure you get the right products for your skin type (dry, oily, combination, sensitive etc.) Other things that are beneficial to skin health would be gentle exfoliating to remove dead skin and revitalize cell rejuvenation, masking for firming and tightening skin and always remember to use sun block. There are many options available at skin care counters.

WHAT ARE SOME COMMON BEAUTY MISTAKES THAT WOMEN MAKE?

The list of beauty mistakes can go on and on! The following are some of the most prevalent ones.

Foundation mismatching.

Please go to the beauty counter and get matched by a professional.

Leaving makeup on overnight.