Andrea T. Andre, a 21-year-old student born and raised in Angola, resides in Windhoek as a makeup artist in collaboration with Haven Beauty Spa Studio.
Andre is currently pursuing an Honours Degree at the International University of Management (IUM).
‘I have been in the beauty industry for almost two years’, said Andre.
She was motivated by close friends and acquaintances to use her talent as a side hustle to generate income. Andre gives praise to Instagram as she is able to promote her work, “Who needs a PR and Marketing team? You can make use of Instagram at no cost,” states Andre.
Her work blew the minds of many when, she worked with the beautiful Maria Nepembe.
Andre never saw herself as a makeup artist, she always wanted to become an Oil Engineer. She grew a fantastical interest for makeup at the age of 14.
According to Tavares, being a teenager wasn’t easy, it’s a phase of puberty where one needs to fully accept their flaws. She used makeup to shy away from all her insecurities, but she later realised that makeup wasn’t about hiding or correcting what was considered an imperfection, but enhancing features and embracing inner and outer beauty. Andre is working towards establishing her own Makeup Academy and to expand her brand locally and internationally. She has been providing makeup training, and will soon shift to host skincare workshops. Andre advises the Namibian girl child to allow herself to see things through her eyes and in her own way.
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