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Sophie Sunuwar is a well known name in the Nepali makeup industry and has been highly acclaimed and loved for her work since she started nine years ago. Every step of her journey has been a learning experience for this versatile artist for whom makeup and making others beautiful is a passion and something she can never tire of. She owns Reveal, a makeup and hair studio, and is also involved with Miss Nepal paegent as the official make-up artist since 2015.

What made you want to become a makeup artist?
In my childhood, I used to put on makeup to look more feminine. It continued till I was in my teen years. I had few friends like me and they praised my makeup and asked for me to help them. Around this time, I got the opportunity to learn makeup from an international makeup artist which helped enhance my skills and interest. I visited Bangkok and Malaysia for further training and assisted with some shows there. I was very impressed by the professionalism of makeup artists there and the dignity their job gave them. Many among them were transgender and living independent and prestigious lives. I wanted that too and I wanted to be able to make that change in Nepal. Today I am the first transgender makeup artist in Nepal and am happy to have a name!

What do you love about what you do?
I am an extrovert and fun loving person. People easily become friends with me. I also enjoy experimental makeup.

Where do you get your inspiration from?
I am flexible person so my inspiration keeps changing.

Product or brand favourite
I try almost all brands and products. I like Kryolan but there are other products too which are nice.

One product you can’t work without
Makeup is a combination of different products and tools. Each product is equally important. I can’t specify a single product.

Top makeup tips
Blending, blending, blending.