Pakistan is a country enriched with talented and beautiful people. Its entertainment industry that is currently in the rehabilitation stage was previously the most trend setting of all. Even when Pakistan was a part of the subcontinent, it was up there trending with the fashion world. A Norwegian based Pakistani Cosmetologist went through 10 decades of makeup transition to celebrate Pakistani fashion industry. Huma Sharif, a makeup artist, took to her Instagram fans and posted the makeup videos there to intimate the world with her talent. We got in touch with her to let her walk through her journey of becoming an international artist and the one following her dreams.
“I think it’s very satisfying in earning money from something you really love and care about, something which gives you the feeling of joy, happiness and passion. I feel that life is too short to make money in a boring way, Huma explained. She continued, “Happiness is health and health is more important than money, it is everything in life. It is a great thing when a passion and a career come together. I feel very lucky about it and I am very thankful for it.”
Huma shared moments from her life when she was a kid and what inspired her to become a makeup artist in future. She said, “My dad is a talented calligraphy artist. I am sure I inherited the artistic skills from my dad. It all started with me painting and drawing brides in my school books.”
The Oslo artist said that she inculcated the habit of painting on human faces when she was just 18 years old. However, she left that idea in between to look for other opportunities but couldn’t find solace in that either.
“I started painting on human faces instead of canvases when I was 18 and started to work as a makeup artist just for fun and …. At that time, I wasn’t sure if being a Makeup artist was something I wanted for the rest of my life, so I started to study and worked in a law office. Slowly I really felt that I lost my life quality.”
She told us that it was her husband that made her believe in herself and do what makes her happy. She added, “I am the wife of a very talented teacher. I am proud of my husband, most of all he is my greatest mentor and advisor. He helps me and reminds me to be patient when things aren’t easy. He supports me in every possible way. It was in fact my dear husband that motivated me; he said to me that I shouldn’t waste my artistic skills and just accept to sit in an office for the rest of my life.”
Huma told us about her passion for art and how she could be nothing else but an artist if she wanted contentment from life. She explained, “Being an artist is really what suits me. I am an artist and nothing else. It keeps my life quality up. Since the little start I’ve just built myself up from being a Makeup artist to a salon owner and now a cosmetic brand. Videography and photography is a passion I have. I was one of the first female wedding and fashion photographers here in Oslo.”
Huma’s recent video that created uproar in the world of social media was about the Pakistani fashion transitions that took place in the last century. Talking to Orange Ink about her ‘100-year video’ she said that she received great respect from people all around the world specially her homeland.
“3 looks show the time before Pakistan was created, and the rest of the 8 looks show the time after Pakistan was created. I am so happy for the response, very humbled and thankful. My inbox was drowned in messages from lovely Pakistanis and Indian people from across the globe who appreciated the way I reminded them about our desi culture.’
She continued to say, “I really didn’t expect this much of good response from the desi people across the world and so much positive coverage from Pakistani media. I was blown away in fact!”
With the success of her video opening new doors for her, the mother of two told us about her future endeavors. She told us about her upcoming ventures and a little about her family life. She also introduced us to her humanitarian side which was not really in front of the world yet. She shared, “My biggest future endeavors are to give a lot of time to my children and husband and just build and grow my company. I want to launch great products of high quality & demand where 25 kr of each product from our line will go to Edhi Foundation Pakistan, abandoned baby girls in India and food for orphans. As a mother I feel highly for these children and I want to help them in every way possible.”
In the end of her conversation with Orange Ink, Huma said that throughout her career, she let passion drive her to different adventures. No matter how difficult or exhausting this work may seem to other people, she will never be tired of it, not for even one day.
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