Meet the male make-up artist in Senegal changing gender stereotypes

Farida Dawkins April 11, 2018
Ass Malick Faye with a client...Le Journal Africa

Traditionally, make-up artistry is perceived as an art that is enjoyed and perfected by women.

Ass Malick Faye with a client…Yahoo News Canada

21-year-old Ass Malick Faye is one of the few men changing that misconception.

Ass Malick Faye with a client…Le Journal Africa

Faye is of Senegalese descent and is a make-up artist.

Knowing it wouldn’t be a conventional path, Faye describes to BBC, “from the beginning, I knew that it would not be easy.”

Nevertheless, he’s forged on and applies his love of creating to his chosen palette – faces.


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