A make-up artist has revealed his incredible bridal transformations by sharing before and after photographs with his 262,000
Arber Bytyqi, from Kosovo, is able to paint dreamy wedding looks depending on the bride’s requests – from a more natural look or full-on glam, to even alternative styles.
But the talented artist, whose creative skills help to diminish bags, red marks and even acne, hasn’t always pursed a career in beauty.
‘When I finished high school, my family didn’t want me to continue my studies in the beauty industry because in our culture it’s considered taboo if a male works in this industry,’ he told
‘So, at first, I got a master’s degree in economics and only then did I follow my dream and started working as a makeup artist.’
Arber Bytyqi, from Kosovo, has revealed his incredible bridal transformations by sharing before and after photographs with his 262,000 Instagram followers. Pictured above, one bride requested a ‘glam’ look for her wedding – and this was accomplished thanks to the talented make-up artist
Arber revealed that when he first meets a client, he asks them questions about their upcoming occasion and what they plan to wear, as well as analysing their facial features. Pictured, a brunette bride went for lash extensions, dark red lipstick and pink blusher
The make-up artist was initially discouraged from perusing his dream to work in beauty, but after qualifying from an economics degree, decided to give it a go. Pictured, a blonde bride stunned with glittery eyeliner and dark red lipstick – and completed her look with a crown
The beauty artist has been interested in make-up since he was a child, and used to play with his mother’s make-up when he was five-years-old.
Since then, Arber, whose transformative bridal make-up has attracted thousands of fans, has continued to go from strength to strength.
His looks tend to be elaborate, and feature a strong smokey eye, with bold eyebrows and a classically painted lip.
To achieve the desired appearance, the make-up artist first asks the client what kind of occasion they are going to, or if they have any specific requests.
The transformations have drawn hundreds of thousands of followers, with many praising Arber’s incredible before and after works of art. Above, the bride opted for a more contoured look
The talented beauty artist has over 262k Instagram followers, who are amazed by his bridal before and after transformations. Above, one bride was delighted with her look and donned a nude lipstick and highlighter on her cheek
The elaborate make-up looks often feature smokey eyes and false eyelashes, strong brows and a classically painted lip (above)
Continuing to dig a little deeper, he then asks what dress they are planning to wear, as he believes ‘the design of the dress and its details reveal the style of the look the client is going for.’
The final step to his make-up process is to analyse the bride’s facial features to see what he can enhance.
Incredibly, Arber serves more than 1,000 brides a year, which works out to two or three per day – but he finds the Summer months a particularly demanding time, and along with his team, can serve as many as 60 clients every day.
‘Make-up is like jewellery for the face,’ Arber told Bored Panda. ‘Play with colours and shapes. Don’t be afraid to transform yourself. At the end of the day, you can just clean it.’
In the Summer, Arber and his team regularly work on 60 clients a day and he has over 1,000 clients a year
He describes make-up as being like ‘jewellery for the face’ and encouraged aspiring artists to play with colours and shapes. Above, a bride opted for a purple eyeshadow and dark lipstick