There is a huge stigma of beauty bloggers and youtube gurus being ditzy According to many, the idea of someone doing something involved with beauty/fashion automatically labels the person as less than the educated person. In walks, Dr. Wasifa Ahmad (that's right you read that correctly, DOCTOR). Not only is she an extremely talented makeup artist but she is a dental surgeon. There goes that stereotype about the beauty industry and intelligence. No one should think that one field is better than the other, each should be held with equal respectability.
I came across her work and was blown away by the talent she posses. I know who I'd want as a makeup artist if I ever have an event to go to in Bangladesh! Not only does Wasifa posses extraordinary talent in makeup artistry, she has such a great personality. She is warm and genuinely happy about interacting with her followers. Check out her interview below, she is such a sweetheart!
Q: What’s your name and the name of your blog?
Hello! My name is Wasifa and the name of my lifestyle & beauty blog is “Sifa’s Corner”.
Q: Pick a blog post of yours that everyone should check out.
My article on At-Home Facial has reached over 167K viewers. It shows the very basic steps for taking proper care of your skin and many readers have found it truly helpful, so if you are new to my blog I suggest you should check out this article first.
Q: Do your family and friends know about your beauty blog?
At first, very few people from my friends & family knew about my blog, but now as the blog is getting bigger more of them are learning about this.
Q: What do your family and friends think about your beauty obsession?
Truth to be told, the most common reaction from most of them is, “This is so unlike you!” Actually I have been a nerd or geek for most of my life, so when I took the “hobby” of beauty blogging; it was quite a shock for some of them.
Q: Can you tell us some fun facts we probably do not know about you?
I am very shy and self-conscious person. It’s a constant battle for me to put my face on my blog…. specially when I am doing a skin care article and have to post pictures of my face with active acne & dark circles.
Q: How has your blog/page affected your life?
Every step of your life will bring both good and bad experiences… but I like to focus on the positive effects my blog/page has created. Now I am more confident posting a picture, giving my opinion and sharing my expertise through my blog/page. And also, I have had the opportunity to do some amazing makeup works with some amazing people… which was possible due to my blog!
Q: What do your friends think about your beauty product obsession?
After getting to know about my blog, my friends often ask for my advice on skin, hair and makeup. They appreciate all the makeup tutorials, product reviews and crazy antics I come up with!
Q: What draws you to buy a certain product or brand of makeup?
Reviews, availability and affordability.
Q: What are some of your absolute favorite beauty products?
I have many favorite beauty products, but the following ones are my everyday essential.
1 . MAC Studio Finish Concealer.
2 . Benefit High Beam.
3 . Real Technique Brushes.
4 . Urban Decay Naked Palette.
5 . Sephora Waterproof Kohl Liner in Black
Q: What is the best thing about being a beauty blogger?
Blogging, generally, allows you to come in contact with lots of people with similar minds. But beauty blogging has some other perks too…Like complimentary products for reviewing, relationship with different makeup or skincare brands etc.
Q: How do you balance being a dental surgeon and makeup artist?
Currently I am taking a break from dental surgery practice, so that gives me plenty of time to focus on makeup artistry.
Q: What is one tip you would give others who want to become a makeup artist/ beauty blogger?Have patience and work sincerely. It’s not necessary that you will have to buy all the pricey products all at once for your collection… just start first with affordable products and work your way upwards!
Q: Would you ever do a meet and greet in Dhaka?
Yes, I would love to do that one day!