Mihlali Ndamase has launched a new business and stirred some controversy too
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Award-winning content creator Mihlali Ndamase has launched a new business Malakyt, and stirred some controversy too.
Malakyt is a platform for beauticians to advertise their skills to attract more clients. It also allows clients to book services from hundreds of beauticians who do make-up, nails and hair.
The fashion and beauty blogger who’s also a make-up artist, caused a stir on Twitter when the Malakyt website showed how much she charges for a face beat.
The post that has been taken down from the website stated that Ndamase charges R25K for a face beat (which might have been an error because it later changed to R2.5K).
Mihlali Ndamase has just launched her new business venture Malakyt.— Musa Khawula (@khawula_musa) October 15, 2021
Mihlali also shares she charges from R2500 for her make-up services.
A list of services you can book with Malakyt. pic.twitter.com/iRv7BBcB7T
Following an uproar on Twitter where her followers asked her if the prices were real, Ndamase clarified that the prices she put were only an example for other beauticians using the platform to showcase their businesses.
“I haven’t done anyone’s make-up in years, it’s an example profile created for those signing up,” she said.
I haven’t done anyones makeup in years, it’s an example profile created for those signing up.— Mihlali Ndamase 🤍 (@mihlalii_n) October 21, 2021
There was mixed reaction from tweeps about the prices before she explained that they were only used as an example.
“Like I’d never pay R20k for a handbag, but there are people doing that for LV because they want to be associated with that brand. If you’re at the level of fame Mihlali is at, you are obviously going to charge more than non-famous make-up artists would,” commented @naledimashishi.
Here are more reactions regarding Ndamase’s make-up rates:
Mihlali Ndamase is one of the highest paid IG influencers in the world, one of the biggest YouTubers, a Forbes 30 Under 30 inductee , an award winning Influencer & Makeup Artist, she’s worked with Revlon, Inecto and Johnson’s just to name a few.— Moe Suttle (@moe_suttle) October 22, 2021
This rate is not far fetched pls https://t.co/iRXZ262X2z
You are acting like people are forcing her to do their make up when she’s the one who decided to advertise her services. Please man. We acknowledge that Mihlali is a brand but let’s not be pathetic https://t.co/igWTgDP2KC— Zinhle 🥷🏽 (@Zinhleputinn) October 22, 2021