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Michael MacOlive began his fascination with makeup at the National School of the Arts, where he specialized in fine art.  Realizing that appearance and identity were art forms like any other, he decided to further his research and studies into makeup.

After reading several books on the anthropology of body decoration, he decided makeup was as good a medium as any other through which to express oneself.

Beyond high school, he furthered his education in Pretoria, where he studied theatre art, specializing in stage makeup.  After mastering the dramatic makeup techniques used for theatre, he went on to master the subtle art of beauty makeup at beauty college.

Thereafter, Michael was recruited by one of the most prestigious makeup houses, where he was trained further in, not only beauty and stage makeup, but the avant-garde makeup of the world of high fashion.

Having found his niche, Michael remained with the brand for nearly four years, lending his skills to such events as Sanlam Fashion Week, the South African Ballet Theatre, the Teen Choice Awards, the Hype Awards and the FIFA World Cup Opening Concert, to name a few.

Michael has also worked on countless weddings and matric dances, offering his mastery of beauty makeup for these special occasions that demand only the best from every aspect.