The Chicago Journal

Celebrated Makeup Artist Star Bahati Painting Her Way to the Future

With over 23 fruitful years of experience in the industry, Star Bahati is one of this generation’s best makeup artists. Using her undeniable prowess in the art, Star paints the current and future makeup trends. 

Star Bahati’s journey started in her training at the Los Angeles Trade Technical College of Cosmetology. After her completion at the college, she attended several training workshops for major cosmetic brands.

Her passion and talent for makeup filled her impressive portfolio with her work for popular cosmetic lines such as MAC Cosmetics, Estée Lauder, and Prescriptive, all in the Beverly Center. Star Bahati has also worked as a Smash box freelance artist in their Culver City studio and as a manager at Sephora, where she helped open the beauty chain’s Santa Monica Store. 

Wanting to further her impact on the beauty community, Star Bahati opened her own business as a freelance makeup artist at Star 4 Makeup, Inc. She traveled to Koln, Germany, where she performed life-changing makeovers for international acts from the United States.

Seeing how her work inspired positive changes in her clients, Star decided to further her services. The celebrated freelance makeup artist now works year-round, creating countless bridal looks perfect for one of the most meaningful days of people’s lives. 

While adding an extra hint of blush to each wedding ceremony, Star Bahati was also on a journey to improve and perfect her craft. She became the makeup artist for two major television shows, MTV’s Ridiculousness and VH1 Network’s Basketball Wives

To add to her ever-growing portfolio, Star Bahati has also brightened the sets on TV One, R&B’s Divas Season 2, VH1’s Love & Hip Hop: Hollywood Season 2, and did hair and makeup for famed actress Nichelle Nichols of the Star Trek television series. 

Her fondness for makeup and how its colors seem to brighten a person only grew through the years. Star Bahati has also brought the magic of her craft backstage. The freelance makeup artist has tried her hand at creating dramatic theatrical looks and directing a team of talented makeup artists at esteemed high-fashion runway shows. 

And it’s not just shows. Star Bahati has also worked on numerous creative editorial photo shoots. Being a part of the beauty industry’s newest looks and revolutionary fashion trends is one aspect of her craft that furthered Star’s love for it.

Inspired to share that love, Star Bahati is finally working on her long-awaited cosmetic line. Together with the release of this line is the founding of Star’s trade school for risk girls. There, she plans to impart the knowledge and beauty hacks she’s picked up over two decades to inspire the children to take the brush in their hand and create their paths.

Star’s passion and exceptional resume know no equal in the industry. Her immense appreciation for the art of makeup has led her worldwide to be a part of the celebration of significant occasions and to be the catalyst for life-changing transformations.

With a brush in one hand and a palette in the other, Star Bahati paints the makeup industry’s future.