Sellma Kasumoviq is a world-renowned Make Up artist and designer from Mitrovica, Kosovo. Sellma is the founder of the well-known Studio Sellma makeup. Sellma began her passion for art since she was 14 years old. In the beginning as a freelancer, then as a student of graphic design. She graduated with a degree in Graphic Design from the University of Prishtina Arts Academy. Sellma also completed her degree in Belgrade as a professional makeup artist from Kryolan Professional Makeup.
In 2004 Sellma Kasumoviq opened her first professional makeup studio in Prishtina, currently with more than ten professional makeup artists. Studio Sellma is one of the first studios in Kosovo specializing only in makeup. In her first studio, her clients came from from neighboring countries Albania, Macedonia, Montenegro, etc. In 2010 Sellma Kasumoviq collaborated with hair stylist Kastriot Lleshi Kaci and fashion creator Valdrin Sahiti to open their new studio.
Sellma Kasumoviq has attended many makeup seminars as MAC 2010, Inglot 2014, and many others. She won three awards in the Video Fest in Prishtina for “Best Styling”.
NY Elite Interview with Sellma Kasumoviq – STUDIO SELLMA
NY Elite: Define Beauty.
Beauty isn’t all about having a pretty face. It is about having a pretty mind, a pretty heart and a pretty soul.
NY Elite: How long have you been a make-up artist and when did you get your start in the industry?
I have been a makeup artist for about 15 years. My first steps at makeup industry started as a 16 years old.
NY Elite: Did you have any formal make-up training?
This year I finally decided to start makeup training, to share my love and passion for makeup with others as well.
NY Elite: How would you describe your signature look?
NY Elite: What is your style?
Only Sellma’s style.
NY Elite: You have worked with so many famous celebrities, is there anyone that stands out as your favorite?
I love all my clients the same, without them I would not be here where I am.
NY Elite: What is the most exciting opportunity you have had as a freelance artist?
Well everything about being a freelancer it’s exciting.
NY Elite: What are you favorite products to use?
I do work with a lot of makeup brands and I have a lot of favorites, too many to list.
NY Elite: Are you working with a major cosmetics company? Do you have your own products?
No I don’t work with a specific brand. I hope one day I would have my own product too.
NY Elite: What are this season’s make up trends?
This season it is definitely all about glitters, highlighting and lashes extensions.
NY Elite: How do you keep up with all the new trends and styles? How do you incorporate them into your makeup repertoire?
I think makeup art comes from the soul. I just try to keep myself updated with all the makeup trends and styles and I put a little soul in it.
NY Elite: Can you reveal three beauty secrets?
Being natural I guess is the answer of all of three secrets.
NY Elite: Do you apply makeup for special events? Name some you have covered?
I do apply makeup for special events, such as weeding’s (Bridal Makeup), fashion shows, movie makeup, etc..
NY Elite: Where do you get your inspiration from?
I get inspired from the beauty of nature, the beauty of colors, the beauty of art itself.
NY Elite: What is your advice to aspiring makeup artists?
There can be miracles when you believe. Never give up, with a little soul you can amaze the world.
NY Elite: Are there any new exciting shows or projects that you are working on or have lined up in the near future?
Yes, there are lot of projects. I can’t wait to share them with you when completed.