THE BEAUTY MOGUL
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At a tender age of 19, Athirah Kamaruzzaman (or better known to her fans as Tyra) started her own brand, BeauTyra, bringing quality makeup to Malaysians at an affordable price. She dishes on her journey of starting her brand, her favourite products and recalls the first time she wore makeup.
What was your earliest memory of playing with makeup or skincare?
“I’m not sure when this was exactly, but my earliest memory of playing with makeup was seeing my sister dabble with it. I would sneak up on her to see what she was doing and if she wasn’t watching, I’ll play and experiment with her products!”
What made you want to start your brand? “I’m a huge fan of everything beautyrelated. It’s honestly my passion! I fell in love with makeup and skincare when I was 14. I love playing with colours and applying sheet masks. I wanted to start a brand that youngsters like me would love and enjoy without being overpriced. Hence, why BeauTyra was born!”
If you could swap lives with anyone in the world, who would it be and why?
“I’d love to swap lives with Kylie Jenner! (laughs) I’d love nothing more than to see how she runs her billion-dollar business and live in her shoes!”
What are three products in your skincare or makeup routine that you can’t live without?
“Oh, this is a toughie for a makeup lover like myself. But if I’d have to choose, I’d say makeup remover, face wash and sunblock! You should never forget your SPF.”
If this wasn’t your career now, what would you be doing?
“I think I’d probably do something related to beauty. Probably be a makeup artist or an aesthetician, or take makeup and hair courses!”
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