PRE­CIOUS MCJANE:

ON LOS­ING BOTH PARENTS AT THE AGE OF 6, EX­CELLING IN HER CA­REER AND STAY­ING POSITVE.

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“MY GRAND­PAR­ENTS MADE IT POS­SI­BLE”

Pas­sion­ate make-up artist, Pre­cious Mcjane, is do­ing the most in her ca­reer in­dus­try. The 25 year old has al­ways been a hard worker and stayed pos­i­tive re­gard­less of the past tragic past.

GROW­ING UP:

Pre­cious was born In Soweto and was un­for­tu­nate when she turned 6 years old both her parents passed on. “Los­ing my parents af­fected me so bad be­cause at times when things don't go right in my life or when fac­ing dif­fi­cul­ties I get to won­der how it would have been like if they were still alive, maybe I would have not been in a the sit­u­a­tion of choos­ing be­tween Bos­ton and UJ be­cause fi­nances and Other strug­gles but then be­cause I'm a be­liever in the Word and the bi­ble I read says "God knew me be­fore I was born" and it also says He will never leave me nor for­sake me" so I be­lieve that no mat­ter what hap­pens God is with me and every strug­gles I will con­quer. I do miss them a lot ev­ery­day“, she says. She then moved to Eastern Cape to be raised by her grand­par­ents in a small vil­lage called “Mbon­isweni” in Her­schel. “I am re­ally grate­ful to God for bless­ing me with them2, she says. Pre­cious says her grand­par­ents did not have much, but made sure that she and sis­ter got ev­ery­thing they needed. Hav­ing both her grand­par­ents look­ing af­ter her and her sis­ter, Pre­cious ap­pre­ci­ated life with pure heart.

GET­TING ON HER FEET:

In 2010, Pre­cious ma­tric­u­lated and moved to Johannesburg the fol­low­ing year, 2011 to fur­ther her stud­ies to­gether with her sis­ter. With great de­sire to go fur­ther with her ed­u­ca­tion, she ap­plied at the Uni­ver­sity of Johannesburg and Bos­ton Col­lege. “I was ac­cepted in both in­sti­tu­tions, but I only chose Bos­ton be­cause the course that I had ap­plied (Para­le­gal) for was for a du­ra­tion of only one year and I just wanted to ob­tain my qual­i­fi­ca­tion so that I could get a job and do some­thing great for my grand­par­ents”, she says. Al­though she chose Bos­ton Col­lege, Pre­cious had also planned to go to the Uni­ver­sity of Johannesburg af­ter Bos­ton Col­lege. As time went on, Pre­cious was blessed with an op­por­tu­nity to work for a financial com­pany and many plans changed.

GET­TING STARTED:

It was in 2013 when she en­tered for a beauty pageant com­pe­ti­tion and won the queen cat­e­gory. “Win­ning the com­pe­ti­tion made me remember that I dreamt many times of be­ing in the en­ter­tain­ment and me­dia in­dus­try, not for­get­ting that I al­ways loved look­ing beau­ti­ful and help­ing oth­ers look beau­ti­ful too”, she says. Her love and pas­sion for make-up de­vel­oped and she took a step forward in achiev­ing her dreams.

As the queen from the pageant, she had pro­fes­sional make-up artists who did her face and she took some tips from them. “I was very lucky to be friends with one of the mag­nif­i­cent peo­ple in the in­dus­try, Si­fiso Leonard Nkosi, known as Candice whom I learnt a lot from and I then did my own re­search”, she says. Pre­cious con­sid­ers her make- up skills “Self-taught”

BE­ING A MAKE-UP ARTIST:

Pre­cious says she en­joys be­ing a make-up artist as she gets to change peo­ple from their nor­mal look to the un­usual, can be grafto­bian, fan­tasy and or the nor­mal beau­ti­ful look. “All in all it is about en­hanc­ing and trans­form­ing, I en­joy touch­ing dif­fer­ent faces every day”, she says. As a great make-up artist, Pre­cious works with many tele­vi­sion pro­duc­tions. Pre­cious says that her big­gest high­lights in the in­dus­try are, hav­ing to en­hance many of our South African Celebri­ties in­side and out­side the pro­duc­tion as she works for SABC and Kas’ Lam Mag­a­zine and pri­vate book­ings, hav­ing to travel to al­most all nine prov­inces in SA and well rec­og­nized as one of the Best Makeup Artists in South Africa.

AD­VICE TO FOL­LOW­ERS:

“Firstly ba­sics are for us all but one must have his or her own sig­na­ture in a very good way that will make clients to need you for their faces, learn every day and your mar­ket­ing must be on a high level”, she says.

PRE­CIOUS SAYS SHE DID NOT GO FOR ANY MAKE-UP CLASSES

ON SET WITH ONE OF HER HAPPY CLIENTS.

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