Makeup by Lungi


Unemployment is one of many social issues South Africans especially young people are faced with, as a result the government frequently encourages these young people to start their own businesses for them to make ends meet. Lungelolethu Ntozini listened and started her own business,  Make-up by Lungi in July 2017.  She said growing up in Mdantsane Township meant people had to travel to town to access make up services. This to her was an opportunity she wasn’t going to let slip as she noticed she had what it takes to be a make-up artist. “I remember on the day of my matric farewell I had to go to Hemmingways to get a face beat as a result I was late,” she said.


Make up by Lungi targets both young and old women from areas around and outside East London. The 24 year old said transport has been the main challenge facing her business, since she doesn’t have a studio she has to travel to her clients sometimes as far as King Williams Town and come back very late. She said, “Starting a business is no walk in the park and advised other aspiring business people to focus on their goals, know their strengths and weaknesses, get to know their target market and know what they want in life. The struggle is even harder for us young women we often have man who offer things to us in exchange for sex. We need to know how to handle situations like that,” she added.

Lungi plans to go back to the University of Fort Hare to finish Financial degree as she had to drop out because of financial problems before and she decied to focus on expanding her business.

She works on her own, does house calls can be reached on her social media pages; WhatsApp: 060 570 2468, Facebook: Ngelo Ntozini, Instagram: Ngelo_Ntozini and on Twitter its LungiDarkBeauty.                                   

- By Sapokazi Zongo