Make up is like the second phase of creation because it can completely change a look. From old to young, dark to light, pretty to prettier make-up artists can literally bring about a total facial make-over.

Well, the gorgeous, charming and lively Rubadiri got to experience this rare kind of artistry while on set on #TheTrend.

She hosted a team of artists who specialise in movie and television make-up. After a few minutes of working on her, this was the result.



On the official NTV Facebook page, one of the photos was captioned, “Vicky Rubadiri ready for Halloween.”

As you can imagine, this brought about some strong religious/demonic comments and Vicky was forced to clarify. Here are a few.

Obara Omare – And now I understand how we lost our swit Esther Arunga to the demonic world.

Risper Wangechi – Even if u sugar coat it n call it art, this is devillish. period!!!

Daniel Godia – Let’s us not copy everything from the west!!!
There are things to joke about and things we should not joke about. Halloween is demonic whether you want to hear this or not, Halloween is not Godly.
We better think before we lip

Revd Zainab Sammut – halloween is satanic…keep off saints this can affect vicky negatively there are things to joke about…..but as for this keep off

Emmie Frank – Its not funny dont be a devil worshipper why r u allowing satanisim.or u’ve been recruited to illuminat say sorry to Jesus immediately. Devil is a liar

Kenneth Kiplangat Ngeno – Call me anything you want but its Sad how we kenyans are embracing this western ungodly demonic culture…..the likes of goth

Valerie Nyagano – I thought you are Christian you are beautiful but then you resemble that devil itself. Don’t do things because people do then am expecting to see you in church so embarrassing!!

Wilfabs Nick – On this Ntv u got it wrong. What moral value r u imparting in the Kenyan society at large? How relevant is it in our own African set up? I agree we do ape the westerners in many ways but Vicky on this occasion a big NO.

Pascal Kipande – Acheni ushamba wakenya. Halloween is just a prank show there’s nothing spiritual in it. Watu Wa dini mmezidi. However Vicky you still look sexy in your costume.

Ruth Muriuki – Halloween is a very very very demonic activity!!!! Rubadiri Whats up?????

Charis Steve Muia – I thot Vicky Rubadiri was a born again christian? Hallowean and everything associated with it is demonic

And the statement she released on Facebook.

I hosted the Trend this past Friday and one of the segments featured a team of artists who specialise in movie and television make-up. I was their subject and what resulted was a rather gory finished product, which was the whole point of the segment ‘Beauty to Beast.’ Some took the segment tag and my reference to the make-up as ‘being set for Halloween’ as a promotion of the holiday. To be clear the segment was NOT an ode to Halloween or anything more sinister. It was really unfortunate that what was meant to showcase the talent of local young make-up artists, who do spectacular work, ended up being misconstrued. I realise it may have offended some, but it was purely done in jest, given the nature of the show. And come on, you have to give me a little credit for being brave enough to embrace ‘the ugly’ like that on LIVE television. With that I’m going to enjoy the rest of my Mashujaa Day, hope you do too.

I’m not trying to insinuate anything, but it’s funny how religious Kenyans are or pretend to be. While we may not agree on this Halloween thing, I believe it’s just a festival for scaring the s#*t out of your friends.

Any deeper meaning you may find on Google, please keep it to yourself. People do things for different reasons and you’ll be judged for yours.

I still remember how Omingo Magara was given all manner of names for the impounded Halloween costumes last year. Village Market eventually claimed ownership, after the Self righteous Kenyans had exhausted their insults. I believe the good book has something about throwing the first stone.