Monday, 13 April 2015

JBW Vendor of the Week: Abimbola Abiola-Falola of Beauty Republic

After seeing some of her works, I approached Abimbola and told her that I will like to feature her on the blog, she accepted and here we are. The one thing I like, is the way she knows her makeup items. She mentions what she uses on the faces she transforms and what each item does. If you didn't know who she was before, here is an opportunity to meet the brain behind Beauty Republic

Please tell us about your makeup outfit and your journey so far?

Hi! My makeup outfit is called Beauty Republic. It started out 5 years ago. My love for makeup started in school trying out makeup on my friends when they are less busy and when they have award nights. After graduating from the university, I decided to do what I really love and that was anything that had to do with beauty. So I went into the makeup industry focusing on makeovers and selling different international makeup brands and Orogold cosmetics 24K skincare.

What do you love the most about make-up?

I love makeup because it's fun, pretty; it has loads of colours to be creative with, makes you look good... and the amazing thing is, you can express your feelings with your makeup.

What about your style sets you apart from the remaining makeup artists?

The way we create looks that are flawless,elegant while showcasing natural beauty.

Who are the other makeup artists home and abroad that inspire you?

International Makeup artists are Samer Khouzami, Buntricia, Renny Vasquez, Elymarino. Nigeria Makeup Artists are Lola Maja-Okojevoh, Jide of StOla, Banke Meshida-Lawal

What makes wedding makeup prices higher than a normal day makeup?

Techniques, creativity, specialty, top quality brands used, time.

What makeup tips can you give to budget brides?

Wedding makeup can be very tricky, even for a makeup artist on her wedding day. So I'll advise that you save up for your wedding makeup; get the best makeup artist you want!

Would you advise a bride to do her own makeup on her wedding day? If yes/no, why?

It depends... If the bride is a makeup artist, she can do her own makeup but if the reverse is the case, I would advice she gets a professionally trained makeup artist to enhance her natural features and make her look extremely gorgeous for her big day.

What are some common beauty mistakes that women make?

Looking too caked up with too much foundation and not blending towards the neck line. Using makeup brands because of the name and not because it suits or works well for them. Buying makeup to cover blemishes rather than focusing on taking good care of the skin.

What beauty products will you recommend for the Do-It-Yourself bride?

Mattifier/ Makeup base, Foundation, Concealer, Powder, Brow pencils, Eyeshadow primer, a palette of Eye shadows, Water proof eyeliners, Water proof mascara, Waterproof makeup remover, Eyelashes, Eyelash Adhesive Blush, Lip pencils, Lipsticks, Makeup Setting Spray and Oil blotting sheets.

What is your favourite makeup item and why? 

That's a tricky question... but i would say Foundation simply because it is the base for every makeup.

What challenges do you face as a makeup artist? 

Well... people not understanding the technicalities behind being a makeup artist.

How do you keep up with trends in the industry? 

Watching every makeup video you can think about, reading fashion magazines and practicing, because you have to always keep up with the trend.

Your industry is majorly female dominated, why do you think this is so? 

Why I think it's dominated by women because women have been associated with beauty and fashion. The good thing is that the world is changing and guys are now involved in the makeup industry.

What advice can you give to an aspiring makeup Artist? 

The makeup industry is a well populated industry and lots of aspiring artists get doubtful about what to expect. Get more creative, believe you are special and you have something different to offer.

Name- Abimbola Abiola-FALOLA
Location- Gbagada, Magodo, Abule Egba
Phone number-08177733445
Facebook page: BEAUTY REPUBLIC
Instagram: beautyrepubliclagos

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