Owner & Makeup Artist - @makeup_bcm
What does Makeup mean to you?
You know when you were younger and your mom used to put her makeup on? I was always staring in awe at this lady painting her face and then waltzing out of the house. Like a Queen. I still have that same amazement to this day regarding makeup. What it is, where it comes from and what it does. Makeup means creative freedom. Makeup means you can make a mess, simply clean it up and start again. Makeup means if you lose your eyebrows due to extensive chemo treatment, you still have options and solutions. It’s more than just pigment. It’s a community.
Do you have a Beauty Tip or two to share?
Let your foundation settle before you apply powder. Even luminous foundation dries down more than you would expect. Then smooth out any lines and wrinkles. Also add coverage where needed. And only then POWDER! We all love cake, but not on our faces. Also, lashes always look amazing. But the application process isn’t. So if you struggle with strip lashes try cutting the strip into three smaller sections before you apply them next to each other. It allows more room for error, less room for stress and an amazing result.
How do you wish to make a difference?
Honestly, makeup is beautiful and I love playing with it. I feel lucky to have this talent. The real difference comes in when you get to spend one on one time with someone, learn from each other, share life experiences, laugh and remind each other how truly special we all are. Most of us need more pampering than we would like to admit. Our lives are busy and rushed. Having that 15 minutes in the morning to do your makeup and spoil yourself can make all the difference in the world. Not because of how you look, but how you feel when you’ve taken that time to do something for yourself. I’ve seen eyes light up, tears roll down faces, friendships and partnerships grown. All because of makeup.
Fashion Model - @_rebah_
What inspires you?
There are two people in this world that inspire me. My mom who is my superhero and Gina Rodriguez.
Favorite song currently?
Uptown Folks by Dope Lemon
What is your passion and how do you wish to make a difference?
My passion in life is art and helping others. And I wish to make a difference in the world by helping people wherever I can. Whether it be clothing, food or a place to stay. I’ll do whatever it takes to make the world a better place.
Medical student at Stellenbosch University - @sadieka_kenny
What are your passions in life?
I'm passionate about people and caring for people. I feel like the easiest way to show someone you care is by being kind. I'm also passionate about empowering and helping women and young girls realize their worth. It's very important to me that women know that they can be independent and exist outside of a relationship. We don't have to be someone's girlfriend or someone's wife to feel complete. The possibilities are endless for us; we just need to step into our power.
What are your hobbies?
I enjoy messing around with makeup and pretending I can follow makeup tutorials on YouTube. I also love watching movies and reading poetry. Poetry keeps me sane.
I have many favorite songs. The one I choose to listen to depends on which mood I'm in. So right now I have La Vie en rose on repeat.
Third year fashion student at CPUT - @withlovverache
What does fashion mean to you?
Fashion has always been a part of me, since I was a kid. If it wasn’t for my mother raising me the way she did, I never would’ve loved fashion the way I do now. Long story short, I wasn’t spoiled when I was a child. My mom never bought me clothing for my dolls, I had to make my own, that’s how I fell in love with the process of garment making. Fashion is the way I can give back to people, mentally. Making women feel so so beautiful, giving them that push in self-confidence is what I live for. I love making people happy and if it’s through my passion for fashion, then it makes me happier. My mother always said; “Please don’t study psychology because you will always get too attach, risking your happiness for someone else’s.” That’s what I do, working day and night through, living on coffee so that this dress could put a smile on a young girls face. That’s what I work for a smile, and it makes me happy.
What inspires you?
Growing up, I had this book with famous celebrity pictures, woman and men. I use to always say as a young child;” When I grow up, I want to be this beautiful too” (being bullied motivated me to create this book). This book opened my eyes and now everywhere I go I see the beauty of people and it makes me sad when people say negative things about themselves. People around me inspire me. I wish women could see what I see and if it takes my garments to make them feel confident and beautiful in their own skin and nature, then I’ll keep creating until can’t no more.