For me, makeup is about having fun and trying new things. It hasn't always been that way though. When I first started learning about makeup, it was about covering up and changing what I looked like. I didn't always feel beautiful. I grew in Lagos, and remember being teased for my dark skin, my full lips, my size, the gap in my teeth, and many other things.
I'm so grateful for the place I'm in today, but it took me a long time to get here. Feeling beautiful has absolutely nothing to do with the way I look anymore, but everything to do with the experiences and people I am fortunate to have in my life. Some days my face is beat for the gawds and some days I wear no make up at all, but every single day I feel beautiful and that’s what is important.
When Rihanna launched Fenty Beauty last year, I was so freaking excited. 1) I absolutely love the one and only @badgalriri. 2) I love the brand's message and mission of inclusivity. 3) The products are bomb! Two words: TROPHY WIFE. I recently tried the new Mattemoiselle Lipsticks, and immediately ordered my three favorite shades.
I love these lippies so much that I've decided to share them with you all! I'll be giving away two Mattemoiselle lipstick shades (of your choice) to two of my readers (2 per person). I hope you love them just as much as I do. Details on how to win them are below.
Also, check out my recent editorial piece on the YOU BELONG NOW blog. "Intentionally or Ignorantly, the Creative Industry Perpetuates a Supremacist Standard of Beauty."
Rules for Fenty Beauty Giveaway (Start date: Feb. 7th 2018 - End Date: Feb. 14th 2018) Open to US residents.
- Comment below on one of the 2 questions - what is your favorite thing about makeup? OR name one thing you love about Riri.
- Head to this post - HERE - on my instagram page, comment on your favorite shade from the Mattemoiselle collection and tag a friend! (sharing is caring)
- That's it! The giveaway closes at midnight on Feb. 14th.
- Good luck!