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Arising from the Shadows – A Makeup Artist Backstage by Omobola aka Miss Glam

I was thrilled when I made it as part of the Black Up Makeup Team for the Arise Magazine Fashion Week (AMFW) 2011. I knew it would be an avenue to meet with MUAs, models, hairstylists, designers, models and all the other people that make up a ‘glam squad’ and they’d all be from different parts of the world. The fact that I would be using Blackup  was kind of exciting too as they’ve got a very professional range of makeup products. So, the show kicked off late  on Friday, the 11th of March and everyone was really anxious to see how it would turn out  (well, I was anyway). Designers like Jewel By Lisa(NG), Kiki Kamanu (US), Christie Brown(Ghana), Ituen Basi (NG), showcased their stylish designs and the makeup we did on the models was really toned down, nude makeup with little or no colour on the eyes and the lips….pretty boring, permit me to say from a creatives point of view…. I was really looking out for the bold colours for either the eyes or the …