I was recently invited to participate in an inspiring event—Be Authentic! Be You!, hosted by Nikia Phoenix. It was held in Culver City, CA on February 20th at the DevaChan Salon to promote the launch of Nikia’s new website, nikiaphoenix.com. The event was all about empowering women to be their authentic selves and see themselves as beautiful in their own skin. Keep reading to see more about this exciting event.
The crowd was mixed with some of the most eclectic and creative women from educators and producers to photographers and beauty influencers. I was impressed to be among so many talents in Los Angeles.
My part in the Be Authentic! Be You! event was to do mini-makeovers for some of the attendees. In my chair sat a diverse group of women, each beautiful in their own unique way. I enjoyed having the opportunity to advise them about what products to use on their skin and provide simple beauty tips. After the mini-makeovers, they left with a gift bag of goodies filled with some of my favorite products!
For each mini-makeover, skin was prepped with either Murad Skin Perfection Lotion for oilier skin or Weleda Skin Food for drier skin. Next, their face was spritzed with Fat and the Moon’s Sage & Rose Face Mist to lock in moisture and prime skin for makeup. For foundation, I used either NARS Luminous Weightless or POP Beauty to even out the skin and give a healthy glow.
Ittse Cheek Colors and MAC Mineralize SkinFinish were applied to cheeks for a natural flush and makeup was set with It Cosmetics HD Micro-Powder. I used colors from the Tartelette in Bloom Palette for both natural and smokey eyes. Mirabella Beauty, Cailyn, Kosas, and Tarte lip colors completed the looks with gorgeous pops of color.
Other brands that were included in the gift bags were Pixi Beauty, Buff Her, Tata Harper, Yuni Beauty, Hada Labo, Mehron, Grande Brow, Picky Lashes. A special thanks to all my sponsors for participating!
I was honored to be a part of this event and to highlight the beauty in each woman. In the comments below, tell me what products you use to highlight your unique beauty!
Event Photography: Geeked Out Graphics