Africa has been blessed with a beautiful array of diverse features and complexions. This is an interesting experience for every beauty professional especially that African females have an abundance of very rich skin tones and distinctive features.
According to Fatima Mamza, Makeup Artist and Founder, Mamza Beauty Limited, “As West African women, we love colour and are not afraid of trying out our hands on various shades to complement our diverse tones. Trending now are bright bold colours and natural looks. So whether you are Alek Wek mahogany or Vanessa Williams rich caramel, there is a certain look that helps put your best face forward.”
Fatima Mamza will be presenting free-to-attend workshops during the Beauty Africa Exhibition & Conference. The event, organised by Informa Life Sciences Exhibitions, will take place from 7-9 October 2014 at the Eko Hotel & Suites in Lagos, Nigeria.
Flawless skin is the holy grail of looking good in makeup. Healthy skin is everything, and beauty and skincare go hand in hand, the importance of eating right, moisturizing and using sunscreen cannot be over emphasized enough by beauty professionals.
“Understand your skin; apply the correct skin care regiment depending on your specific skin type. Pay attention to the different types of skincare aimed at different age groups, as skin has different needs at different stages in one’s life. It is extremely important to commence a healthy skin care routine at an early age to prevent skin damage and further ageing. In order to maintain your beautiful canvas, the needs of your skin need to prioritised and above all, drink plenty of water, eat and exercise right,” highlighted Ms Mamza.
Ms Mamza gets her inspiration from her surroundings and by being observant of new trends, culture, colors, and style, “My inspiration comes from the way women dress, wear their hair, the kind of jewelry they adorn themselves with, sense of style, culture, unique features and so much more! If you look around you, there is so much beauty calling out to you, select the style that defines your needs and unique self!”
Finally, Ms Mamza advises all beauty seekers to limit sun exposure as it has extremely damaging effects on the skin, to wear sunscreen, stay hydrated, moisturise, and never neglect your beauty sleep! Also it is never too early to take care of your skin.
The expert panel at Beauty Africa 2014 boasts an impressive array of renowned beauty experts from West Africa including Tara Fela-Durotoye, Khuraira Musa, Funmi Odegbami, Eryca Freemantle, Lola Maja-Okojevoh, Ada Iwugo, Oke Maduewesi, Teniola Adejuwon, Ugo Igbokwe, Dionne Smith, Aislynne Adewale, Daisy Obiano, Pamela Olatunji Bello, Elaine Okeke-Martin, Ameera Abraham, John Ojukwu & Fana Assafa.
Weaam El Ataya
Weaam El Ataya