Summer is here and while we love everything about it we are obsessed with one thing in particular: the glow that comes from this time of the year. We don't mean the outside glowy-dewy-glazed-donut type of look that comes from standing too long in the sun and sweating, but the inner-glow that inevitably shines through when everything around us is more vibrant, our vitamin D levels rise and we know we have all summer long to do everything we've been dying to try since winter came around.
We're very excited to share with you our conversation with this month's creators. We got to catch up with Aniela Biagioni (@anielabeauty) and Georgina Edionseri (@hernameisgeorgie) to chat about their journey in the beauty industry, how to get glowing skin, and how social media can be an avenue to spread the voice and spark important conversations on social matters. We hope you enjoy getting to know these creators as much as we loved working with them!
Aniela's mastery of makeup and beauty shows through in all of her content, her clients always look renewed after a session with her. Her story is very inspiring and shows us that our inner-glow can be found even in the smallest things.
Aniela wearing Santorini as blush and Maldives as highlighter
KS: Hi Aniela, please tell us a bit about you:
Aniela: I am a Toronto based Makeup Artist. I specialize in Weddings and Special Events. I was a ballerina at the National Ballet of Cuba. I moved to Canada in 2010 without knowing any English. After I had my son I decided to follow my dream of being a makeup artist, and it has been a beautiful journey.
KS: What are some of your favorite tricks and tips for glowing skin?
Aniela: I think the key to achieve glowing and beautiful skin is to take care of your skin in the first place. When you have beautiful skin makeup will look more flawless and effortless. My favourite products to achieve that beautiful glow from within are cream products The Everything-Cream Sticks have became a staple on my kit and they are perfect for that all over glow.
KS: How are you keeping your makeup and your clients’ makeup fresh this summer?
KS: What are some of the things and people in your life that contribute to your own glow?
Georgina: Since the inception of my identity as a beauty content creator, being Black was at the crux of all the content I created. I knew from my own experience of shopping for products and having to search YouTube for reviews of people with my skin tone or similar to see how a product looked. So I wanted to be that person for someone else. Black women are the #1 demographic who purchase cosmetics and yet still not always represented fully when it comes to product formulations, shades, or ads. For that reason I feel being a Black creator is more than just posting photos, it's about creating a trusting and helpful community.
KS: Is there a secret to beautiful glowing skin like yours?
Georgina: I'm a skincare product junkie so I'm obsessed with trying 100 products at once! I feel like my skin looks and feels the best when my skincare routine is minimal. I personally swear by an acne cleanser, vitamin c serum, and sunscreen for a soft and glowy look!
KS: When do you feel like your inner-glow shines through?
See you next month,