Episode 003

Moshoodat Sanni

Using Social Media to Celebrate Black Beauty

February 11, 2018
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Episode Overview

“I have a big nose. I have big lips. I have cheekbones. My hips are not small. And I wanted to empower people who look like me. ”

Moshoodat Sanni is a celebrity Makeup Artist and Creative Director.
She’s had hundreds of magazine and television features, including in CNN, People Magazine, Essence, Yahoo, BET, BuzzFeed and Glamour.  She’s also done makeup for celebrities including Cardi B, Cyn Santana, Naturi Naughton, Toke Makinwa and Yemi Alade

Her ‘Just Glitter’ video tutorial on Refinery 29’s ‘Shortcuts’ Facebook page has been viewed more than 24 Million times!  And Elle magazine named her one of the ‘6 Game-Changing Instagram Artists celebrating women of colour’.

Amongst the many things that make her an amazing talent, is how she has made it her purpose to celebrate women of colour, and to use her skills as a makeup artist to empower and to inspire.

what you’ll learn in this episode

  • Why she’s made it her mission to empower and inspire women of colour through her creativity
  • How cutting her hair led to her amazing career
  • How dropping out of college against her parent’s wishes to follow her dreams was the best decision she ever made
  • What she’s learned about having the courage to follow your dreams
  • Why we all have a responsibility to uplift and empower each other
  • The mistakes that women of colour are making when it comes to their foundation
  • What her “I am” is

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