A few weeks ago we spotted Aïda at a Make Up For Ever event. She walked through the door and we couldn’t help but to double take. She was tall and beautiful and her dark black skin was so lustrous. That’s the best way to describe it. It was late at night and she was shining like a diamond. We knew we had to meet this beautiful woman and
beg her ask her if she’d like to shoot with us.
After introducing ourselves we quickly realized that we had more in common than we could have imagined. Not only was Aïda a fan of our website and had been for a while (“I’m always on there looking for tips for taking care of my natural hair,” she told us) she was also a big fan of Nikia’s work. And the moment we laid eyes on her we were fan girling at first sight. #itwasmeanttobe
We thought she could possibly be a local LA model, but Aïda works in PR for Make Up For Ever in Canada so of course when she showed up to shoot with us she was packing a crazy Makeup Forever stash. These photos of her are beautiful but Aïda, is even more beautiful in person. Her skin and personality just glow. Though she told us that she was not a professional model and had never done a photo shoot like this one before, it was hard to tell because she was a stunner in front of the camera and needed little direction before she found her stride.
We wanted to show off her skin and how well her natural, satin finish foundation not only blends perfectly, but how the Make Up For Ever Pro Sculpting Duo in Golden makes her face glow without a shimmery white cast also known as the illuminator/highlighter fail. This is a common outcome with many illuminators on really dark skin but Make Up For Ever hit it out of the park with this duo. It works on the lightest porcelain skin tones (Make Up For Ever r Pro Sculpting Duo in Pink Beige is for lighter skin tones) to dark skin tones as evident here. This is a beautiful highlighter and illuminator for dark skin tones that does not finish ashy and leaves your face glowing. We really love this brand for their inclusiveness and for thinking outside of the box when it comes to beauty.
There are only four products on Aïda’s face which also proves how not only streamlined Make Up For Ever product line is, but also affordable in the long run.
Make Up For Ever Face & Body Liquid Makeup
Make Up For Ever Pro Sculpting Duo in Golden
Make Up For Ever Rouge Intense Artist #40 Lipstick
Make Up For Ever Smoky Stretch Lengthening & Defining Mascara
The Face: Aïda M. Lopes
Makeup and Photography: Angel Jordan
Producer: Nikia Phoenix