Exclusive Interview with Kesha from Colorblend Makeup

“ColorBlend Makeup is a luxury cosmetic company with makeup products suitable for all skin tones, from the lightest English Rose to the darkest melanated beauty. Our makeup products are HD and Camera Ready, perfect for all those working with and front of cameras and gentle enough for everyday use for the general makeup wearer.” *** I have always believed that we need more women of colour in the beauty and cosmetic industry, because it is clear that certain skintones are underrepresented. Kesha, as a woman of colour has started her own cosmetics company catering for…

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Exclusive Interview with Hope from Vanilla Orchid Bakery

“It is not just for me, it is a legacy, not just for my kids but for the wider community”. *** Producing much more than stunning and delectable cakes, Vanilla Orchid Bakery creates priceless ‘sweet moments.’ Founded in 2012 by Hope Mutongwizo, Vanilla Orchid Bakery is enjoying a growing reputation as a leading bespoke cake provider for both corporate and private events. Clients have already included Kenzo, BAFTA, Matthew Williamson and the Royal Opera House amongst others.  Vanilla Orchid Bakery is an independent cake company passionate about creating the most memorable cakes for events and…

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Exclusive Interview with…Elizabeth Solaru of Elizabeth’s Cake Emporium

 Elizabeth Solaru is the founder of the multi award-winning Elizabeth’s Cake Emporium, recognised as one the best cake companies in the UK.   To celebrate 10 years of making exquisite cakes, Elizabeth has written Opulencia, a mostly inspirational book, showcasing some of her favourite creations from over the years. With cake designs ranging from dreamy lace cakes to the most decadent and lavish baroques, there is something here for everyone.  Set to be a sugarcraft classic, it is packed with inspiration, tips and ideas for constructing sugar flowers, ingredient selection, cake design considerations plus invaluable advice…

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Exclusive Interview with…Ofunne Amaka – Creator of Cocoaswatches

‘If you are a black woman, you need to download this app. Without a shadow of a doubt.’ It is a known issue that Black women are underrepresented in the beauty industry and you guys know how I feel about this.   Although black women reportedly spend millions and millions on beauty, finding products for dark skin tones is challenging. The beauty industry needs to change. Ofunne Amaka, a proud Nigerian American is seeking to make a difference in this industry with her new app: Cocoaswatches which shows how makeup swatches look on darker skin tones.…

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An Interview with….Alison Cameron

Alison Cameron is a UK based freelance makeup artist specialising in beautiful bespoke bridal makeup for clients of all skin tones. She also works in Fashion, Beauty, TV/Film and Music. Alison’s passion and natural talent for makeup was discovered in 2006 whilst working at MAC Cosmetics. Her advanced makeup skills and dedication to the brand soon lead her to be chosen to become a part of the prestigious MAC Events Team where she was selected to represent MAC at many high profile events. Her relaxed yet professional demeanor forged many successful creative relationships, which enabled her to…

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