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Khoudia Diop, also known as melaniin.goddess on Instagram, is taking the internet by storm. The 19-year-old, Senegalese model moved from Senegal to France when she was 15 and at 17, she started working as a model.
It was not always easy for Diop to love her complexion. Growing up she was bullied because of her skin tone. Fortunately, she learned not pay attention to the negative people and focused on building her confidence and to loving herself.
Diop has more than 322k followers on Instagram and is using her platform to inspire her followers. She shares inspirational words of wisdom to empower others.
“If you’re lucky enough to be different, don’t ever change.”
Diop is currently working with The Colored Girl Inc., a “creative initiative of love, empowerment, and awareness”. Recently Diop has made an appearance in The Colored Girl’s Rebirth campaign
Habiba Da Silva, a lifestyle and beauty blogger, recently released a line of scarves called SKIN. The collection celebrates the beauty of diversity and was inspired by Da Silva’s love for different cultures. The photography for the collection reflects Da Silva’s vision of creating “something for everyone: men, women; from every background”.
The theme of the collection plays around the idea of ‘marriage and each scarf is named after different aspects of marriage. Da Silva gives a description of each scarf and the meanings behind the names.
Aure – is a Hausa word, which means marriage.
Rukhasti- is an Urdu word, which means sending off.
Zaffeh- is an Arabic word, which means a wedding march.
Aroosada- is a Somali word, which means bride.
The scarves retail for £20 and will be back in stock Friday 28 October, 12pm GMT.
- “Skin” Retrieved on, October 27, 2016.
What is Concealer
Concealer is makeup used to cover-up “conceal” imperfections such as scars, under-eye circles and blemishes. It is also used as a spot-treatment for breakouts and to hide freckles and tattoos.
Other Uses: Define eyebrows, contour and highlight.
There are many different types of concealer to suit different skin types and concerns. Liquid, cream and stick are the main types of formulas you can pick from.
Liquid concealer is the most versatile type of concealer. It comes in a number of finishes (dewy, satin, and matte) to suit different skin types.
The consistency makes it easy to apply and offers build-able coverage. Depending on how much you apply, coverage could range from light to full.The type of tool you use will also affect the coverage
Application Tip: Use a concealer brush for more precision.
Stick concealer has a solid creamy formula, similar to lipstick. It comes in a retractable tube which makes it easy to apply.
It is highly pigmented, and offers full coverage .
Stick concealer is best for normal, dry, and sensitive skin. The ingredients, particularly the emollients, often times do not work well with acne prone skin.
Cream concealer as the name suggests has a creamy texture and has a higher viscosity than liquid concealer. The consistency is great for under eye application and is ideal for people with normal, dry, combination, or sensitive skin.
It has build-able coverage, ranging from medium to full.
It is usually packaged in a palette or small jar.
Choosing a Concealer
When choosing a concealer it is best to pick one based on your skin type and concerns. For example if your skin tends to get oily, stick concealer would not be ideal. If you have dry, flaky skin, avoid concealers with a matte finish because they will make your skin look patchy.