For our Quick Fire round this week, we have CEO and Founder of Makeup For Melanin Girls (MFMG Cosmetics), Tomi Gbeleyi.
We featured Tomi in Episode 78 where she talked about her journey in creating her own beauty brand that specifically caters to the needs of dark-skinned women. She was driven by her own experience as a young runway model when makeup artists had difficulty figuring out how to work the makeup for a model of her ethnicity.
She had also learned that most multi-ethnic women with darker skin like herself would just “hack” the existing catalogue of commercial makeup by mixing products to achieve the color and look that would match their skin tone.
This led her to create her own own community on social media, eventually creating her own brand.
“I’m making more women around the world feel confident that they can do things, more women that can say ‘I can’… more women feeling beautiful and confident to take on whatever challenges come in their way.” – Tomi Gbeleyi
In this episode, we get to hear Tomi’s quickfire answers, as well as some of her interesting and funny stories that includes an ‘expected yet unexpected’ wedding proposal.