#YoungLoudProud went to the first ever Essence Beauty Carnival In New York City this past weekend. Check out the highlights for some of my favorite moments:
- Beauty expert @ulovemegz took the stage for a #beauty & #makeup competition…#makeupartist were doing a series of #eyeshadow & #highlight looks
- “You don’t have to get a seat at the table you can buy your own table” —The legend that is #IMAN @the_real_iman 😍💕💕 from not knowing anything about being photographed professionally to becoming a #model and then building an empire! IMAN is definitely #goals (SN: she gave so many props to @badgalriri and #fentybeauty for being this generation’s breakthrough beauty brand, promoting #diversity & it being owned by #blackwoman “who knows what she’s doing”🖤✊🏽✨) Another thing that stuck, IMAN talked about the elevator to #success and when you’re going up send the elevator back down to help get others up!
- #Philly @theworldsyoungestfemalebarber was in the building 🖤✨We shouted out the world’s youngest barber before! Swipe! #repost • @youngloudproud So much talent is brewing right here in #Philadelphia 😍meet the world’s youngest female barber Neijae Graham (@theworldsyoungestfemalebarber) this is so amazing.. @kingjames did you see this #blackgirlmagic ?! #YOUNGLOUDPROUD I wonder what other talents would shine through our kids if given more resources & opportunities?
Thank you Essence. As an entrepreneur and a young black woman who is very new in the beauty game, I am truly inspired after hearing all of the panel discussions and key note speakers.
I mean, I had the opportunity to be in the same room as IMAN (such an iconic legend) and Ciara (one of my absolute faves ever), and to hear all of the GEMS they were dropping; I just can’t express how motivated I am to push #MystikyMaquillage Mystiky Maquillage & Young Loud Proud forward! #youngloudproud