Adeola Gboyega, doesn't make small moves. We first started watching the megastar MUA, filming tutorials as a Pro Makeup Artist for Bobbi Brown; and now she is working with makeup legend Pat McGrath.
You can get a glimpse into Adeola’s world via her Instagram, which is a stunning combination of soft glam makeup tutorials and epic skincare-haul routines.
She is an unassuming skincare guru and we literally want everything she recommends.
We were beyond thrilled to Chat with Adeola about self care, skincare and working for Pat McGrath.
Where are you from?
Nigerian born, currently living in Hertfordshire
What do you do?
Makeup Artist, UK Education & Artistry Manager for Pat McGrath Labs and self-confessed skincare addict!
What is your typical day like?
They say variety is the spice of life, and that’s what I love the most about my job. Every day is a new adventure and my job has taken me to some incredible places. Some days I’m supporting my teams in stores across the UK with artistry and education, doing makeup for weddings, fashion shows and shoots. The list is endless, but my passion keeps me going through the long days!
How did you start your career as a MUA?
I initially wanted to be a beauty journalist as I loved reading all about the latest beauty trends in glossy magazines. I had never met a professional makeup artist and didn’t think I could do it as a career, but once I finished university, I decided to pursue my passion for makeup. I trained at a few makeup schools, but it was my on-counter experience, where I really honed in on my skills and the rest they say is…history!
What has been your greatest achievement in your career so far?
I became a Pro Artist for a makeup brand I really aspired to work for and built a fantastic reputation as an ambassador of the brand and being a woman of colour that was a great achievement for me. Also, my current role as UK Education and Artistry Manager for Pat McGrath Labs. I am not done yet, I have so much more I want to achieve.
How do you stay healthy body and mind?
Self-care is so important to me and I really try to teach this via my Instagram page and to all women I meet. As women we tend to put ourselves last and succumb to the pressures of the world. So, I love using skincare as a way to de-stress and to look after yourself. Therapy is also really important as a tool to heal and ensure you are the best version of yourself.
What inspires you?
Strong inspirational women, who are go-getters and encourage others to go after their dreams. I love Oprah, I think she is incredible! Even with all that she has been through she never let it be a hindrance to her. She really epitomises the ethos that we are all masters of our destiny and that we shouldn’t let our past experiences define our future.
Who is your beauty muse?
Gosh there are so many!!! It’s hard to choose but I love Kelly Rowland, Naomi Campbell, Janelle Monae, MakeupShayla, Ryan Destiny and Mali Magic.
What advice would you give to other girls and guys looking to get into the creative industry?
Don’t worry about what other people think! Just strive to keep learning and perfecting your craft. Focus on your passion and you WILL go far!
What are your experiences of diversity in the industry?
I feel that within the beauty industry we have come very far in terms of diversity but there is still a long way to go. I would love to see the beauty industry reflect and represent women of colour more. Whether that be seeing more women of colour in high power positions, in more media commercials etc. We are here to stay and need to be celebrated more!
There is no other person like YOU! That is your power and beauty. Celebrate it every day!
If you could only Slapp on one beauty product, what would it be?
SPF…. boring I know, but protecting your skin is so important.