This month we would like to introduce you to our February Rising Star: Fifi Marika! Fifi is a freelance makeup artist from Australia who runs a budding YouTube channel. Her classic, yet edgy, style caught our attention immediately and was one of the many reasons we chose her for this month’s Rising Star. Keep reading to learn more about Fifi in her interview below!
Sigma: Why did you decide to start a YouTube channel?
Fifi: I wanted to create makeup tutorials to show people how to apply makeup on themselves. I believe a certain level of class was lost after 1960 and makeup became less sophisticated. I want to show women how to feel more confident by adding that little feminine touch back into their daily lives. I also want to create a makeup line specializing in just that, bringing back classic beauty.
Sigma: How would you describe your signature style?
Fifi: I believe in enhancing natural beauty and always carrying yourself with elegance and sophistication. I usually keep my makeup quite natural and toned down while my wardrobe is statement and chic. Coming from a family of musicians, I am ‘Rock n’ Roll’ meets ‘Old Hollywood Glamour’. Led Zeppelin brings out my rock chick while Sophia Loren brings out my classic side.
Sigma: Did you have any formal makeup training or are you self-taught?
Fifi: I have always been creative and experimental with different makeup looks and techniques and have taught myself a lot, but I am a trained and certified makeup artist.
Sigma: What is your best piece of beauty advice?
Fifi: The best piece of beauty advice I can offer is to really take good care of your skin. Without having a clean base, you can only do so much with your makeup. I wash my face day and night with a gel cleanser and moisturize with Aloe Vera gel. With healthy skin, you should feel confident enough to leave the house au naturel.
Sigma: What are your top 5 Sigma products?
Fifi: 1: Flat Angled Kabuki F88: For a flawless and smooth foundation application.
2: Precision Angled P84: To conceal under my eyes with an airbrushed finish.
3: Angled Kabuki F84: For a precise & sharp contour under my cheekbones and along my nose.
4: Small Tapered Blending E45: An essential everyday brush to sculpt around my eyes.
5: Eyeliner E05: For a smooth and sleek cat eye.
Sigma: What are you doing when you’re not working on your YouTube channel?
Fifi: I am a freelance makeup artist and have a lot of wedding jobs and photo shoots, so when I am not working I like to keep creative by playing bass, painting, spending time with my family and traveling with my boyfriend.
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