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“Hello! I’m Arian Simone (@ariansimone). I used to be born and raised in Detroit and am at the moment based mostly in Atlanta. I’m a former PR and advertising specialist, and I lately co-founded the Fearless Fund, which is the primary VC fund constructed by girls of shade, for girls of shade. As an investor within the magnificence area, I see how laborious WOC magnificence model founders work to bootstrap their method onto the cabinets of huge retailers. For instance, we lately invested in Vary Magnificence, a model that boasts make-up particularly formulated for zits and eczema-prone pores and skin in a full vary of shades. Bearing witness to the dedication it took to convey their product to market was actually inspiring. I additionally consider within the significance of mentorship, so along with offering funding, Fearless Fund helps these enterprise house owners purchase coaching and wanted abilities to realize entry to capital. We name this our Get Enterprise Prepared program.

I keep in mind the primary time I obtained my make-up performed professionally. I did catalog modeling for main malls after I was a toddler, and it obtained me hooked on magnificence from a really younger age! Now, my magnificence philosophy is all about utilizing make-up to outwardly undertaking who I’m on the within. I’ve a couple of foundations I like—Vary Magnificence’s, in fact, within the shade Cabana. It has brown-red undertones, is straightforward to use, and leaves my pores and skin feeling nourished. That’s my go-to after I’m searching for a dewy, pure look. I discover myself reaching for Fenty’s Professional Filt’r Tender Matte Longwear Basis after I’m searching for one thing full-coverage—it matches my pores and skin so nicely it virtually seems like I am not carrying make-up! I additionally love MAC’s Studio Repair Fluid with SPF 15 within the shade NC 45. It provides nice full protection and retains my make-up trying contemporary all day. My greatest make-up trick is contouring—contouring your nostril will change your face. I take a small brush with a bit little bit of Aesthetica Cosmetics’ Contour Cream to hint either side of my nostril. As soon as that’s outlined, I mix the strains with a Beautyblender sponge till I see a pleasant contoured shadow. To finish my look, I like to make use of lipstick. MAC’s Ruby Woo is my signature shade. It’s such a pleasant, shiny crimson that pops on all pores and skin tones. But when I’m going pure, I like to make use of Lip Bar’s Muva. It’s ultra-soft and straightforward to use.

Nearly all of merchandise in my skincare routine had been prescribed or really useful by my dermatologist, Dr. Jing Jing Harris. The So2 Good to See You Sulfur Cleaning Advanced from her private line is my favourite—you solely want a small quantity of it to essentially lather, after which I let it sit on my face like a masks for six or seven minutes earlier than I rinse. I see actual outcomes! It retains my pores and skin freed from any blemishes and helps me glow with out further product or make-up. Subsequent, I observe with a prescription hydrocortisone lotion and, sometimes, a Neocutis Bio Agency serum with peptides concentrated round my eyes. At evening, I add Dr. Harris’ Pearl Cream to maintain my pores and skin even-toned. And for daytime I’m obsessive about the Hydrogel Cream from Trustworthy Magnificence. I discovered that one alone, and I at all times depend on it for an ideal dewy look. The end is so good that generally I don’t even use make-up on prime. My present favourite SPF is Neutrogena’s anti-aging SPF 110—can’t neglect that!

Rising up I had a standing hair appointment each two weeks. Now I largely fashion my hair myself—I put on it in wigs for about half the yr, and out the opposite half. When it’s pure, I like to make use of merchandise from the model Mielle Organics. I fill up on their Edge Gel to assist me tame the curls that body my face, and I swear by the Progress Oil to assist hold my hair robust and wholesome. Strive as I would, nails are one facet of my magnificence routine I’ve not mastered alone. I rely closely on my native salon, Tu La 2 Nail Salon & Firm, for that! The staff is top-tier, completely makes use of pure merchandise, and providers everyone from Tyler Perry, to Usher, to even Oprah.

To me, self care is about staying grounded. In my every day routines, exploring my spirituality (by meditation and prayer) and spending time outside (getting bodily train) are key. And although it would sound stunning, actions like snowboarding, using ATVs, and ziplining are key to my rest! I discover loads of pleasure in journey and journey.”

—as informed to ITG

Photographs through the creator

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