The Dynamic Trio: BLK/OPL Nigeria, Aminat Ayinde and Fashion One Africa In Collaboration
By Linda Orajekwe
To be a BLK/OPL woman is to be confident, it’s for every shade of beauty. BLK/OPL Nigeria was proud to be a part of the collaboration with a major fashion TV station in Nigeria, Fashion One Africa, as the official makeup sponsor for an upcoming editorial shoot featuring Aminat Ayinde, a top finalist at America’s Next Top Model season 12.
Aminat is known for her strong bold looks which have gotten her major deals with prestigious brands in the industry such as the Mercedes Fashion Week, This Day Style, Baku Magazine, to mention a few.
Four beautiful looks were created by Uche Enyokwa, head makeup artist at Sutchay (@Sutchay on Instagram) for BLK/OPL Nigeria. He has been affiliated with brands like Glam Africa Fashion, Orange Culture, House of Jahdara and Media Room Hub so it was only right to partner with him.
For the first look, we went for a dramatic but soft look which was achieved using the BLK/OPL TRUE COLOR crème stick foundation in “Ebony Brown” because of its good, buildable coverage and perfect finish.
The TOTAL COVERAGE concealing foundation had an amazing blending for highlight and contour and was perfected with the deluxe finishing powder in “Deep” to dry up excess oil from her skin.
The BLK/OPL COLORSPLURGE risqué crème lipstick in “Bon Bon” and BLK/OPL COLORSPLURGE patent lips in “Nude Scene” were used to create the nude glossy lips.
We switched things up for the second look with the bold red lips to match her melanin skin tone using the BLK/OPL COLORSPLURGE risqué matte lipstick in “Rich Red”.
For the final look, we mirrored the boss lady with Aminat wearing a ponytail coupled with a reddish-orange lip color using the BLK/OPL COLORSPLURGE patent lips in “Orange Blaze” and a touch of the BLK/OPL COLORSPLURGE risqué matte lipstick.