My name is Oluwatosin Aworinde, I’m a 21 year old student and also the founder of WOC Cosmetics. My passion for makeup came from childhood always wanting to start too early. As soon as I was old enough I desperately wanted to get it right. I remember watching my first YouTube video and making a list of all the products I needed and going to a popular store with the money I’d saved and I couldn’t find anything at all for my skin tone. My first foundation was a £3 unknown brand that I had to get from a hair shop and it was terrible, I also realised that the shade wasn’t really a skin tone that existed and the undertones didn’t suit me at all. Although I was initially discouraged, this was the beginning of me realising that there wasn’t as much availability for darker women and that I wanted to do something about it. This genuinely upset me and the best way I thought I could make an impact was to keep researching and to share this with others so they wouldn’t have to struggle like I did. My obsession with skincare came much later after I realised that my makeup skills were improving, but that my canvas wasn’t as ‘smooth’ as it could be and this meant that my pictures weren’t coming out as nicely as I wanted. This prompted me to delve into the world of skincare to improve my skin and ultimately give my makeup a flawless finish. The main aim of this blog is to share with you guys reviews, tips, tricks, products and opinions on makeup and skincare brands/products best suited for women of colour.
Peace and love,