Bimpe Onakoya is an Award Winning African based international makeup artist, educator, Artistic Director of Maybelline New York Nigeria. She started doing make-up as a hobby and she worked with make-up artist Bayo Haastrup for five months and she has been doing ‘face beats’ since then.
Bimpe has been in the make-up business for 11 years, she is the first Africa-based international make up artist to work at the New York Fashion week. She was awarded the Vanguard Allure Make up artist of the year 2014. She has been the creative director of beauty for Lagos Design and Fashion Week since its inception five years ago and was recently tagged The Beauty Fairy Godmother on the march 2016 Complete Fashion Magazine cover.
Bimpe covers every kind of make up, from bridal, editorial, promotional, to red carpet and her really artistic photo shoots. Bimpe is one of the best make-up artists in the country consistently sought after for her natural approach to make-up. She brings out the best features on her client’s faces which has made her the favourite and go to MUA for the likes of Omotola Jalade-Ekeinde, Toolz, Uche Pedro, Ini Edo, Nike Ogunlesi, wives of presidents, politicians, business moguls and many more. Bimpe has contributed to art and style magazine, StyleMania since its inception as its Beauty Editor, was also the main makeup artist for South African magazine, True Love Nigeria. Bimpe has been part of New York Fashion Week for two years since 2014 as part of the Maybelline New York team and today we share some of her beauty looks;
Images: Instagram: Bimpe Onakoya