This week our New Celebrity embarked us on her journey as a talented makeup artist. SofiaDivene, a TikTok star with over 3.1M “Likes”, gave us her best tips and advice on being an influencer in the beauty world. The self-described “weird, quirky, entertaining” makeup artist exudes confidence through her looks and attracts her followers with her powerful presence. Authenticity and creativity are a staple of @SofiaDivene_’s brand. This has earned her 1.2M views on her most viral video, over 161K followers, and a loving fanbase.
In a year and a half, our New Celebrity has gained a platform on social media as a makeup artist. The Los Angeles native started her career on TikTok recreating iconic Christina Aguilera looks. From Dirrty to Lady Marmalade, Sofia Divene can do it all… identically! So much so that the legend herself, Christina Aguilera, has shown Sofia some love. In her “Stronger” video from February 25th, she commented “🤯 had to do a double take! Keep killin it love ❤️”. With all of the accomplishments that Sofia has had, it is important to note that it never came easy. The influencer admits that she tried for 5 years to get her name out, but it wasn’t until TikTok that she found success. She began recreating iconic Christina Aguilera looks after her older sister’s friends mentioned the resemblance. As a huge “Burlesque” fan, it was a major compliment to be compared to her idol.
Sofia Divene’s love of makeup began at 17 when she was thrown into the role of lead makeup artist for her high school dance team. She told New Celebrity that she had no idea what she was doing. “I didn’t know what eyeshadow was, I didn’t even know you had to use glue for glitter!” Her passion for art and creativity grew and motivated her to learn more about it as the years went on. Her only obstacles were the frustrations that came from transitioning into college. Sofia knew her passion was makeup, “Life is so short. I wouldn’t want to do anything else.” After doing plenty of research, she decided to tell her sister that she was dropping out of school. It took time to earn their support, but seeing her happiness and talent has proven to them that she can do anything. “[My sister] even got me a little jar for loose change that said ‘Girl Boss Fund'”. This New Celebrity is motivated to prove herself to the makeup community, but most importantly, her family. She had special thanks to give her boyfriend who has been with her along the journey. He has been her biggest supporter and helper when it comes to her projects. He even assists with angles, skits, and shopping!
Sofia has inspired her followers to be their most authentic and confident selves. Using her powerful looks and motivating music, she has taught us that “everyone should do what makes them happy”. When it comes to enhancing your beauty, never be ashamed, always be confident! “I think everyone should do what makes them happy. I think I am beautiful inside and out and I know who I am but there are sometimes little insecurities.” In a recent Youtube video, the Tiktok star described her experiences with lip-augmentation, a popular trend among the beauty community. She talked about the dishonesty most celebrities and major influencers display when it comes to the topic. Sofia Divene wants to be as open and honest with her followers as possible to encourage anyone who is thinking about it, give insight on how it works, and share her experience. “I definitely won’t hide it, I never want people to see me as a ‘phony’, this is what will make me happy it doesn’t mean anyone else has to do it. Haters are gonna hate no matter what so do what makes you happy.”
This New Celebrity proved that believing in yourself is the first step. Sofia Divene proved that anything is doable, even when everyone may think you’re crazy. Things will always get better. With a strong support system and wicked talent, this influencer is going to make a stellar career in the beauty community. Her social media platforms continue to grow as she reaches well over 161,000 followers on Tiktok and her content is viewed by her idols.
Itching to know the strategies she took to get there? Stay tuned for tomorrow’s article!