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Tajia Reed, aka DoniDarkowitz, gave us some incredible insight into the life of an influencer. She got candid about the hardships that content creators face when trying to gain genuine engagement on their platforms. Continue reading to learn how you can encourage content creators and ultimately help raise their engagement.
This week’s New Celebrity is building her brand on more than just talent. Tajia Reed, better known as DoniDarkowitz on social media, sat down with New Celebrity to discuss her experiences as a beauty content creator. Taj has built her platform on makeup and transparency. DoniDarkowitz was created in defiance of the mystery surrounding social media. When Taj started her journey, there was no one there to give her advice or direction. Echoes of “Just go for it!” were not helpful, so Taj made it her goal to do makeup, have fun, but be transparent about the beauty community, especially working with brands as a POC. Inclusivity and representation are very important to Tajia Reed, so she’s breaking down the gates of social media and sharing her experiences with others. Keep reading to find out how she started, what she has learned from working with brands, and much more!
If there’s one thing we have learned from the last year, it is the power of activism. People are raising their voices more than ever and proving that social change is possible. This week’s New Celebrity has redefined an influencer’s role by steering discussions about racial injustice, inclusivity, and representation among people of color and LGBTQ in the beauty industry. Tajia Reed, known on TikTok and Instagram as @DoniDarkowitz, is a force to be reckoned with and serves as a powerful voice in the beauty industry with her honesty and transparency about the disparity among POC, Latinx, Asian and LGBTQ influencers. We had the incredible privilege of sitting down with her to discuss everything from body shaming to racism to secrets of the industry and so much more.
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Creating your own horrifying look can go beyond simply buying a mask from Spirit Halloween store. With a little bit of practice, you can skip the cliche costumes and masks and go straight for the horror SFX makeup to turn your face into your version of a ghoul, ghost, or zombie. To help you on your horror makeup journey, Angie, otherwise known as @agnisgore, gave us her tips on how to create your own spooky look at home without breaking the bank. Read on for Angie’s advice on where to start, no matter what your skill level may be!
This week’s New Celebrity is unlike any other influencer we have had in the past. Her talent, skills, and heart for horror have skyrocketed @AgnisGore’s Instagram and TikTok following. Since she started on May 29, 2020, Angie Good has built a community of 245.9K followers and continues to grow! The Special FX makeup artist started her journey when her video lip-syncing “Maniac” by Conan Gray amassed over 9.3 Million views. Since then, @AngisGore has created many looks that have garnered tons of attention. Unfortunately, TikTok seems to have an issue with the gorey content and has banned the SFX artist 3 times without reason. Keep reading to find out more about Angie, how she creates her ghastly looks for social media, and what is next for @AgnisGore!
This month we have been fascinated by the amazing creative talent we’ve seen from our MUA influencers. This week’s New Celebrity is no different, aside from the fact that she does not create the traditional glam makeup looks that we see daily. Angie Good, also known as @agnisgore on Instagram and TikTok, specializes in horror/gore special effects makeup (SFX makeup). Angie has the ability to transform herself into out-of-this-world, blood-covered creatures, using a level of artistry and focus that for many, can take years to master. She sat down with us to talk about all things gore and how she gained such a substantial social media following in just less than a year.
First made popular in the ’60s by beauty and fashion icons such as; Twiggy and Audrey Hepburn, cut crease eye makeup has made its way back into the modern world and we are here for it! Whether your eyes are small, large, or even hooded like our featured influencer KaitKMUA, a cut crease will open them up for a beautiful, doe-eyed look that will create depth and add definition. With a few clever tricks from KaitKMUA, you can master the look of a perfect cut crease.
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