I had the wonderful opportunity to be the first to ask her how such an achievement feels; and also to tell us a little about the shoot.
Here is my blog interview with Joy
1923 Blog: I remember you had no idea your picture was in PhotoVogue until I mentioned it to you. When it sank in how did you feel? What were the thoughts running through your head?
Delighted of course! How I started suddenly flashed through my head (lol)
1923 Blog: Do you think your career was leading up to this? Please let us in a bit into how you got into the makeup industry.
One always prays for an amazing opportunity and this was one I was expecting.
I have always loved makeup but it was after my wedding, with encouragement from family, that I decided to push ahead and register at a makeup school.
1923 Blog: What is the story behind that picture? Was it a planned or random image?
It was a random shoot. I didn't know whom the photographer was planning to submit to. I was just aware of the fact that we were shooting an edgy fashion story.
|the Photo Vogue image|
1923 Blog: That picture has something about it that is absolutely captivating, modern and yet very African. Can you please tell us what makes that picture stand out?
It is a modern capture of an African lady and we edged it out by not using colours on her face. My contour and highlight palette was mostly used.
|Joy at work|
1923 Blog: (I know a lot of makeup artists are longing to ask Joy this question, lol) What did you use to achieve that flawless, glistening skin?
I mixed MAC lustre drops with a Becca foundation and buffed all over her face down to her neck. Then went over the high points of her face with my yaby highlight palette.
1923 Blog: If you had an opportunity to meet the makeup artist to one of the old Hollywood divas, whose makeup artist would it be and why?
He transformed Tina Turner into Cleopatra and the result was amazing ('amazeballs' Giuliana Rancic would say)
To see Joy's beautiful work, head on over to her website joyadenuga.com