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Monday, October 28, 2013


Love Olaleye
The Makeup Show Orlando took place last month at The Peabody Hotel Orlando (now the Hyatt Regency Orlando). The show featured over 50 brands, live demo’s, seminars, keynotes with celebrity makeup and FX artists, and hands on workshops. The Makeup Show Orlando also featured for the first time “Face to Face”.
 Face to Face was a live competition bringing makeup artist at all levels of their career and all areas of the industry together to prove themselves and show their skills in a competition that put their artistry in the spotlight and pushed these artists to show the beauty world their best.  Individual makeup artists from all over the world came together to compete against their colleagues and prove that their skills in beauty, body, fashion & FX makeup set them apart from the rest.  Face to Face coaches and mentors were the Makeup Show’s very own team of artist: Orlando Santiago, Esterique Aidan, Kathy Aragon and Danessa Myricks; hosted by James Vincent. Each mentor picked their team based solely on what they saw before them during The Makeup Show Orlando social.
Love Olaleye @ the show
After the 2 day competition only one contestant remained, and the first ever winner of the Face to Face Competition was from Nigeria Love Olaleye

Love Olaleye is a Nigerian -born Chemical Engineer whose quest into the world of makeup art started as a hobby; doing makeup for brides and friends. Her facial experiments soon grew into a passion when she enrolled as a Mary Kay Consultant in 2007 while she was still at the prestigious University of Port-Harcourt, Nigeria.
Exploring the passion further, meant taking up a professional makeup course at Brushstrokes Makeover Limited, where she was awarded an ‘A Grade” Certificate in Makeup Art.  This inevitably earned her a place to work as an instructor in the organization for the next year. This move proved to be strategic as it grew her natural instincts for makeup brand enterprise.

Flawless Beauty, her flagship business which began in December 2009 has since grown to accommodate a rich bouquet of clientele which includes some of Nigeria’s biggest celebrities.
Olaleye’s certifications among many others include an Advanced Professional Certificate in Makeup artistry from Epro Image Institute in Madrid, Spain and a business certificate from African Business Academy, Lagos where she serves as a volunteer facilitator. She also had the honor of being chosen amongst the pioneer IBM Enterprise 100 Challenge Graduates in Nigeria.
 Her quest for excellence in makeup art has seen her continuously strive to take her trade across the border of the world’s most populous black nation. In 2010 she featured in Destiny Magazine,South Africa’s first high-end women’s magazine. She has also visited and facilitated in makeup workshops in select African countries like Ghana and Togo. Back home, Olaleye has featured in fashion shows such as Nigerian Television fashion show (NTSF) and has appeared on several TV programs as special guest.
As a result of her knowledge, expertise and impact in the Nigerian makeup industry, Love was nominated to be on the panel of judges for Proface makeup artist competition, held in Lagos Nigeria, June 2013.
 Love Olaleye is currently the Chief Creative Officer at her own thriving makeup enterprise, – Flawless touch makeover, a business she runs alongside her makeup school – the Flawless touch Academy of Makeup Art.
She lives and works in Nigeria, a country that is home to over 70,000,000 black women. Her dream which is not too far from the present, is to fuse her knowledge in Chemical Engineering with her passion for Makeup art to create lasting partnership with global brands.

Congratulations to all the contestants and to the first ever Face to Face winner Love Olaleye!

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