As you can see, I came to my final Maybelline NYFW challenge extremely nervous and excited at the same time. The top 15 finalists had been tasked to interview Georgina Wilson and have a whole chit chat about makeup, travel, and of course, Maybelline!
I had a whole set of questions prepared on my phone, but the conversation with Georgina really just came so naturally. As surprising as this may seem, it’s not very often that I get to talk to people who speak fluent “makeup” as I do. As soon as Georgina and I got worked up talking about makeup, all my nerves magically disappeared and I just felt like I was talking to a friend and fellow makeup addict.
That morning, it took me a good 30 minutes before I could decide what makeup look to wear so the first thing I asked Georgina as soon as we were seated was how she chose what makeup look to wear for that day. She said that more often than not, she just allows the makeup artist for the day to decide but of course her lips are her favorite part of her face to play around with, and we both ended up admitting to not even knowing how many lipsticks we own. Can any girl even really keep count? Haha!
Speaking of lip products, Georgina absolutely swears by Maybelline’s Lip Gradation. Of course I took note of the product so I could get my hands on it! I was dying to find out if she had any lip tips she could share from years of being in the industry, and she was kind enough to share that she uses a lot of lip liners and other products in order to achieve her perfect pout.
I also asked Georgina how it feels like to be the newest endorser for Maybelline. We were surrounded with pictures of Gigi Hadid, Adriana Lima, and other drop dead gorgeous Maybelline girls that afternoon, and upon meeting Georgina up close and personal, I couldn’t help but feel like she fit right in. But beyond that, I loved how much Georgina really embodied the brand, and how she and Maybelline shares the same makeup philosophy as I do.
The makeup quote I live by is: “Give a woman the right makeup, and she can conquer the world.” So I mentioned it to Georgina and asked her if she agreed, and then it was all girl power from there! Like I always say, makeup should be celebrated, and Georgina feels exactly the same way.
She also told me how she believes women should always empower one another and stop the hate. This made me ask about her thoughts on some of the people I really dislike -- makeup shamers. She was surprised to find out that there were actually people like that around, and I went on about how some people have such close-minded ideas about women who love makeup like that women who love makeup are automatically insecure or shallow. You all know how strongly I feel about these people!
Georgina then told me something that will stick to me for a long time. She told me that she’s learned that whenever people try to hate and bring others down, it’s not because something is wrong with you, but with them and that I shouldn’t let what makeup shamers think affect me or stop me from pursuing my dreams. Georgina was totally the image of girl power!
In the end, of course I just HAD to take a Snap with Georgina to commemorate such an amazing experience for me. A big thank you to Georgina for being so kind and generous with her answers, as well as everyone at Maybelline for letting me get this far and for allowing me to #MAKEITHAPPEN!