Moshoodat Sanni is a NY-based makeup artist, content creator and creative director known for her unconventional ideas that she incorporates into her artistry. From an early age she discovered her passion for beauty and her love for innovation and creativity.
I first discovered her from her Instagram page that is honestly a breath of fresh air. Her page is a creative feed showcasing women of color and her distinctive take on makeup. Her work has gained worldwide recognition and has led her to be featured on BET, Buzzfeed, Essence and GlamourUK.
She decided to stop waiting for more positive images of women of color and start creating them herself. “I created this project because I’ve always wanted women of color to see the light and the magic we carry! I want women of color to be looked at on a high pedestal.”– Moshoodat
Magic With Island Boi Photography
Initially starting off her career as a hobby, Mo wanted to give up on being a Makeup Artist to become a flight attendant. That is until she met Photographer Joey Rosado of Island Boi Photography who pushed her to get out of her negative space. We couldn’t be more grateful because the two are clearly a match made in heaven.
According to an interview with Buzzfeed News, Rosado mentions that he has always believed in Moshoodat’s vision and talent. The two business partners worked together on a series project titled “Moshoodat” that went viral. The aim of the series is to, “empower and inspire black women by bringing out the inner beauty that we all already possess.”
Moshoodat is grateful for all the love and recognition. She hopes to have her and Rosado’s work exhibited at art galleries in the near future. “We just want to keep creating images that will allow people to take pride in who they are. We want to put them in a museum; travel the world, paint it beautiful and capture the essence of Black Girl Magic.”
To Those Interested In The Industry
Her best advice to anyone who wants to get into a career in the makeup industry is to be resilient. “You definitely have to be resilient. It is a very saturated industry so you have to bounce back through it all.”
We wish the two all the success they deserve. It is my sincere hope that both established and upcoming makeup artist can use her body of work as inspiration to hone their creativity.
Images courtesy of Moshoodat’s Instagram Page and article sources from Essence and She’s so me BlogSpot