The Chief Executive Officer of Thowbie Makeovers, Daramola Oluwatobi has joined the debate on style and beauty. The debate on whether style and beauty are the same or how they compliment each other is one with no end in sight.
But according to the makeup artist and skincare specialist, the two are quite different and yet related but not depended on each other.
In a recent interview she declares, “ You can be beautiful without style. But to enhance your natural beauty and to boost your self confidence you need to be styled.”
Speaking further, she explains, “Beauty and style are both subjective. One person’s beautiful can be another’s ugly. For instance, guys that I find beautiful might be considered ugly by other women, and vice versa. There are men in whose eyes I wouldn’t be attractive at all, and there are men in whose eyes I am the epitome of beauty. I think style is less subjective than beauty, but still in the eye of the beholder.”
“Style, in my view, is how your appearance is arranged. You can influence this more than your beauty. I mostly look at the cut of clothing and color. For instance, wearing different shades of the same color, to me, is bad looking. Like wearing bright red, purple and pink together. It doesn’t fit. However, if it is the same shade (a specific blue), but with different intensity, it can look very stylish. Also if everything has a pattern, it becomes cacophonous. You can be beautiful and still be stylish,” she added.
Daramola Oluwatobi started her business in 2014 as a makeup artist and seller. She was selling makeup products and also into home deliveries for clients.
Daramola recounted. “I didn’t really start with any amount per se like most people would say. I actually started with no amount of money. I only started using my BBM Channel through which I was able to make contacts and market products based on demand.”
After four years in the business, clients from all walks of life flock to the Lagos-based Thowbie Makeovers for Daramola’s top-notch body treatment and expertise.
“I love to look good and enhance my facial features. I was so good at it, many people would see my face and ask who did my makeup and I would answer that I did and they would be so wowed, ask for my number and call me to do theirs while I get paid. I was getting referrals back to back and I started training too. As times goes on, I went on to learn more beauty skill and included them in my business. Because I have a passion of making myself and others look good, feel great about their own body, and boost their self confidence that was what made me focus on beauty.” she said.
Daramola Oluwatobi started beauty business in 2014. She hails from Osun State and studied Microbiology at the Olabisi Onabanjo University.