My name is Sabi Hinkson (not Hingston-almost everyone makes this mistake LOL), but they call me “LE“… I am the mother of two gorgeous girls. Although makeup is my passion, I am a teacher and a biochemist. Makeup is my escape from my stressful and busy world.
My interest in makeup was sparked by somewhat negative experiences, but that’s okay, because makeup artistry has been a blessing to me, and has given me a fun and colorful way to express myself. I know you want to know what I meant by “negative experiences” lol. Well it’s nothing too bad, but it’s honestly how I came to start wearing makeup. My eyelids are very dark, like, I think it’s safe to say they are black! No, it’s not due to lack of sleep (although I lack that very much), that’s just how my eyes are. I didn’t think anything of it, but when I got to high school people started teasing me about it, saying I looked like I got beat up, look like a raccoon etc. (man, high school kids are rotten). So in my efforts to figure out how to hide it, I came across makeup, concealer to be exact! My first true love was MAC cosmetics and I’m still a MAC junkie up to this day).
However, I used to be somewhat basic when it came to makeup application. On the contrary, my older sister (makeupbykifana) is not only a makeup junkie, but she is also a makeup artist, and she is truly the one who unleashed that “makeup beast” in me, and made me the makeup monster I am today!
I started exploring more, practicing more and then eventually went to school for makeup artistry and graduated, and now, here I am: “Makeup by Sabi,” a certified makeup artist…Although I’ve been doing makeup, it was really my friend Shanique who dragged me into doing fashion shows and pageants: before, I was intimidated by the pressure of these sort of events, but Shanique told me that I could do it, so I did it, I’m still doing it and I’m loving it! Every step of the way on my journey towards becoming a certified makeup artist, my boyfriend has encouraged me and supported me, so I owe a lot of my success to him…I LOVE YOU SK!
I will leave you with something that I always say:
You are a priceless and unique work of art, however you are the artist and your face is your canvas!
Live Life, Love, Laugh & Have fun!