Meet Ajoke Omole (@AjaysGlam). This beauty shares her makeup tips and outfit inspirations to over 54k Instagram followers and 92k YouTube subscribers. She not only has beauty tips but life inspirations as well. She answered these question about it all.
What aspect of beauty blogging are you into?
AO: To be honest, I am much more independent, I am much more laid back. I am into makeup, I love makeup and all of that but I’m not crazy, like eyeshadows or creating makeup looks. Don’t get me wrong, I love what I do but there are some days I feel like I want to make changes, I want to add some smokey eyes and there are some days I just like something simple, like today I have no eyeshadow whatsoever. I have a very clean look. So I am more on a neutral side.
Where do you get your inspiration from?
AO: To be honest, I just look at myself in the mirror and I will be like ‘today amma beat this face’. I just look at the people that are much more familiar with makeup, people like Nicki Minaj because she doesn’t do all that eyeshadow stuff. So, I am into Nicki Minaj’s kind of look when it comes to her makeup. I am inspired by the neutral zone. So she inspires me a lot when it comes to makeup looks.
What is the most challenging part of being a YouTuber?
AO: Editing… to edit is not a joking stuff (laughs). This is because you can record a video in an hour and take four hours to edit. Obviously, you don’t want to put any rubbish video out there, you want to make sure you make sense. Even though it is basic, it is simple, you still want to make sure you put everything into place. You want to put the right stuff out there, the right music inside and all that. Also, in putting the right music, it is also very difficult because of copyright issues. Youtube can take down your video or even your whole channel if there is any form of infringement. So you have to be careful. Finding the right music is also very important so for me I like to put in Nigerian music so that people will know that I am Nigerian. It is more or less a form of promotion to remind them where am from, when they go to the channel and listen to the music they will know definitely she is Nigerian. It becomes difficult because our Nigerians too take copyright issues seriously. So it is challenging to find the right music.
What is the best part about being in this profession?
AO: My best part about makeup is eyelashes. The eyelashes and the lips (as well) because they are the key thing. Even if I don’t want to do my makeup at all… actually I don’t want to lie. If I don’t want to do anything serious at all, I have to do my eyebrows, eyelashes, and my lips though.
Any advice to those starting out?
AO: Just be yourself. Absolutely nothing else but to be themselves because that’s how I made it to where I am. I am just pulling it through, I am myself and also the fact that I am Nigerian. A lot of Nigerians that are in the UK have missed a touch of something so we have to set out to remind them of where they are from. So be yourself and just teach others too, because a lot of people will learn from you.
image source: Instagram – @AJaysglam