You rarely find a beautiful, talented person, that is humble and an all round great person! Imelda Ladebo is a self taught makeup artist who is currently the Beauty Editor for Style Me Up, beauty feature Writer for Fusion and beauty columnist for Side View Magazine and Sacred blog.  She is such a lovely person and a joy to be around. You can tell she has a serious passion and love for what she does. She’s been experimenting with makeup and colours from an early age and has managed to improve her skills and deepen her passion for it. Now 8 years on, she still loves what she does- in the past couple of years, she has worked with some of the industry’s top designers, hair stylists and makeup artists and is constantly building her skills.
She holds an MSc in Accounting & Business Management and will soon commence her chattered accounting qualification course (ACCA) -Beauty AND Brains! Imelda plans to enrol in one of London’s most accredited beauty & make up schools, where she aims to improve her craft even further.

“I love everything about makeup, beauty and the concept of enhancing people’s natural beauty she confesses, but not just limiting myself to high fashion make-up, I’d like to explore the other side where make-up is used creatively  for example prosthetics and special effects makeup

Imelda worked on me this weekend. It was SO much fun!  We tried three different looks -. Loved it!

*side note: Putting a photo of my bare face was a  huge step for me , I was actually terrified but Imelda made me feel so comfortable. Thank you Imelda!*

In my natural glory *sigh* -I’m quite thankful for make up.


Nude/ Everyday Look

The lovely and incredibly talented Imelda


Party/ Glam Look


Sexy/ Smokey Look

Imelda is available for weddings, photoshoots and parties. You can reach by email on or follow her on Twitter


Tobi and I are in New York together this week so look out for posts on our many adventures!

Love Always,

The Queens,

Kike & Tobi


*Photos by Cindy Akpuru and Jasmine Somefun