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Beauty Island acknowledges and pays respect to the past, present and future Traditional Custodians and Elders of this nation and the continuation of cultural, spiritual and educational practices of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.
Hello and welcome to Beauty Island, the award-nominated beauty podcast that celebrates life and lipstick.
I'm your host, beauty journalist, Brittany Stewart.
If you're new here or you just need a recap: Each episode, I sit down with a guest and ask them about the 8 beauty products that have a special memory or meaning for them. The ones they'd take to a desert island, or Beauty Island, that I am sending them off too.
Maybe it's the first beauty product they ever bought, the one that gives them their signature look, or the perfume that instantly sparks a memory of a special place or person.
Along the way we find out more about their life, career and the people and events that have shaped them into who they are today.
Today, my guest is visual artist Rosie Kalina. A proud Wemba Wemba and Gunditjmara woman, Rosie is a talented makeup artist, artist, model and entrepreneur - to name just a few strings on her bow. If you're one of her almost 50,000 followers on Instagram, you might recognise her incredibly colourful or glossy eye makeup looks, but that's just a small window into the incredible ideas, conversations and creations Rosie has. She's appeared in Vogue not once but twice this year, worked on a variety of sets and shoots, and the co-founder of Makeup For Mob, a makeup artist collective for and supporting First Nations artists.
We talked about the representation of First Nations people in the beauty industry and beyond, the cult powder for glowing skin and a step-by-step guide into creating a beautiful base, creativity as a tool to explore self expression, identity and start bigger conversation and success, social media and getting caught in the likes.
I'm not supposed to have favourites but this truly has to be up there for me. Rosie is incredible talented, eloquent and has such warmth, and was so generous in her discussion about really important and timely topics and conversations about the beauty industry and representation, her experiences in the industry, and the trappings of social media, as well sharing SO many practical tips and product recommendations that will have you rushing to your makeup bag once the episode has finished.
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