Everything we know about Netflix’s must-see series ‘Inventing Anna’
Everything we know about Netflix’s must-see series ‘Inventing Anna’

Jennifer McShane

Proenza Schouler x Birkenstock are back with a second collaboration
Proenza Schouler x Birkenstock are back with a second collaboration

Holly O'Neill

10 brilliant Netflix picks worth a repeated watch
10 brilliant Netflix picks worth a repeated watch

Jennifer McShane

Does the sale of Reese Witherspoon’s company spell the end of female-led movies and television?
Does the sale of Reese Witherspoon’s company spell the end of female-led movies and television?

Sarah Finnan

Behind Closed Doors: ‘I’m an IT consultant by day and a dominatrix by night’
Behind Closed Doors: ‘I’m an IT consultant by day and a dominatrix by night’

Amanda Cassidy

40 of the best sun-bleached and desert-inspired summer nail shades
40 of the best sun-bleached and desert-inspired summer nail shades

Holly O'Neill

10 of Meghan Markle’s all-time best royal looks
10 of Meghan Markle’s all-time best royal looks

Jennifer McShane

Taylor Swift sent the Galway paddleboarders a letter when she heard about their ordeal
Taylor Swift sent the Galway paddleboarders a letter when she heard about their ordeal

Sarah Finnan

Sound the alarm! Lizzo and Chris Evans are flirting online again
Sound the alarm! Lizzo and Chris Evans are flirting online again

Sarah Finnan

Disney’s attack on Scarlett Johansson’s Black Widow lawsuit is incredibly gendered
Disney’s attack on Scarlett Johansson’s Black Widow lawsuit is incredibly gendered

Jennifer McShane

Image / Beauty

Flawless: Chimamanda Leads The Way


by Melanie Morris
17th Nov 2016
blank

?I like No7 because it’s democratic; it cuts across class, age and culture.? So says feminist author, speaker and advocate Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, the prolific Nigerian star of No7’s winter campaign.

A poet, novelist and writer of considerable note, Adichie’s first book, Purple Hibiscus (2003), received wide critical acclaim; it was shortlisted for the Orange Prize for Fiction (2004) and was awarded the Commonwealth Writers? Prize for Best First Book (2005). Her second novel, Half of a Yellow Sun (2006), received the 2007 Orange Prize for Fiction and was adapted into a film of the same title, released in 2014. Adichie’s name and message stretched further through her often-quoted TEDxTalks, and recently, she hit critical mass when Beyonc? sampled her powerfully feminist words in the hit song ?Flawless?.

Chimamanda is a woman who loves beauty, and the transformative power of make-up. Marrying her passion for femininity with her intellectual image challenged her initially, as she shared in her 2013 TED Talk, entitled ?We Should All Be Feminists?. ?I was worried that if I looked too feminine, I would not be taken seriously,? she says. Referring to the joy of self-expression she feels through make-up, Chimamanda quickly decided to simply be herself, however that might appear to the outside world. ?I like politics and history and am happiest when having a good argument about ideas. I am girly. I am happily girly. I like high heels and trying on lipsticks. It’s nice to be complimented by both men and women, although I have to be honest and say that I prefer the compliments of stylish women.?

no-7

?I find applying make-up relaxing; it’s like putting on a character. I like strong colours, and natural nudes. It’s always about my mood, and No7 has a good range to select from. I’ve spent hours rummaging around Boots stores and at present, my favourite products are liquid eyeliner, liquid bronzer and No7 Moisture Drench lipsticks. Make-up enhances what I have,? says Chimamanda, ?but I like my skin without make-up too.?

Chimamanda epitomises the essence of READY. ?Make-up is what makes me want to smile when I look in the mirror. What makes me feel slightly better on a dull day. What makes me comfortable.?

With a palette of 20 skin-true shades No7’s Match Made Service helps you find your optimum foundation in a range of finishes, plus perfectly matched lipstick, blusher, concealer and bronzer shades. See boots.ie/matchmadeandchimamanda for details.

Also Read

blank
BEAUTY
Everything to know about face yoga and how to do it right

Shayna Sappington puts her facial muscles through their paces with face yoga expert Agnes Gajewska, and comes away feeling like a new woman.

By Shayna Sappington

Fenty Parfum
BEAUTY
Rihanna is about to release Fenty Parfum

Everything we know so far about Rihanna’s first Fenty fragrance.It’s been a big couple of days for scent and celebrity....

By Holly O'Neill

blank
CULTURE, BEAUTY
We need to talk about Lily James’ incredible transformation into Pamela Anderson

The actress – who will play Anderson in Pam & Tommy – revealed her new look on Instagram over the...

By Jennifer McShane

blank
BEAUTY
4 heatless hair hacks to style your locks without causing damage

Style your hair heat-free with these simple and clever tips.Lately, there have been some crazy hair hacks on social media...

By Shayna Sappington

adult acne
BEAUTY
Suffering from blemish-prone skin? Clear things up with these effective tips

From imperfections to “maskne”, here’s what may be causing your blemishes and the best ways to clear things up.Oily, blemish-prone...

By IMAGE

blank
BEAUTY
Summer beauty finds: Everything you need for a sun-kissed look, from sunset eyeshadows to creamy bronzers

Tired of doing the same make-up? Try these summer beauty finds for a fresh, sun-kissed summer look.This is going to...

By IMAGE

scrub
BEAUTY
18 of the best scalp saviours for shinier, nourished hair

“The length, lustre and health of your hair depend on the scalp,” says Gareth Bromell, the celebrity hairdresser behind H...

By Holly O'Neill