An interview with... Sonia & Fyza Ali
Dr Lipp is a great fan of your make-up artist skills, can you tell us a little about who taught you and how you learnt?
We are huge fans of Dr Lipp! I started makeup as a hobby at a young age and watched a lot of Youtube. There wasn’t much of a beauty community on Youtube back then, so I read makeup books by celebrity artists. I pretty much learnt from them until I went to New York; Kim Kardashian’s makeup artist Mario Dedivanovic taught me the secrets to achieving the signature Kim Kardashian makeup. He used my sister Sonia as a model.
You’ve become a hit on Instagram for your Kim Kardashian poses. What is your favourite all time look of hers and what other celebrities do you love the look of?
My sister is a pro at the Kim K poses! I love recreating Kim looks on her because she works them so well. My all-time fave makeup look of Kim is where she has green eyeshadow; it was so different from her usual look which made me love it even more.
I also love the look of Jennifer Lopez and Haifa Wehbe (she’s an Arabic singer).
As a makeup artist I’m all for multi-use products, so Dr.Lipp got a 10/10 from me.
On a personal note both of you have the most amazing skin. What is the secret behind your flawless skin & what are your favourite make-up products you swear by?
I suffer from acne and growing up it was hard! I started to cut out fizzy drinks and now only drink water. Same for my sister, we drink plenty of water and are huge fans of Lush Cosmetics skin care. Our favourite makeup products are Creaseless Concealer by Tarte Cosmetics and Too Faced Poreless Primer!
At what age did you discover your love of all things beauty and makeup?
I was around 14 years old and my sister and I were both beauty junkies so she would let me practice on her.
Which celebrities would you love to work with?
Kim Kardashian, Rihanna and Jennifer Lopez are my dream women! They have amazing makeup anyway but I would love to give them my Middle Eastern-twist style of makeup.
What are your favourite top looks for the season?
Mauve lip, luminous skin and feline flick!
Have you tried Dr. Lipp and did you know it was a MUA favourite when you first tried it?
I knew a lot my favourite makeup artists loved it and finally understood the hype when I tried it for myself. As a makeup artist I’m all for multi-use products so this got a 10/10 from me.
Finally, what’s next for Sonia & Fyza?
Fyza: We would like to launch our own beauty line focusing on skin. I’m the makeup artist and my sister Sonia is my muse, we both have completely different skin so trying products together is always fun because what works for me won’t work for her and sometimes we both agree on a beauty product. I think together we could create the ultimate beauty range!