Please introduce yourself
My Name is Rukshana Begum but I am well known as BeautybyRoxc.
I am a UK based beauty blogger and youtuber I do hijab tutorials, advice motivational talks, makeup tutorials and reviews
What is your current occupation?
Professional makeup artist
Where can we find you online?
MY WEBSITE: https://www.beautybyroxc.com
How did you start your career?
At 19 I created my Instagram page and I first did sfx makeup on myself eg pop art, Halloween makeup, I loved the creativity of it. It was my escape from the world and a way for me to express myself, eventually I started trying out more wearable looks eg glitter cutcreases, Arabian makeup looks and my popularity slowly grew.
People would request me to do more looks on myself and it motivated me to keep going which led me to start my youtube channel, where I am able to connect and speak to my audience from a bigger platform. And 5 years on I am now a professional makeup artist travelling nationwide to do bridal and party bookings.
What’s the current update about yourself?
Current update about myself would be in January 2017 I officially started my 1-1 makeup courses so I teach as well, and I have a website that has been launched with different course options.
Favorite new beauty product you have tried?
MAC liquid lipsticks my fav !!
Where do you spend most of your time?
Well it depends when its wedding season I am travelling to bookings everyday but past week ive been On my laptop editing a youtube video and im at home a lot because I am a traditional wife, looking after the home as well.
Name one place where you would recommend people to visit in Malaysia.
I don’t know ive never been Malaysia in sha allah one day
Do you have any mantra that you believe in?
Yeah I kind of do:
“ be grateful be kind be generous and god will give you more”
“ you didn’t come all this way to give up now success is a work in progress keep going”
“remember life obstacles aren’t a set backs or a negative thing, take it as learning lesson and remain positive”
What’s in your makeup bag right now?
my makeup bag that has my:
- Max factor miracle match foundation
- MAC dark mineralize skin finish powder
- MAC mehr lipstick
- Duo eye lash glue
- Maybeline presion pen liner
How would you describe your personal style?
Simple but bold so it makes a statement, elegant, I don’t like to be over the top so if my outfit is really bold I have a neutral hijab, I don’t like to be over loaded in jewellery I like to have one statement piece.
Name FIVE (5) Beauty Items you cannot live without.
Foundation concealer moisturizer Vaseline lipstick
What’s your typical day like at work/weekends?
So my days weekends always vary it can be a long day doing 5/6 girls party makeup IT TAKES ME AN HOUR EACH. or sometimes il have one bride early hours of the day giving me the entire day to kind of do what I want which is usually record a youtube video, cook for the husband, when im teaching a 1-1 it requires a full day were I am teaching makeup looks back to back.
Favorite place you have travelled to?
Morocco for our honeymoon
How do you unwind after work?
I like to get bk into my pjs and slippers watch tv even though theres nothing on half the time, its me time and of course a nice cup of tea, or I might go put a face mask on go on my laptop
Any beauty advice from your mother?
Not really. My mum loves her makeup just so much as me if anything she always told me to moisturize to get good clear skin
What’s next for you?
Good question , well for now I loveee teaching I had no idea how fun and rewarding it would be, I do have a few things im planning but all in good time itll be revealed
Who is your ULTIMATE Beauty Icon
chinutay I love her bubbly personality
Movie that made you laugh the hardest?
So many but the only one I can think of top of my head is central intelligence
Favorite beauty brands?
Mac nyx makeup revolution laura Gellar laura mercier
What makes you smile the most?
As cheesy as it sounds I think meeting kind people, who don’t judge you and openly have a talk with you and there not just staring into their phones.
Tell us how you got started in makeup.
I was very good at art in high school and I found it therapeutic after leaving high school not doing art painting I started wearing makeup and I found it so interesting and it was like art to me whch is why I loved it so much.
I also wanted to start youtube because of the lack of south asian women representing dark skinned asian women so I wanted to use my platform and help other women of my skin to feel beautiful and someone they can relate to.
Any signature scent?
Not really I own a few don’t really know the names of them but I pick up my dior perfume the most
Instagram or Snapchat?
Snapchat its just easier to be yourself and you can post whatever you want