Ladonna Richardson: From experimenting to full on makeup artistry

Nafesah Ladonna Richardson decided to pursue a profession in makeup artistry four years ago after long having a passion for the art. Her clientele recently increased when the Miss Earth Guyana Organization contracted her for this year’s pageant.

A country girl, Ladonna hails from Golden Grove, East Coast Demerara and now lives at Wales, West Bank Demerara. Growing up in a home where her mother was taken up with work, she was practically raised by her grandmother and an older cousin. The latter was a bit of a fashionista and used makeup unlike the older folks in their extended family. Seeing her cousin applying her makeup was where Ladonna’s fascination stemmed from. She started experimenting and it was not too long before she could manage a simple makeup of her face.

“I was in love with makeup from a tender age. I was always putting something on my eyes. Some years later, when my cousin was getting married, she asked me to her makeup. I did her makeup, and everybody liked it. They wanted me to also makeup the faces of the flower girls and I declined saying they were too little and my aunt fondly [reprimanded] me saying I shouldn’t say that the girls are too little when I myself was always trying on makeup from a very small age. It was my sister-in-law who would after encourage me to do courses,” Ladonna said…..

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