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In The Hot Seat With Sugar Coated MUA

Here at Brimah and John, we have numerous inspirations! One of which are fabulous women, with a passion and a drive to do what they love and what makes them happy. These women are forging a path for themselves in their chosen fields and are an inspiration to us all. So what we like to do, is sit them down in the hot seat, shine a spot light on them... and get to know them a little better!

We got to talking with make up artist Sabina of Sugar Coated Make Up Artists and Hijab styling. Sabina is a self taught make up artist and Hijab stylist, and a quick run through her instagram page shows just how skilled she is at her craft. Plus not only is she beautiful, girls got brains too,  she's an aspiring solicitor who's currently studying law. What an inspiration, she proves you definitely can have both if you work hard. 

How did you come up with the name sugar coated? 

I was actually just brainstorming a few ideas one day with a good friend of mine and she came up with SugarCoated which I thought fit perfectly👌


Share with us your make up journey

Ok, so up until the age of 18 I was a complete tomboy and never had no interest in makeup at all. The only makeup I used to wear was clear mascara lol So it was from age  19 onwards that I developed an interest for makeup and loved watching tutorials on YouTube and always fascinated at the skill it took to apply makeup. It was from then on that it became a hobby and my friends would often ask me to do their makeup and it was mainly due to their support and encouragement along with my family to pursue this hobby professionally. So that's  when I decided to build up my makeup kit and freelance in my local area at first then once my work was more recognised i deciding to freelance all over the UK. This was and still is something I do alongside studying at uni and my part-time job.


How would you describe your daily skin scare routine?

I use tea tree daily face wash, I then spray rose water all over my face. Once dry I apply soft Nivea cream and I do this in the morning and before bed. I exfoliate my skin once a week with apricot scrub and it keeps my skin feeling smooth. If I'm feeling extra fancy then I may apply my Elizabeth Arden eye cream under my eyes every other day :) 

What would you say is your go-to/everyday look (make up)? 

On a daily basis I go for corrector and concealer to cover  up dark circles to make me look well rested even if I'm not lol BB cream set with translucent powder, blusher to add some life into my skin, highlighter to give a healthy glow to my face, a few coats of mascara, fill in my brows and that all important nudey pink lipstick to finish the look off 💋

What's your fave piece of make up?

Lipstick all day everyday💄

If you weren't in make up, what would you be doing?  

Oo makeup is quite a significant part of my life that I can't imagine what I would be doing instead... Hmm.. I think maybe I would have my own hijab business that would be a great idea💡

If you could do anyones make up whose would you love to do?

I would love to do Huda Kattan's makeup her features are so beautiful MashaAllah😻

Mother Teresa
my “Dora the explorer” rucksack

Where do you see yourself in 5 years?

God willing I see myself as a qualified solicitor and I believe I will continue doing makeup as a hobby as it is one of my passions

What inspires you over at sugar coated? 

I am inspired by positive vibes so anyone or anything that will motivate me to do better and achieve higher goals is my inspiration

‎Who would you say is/are your biggest motivators? 

First and foremost I think my biggest motivator is my mother . She's an amazing woman and always given me her full support. My amazing supporters on my social network sites always make me feel so humbled and proud of how far I have come and to know there are people out there who actually appreciate my work and are inspired by it is an amazing feeling😊


You enter an elevator to find an inspirational person of yours, you have 30 seconds to ask them anything, who is it and what do you ask?

So many inspirational people but one of them would be Mother Teresa and I would ask her what the best advice to help those in need was as she was such a selfless caring individual.

I was a complete tomboy and never had no interest in makeup at all. The only makeup I used to wear was clear mascara lol
— Sabina
God willing I see myself as a qualified solicitor
First and foremost I think my biggest motivator is my mother . She’s an amazing woman and always given me her full support.

If you could only keep three things from your wardrobe what would you pick? 

- black skinny jeans 

- Black Turtle Neck Top

- Long Black cosy Jumper

I love black 

You walk into a room with 5 accessories you've been eyeing, what are they? 

-Clutch bag



-Hoop Earrings



you can only keep 1 out of the 5 which would it be?

Hoop Earrings 👌


What's your "on fleek" outfit, you know that outfit you own that never fails to have you looking 10/10?

Black jeans, black Turtle neck top, long camel waterfall coat, a pair of brown heel boots, brown hijab turban style not forgetting my gold hoop earrings and voilà👌


How do you spend your day offs?

I don't really have days off as I'm either studying, at work or with clients but if I do get the odd day off I like to relax at home and spend time with my family which I really miss when I'm busy working 

I use tea tree daily face wash, I then spray rose water all over my face.

Describe your personal style?

My style varies depending on where I am  going. For evenings out I'll wear dresses,  heels and take a clutch bag; For my part time work I am dressed smart wearing blouses and trousers, Chelsea boots and a handbag. For bookings I'm more casual with a tshirt, skinny jeans and converses. Then when I'm at uni I love being dressed super comfortable so I'll be wearing my Nike hi-tops or Timberland boots with plain jeans, checkered or plain tops with hoodies and my "Dora the explorer" rucksack as my friends refer to it as lol So as you can tell I don't really have a specific style but I do like to mix trendy with comfort and stay colour coordinated😜


Who would you say is your style crush?

I have many but one style crush would be jLo she's just so effortlessly beautiful in anything she wears and her makeup is always on point with that signature glow


If you could go shopping in anyone's wardrobe, whose would it be?

I would love to shop in dian pelangi's wardrobe she has such a colourful cute style.

For there to be enough food/water/ shelter for everyone in the entire world
she has such a colourful cute style

Describe your dream getaway

Somewhere scenic where there's sun, sea,great food and great company🍹Bora Bora, Maldives 😻 Yeh along them lines👌

Sunglasses at the beach, or Wellies on an adventure trail?

It would totally be sunglasses at the beach because I'm lazy like that lol

You've gone a week without your phone, laptop, or any other interpersonal contact, who do you miss talking to? 

I would miss interacting with all my amazing supportive followers


What's your biggest pet peeve?

One of my biggest pet peeves is smelly people particularly on the public transport 😷it's unpleasant and unnecessary😕


If you were guaranteed one wish, what would you wish for? 

For there to be enough food/water/ shelter for everyone in the entire world  

Any advice for all the women out there finding their paths in life? 

The best advice I would give to all the women out there is to keep faith in your dream and don't let anything steer you away from what you want to do or want to be in life. Stay focused and keep positive people around you and don't let the obstacles in life bring you down, rather use them as a force to get back up and try harder and get closer to being the person you want to be and to achieve the goals you want to in life. As women I strongly believe we should all support one another while trying to get to where we want and create a sisterhood where there is sincerity inshaAllah and no bitchiness or jealousy there's too much of that alreadySettle for nothing less than positive vibes only🙌

And our Brimah and John fav‎e

You've got £250 to spend at what pieces do you buy?

Well there's Soo many beautiful items to choose from on this website but if I was going to choose it would most definitely be the Velvet Ombre Abaya in Gold, striped mustard wrap dress and afrique blue two piece. Stunning creations so quirky and different which I love🙌

Anything else you'd like to add?

I would like to thank Nim for approaching me to take part I'm very humbled for this opportunity to share more about myself and hopefully you've enjoyed reading it :) Much love