Meet Our Models – Mariya


We have a ‘no photoshop’ philosophy for the models gracing our pages. Mariya found that very appealing.

Mariya has worked with me for a couple of years now. She is responsible for filling and labeling your samples, jars and bottles. As of this writing, she is on her way to University this year, and I already miss her! She was a burst of sunshine when she came in the door each week, and always brightened my day.

I asked Mariya if she would like to be a part of of our no-photo-shop-real-beauty photo shoot and she was an adamant YES!!

Feminine power is up there with all things Mariya is impassioned about.

And boy, is she photogenic!

Mariya gets her real beauty from her Ukrainian decent. Hence, the beautiful and unique spelling of her name.

I met her from my daughter’s dance studio. As you can guess, she is also a beautiful dancer, and as I got to know her, I was also struck by how charming she is.

When I asked her to tell me a bit about herself for this write up, she had this to say:

“Well I love being able to express my creativity whether it be through dance, art, or makeup- which is why it’s been such an incredible experience working for SBM. Hmm, I don’t really know what else to say. Sometimes it feels like you know me better than I know myself.”

I doubt that. I think, Mariya, that you know exactly who you are, and who you are becoming.


She LOVES eye shadow; Whisper and Silver Taupe are everyday staples for her. 

In this photo she is wearing

Pure Primer, Fair Concealer, Sensy Rich Foundation in Camelia.

Whisper as highlighter, Bliss in inner eye corners, Fawn in the eye crease, Deep Earth on outer eye corners, and Smokey Plum as eyeliner. Blackberry Mascara.

Natural Glow Bronzer and Warm Pink Shimmer on cheeks.

Simply Nude Lip Liner, Shimmer Peach Lipstickand of course, Peppermint Lippy.

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