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Fatshionista Files: Drini

I am a lover of makeup, beauty, and anything fabulous, so a girl who embodies those qualities is always on my favorite list. Drini, a 30 year old native from Floss Angeles, caught my eye on Instagram for her flawless brows and her playful execution of eyeshadow. After scrolling through her photos, I saw she was a plus size girl and fell even more in love. She isn't afraid to take fashion and beauty risks, which definitely makes her a fatshionista.

"I started my makeup career ten years ago. I realized I really had a knack for it when Mary J. [Blige] asked me to do her makeup after seeing my work. Although I never got the chance to do her makeup, I knew I was on to something. So ten years later I'm still going strong and waiting for the chance to Drini her!"

Describe your personal style?
This question is always hard for me because I’m so carefree when I dress and I’m never able to commit to one style. If it’s cute and comfy, I rock it. I’m not a slave to trends and tend to create my own trends based on my mood that day, week, or month.

Where are your favorite places to shop?
I have a background in fashion, so I design a lot of my clothing and have it made. The design conception, drawing, picking out fabric and fittings take me back to design school (shout-out to my FIDM’ites). Online, I shop at,,, and

What does being a fatshionista mean to you?
It means embracing your curves and flattering it with the dopest fashionable goodness you can find. Simply put… you and make no apologies!

What's your advice to other plus size girls?
Find the asset you love the most and accentuate it……your legs, arms, back, booty……whatever it is… don’t however have to over-flaunt to be fashionable……think sassy not trashy.

Where do you draw fashion inspiration?
Everywhere, from anyone, at any time. I’m really into the international versions of fashion magazines.

What's your best beauty secret?
A happy heart.

What's your favorite piece in your wardrobe and in your makeup bag/kit?
My Colin Stuart faux suede tie-up sandals. They can be dressed up or down and make my feet so happy. In my makeup bag I cannot leave the house without mascara and gloss, those items are essential.

What makeup trends do you foresee this fall?
I foresee bold prints, fab colors like magentas, deep wines, and rich greens.

What are some makeup do’s and don’ts?
DO invest in a deep, rich red (think M.A.C’s Ruby Woo), red is the type of color that adds life to a makeup-less face. DO bleach your brows to soften your face if you have red, blonde or light brown hair (try Sally Hansen or Jolen facial bleaches). DO rock Bronzer all year long….people tend to think it’s a summer-only trend, it isn’t. DON’T be afraid to experiment with eye-shadow colors; I tell all beginners to start with one color for your lid and expand from there. DON’T fall victim to department store prices……drugstore cosmetic brands can be comparable and sometimes even better alternatives. And lastly, DON’T try to rock your entire makeup kit on your face at a time……you think it’s cute, I promise it’s not.

What are items that you think every girl should have in their makeup kit?
Pigments (pigments are loose shadows and often easier to apply than say a matte shadow). I think every girl should invest in a vibrant pink, rich red and subdued nude lip color (Wet N Wild, believe it or not, makes amazing matte lipsticks). BLUSH!! Blush gives skin instant color. And of course mascara, I look sleep until I apply mascara…..I have a million different mascaras in my kit.

What’s your opinion on all of the self-professed “MUAs” on social media?
Hmmm…..I think the title “celebrity makeup artist” is overly used and often misunderstood by those who use it. I find that MUAs on social media advertise other products more often than showcase their own natural talents. I also think the number of followers a makeup artist has is a misrepresentation of their skill, not always, but a lot of the time. A lot of “followers” don’t really grasp what quality makeup application looks like and are often just spectators and drama creators. I however know a lot of amazing artists online, most of which I met online, so to them and all MUAs whose work speaks for itself and those who have amazing talent coupled with amazing personalities, I wish you all the best and thank you for sharing your gift with us!

Instagram: @MissDrini

Twitter: @MissDrini

Facebook: Makeup By Drini


  1. She looks fabulous! Great post!

  2. She s talented and beautiful... I hope she gets her real shot at being a MUA.

  3. I love your style, you're so beautiful and inspiring. Thank you for a great fashionblog!


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