our story

Sola Look was founded by two friends, David & Yvette, who realized they shared one simple philosophy: Makeup should be fun!

"When we couldn’t find the innovative concepts or the vibrant shades we craved from traditional makeup brands, we developed our own - all inspired by iconic movies, stories and characters that have entertained audiences from the ‘70s up through present day.

"Whether you thrive off a #TBT or just want an exciting, new source of inspiration to rev up your routine, we know Sola Look will earn its spot on your vanity. By combining the creativity of makeup with the nostalgia of cult-classics, we aim to bring a little more color and a lot more joy to your everyday with a beauty experience that you will never forget!"

                                                                      
ATHENA - CREATIVE DIRECTOR
 

Hometown: Boston, MA

Age: 21

Favorite Makeup Product: Lip Gloss

Favorite Food: Steak

Favorite Saying: "That's what she said."

Favorite Netflix Show: Stranger Things

Favorite Social Media: Facebook

Favorite Movie: Fast Five

Favorite Book: Any Murder Mystery

Favorite Sneakers: Jordan 1's

Place You'd Most Like To Visit: Dubai or Greece

More About Me:

What was the scariest experience you ever had?

The scariest experience I probably ever had was when I was a sophomore in high school. My school was right near a very suspect bus station. All of the students would have to walk there and wait for the buses or just hang out there waiting for their friends. The bus I usually had to take home was one of the most popular ones and 99% of the time it was packed. Well, one day I was on the bus with my friends and then all of a sudden we heard a loud BOOM! Glass shattered and everyone on the bus was screaming. I was really confused about what happened because everything happened so quickly. My friends and I were so freaked out that we got off at the next stop. One of the girls I was with was having a huge panic attack so an ambulance was called. What happened was that someone outside was trying to shoot at someone who was getting off the bus. I live in the “hood" so I’m used to hearing gunshots all the time. It's become a regular sound to me. But being a couple feet away from it is a different type of feeling. My friend was hugging on me crying but I was so in shock that I didn’t have any emotion about the situation.

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How do you think society sees you?

“Do you speak Spanish?

“Wow, you’re a lot of things”.

Those are the two main comments I hear all the time. I’m mixed with Haitian, Dominican and white but I don’t speak creole or spanish. I'd say 99.9% of people that don’t know me automatically just think that I am Dominican or Cape Verdean because of my skintone. My best friend is Dominican, and when I’m around her and her family I don’t feel uncomfortable, even when they speak Spanish. Sometimes I pick up on small words and phrases that I’m familiar with but most of the time I don’t understand. There are some times when I may “forget” I’m half white because I have never attended a predominantly white school except in college. This was never really an issue for me because I see everyone as the same no matter their race or skin tone. I’ve seen multiple times on social media when people feel offended when someone mistakes them for a different race or purposely offends them because they know they will get mad. Society makes stereotypes for everything, especially when it comes to race. I honestly never understood or even paid attention to these stereotypes until I was in high school where it seemed to become an important factor with making friends in some cases.

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As a woman in her early 20s, you have grown up with social media. What do you think are the best and worst aspects of social media?

Being in my 20s and growing up with social media has been basically life changing. I think that social media is a good thing but can also be bad because some people overdo it. It helps so many people grow mentally and physically. Lots of people use social media to share their talents or even their new businesses to gain a bigger audience. Many times people want to do something new with themselves but are also scared because they don’t know if they’ll have the support they want, and that’s where social media comes in. It can make you realize that a stranger that lives across the country might support you more than someone you're friends with or every related to. On the other hand though, social media is very toxic. It makes it easy for people to start drama, record inappropriate stuff, criticize others, etc. Throughout the years, it has become worse because of how people act. It is so common for someone to act one way in person and then a completely different way behind a screen. Social media can literally change people. They can become confident and more open, or become embarrassed and depressed. The thing about all of this, though, is that social media will never change because it's seen as a source of entertainment. In a way it has become our lives.

 

Athena & Maryvette partying it up back in the day! 


 

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