We had the good fortune of connecting with Duda Gribogy and we’ve shared our conversation below.

Hi Duda, we’d love to hear about how you approach risk and risk-taking
Since when I was a little kid my mother has thought me how important is to take risks, she always told me to be brave and that nothing can substitute experience. So when I was only 14 years old I started my makeup business, I didn’t have too many products to use or experience, but I had to much passion about how makeup can transform woman’s self esteem.

I remember this was the first risk I took in my life and after some years of great learnings as started working so young and having a lot responsibility, when I was 16 I took another big risk which was to leave my home country Brazil to live abroad by myself as an exchange student and study in a second language more about makeup. This experience lasted one year and made me grow up so much as a person and as a makeup artist. I was exposed to new ways of thinking, It gave me a big perspective of the world and it made me started posting makeup tutorials on social media which was a trend in that time, I started to help woman from all over the world to do their own makeup and have the power to get a better version of themselves at home, and my videos went viral so I created an amazing online community.

And it was when I had the idea to start a makeup brand with affordable, easy to use and with great quality products. Even though I was so afraid of launching it in the beginning my mother again reminded me about how important is to take risks and If we want to live a life we’ve never lived, we have to do things we’re never done.

And since the beginning, it was a success, when I look back I’m so grateful for being brave and don’t fear the unknown.

One month ago, to start the year of 2022 in the best way Of course I had to take another risk which was moving to Arizona a state where I had never been before. But I already love it! I’m here to learn, improve myself and get experience to grow my business and career. And soon, I’ll have more things to be proud of because of the risks I take.

My advice for you is to be brave, because Im sure you’ll be so impressed by the things you can achieve and how strong you are!

Alright, so let’s move onto what keeps you busy professionally?
Something that I’m so happy about my job is to interact with people and learn from them. I’m so glad I’m able to know people from all over the world and being able to understand how self-esteem is something so important for achieving everything in life, because when you feel confident only the sky is your limit and makeup is a tool for a woman to see themselves in an even better version of themselves and help them to feel amazing out and inside.

If you had a friend visiting you, what are some of the local spots you’d want to take them around to?
Since I moved here on a month ago, I didn’t know many places, but I already have done two hikes in Camelback Mountain and Goldfield Mountain was amazing to see the beauty of the Arizona desert and that’s two places I’d definitely recommend to anyone to go. Especially because of the challenge of the hike, when I got to the top of the mountains I felt so proud of myself because I was facing my limits.

Shoutout is all about shouting out others who you feel deserve additional recognition and exposure. Who would you like to shoutout?
My mother, Valeria Gribogy

Website: www.makeupdudabeauty.com.br

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/dudabeauty/

Youtube: https://m.youtube.com/channel/UCXKojdE-_rNt2tptB9JFgtg

Image Credits
Elo Mucke Photographer

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