Ngadi Smart
Why Is Makeup Sex So Hot—And Is It a Good Idea?


Commissioned | Professional

Why did you make this work:
This was an Illustration commissioned by Dame Products for the Horizontal, their online platform where they publish articles on a variety of topics centered around sex and relationships. The article was named "Why Is Makeup Sex So Hot—And Is It a Good Idea?" and the article spoke on the psychological and physical power of makeup sex.

How was the illustration used:
For an online editorial piece.

How did you make this work:
Digital and traditional: Line work was done traditionally, colours were added digitally.

Commissioner Name :
Emma Olswing
Commissioner Company :
Dame Products

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Currently Based:
United Kingdom

Ngadi Smart is a Sierra Leonean illustrator based in London,U.K. Her illustrative work is usually motivated by the representation of people of colour, their varied, vibrant and broad cultures, strong women, as well as Feminism and gender roles. She likes to deconstruct mainstream society's preconceived views of what the definitions of "normal", "beautiful", and "right" - especially in terms of identity, are. She has had her work published in various publications such as The Atlantic, Gay Times Magazine, Mastercard Foundation, on Design Indaba, C40 Cities, the U.N and Reportagen Magazin