Meet the Founder, Nav Sohi
Hi, Beautiful! Welcome to Crown Noire Cosmetics! I’m Nav and thanks for being here! I was born and raised in Edmonton, Canada and am a self-taught makeup artist as well as a mechanical engineer. Strange combination, I know!
My journey with makeup started in my early 20s just after I had just finished my final year of University. My confidence and self-esteem were at an all-time low and most days, I carried around the burden of feeling like I wasn't good enough. I didn't feel like I fit in.
Back in those days, I had no clue how to apply makeup since it wasn't something I wore every day. When an event came around that required dressing up, I would stick to blush, mascara and whatever lipstick was lying around. I wish someone would have told me how important it was to define my brows! Needless to say, I didn't feel good about how I looked, and it was evident when I saw the pictures the next day. One day, enough was enough. I told myself that I would learn how to do makeup so I could look at a picture of myself and feel beautiful.
I started my career in engineering and in my free time, I watched YouTube tutorials to learn the basics of makeup application. After years of dedicated effort, I had improved my makeup skills to the point where I felt confident to start freelancing as a makeup artist. That’s not to say that I didn’t make any makeup faux pas along the way…there was a long period of trial and error. I have definitely walked out the door looking like a hot mess with some poorly done eyeshadow and mismatched foundation. In late 2015, I wore my first cut crease out to a Halloween party and the response was incredible. I had a constant stream of strangers approaching me the entire night to compliment me on my eye makeup. For the first time in my life, I felt powerful. From that point on, my passion to create bold, eye-catching, compliment-worthy looks has only gotten stronger. Now, I only wear cut creases to parties and the compliments keep rolling in!
Ironically, knowing that I can transform myself has given me the confidence to be comfortable in my own skin even without makeup. If you catch me in my day to day life, you’ll see that my everyday look is brows, mascara and the odd concealer to cover up any pimples. The difference between me now and the me from 10 years ago is that I feel beautiful. Every single day.
WHY I STARTED CROWN NOIRE COSMETICS
"Makeup has had a profound influence on my journey towards self-love and acceptance and it can have such a positive impact on someone’s life. Being able to transform myself gave me the confidence to accept who I am. I have made it my mission to help others gain that confidence in themselves too. With or without makeup.” -Nav
At Crown Noire Cosmetics, our goal is to provide you with the tools you need to help you create beautiful, compliment-worthy looks that express who you are. We aspire to be ambassadors of positive self-image while encouraging you to explore your creativity. They say that beauty is only skin deep, but if makeup can help boost your self-esteem and make you feel good about yourself, then by all means, go for it! By creating Queen of the Cut Crease stencils, we are confident that you will be able to create Influencer-worthy looks in no time. You’re only two stencils away.