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Makeup legend Sam Fine named Creative Makeup Director, Fashion Fair

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Makeup legend Sam Fine (Photo courtesy of Sam Fine)

Allyuh know who Sam Fine is?? He is a legend and pioneer in the makeup industry and has worked on pretty much every woman of colour out there, from Iman, Nancy Wilson, Naomi Campbell and Ru Paul to Tyra Banks, Mary J. Blige and Queen Latifah.  As a matter of fact, the very first makeup book that I bought was his, Fine Beauty.

When none of the mainstream prestige companies made makeup for women of colour, Fashion Fair was there.  It was the first brand many people bought, often through generations of women.

The global prestige cosmetics brand for women of color appoints celebrity makeup artist Sam Fine as its Creative Makeup Director.

In his new role as Creative Makeup Director, Fine, a 20 year makeup artist veteran, will apply his accumulated artistic acumen and fuse it with Fashion Fair’s brand DNA, to advise on the creation of new products, enrich its color palette and make in-store appearances.  In 2012, Fashion Fair will unveil Sam Fine for Fashion Fair trend collections, starting spring 2012.

For more information, see fashionfair.com.  I can’t wait to see what comes out!

LOTD: Glittery, bronzey, Arabic-inspired look!!

Hey!!!

This is my first look of the day for 2011 and it’s a stunning one!!

Last week, my Middle Eastern dance instructor, Jannelle,  was invited to perform at the surprise 40th birthday party for Mary J. Blige!!!!!!!!!

I was trilled and privileged at the opportunity to do her makeup at the event! I immediately started thinking about the look.  An event like that, with all the movers and shakers in the music industry, requires more than just a smoky eye.  You have to bring it!!!

The theme of the event was Arabic-inspired and I wanted more than just kohl-lined, winged liner.  I drew inspiration from Eman and Scandalous Beauty and decided on a glittery look.  Jannelle also wore a gold, sparkly costume and I wanted something to match.  This is a great look for performance especially in situations where there is not a lot of bright lighting so that you are drawn to the dancers eyes.  Could also be used for a Carnival look.  I also paired it with a red lip and a hit of shimmer. Btw, I have found an amazing red that everyone can wear – Make Up For Ever’s Rouge Artist Intense lipstick in Moulin Rouge (#43)! Separate post on that coming soon!  Using glitters was stepping out of my zone, but makeup is all about not being afraid to try something new.  One note: If you are going to use glitters, especially on the eyes, make sure it is cosmetic-grade, which is milled fine enough and won’t scratch your eyes.

Anyway, here is the final look!

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2010 Grammys

Here are a few (just a few) of the looks that I liked from last night’s 52nd Grammy Awards.  Who were your faves???

P!nk

She had the best performance of the night!! And I thought she looked amazing, everything, hair, makeup, dress, just so P!nk!!! Love it!

One of the better dressed of the night!

Keri Hilson, classic.

And you know I’m copying this makeup look!!

Rihanna, this is how you rock a haircut!!!!  Loved MJB’s look!

Lea Michele

And fellas,

This is how you wear a suit.  Maxwell, wowed in a chocolate brown Prada!! Love……

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