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Bronze Skin Tutorial: From summer to fall & beyond

My last makeup look for the summer! Browsing  through Instagram and the first makeup artist that I ever started paying attention to, Sam Fine, posted this look that he had done on Queen Latifah.

QL Sam Fine Bronze look

Image via Sam Fine Beauty/IG

Sam Fine’s book was the first one that I bought years ago, even before I bought Kevyn Aucoin’s book.  Who is this black guy doing beautiful makeup?   Sam has been working with Queen Latifah for years, on numerous campaigns and photoshoots and I just love the Queen.  A true, true pioneer in the rap game and I love that she can go hard in the ring with any dude and in the next step, be very feminine.

Anyway, Sam posted this photo of the Queen that was shot by Annie Liebowitz and I was in love! Super bronzed and sunkissed.  In this video tutorial, I will show you how I achieved this look, that is really just about the skin and giving it that glow.  This would be great all year round even when it is cold.  As a dark skinned woman, colder weather leaves me looking dull and ashy.  So some extra glow is no problem for me.  If you have oilier skin, you can tone down the amount of glow by putting it in select places, like the top of the cheekbones.

So here is the look and the tutorial that will take you from summer right through to the end of the year!

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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  I can’t wait to see what comes out!

Oscars 2010!!!!!!

Mo'Nique at the 2010 Oscars

First off, biggest congrats to Mo’Nique for winning the Best Actress in a Supporting Role from the Academy!!!!!!! That is HUGE!!!!!!!

I think Mo looked really good and her makeup was flawless!!! But, it usually is……

Overall, I think that people played it safe at the biggest night for film, the Oscars.

My absolute favourite had to have been Zoe Saldana’s dress!!!!!! I love a purple and this one incorporated the ombre style similar to P!nk’s dress for the Grammys.  I ADORE IT!!!  It’s super glam!!  It’s fiyah and sexy and demure all at the same time.  And her makeup was very simple but she threw some fierce lashes to play up the shape of her eyes!!! This is by Givenchy Couture, Spring 2010.

Zoe Saldana, Avatar, GORGEOUS!!!!

Even the shoes are hot!

Love these lashes!!!

Here’s Nicole Richie in a sparkly backless number!!!! Her makeup was the best of the night.  Quite dramatic!!! This is from Reem Acra.

Nicole Richie

And I’m doing this look!!! It was fabulous using 2 popular features – dramatic cut-crease and a winged/cat-eye!! You could even incorporate colour into this look!!!! LOVE IT!

Cut crease and winged liner!!!

I love, love this red and cream dress worn by Katy Perry.  It’s sparkly, and fitted her perfectly!!!! Hot dress!

Katy Perry, Vanity Fair's After-Oscar Party

Ok, so this is the first time in…..FOREVER, that I love what Jennifer Hudson is wearing.  She looks amazing!!!!! I could see myself wearing this dress. I want it! It’s looks great on her!!!!! The cumberband-style gives her the perfect hourglass figure.  And the hair and makeup complements to dress well too!

Jennifer Hudson

Queen Latifah

The Queen in Badgley Mischka.

Anika Noni Rose

The top of this dress is hot!

What were your favourites?????

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