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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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Fashion Fair Holiday 2011-The Siren Call collection video

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I just had to post this!! Sam Fine is breathing new life into this brand!!!! Can’t wait to see what else they have in store! Also featuring in The Siren Call Collection promo:  celebrity hair stylist Oscar James, celebrity photographer Jin Deyonker, celebrity/fellow Trini Freddie Leiba. Thanks to Erin (Ms. Scandalous Beauty) for the heads up!  All info courtesy of Fashion Fair Cosmetics.

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!

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