Wednesday, February 4, 2009

Black History Month- African-Americans Makeup Artists Highlighted

Salaams and Greetings All,

I had to do a short report on a famous makeup artist for class. I did a google search and guess what I found? BLACK MAKEUP ARTISTS!!!! Lots of them, so I thought it would be good to highlight some African American Makeup Artists for Black History Month. Today I chose Sam Fine. Enjoy!

Sam Fine- Make Up Artist

Sam Fine is a world renowned makeup artist who hales from Chicago, Illinois.. His clientele consists of Patti LaBelle, Vanessa Williams, Halle Barry and Vanessa Webb, just to name a few. His client list spans over one hundred names of very famous and glamorous individuals. Mr. Fine started his makeup career at a cosmetics counter in a Chicago department store . He specializes in showing women how to accent their best and unique features. He made his bones at the local department store with everyday ladies, showing them how to define and accentuate their features using a palette of colors that best suited their complexion.

Mr. Fine’s work has appeared on the covers of Essence, Harpers Bazaar, Cosmopolitan, MarieClaire and Vibe magazines. He was chosen as the first African-American Spokesperson for Covergirl Cosmetics. His experience at the makeup counter inspired him to write his first book, Fine Beauty: Beauty Basics and Beyond for African-American Women, which is a how to guide that also includes his professional resume.

He has appeared on The View, The Tyra Show, Good Morning America, The Today Show New York, BET Heart and Soul and many other national shows. In Mr. Fine's new book, Fine Beauty, he shows new makeup techniques and basic tips in a step-by-step style accompanied by beautiful color pictures detailing each step.

Mr. Fine has a numerous amount of resources for those who are interested in the beauty industry. He writes a blog, has a namesake website and does numerous tours and live appearances. He is defiantly a pioneer of top makeup artistry.

For more information on Sam Fine go to his website-
You can also find lots of interviews and videos of Mr.Fine on youtube


Hijabi Apprentice said...

I love Sam Fine's signature makeup look! He lightens the brows typically and that makes the eyes POP! I can always tell Mr Fine's impeccable handy work!

Great post sis!

M.J. said...

UGH!! The girl to the right of him is too perfect, masAllah!

Hijabi Apprentice said...

LOL @ MJ! Masha Allah she is a beauty! Sam Fine refers to her as his muse!

Amina said...

HE does an amazing job! I just wished he updated his blog so he could share more tips with us