When Vanessa Williams, Iman, Halle Berry, Brandy, Beyonce, Veronica Webb, and Tyra Banks have you on speed dial, you know you're good.
When Vanessa Williams, Iman, Halle Berry, Brandy, Beyonce, Veronica Webb, and Tyra Banks have you on speed dial, you know you're good. Such is the case with makeup artist Sam Fine, who's worked with these (among other) celebrities. The Chicago native began his career by working at a cosmetics counter, then worked his way up to be one of the most sought-after makeup artists.
He also maintains his own blog, which provides shade-specific, step-by-step tutorials. In between appearances for MAC, I talked with him about a few makeup tips for women of every color.
On his makeup philosophy:
"Makeup is about personality. I'm not a big rule-maker. If you want to wear red lipstick morning, noon and evening, why not?"
On the most flattering hues for women of color:
"There are a few shades that I don't use as much with women of color, like pink shades. Pink is not in the undertones of women of color, so I use bronzer instead. For me, it's all about the basics: Orange, coral, and golden shades look beautiful. But pinks are tricky, as are really pale colors."
For Sam Fine's tips on choosing color cosmetics and foundation, read more