Primer and Powder- Black Makeup Artists

At the beginning of the month, we shared a few of our favorite Black Fashion Designers.  For this post, we are exploring the world of makeup particularly makeup artists.   We are highlighting Black Makeup Artists.  Want to know more about who made our list? Keep reading to find out more.

1.       Pat McGrath

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Of course, we couldn’t complete this list without mentioning Pat McGrath.  The British International Makeup Artist & Creative Design Director of P&G Beauty has been a constant fixture in the fashion industry for over twenty years. Since its launch year, Metalmorphosis 005 has been highly sought after by die hard McGrath fans. We have been big fans of hers for several years.

 2.       Sam Fine

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Sam Fine is a Celebrity Makeup Artist whose clients include Singer Patti Labelle, Vanessa L. Williams, Naomi Campbell, Iman, & Queen Latifah just to name a few. The Chicago native got his start behind the makeup counter of several department stores.

3.       Ashunta Sheriff

Image Credit: Ashunta Sheriff Beauty

Ashunta Sheriff has been a Celebrity Makeup Artist for over 18 years.  According to her website after realizing that no woman was one even tone she began using two shades of foundation to properly even out her clients’ complexion and give them a lifted, sleek, flawless face. From this, she created the Flawless Face.  Some of her celebrity clients include Actress Taraji P. Henson, Singer Keri Hilson, Olivia Palermo, Singer Alicia Keys and more.

4.       Sir John

Image Credit: L'Oreal Paris
Sir John is a Celebrity Makeup Artist & Brand Ambassador for L'Oreal Paris.
His makeup career took after meeting Pat McGrath who just happen to top our list. After serving as McGrath’s assistant his career continues to rise. Now the makeup artist serves as Singer Beyoncé official makeup artist after their initial meeting.  Some of his most recent work is the Entertainer’s makeup at this year’s Grammys. 

5.       Sheika Daley

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Next on our list is Makeup Artist & Entrepreneur Sheika Daley.  According to her bio, the Jamaican native got her start in college as a beauty consultant for a well-known cosmetic line while attending college, during which time her love for the industry grew.  Daley’s client list includes Nicki Minaj, Zendaya, Serena Williams, Kelly Rowland, Iman, Brandy, Monica, LaLa Anthony, China-Ann McClain, Trina, Kanye West, Ciara and Eva Longoria.  She truly lives by her “Make it Work” motto.

6.       AJ Crimson

Image Credit: AJ Crimson Beauty

AJ Crimson is a self-taught Makeup Artist, Entrepreneur, Beauty and Lifestyle Expert. Crimson’s product has been used on televisions shows such as Scandal, Empire, Vh1’s Hit the Floor, American Horror Story, The Real and more. Some of his famous clients include Fergie, Hilary Duff, Regina King, Missy Elliott, Angela Bassett, Letoya Luckett and several others.  According to Crimson “It’s not about reconstructing your face, but enhancing what you already have. The client is always the STAR! The makeup is always co-star!” We think that is a great approach when it comes to wearing makeup. Fans of Crimson can also purchase their favorite piece from his cosmetic line AJ Crimson Beauty that isn't currently sold out.

7.       Yolonda Frederick

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              Closing out our list is Celebrity Makeup Artist and Founder of Glam.Or.Ring™ Mobile Makeup Phone Cover Yolonda Frederick.  The Atlanta-based Makeup Artist has been on the scene since the launch of Yolonda’s Face Value, Inc., a make-up and beauty imaging business in 1998.   Among her celebrity clients include Ciara, Jennifer Hudson, Russell Wilson, Usher, Emma Roberts, Blake Lively, Amber Tamblyn, Laura Prepon, La La Vasquez, Solange, Harrison Ford, Ludacris, TLC, R Kelly, The Dave Matthews Band, Creed, Melissa Etheridge, OutKast, Roselyn Sanchez, and various top models.  Fans of Frederick can soon own her Glam.Or.Ring™ Mobile Makeup Phone Cover. Currently available for pre-order, it is perfect makeup on the go.

Did your favorite makeup artist make our list?  Have a favorite makeup artist? Let us know in the comments below.

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