What do superstars Queen Latifah, Vanessa L. Williams, Halle Berry, Jennifer Hudson and supermodels Tyra Banks, Iman and Naomi Campbell all have in common? They have relied on the expert hand of makeup artist Sam Fine to look their most glamorous. That is because Fine knows that the key to making up goes beyond painting a pretty face. Long before he became a celebrity makeup artist, the Chicago native paid his dues working behind the makeup counter of department stores, an experience he fondly refers to as “the real school of beauty”. There he met women from all lifestyles that wanted one thing – to look their absolute best. He made it his mission to show them how to accentuate their unique beauty by using colors and shades that would best complement their complexions. However, most importantly he helped them eliminate their doubts and apprehension about applying makeup so that they too could achieve dazzling results.
Sam Fine’s talent and determination have taken him far from the makeup counter, making him one of the most sought after makeup artists of his generation. His work has appeared on the covers and pages of Cosmopolitan, Harper’s Bazaar, Essence, Vibe and Marie Claire and was chosen as the first African – American spokesperson for Revlon and Covergirl Cosmetics. But it was the experiences from his formative years selling makeup that inspired him to write his first book, Fine Beauty: Beauty Basics and Beyond for African – American women, a how-to guide that highlights his many accomplishments.
As a follow-up to his best-selling book, Fine Beauty, Fine introduced his first instructional DVD, Fine: The Basics of Beauty in October 2009. As a continuation of his commitment to educate women of color on the “fine” art of makeup, this step-by-step tutorial features three individual makeovers and addresses a myriad of beauty challenges by focusing on tools, technique and product selection. Sharing his wealth of experience and expertise, Fine enables viewers to understand fully all that goes into creating a flawless, natural-looking face.
Sam Fine most recently served as Creative Makeup Director at Fashion Fair Cosmetics, where he infused his unique vision into his debut makeup line, a capsule collection of eye shadow palettes, lipsticks and lip gloss designed exclusively for Fashion Fair. With the launch of the Sam Fine for Fashion Fair Supreme Color Collection, women were even more empowered to create signature, glamorous looks on their own.
Sam will be joined by Barbadian makeup artist, Mandy Cummins, stress management consultant, Dr. Alexine Jackman and our invited entrepreneur and woman’s advocate, Ms. June D. Fowler.
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