Celebrity makeup artist George McKenney shares practical tips

George McKenney is a world-famous makeup artist who resides in metro Detroit. He’s the premiere go-to MUA when celebrities come to town. He’s painted some very famous faces such as Iyanla Vanzant of “Fix My Life,” Serayah from the hit TV series “Empire,” Jennifer Hudson, Faith Evans, Kelly Price, the Grammy Award-winning Clark Sisters, Shirley […]

Lights, camera, beauty on fleek! Bronner Bros. show draws huge crowd

This year’s theme “The Trilogy,” where three platforms will combine to offer access to top level educators, trendsetting artists and inspiring leaders in the multi-cultural beauty industry. Approximately 30,000 licensed professionals and students are expected to attend the three-day convention, which takes place February 20-22, 2016. In addition to trend presentations, attendees can learn from […]

Sam Fine to release his own makeup collection?

Makeup guru Sam Fine has been sending out pictures via Facebook and Twitter of images from a secret photo shoot that he is conducting. Word on the street is that he is launching his very own line under the beauty brand Fashion Fair. He is already the creative makeup director for Fashion Fair and a […]

Haute Travels Brings Celebrity Makeup Artist Sam Fine to Atlanta

Marian Anderson, creative director and chief strategist for Haute Travels, is bringing an unprecedented beauty event with celebrity makeup artist Sam Fine to Atlanta on Sunday, October 16, 2011. Here, she discusses what beauty industry professionals and enthusiasts can expect.  –yvette caslin What is Haute Travels Beauty? Haute Travels Beauty is an extension of Haute […]

Get the Look: Kerry Washington at the 63rd Annual Emmy Awards

Everyone is talking about how radiant actress Kerry Washington looked at the 63rd Annual Emmy Awards in Los Angeles. She showed up on the red carpet in a strapless, beaded Zuhair Murad dress with sheer detailing and subtle draping at the bottom. Her makeup and hair were absolutely flawless with a vibrant red lip, dramatic […]

Fashion Fair Cosmetics Names Celebrity Makeup Artist Sam Fine as Creative Makeup Director

Sam Fine, a 20 year makeup artist veteran, known for dressing faces like Iman, Queen Latifah, Vanessa Williams, and Jennifer Hudson, has recently been named Creative Director of African American cosmetics brand, Fashion Fair Beauty. Clarisa Wilson, President of Fashion Fair said, “Sam Fine is a true artist who understands women of color and has […]

Beauty Tricks of the Trade

Makeup artists and beauty experts know all of the secrets to looking great.We all have our fair share of out of the ordinary beauty secrets or products we like to follow like a ritual and swear works like the real thing. We aren’t talking about tips like spraying rose water on your face to get […]

Celebrity Makeup Artist Sam Fine Spills the Secret to a Perfect Red Lip

Talking Pretty caught up with celebrity makeup artist Sam Fine at the 2011 Essence Music Festival in New Orleans and asked him to spill his tips and tricks for achieving the perfect red lip and the must-have color of the season. Grab your pen and paper ladies, or key it into your favorite piece of […]

Sam Fine Talks Career and Gives Advice at Chicago Makeup Show

Talking Pretty was invited to attend The Makeup Show, held for the first time in Chicago on June 12 and 13. A slew of celebrity makeup artists, beauty experts, fresh makeup brands, and a mixture of experienced and aspiring makeup artists congregated together at Venue One to participate in workshops, seminars, and best of all […]

Makeup Show Chicago Tickets to Be Given Away by ‘Talking Pretty’

Calling all makeup lovers and beauty products hoarders in Chicago*! Talking Pretty is giving away two tickets to a lucky winner and a friend to attend The Makeup Show in Chicago this Sunday, June 12, from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. at Venue One. The Makeup Show will bring together all beauty professionals in the […]

Jennifer Hudson, Mel B and Kim Kardashian Spotted in Smoke and Mirrors Lashes

There’s a new lash brand in town and it’s giving us fever. Smoke and Mirrors Beauty lashes are being spotted on celebs like Jennifer Hudson, Kim Kardashian, Estelle, Mel B and Khadijah Haqq. Makeup artist to the stars, Stephen Moleski, launched his custom faux eyelash line, which has become the essential red carpet accessory for […]