MY LIFE: Face model for the AMUA

A couple weeks ago, one of my favorite photographer, Ernie Passwaters, put up a Facebook post. She was asking for women of color to be face models for the Academy of Makeup Arts. I submitted my picture and they chose me! I was impressed that the school wanted to work on women of color. The instructors felt that their students needed to practice on the different tones that are found in our community.

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When I walked into the AMUA studio I was met with 20 models, of various shades from toasted vanilla to mocha brown, being worked on by mostly artists who were white. Well! Yes, let’s do it! I know they students were nervous, but the models were nervous too. Most models have horror stories of white make-up artists either ignore them or make them look casket ready (ie ASHY-McGEE!). AMUA is making sure to send their student artist out in the world, ready to tackle ALL skin tones.

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STYLE: It’s #NationalLipstickDay! 

Rocking, RUBY WOO, one of my faves!

I had to pop in to let you know that today, July 29, 2017, is NATIONAL LIPSTICK DAY! Listen, I don’t know who comes up with the fun holidays, but I’m here for celebration. Apparently, so is MAC cosmetics! In celebration of #NationalLipstickDay, MAC is giving away a FREE full size lipstick to any customer who comes in the store, no purchase necessary! (while supplies last, participating stores only)
MATTE ROYAL, by MAC is a fave too!

I love a good lipstick! Sometimes that’s all you need to make your day a bit brighter! You better RUN to your nearest MAC counter and get you a good one! Let me know which is your favorite lipstick, in the comments section. 
(Source: MAC cosmetics, twitter)