Essence.com Beauty Editor Tia Williams ambushes Essence.com reader Denise with on the spot makeovers in New Orleans during the Essence Music Festival. Denise had great skin and a face that could wear a bold eyeshadow color. So I gave Denise a bright bold eyeshadow color: GREEN
Today’s highlight was doing makeup on the amazing award winning actress Victoria Rowell
Not only is she a soap opera icon but an author of “Secrets Of A Soap Opera Diva” and “The Women Who Raised Me” . Victoria also has a single “Stink of Blood with a Pinesol Chasah“
available on ITUNES
. She gave the audience a sample on the Essence Cyber
Another powerful lady I got to work with was Entrepreneur and author Melissa Dawn Johnson
a Global Branding and Personal Transformation Strategist. She offer so many great tips while on stage so if anyone wants to know how to brand themselves I suggest purchasing her book “Brand Me: Make Your Mark: Turn Passion Into Profit”. Wasn’t able to get pictures with Melissa sometimes it’s hard when working back 2 back, having to clean brushes, in stay on time. But she looked amazing.
First Ambush Makeover of the day
Both Maisha and I being filmed for Essence.com Ambush Makeover
Adding some lashes
The FAB Victoria Rowell after getting a full face of makeup from me. This lady is amazing & skin FLAWLESS/
Backstage with Victoria Rowell…luv luv luv her!
Not only did I enjoy working wit Essence.com Beauty Editor Tia Williams but I was honor to do her makeup as well.
Second Ambush Makeover of the day
I started my EMF weekend doing makeup on one of the ladies from Essence Magazine.
When I was told that Mikki
Taylor, Editor-at-Large requested me once again I was ecstatic. She needed makeup for the private reception on Thursday evening. Mikki
is an icon, a jet setter, an insightful visionary, an industry leader, a phenomenal woman, and most of all she oozes beauty.
The highlight of the evening was receiving a personal call from Mikki to return back to the hotel. She invited up the penthouse to chat amongst friends. It was one of the best experiences ever.
There have been many times when people will say to me, “why weren’t you in the club?” or “we didn’t see you backstage”. But where I was that evening, is where a person in my career should have been and was privileged to be. This is how I kicked off my…ESSENCE MUSIC FESTIVAL.
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