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Friday, January 18, 2019

Our Top 8 Black Celebrity Makeup Artists

Black celebrity makeup artist helping Taraji P. Henson get ready

Ashunta Sheriff making Taraji P. Henson look flawless in FOX’s Empire

Nationwide — Bernadine Anderson was the first Black female celebrity makeup artist in 1972—and since she broke the barrier, Black makeup artists have made waves with their incredible techniques. The artistry of our top Black celebrity makeup artists has stood the test of time and makes people of all ethnicities and skin tones feel confident.

8 Amazing Black Celebrity Makeup Artists:

1. Sir John
A makeup artist to A-list trendsetters—including Beyoncé, Chrissy Teigen, and Ashley Graham—Sir John trained under industry icons like Pat McGrath. His TV show, American Beauty Star, is a testament to how much people look to him for his makeup wisdom.

2. Sam Fine
Sam Fine started his career behind the makeup counter. Another game-changer, he has been displaying his artistry on Tyra Banks, Naomi Campbell, and many other heavy hitters for years.

3. Ashunta Sheriff
If a celeb wants a flawless face, they go to Ashunta Sheriff. Known for her ability to make Taraji P. Henson look flawless in FOX’s Empire and while she’s on the red carpet, many people can attest to Sheriff’s talent with a brush.

4. Pat McGrath
Known as the “Mother of Makeup,” Pat McGrath has been spearheading the industry since the early ‘90s. Due to her reputation among celebrities and high-end fashion brands, McGrath has recently been named beauty editor-at-large for British Vogue.

5. Camara Aunique
Aunique constantly inspires her followers to incorporate purpose and passion into everything they do. This mindset has made her incredibly successful and is why famous clients, such as Angela Bassett and Yvonne Orji, go to her for the perfect red-carpet look.

6. Moshoodat Sanni
Her fearless views on makeup make Moshoodat stand out among her peers. She uses pops of color on Black women that makeup artists have historically steered clear of. She believes in celebrating woman of color through the use of bold and bright makeup. Her client list ranges from Cardi B to the First Lady of Ghana, Rebecca Akufo-Addo.

7. AJ Crimson
AJ Crimson constantly strives to put women of color first. He crafted an inclusive line of quality makeup products meant to match every shade of brown. With a client list that includes Naturi Naughton and Lauren London, people trust his talent and ability to blend and create a flawless finish.

8. Sheika Daley
Sheika Daley is the mastermind behind the looks of Zendaya, Nicki Minaj, and Kelly Rowland. Daley tries to teach girls of color that they don’t need to fear using bright, colorful makeup. Instead, she wants them to embrace it and the bold confidence it brings them.

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