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Monday, May 9, 2011

Sam Fine's Beauty Tip Timeline

Sam Fine Celeb MUA
Celebrity Makeup Artist Sam Fine is one of the most leading MUA's out there especially for black women.

Sam's work can be seen on the faces of Iman, Tyra, Monique, Queen Latifah, Vanessa Williams and this is just a few! ( no seriously...just a few)
Sam Fine getting Iman ready for the MET Gala


Now I'm not sure how many of you are stalkers like I am :) :) but I do stalk follow Sam on twitter
(@SamFineBeauty ) and daily he gives out great advices to everyday women and makeup artists, over and over ( it's quite repetitive). He really is just a sweetheart sharing a wealth of information along with his personal preferences and recomendations.

So to help Sam out (since he is my bff in my head :D ) for those of you that have missed it and for those who keep asking the same questions *groan* I've compiled a list of some of his favorite products and a few of his most common beauty tips!

Sam Fine's: Beauty Tip Timeline

Most Mentioned Fave Products:
  • Foundation Type:   Cream foundations
  • Drugstore Foundations:  Cover Girl Queen Collection Cream Foundation, Black Opal Creme Foundation Stick,  Iman Cream to Powder Foundation
  • Concealer: Bobbi Brown, Laura Mercier, Dermablend
  • Bronzer: Cover Girl Queen Collection, MAC, Lorac, Cargo and Wet and Wild
  • Lip Liner: Bobbi Brown Chocolate Lip Liner
  • Lipstick/Gloss: Nars, Iman, Mac and Dolce & Gabbana
  • Primer: Laura Mercier 
  • Mascara: Voluminous Mascara (waterproof) 
  • Powder: YSL Poudre Sur Mesure/Semi Loose Powder
  • Hair: Sam Fine doesn't do hair! :)

Application Tips:

  • Pair your blush with a bronzer over cheeks
  • Apply concealer then lip liner before lip colour for a long lasting lip
  • For a natural fresh look use a tinted moisturiser, concealer where needed and blush
  • Smokey eyes are a great way to hide puffy eyes
  • Line lips with a chocolate brown pencil to make lip colour more natural
  • Apply a thin coat of mascara and let dry, then curl lashes, this will help keep your curl! 
  • Clean Brushes with Dawn dish washing liquid ( seriously! it breaks down oil and product like no other! )
  • Use the correct brushes for your applications, this will help give you a cleaner more flawless look
Every Woman's Makeup Kit Must Haves:
  • Moisturizer
  • Concealer
  • Foundation
  • Powder
  • Bronzer
  • Blush
  • Mascara
  • Lipstick/gloss
As you can see looking at this list Sam doesn't discriminate against "cheaper" brands, as long as the product works to get the job done right! So there is no pressure on spending loads of money to get the celeb look!

For more tips on Sam Fine you can purchase his DVD Fine: The Basics of Beauty 
You can also check out Iman's one on one chat with Sam here.

Saj Mack is a Professional Makeup Artist in Atlanta Georgia providing over 6 years experience in Beauty, Commercial, Film, Television, Special FX and more. See her work at


  1. Nice blog post. Love everything about it. I too follow Sam. He's fabulous. BUT I do think Iman had too much gold on the hair should have been black imho otherwise, beautiful as usual.

  2. Thanks! It looks like synthetic hair it really is gold lol I think black would be to harsh on her but if the hair was human hair it would have looked more like a natural blonde as opposed to shiny gold. but she is just so gorgeous! lol