Sam Fine for Fashion Fair Supreme Color Collection

The legendary makeup ability of Celebrity Makeup Artist Sam Fine is amazing in its superiority so when he was brought on to revamp the classic African American makeup brand, Fashion Fair, I knew it would be beyond extraordinary. The result is the Sam Fine for Fashion Fair Supreme Color Collection. The luxe cosmetic line was developed by Mr. Fine (shown below recreating his famed poster with model Gina Marie), who as the brand’s Creative Makeup Director brings over 20 years of fabulous experience to the brand.

This cosmetics launch is a first line for Sam Fine and the collection features two eyeshadow quads (Tunisian Nights and Amalfi Coast), eight lipsticks (Champagne Toast, Whispering Rose, Deep Suede, Pink Parfait, Moroccan Spice, Dynasty Red, Cognac and African Violet) and one lip gloss (Canary Diamonds) that will wow not only African American beauties but women of all colors will love. I personally love the bold orange Moroccan Spice and the deep, rich Dynasty Red lipsticks.

At the event, we had the pleasure of having Sam Fine create a look, which you can see below, featuring the Sam Fine for Fashion Fair products used.

The entire Sam Fine for Fashion Fair Supreme Color Collection is available now and can be purchased at Macy’s, Lord & Taylor, BonTon, Belk, Dillard’s and on

Back to Beauty Basics with Celebrity Makeup Artist Sam Fine

What do you do on a rainy Thursday night in NYC? Why not spend that time learning how to get back to beauty basics with the amazing Sam Fine, celebrity makeup artist whose clients include Jennifer Hudson, Tyra Banks, Iman, Patty Labelle, just to name a few. On this rainy evening, several Bloggers gathered with Mr. Fine at the now impressive Duane Reade in Herald Square to discuss his favorite beauty products.

I had a chance to do a quick interview with Sam about what his favorite basic beauty products are (it pays to get there early)

As more Bloggers joined the festivities, Sam further discussed his must have beauty products and took us on a tour of Duane Reade’s New Look Beauty Department while sharing secrets and bestowing wisdom such as

1. “keep Bronzer on the outer perimeter of your face for a more natural look otherwise you will just look burnt”

2. “if you love one product in a brand, you don’t have to use every product from that brand…not everything from that one brand will work for you”
3.”the same way you shouldn’t go grocery shopping on an empty stomach, do not go beauty shopping without focus or a specific list”
4. add gloss over lipstick for dimension and shine

He also showed us some key products that are a must in our makeup bag


 as well as answered our numerous questions about products, application and beauty rules (note: Sam Fine DOES NOT like beauty rules)

So basically ladies, try and try and try beauty products, return what doesn’t work (don’t be afraid to return products) and keep what does – you may be surprised by what products you fall in love with.