Thursday, November 5, 2009

Fine Job

One of my absolute favorite celebrity makeup artists, Sam Fine, has worked his makeup magic again - this time on actress/comedienne Mo'Nique. In preparation for her L.A premiere of the much-buzzed-about movie, Precious, Mr. Fine gave her a gorgeous glow that complemented her beautifully beaded gold gown.


Sam working his magic on Mo'Nique before the premiere of Precious in L.A.


If you'd like to find out how to get Mo'Nique's bronzed and beautiful look, follow these steps provided by Sam Fine himself:

Face: “The key here is to layer [subtle] your bronzer and blush until it looks like a sculpted version of you. After finishing her base, I used a dark hued bronzer from the CoverGirl Queen, and then layered it with the Iman Sheer Finishing Bronzer in Afterglow, which contains a bronzer, blush and highlighter trio.”

Eyes: “This is a bleached brow – and no it doesn’t match her hair! I did this to allow her brows and eyes to really pop and stand out – again this goes back to being part of the ‘carved out’ look, and just allowed her to glow even more. I lined her eyes, and then used a beige liner – not a white liner because that would create too much of a contrast – on the inner rim of her lower lash line. The beige liner is much more subtle than white but still opens up the eye area. I then used golden hues on her lids, like Stila Eyeshadow in Twig ($18), and Nars Eyeshadow in NightsStar ($22). Lashes are a must on the red carpet so of course I used false lashes! I fused her natural lashes and the falsies with L’OrĂ©al Voluminous Mascara ($7.50) I finished the look by adding a touch of gold glitter on the inner corners of her eyes to offset her dress!”

Lips: “ I also used golden hues on the lips but took the same ‘layering’ approach like I did with the rest of the face. This means I used lip liner, lipstick and a golden gloss (try Dior Addict Ultra Gloss) to complete this look.”



For more detailed, step-by-step tips on how to create a winning look, be sure to pick up Sam Fine's DVD, The Basics of Beauty available at www.amazon.com for $24.99

Do you like Mo'Nique's look? Would you try this at home for a special night out/occasion?

20 comments:

Nicole Rogers said...

I love love love Sam Fine! I knew it was his work before I read it hear and it waaaaasss Flawless! Monique really looks great! Kudos to her weight loss.

Shawnta said...

Sam Fine is on point! I love MoNique's look...she looks amazing. I'd definitely try this at home for a special occasion and could only hope to come close to Fine's perfection.

Kwana said...

I adore Same Fine and have been a fan of his for quiet a long time. And Monique looked so beautiful.

DSP said...

She looks beautiful! This book is now on my wish list!

dejoi said...

i would def try this look. i love gold tones!

Brown Girl Gumbo said...

@DSP - He has a book too, but that's the cover of his new DVD. I've seen it and it's definitely a must-have!

Product Junkie Diva said...

Sam FINE is simply a makeup genius!
Love love love his work.
PJD

KissyFace Artistry said...

I'm always up for learning. And learning more about make-up from him always reveals new things to me.

Kay* said...

i saw a pic of her on the red carpet and my jaw dropped - i thought she looked fantastic! shoulda known he was behind the look...i may have to grab that dvd.

Umm Amirah said...

okay...Mo'Nique is HAAWWWT!!
I'm giving Sam's book to a friend for her birthday...great post!!

Rebee said...

I love the look but that's too much work for me. So no, I will not try that at home. LOL

kitty vodka said...

MoNique's look is fantastic, and her movie looks amazing but so sad.

K-Bear said...

BGG, Sam Fine is just the best at what he does. She looks absolutely stunning and I guess she's given up on trying to make the world love fat. Nice try though!

ThummyB said...

I love make up books. I'm going to pick up Sam's today!

Brown Girl Gumbo said...

Everyone: Be sure to note that it's not a book, it's a DVD. While he does have a book, his latest project is his DVD, the Basics of Beauty. It demonstrates step-by-step applications in a very comprehensible way.

Bam said...

sam Fine is truly an Artist

mimieyes said...

Wow! he is amazing. I just read great reviews on the movie.

Anonymous said...

nice post! monique looks nice.

B said...

Ohmigoodness, MoNique looks amaziiiing!

T said...

Mo'Nique was glowing. She's dropping pounds too. Mm hm, about to be one of the skinny sistas she despises so much. LOL!