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All about Makeup with Celebrity Makeup Artist James Vincent!

Hi, LittleFinders! Are you guys as excited as I am about the Orlando makeup show this weekend? If you have not bought your tickets you can do so at here. Don’t miss the chance to get a first look at some of the hottest new makeup products plus special seminars by some of the top makeup artist. Check out the full list!

Speaking of makeup artists, I got the great opportunity to do an interview with celebrity makeup and Director of Artistry and Education for The Makeup Show James Vincent. “His resume includes clients as diverse as designers Ashton Michael, Charlotte Ronson and Samantha Pleet. James work in the music industry spans genres and includes legendary musicians like Lady Gaga, Florence and the Machine, and Courtney Love to Joan Jett and the Foo Fighters. In fashion and film and television, James resume includes leading ladies like Liv Tyler, Reese Witherspoon and Jane Fonda and has also been privileged enough to work with Barack Obama. Let’s take a look and what Vincent shared with me!


photo provided by Melody Joy Public Relations

1.Q.Hi, James! and thank you for talking to,  let’s start by saying We are so excited to see you at the Makeup show in Orlando! What can my readers expect to learn from the seminar you will be hosting  “The Skin That I’m In – Diversity in Artistry and Application” along with Nick Lujan and Danessa Myricks 

A: I think this is such an important subject to approach. My goal here is to get an honest dialogue going and genuinely examine if our beauty industry is meeting the needs of our clients and artists of color and to explore what products work best for skin tone based on Pigment levels, quality. Etc. My background is women’s studies and social work and I have always been interested in making this a more inclusive beauty industry. I think your readers will walk away with some questions they will need to answer on their own as well as some ideas of what product work for the most diverse group of people and some confidence in working with all skin tones. 

2. Q: You have a very impressive resume and have worked with some of my favorite people like Charlotte Ronson, Reese Whitherspoon, Florence and the Machine and even President Barack Obama. What advice can you give to up and comer makeup artist?

A: Surround yourself with people who support your drive and push you to be better and education is essential to success. Take every photo, makeup, business and marketing class you can. Attend every industry event and be nice to everyone.

3. Q.How big of a role do you feel youtube and other social media platforms play in the trends of makeup?

A: I’m not concerned with trends. I see what comes down the runway each season and what happens on the red carpet so I can advise my brands and clients but the social media trend is not something I look to for validation or ideas.

4. Q: Speaking of trends, I know you are on top of all the latest. What kind of makeup looks do you foresee coming for this spring season? 

A: For spring, I am loving Candy Apple Red lips. MAKE UP FOR EVER has some beautiful new Lip product for achieving this classic color. I love a line of blue on the eyes paired with classic black. Bronzer is back again this season but is paired with flushes of bold Blush to make it more modern and a fuller brow is a favorite. Eugenia Weston’s Senna Cosmetics Brow Book is a must have for me and her new brow gels are gorgeous.

5.Q:What kind of makeup can my readers stock at the Orlando makeup show, especially for Valentine’s Day or date nights. Any advice on quick, sexy valentines day looks my readers can do to celebrate?

A: I love soft and flushed for valentines day. Minimal foundation with a link cheek and pop of color on the lips. Mimic the type of flush you would have when you really see someone cute across the room. Try Temptu Air as your foundation for the most flawless face that looks minimal. Pair it with Crown Brush Bronzer and NARS The Multiple in Orgasm and South Beach for a really seductive flush. Inglot pink lipsticks come in all shades and you will find one perfect for your skin tone. If you want more drama use a black Liner pen like Eve Pearl or Make Up For Ever with a lot of lash. I love NARS Audacious Mascara. Keep the cheek minimal and wear a dramatic red like OCC Lip Tar in NSFW. Classic and sexy always works. 

One of the great things about Vincent is how much he promotes education in the makeup world.  “You can come to the show and shop until you drop but if you miss out on an opportunity to learn from industry leaders like Scott Barnes, Emmy winners like Ashunta Sheriff, Melanie Mills, Eve Pearl and business owners and icons you are missing the point”

I took Vincent advice on a Valentine’s Day look when I got my makeup done at Just Blow It Orlando What do you guys think do you love it? More to come about my awesome experience at Just Blow it in the next post.

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Don’t miss Vincent and other makeup artists this weekend at the makeup show this weekend January 30th and 31st! And if you see me make sure to say hello!

Until Next time Littlefinders!





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