Late last night, I shot my first email to celebrity makeup artist D’Andre Michael. I followed him months ago after learning he does makeup up for Mary J. Blige, Garcelle Beauvais, Queen Latifah and many more of our favorite celebeauties.
I saw a behind-the-scenes snap of him touching up Angela Bassett on Instagram (@dandremichael) and was compelled to introduce myself and my blog. Angela B looked absolutely REGAL and I wanted to capture her beat for the blog. It would’ve been absolutely criminal of me not to ask the master behind the mug.
After I practically begged Mr. Michael for details behind her Emmys makeup look, he sent over an arresting, high-resolution photo (see above – doesn’t she look like Egyptian royalty? She should’ve been casted as Queen Tuya in the upcoming Exodus: Gods and Kings but I digress) and a complete list of all the products he used, from Ben Nye to his own lip gloss line titled U.G.L.Y. Girl Cosmetics. Blaq Vixen Beauty FTW!
U.G.L.Y. stands for Undeniably Gorgeous, Lovely, and Young. Comprised of 10 shades, each gloss is formulated with antioxidants and an exotic peach flavor. You can check out the complete line at www.uglygirlcosmetics.com.
Of the line, Michael explained to Sophisticate’s Black Hair Magazine, “I love the texture, feel, look and ingredients. There are 10 colors, the formula is not sticky and there are anti-aging properties in it. You can wear them alone, or line your lips and rub them together to blend your liner. You can also put them on top of a lipstick for added shine.”
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