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Sam Fine For Fashion Fair

First Posted: 08/24/11 10:01 AM ET   Updated: 10/24/11 06:12 AM ET

Fashion Fair, the largest black-owned cosmetics company in the world has just tapped celebrity makeup artist Sam Fine to become its creative makeup director.

This is a major win for the cosmetic company since Fine comes with more than 20 years of experience and a star-studded rooster of clients, including Jennifer Hudson, Queen Latifah, Naomi Campbell, Tyra Banks and Mary J Blige, just to name a few. And let's not forget, Fine was the first African-American spokesperson for Revlon in 1992 and with Cover Girl in 1995.

“Sam Fine is a true artist who understands women of color and has built an illustrious career unparalleled in the industry. His experience in the fashion editorial world with global beauty brands and celebrities will translate wonderfully with Fashion Fair, and our consumers will reap its benefits. We’re thrilled to have him with us, and you’ll be able to track his progress at www.fashionfair.com," says Clarisa Wilson, the president of Fashion Fair.

Beyond developing Fashion Fair's extensive line of products and continuing to instruct women of color on how to beautify themselves, Fine will also launch a signature cosmetic collection called "Same Fine For Fashion Fair" in 2012.

Fine says what inspires him the most is teaching, so instructing with his own line of products and tools only sweetens this new role.

And thanks to Fine's best-selling how-to beauty guide, Fine Beauty: Beauty Basics and Beyond for African-American Women and his instructional DVD, Fine: The Basics of Beauty--those of us without personal makeup artist budgets can learn Fine's beauty tips and look just as fierce.

Here are just a few of the lovely ladies that Fine has worked with:

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