Q&A With Celebrity Makeup Artist Sam Fine


Ladies of color, I will be doing a Q&A with Celebrity Makeup Artist Sam Fine, the man behind some of the iconic makeup looks on supermodels and actresses such as Iman, Tyra Banks, Jennifer Hudson, Queen Latifah, Vanessa Williams, Janet Jackson and more!

If you have any questions for Sam, just leave a comment and I will make sure to include them in the Q&A!

Phyllis Li is the Founder and Editor-in-chief of Makeup For Life, one of the top 50 beauty blogs that focuses on celebrity makeup breakdowns, product reviews, makeup tutorials and all things beauty. Having lived and traveled in North America, Europe and Asia, she was exposed to different techniques and products at an early age and hopes to put a global perspective towards beauty. Phyllis won the Best Content Award by Total Beauty in 2008 and has been featured in various publications and websites including ELLE, Glamour.com, Yahoo Shine!, AOL Stylelist, Nylon Korea, VOGUE China, Ming Pao Daily (Canada) and Shanghai Weekly. In 2010, she was appointed one of the nine Real Women Ambassadors in the United States to take part in the Latisse® Wishes Challenge, working with Hollywood celebrity Kathy Ireland and raised over $400,000 for the Make-A-Wish Foundation to grant wishes for approximately 54 children. In 2012, she teamed up with luxury skincare brand TATCHA and released a limited-edition 3-Piece Set of her favorite beauty products. Phyllis currently lives in Chicago, US. She is a regular contributor to Shanghai Daily's StyleHai Magazine and a member of the Glam Beauty Network.


  1. What is the emergency treatment for pimples that are red, swollen, and a bit wet in the middle from attempts to pop it?

  2. WHat are some of the best highlighters for darker skin? What tips would he give to achieve a nude lip? What trends does he see for darker skin tones?

    Thanks for opening it up for questions. I can’t wait to read your interview!

  3. how can a dark skin tone, try to acheive glowing skin, should they use a bronzer? plus what products are best to contur, blushes and lip colours.

    thank you so much
    cant wait for the interview

  4. what are the best products for contouring and the best highlighter for medium-darker skin ?

    and what is the best nude lipstick (always for medium-dark skin) ?

    Thanks Phyllis, I can’t wait to read this interview ! Sam Fine is a great MUA.

  5. Should women of color stay away from certain eyeshadow finishes/colors? I saw a video on Youtube, the MUA said women of color should not wear eyeshadows with a frost finish.

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