Celebrity makeup artist AJ Crimson has become a leading force in the beauty game. He is behind the faces of some of our fave celebs, including Brandy, Cassie and Serayah. He’s also an avid educator and entrepreneur with his own makeup line who often takes his message of inner and outer beauty on the road. Earlier this week, he joined Colgate Optic White and Family Dollar Fabulous for a celebration of beauty with Fashion Bomb Daily founder Claire Sulmers and celebrity stylist Anastasia Walker.
AJ shared some of his beauty secrets with UPTOWN Magazine, including ways to transition eyeshadow looks from the spring to fall:
“I love that girls are embracing color and wanting to see tons of color on the eye. But how do we do it in a simple and easy way, where you don’t feel overwhelmed by it? With my clients, we’re experimenting with sheer washes of color on the eye that are vibrant, that kind of give a hint of allure. And then whether it’s rich purples or greens, making the eyeshadow glossy is really great for fall, and leaving the rest of the skin matte.”
He also dished on how to make your own custom nail polish and how to slay the matte lip. Click through to learn what his five must-know beauty tips for a flawless face.