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Sam Fine Appointed by Fashion Fair Cosmetics

Celebrity makeup artist will serve as creative makeup director.

Fashion Fair Cosmetics has appointed celebrity makeup artist Sam Fine as its creative makeup director. The Chicago-based prestige cosmetics brand for women of color is tapping Fine, a 20-year industry veteran, to bring his experience with the fashion editorial world, global beauty brands and celebrities to Fashion Fair’s consumers. Fine will also advise on the creation of new products and, in 2012, Fashion Fair will unveil Sam Fine for Fashion Fair trend collections. Fine has created covers and pages for magazines such as Cosmopolitan, Harper’s Bazaar, Essence and Marie Claire. He was chosen as the first African-American spokesperson for Revlon in 1992 and Cover Girl Cosmetics in 1995. His clients have included Jennifer Hudson, Vanessa Williams, Iman, Naomi Campbell and Tyra Banks. Fine has also written a book, “Fine Beauty: Beauty Basics and Beyond for African-American Women,” followed by his instructional DVD, “Fine: The Basics of Beauty.” Fashion Fair Cosmetics is a wholly owned subsidiary of Johnson Publishing Company LLC sold in 650 prestige stores across the U.S., London, Paris, Canada and the Caribbean.