Happy Tuesday!!

I have been meaning to give an update about the Basics in Beauty class I attended last month. The class was taught by Sam Fine. I didn’t really have any preconceived ideas of what I would learn or what Sam Fine would be like in person. But as soon as I stepped into the auditorium, I knew I was in for a treat. I was sooooooooooo impressed with the whole event/ training. The folks at the Bennett Career Institute are amazing. Meeting Mr. Chet Bennett and Ms. Nicole was one of the highlights of my visit… they are soo down to earth and they put me in the front row… WHAT!!! You should have seen how I was cheesing, lol. I was staring right into Mr. Fine’s face, with a longing look the whole time, lol. They did a great job organizing the event. They also had a surprise birthday cake for Mr. Fine. If you are in the DMV area and are looking for a school to attend for cosmetology, makeup artistry, barber-styling or hair braiding, this is the place for you. It has a real family feel. The school is also clean and conveniently located in DC.

The birthday cake… it was yummy!

Now on to Mr. Fine himself….he has such a pleasant personality and he is also a really funny man. I mean really funny, which really threw me off, because I didn’t expect that. He had us all cracking up. But seriously he is a great teacher, which makes sense because education is one of his passions. Very fitting! If you ever get a chance to see and learn from Sam Fine in person, I would recommend you jump at the opportunity. He is an amazing makeup artist. But in the mean time get his DVD, which touches on some of the points we learned in the class. You can check out my previous post for more about his DVD.

Some of the things that really stood out to me at the class are:

  • The importance of aligning yourself with the right people. It will take you far as a makeup artist.
  • Don’t be scared to bleach eyebrows to make a better canvas to work with while creating the perfect eyebrow shape.
  • Free your mind of all products and brands. The brands you work with do not show your true ability as a makeup artist. Your skills are what set you apart from the rest.

Below are some pictures from the class:

Mr. Sam Fine doing what he does best!

His finished work… Isn’t he great???



Mr. Sam Fine and I


Have a Fab day!



FINE: The Basics of Beauty

I just finished watching Sam Fine’s new DVD, FINE: The Basics of Beauty.  Awww…I’m in love all over again. Now, I remember why I admire and look up to him. He is an amazing makeup artist. He has a way of bring out the best features on a woman’s face. 


FINE: The Basics of Beauty DVD

I read his book, Fine Beauty, years ago. It had a lot of helpful tips to get me started with basic makeup application. This DVD is a great follow up to his book. The set up of the DVD is straight forward and easy to follow. No matter the level of one’s expertise, the step by step style he used, makes for a great learning experience. 

I just had to share! Check out the DVD, if you are a visual learner like I am!!