PHAME Expo: Everyday Glamour with Valente Frazier

The Saturday Keynote Speaker for PHAME was none other than Valente Frazier. I made a point of getting to the expo to see him (I had to break my day up for a very special mommy-to-be). I always learn so much when he holds a demonstration.

This time was no different. Valente took us through his step by step process of Everyday Glamour:

Moisturizing with Embryolisse Lait Concentrate
 Foundation: Diorskin Airflash Foundation (YEAH!), and concealing with OCC concealer (with the help of a BeautyBlender).
Highlighting and Contouring
Eyeshadow, liner, and mascara. He layered the multi-tasking Make Up For Ever Flash Palette (gold) with a gold-shaded YSL Palette (#3), and used MAC Teddy pencil on the waterline and lashline. He finished with some mascara, and a nude-peach lip.
Done. Beautiful.

IMATS: A Lesson from Valente Frazier

I attended the Keynote Lesson from Celebrity Makeup Artist Valente Frazier. He is Iman and Tyra Banks’ makeup artist… and is recognized for his professionalism, drama-free attitude, grace and humility.

Before he came on stage, there was a wonderful vignette with Iman and others talking about why they choose to work with Valente Frazier on a regular basis. And what came through again and again was his professionalism, his grace, and his drama-free attitude.

I met him after the show, and commended him on his consummate professionalism. He held my hand the entire time, and told me that we are nothing without humility, and  none of us is EVER so big that we can be rude to another person. I took that home with me.

But onto the lesson! I have no words…so I’ll just let the pictures do the talking. Valente shared his secrets to getting the perfect flawless Red Carpet look: