Wednesday, October 1, 2014

WHATS IN MY KIT





Hello fabulous people 
Want to know what's in my kit?
I have been featured on Camera Cosmetics Cosmetics Blog asking me just that.
The link is below for the full article
Thanks CRC






https://camerareadycosmetics.com/blog/what-the-pros-use-deshawn-hatcher/

Monday, September 29, 2014

I'M A BEAUTY DIRECTOR AGAIN!!

BIG NEWS! 
I am once again the Beauty Director for the Cotton 24 Hour Runway Show  Nov 7-8 in South Beach.  The best thing is you all can see it! It will stream live on several media outlets.  I will update you folks with the viewing details closer to the show.  Last year's show was seen by almost a million viewers on People.com and this year it should surpass that. 

NOW I HAVE SOMETHING FOR YOU
I will be implementing a very cool Social Media campaign #Cottonb4beauty.  I will be posting all things Beauty LIVE throughout the show on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.  We will feature up-to-the minute behind-the-scenes photos and really fun (easy) contests for you to win some amazing beauty products.  I will keep you posted. 


THE AMAZING SPONSORS  
the one and only STILA COSMETICS, the  amazing BEAUTY BLENDER, and the fabulous ROYAL BRUSH COMPANY.  Not to be left out we have the stupendous PAUL MITCHELL providing the hair products.  
Now wouldn't you love these products in your makeup and hair kits?

BUT WAIT--THERE'S MORE
More great things coming stay tuned --oh, only if you follow us on #cottonb4beauty that is, and be sure to be a member here to win.

Follow us NOW #Cottonb4beauty and get ready for the fun fashion and beauty.

www.facebook.com/cottonb4beauty







Tuesday, September 2, 2014

BTS-CANTU AD CAMPAIGN


You will be seeing this beautiful lady soon in your magazines.  She's one of  4 models for the new ad campaign for Cantu Haircare.  Miss Chelsea has a head of hair like no body's business.  Not to mention she's just beautiful  THE coincidence is I actually use this product for years--and love it.  To be booked for the campaign was just perfect.  I loved these photos cause I was actually able to get her in almost the identical pose.  Thank you my lovely Samsung Galaxy Note 2 --no filters were used in the taking of these photos :)  and yes all makeup by me :)


THE MAKEUP
SKIN PREP--EMBROYLISSE
FOUNDATION/concealer --DIOR
eyeSHADOW-INGLOT USA
eyeBROW Pencil--Iman Cosmetics
BLUSH -IMAN COSMETICS
CHEEK highlight-old Pink shimmer NIXIE Cosmetics --I protect with my life
LIPS--INGLOT #19
finishing POWDER--a quick set of MAKEUP FOREVER
SETTING SPRAY--new obsession Skindinavia

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

OVER 30 OF THE BEST HAIR & MAKEUP AT THE EMMYS

THE BEAUTY OF THIS EVENINGS EMMYS 
SOME STARS BROUGHT IT WITH FULL-FACE-DRAMA
WHILE OTHERS LET THEIR DRESSES DO THE TALKING
SARAH HYLAND --MODERN FAMILY  She does it again--perfection.
BEST MAKEUP OF THE NIGHT 
CHECK OUT THE REST OF THE LADIES 

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

A REAL STAR






Today I found out one for my favorite people I worked with passed away.  I was sad to hear the news.  No, she is not a celebrity, not a star,  not anyone you would know.  When I worked with her she was a very sweet 90 year young, lady with a spirit that I haven't found in anyone even half her age.  It's so amazing to me the people I get to meet and work with :Dignitaries, even a president,  Grammy winners, Academy Award nominees, some of the most beautiful women and men in the world and the list goes on and on and nothing came close to Elaine.

I only worked with her once, but she kind of jumped into my heart and left a beautiful mark.  Her spirit and her warmth was amazing. Have you ever put on a warm towel right out of the shower and all you can do is—ahhhhhhhhhhhhh.  That is what Elaine was she was ahhhhhhhhhhh--oh and funny.  She was full of life and a complete joy.

I share this because I know so many of you are dying to work with celebrities and that is wonderful, but please don't let the day an Elaine comes into your life slide by—because then you will be missing out on a real star

RIP—Elaine
MUCH LOVE 
D

Wednesday, July 9, 2014

LETS GET PAID PEOPLE!!!!!!

I decided to write this article because I have received several emails as of late, requesting help with lack of payment and what to do about. I've even been on the phone with a few of my fellow distraught artists to talk them off the ledge.  It is a mind blowing experience when you work so hard and all you expect is pay--and nothing comes.  You know when I first started working in the field of "Beauty" I found that some  people had no "beauty" to them at all.  It seems--still to this day artists across the country--hell the world keeps getting ripped off and really its time for us to WAKE UP!!!!!!!

Tuesday, May 27, 2014

ANSWER MONDAY



I know a lot of you have questions--so don't forget to post them here and I will answer them for you
Check out this q/a on resumes


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Monday, May 19, 2014

ITS MONDAY--TIME TO ASK YOUR QUESTIONS

 YOU ASK I ANSWER.  


Previously the lovely Ebony and the Lovely--Lovely Jordan asked me a question.  In turn for their bravery I answered. One with a written answer one with a phone call.  If you don't ask how will you ever get your answers

HERE'S HOW IT WORKS-
  • EVER MONDAY YOU CAN POST YOUR QUESTIONS ON MY BLOG only (sorry no emails at this time) 
  • I WILL CHOOSE 2 LOVELY PEOPLE TO ANSWER--
  • PLEASE KEEP THE QUESTIONS MAX (3) AND I WILL PERSONALLY ANSWER YOU BACK ON FRIDAY.  THAT'S IT!
  • MUST BE A MEMBER OF THIS BLOG--
  • so go to the right hit that little button that says JOIN and ask your questions


YOU NEVER KNOW, 
YOU JUST MAY GET A CALL FROM ME.

Friday, May 16, 2014

MISS EBONY you asked--here you go



THIS WONDERFUL PERSON ASKED ME A FEW QUESTIONS AND AS THE SIGNS SAYS, YOU ASK I ANSWER.  

HERE'S HOW IT WORKS-
  • EVER MONDAY YOU CAN POST YOUR QUESTIONS ON MY BLOG only (sorry no emails at this time) 
  • I WILL CHOOSE 2 LOVELY PEOPLE TO ANSWER--
  • PLEASE KEEP THE QUESTIONS MAX (3) AND I WILL PERSONALLY ANSWER YOU BACK ON FRIDAY.  THAT'S IT!
  • MUST BE A MEMBER OF THIS BLOG--
  • so go to the right hit that little button that says JOIN and ask your questions


YOU NEVER KNOW, 
YOU JUST MAY GET A CALL FROM ME.


Hello Deshawn,
Thank you so much for this blog! I have a few questions that I would like answered if possible. 
Miss Ebony thank you lady, and thank you for responding to my initial post of HELP ME HELP YOU


Q-Do you believe that you need to NY or LA based to be a celebrity mua? What other cities if any do you believe are options? What was your move to NY like as an unknown if you were not originally based there?
A-First let me say you must be a phenomenal makeup artist to be a "true" celebrity makeup artist.  You have to know the In's and outs of makeup and the business before you can become a true "celebrity makeup artist"  Most times it is a reputation that you will build throughout your career that will land you those clients.  So strive to be the best makeup artist you can be first, the celebrities will come. 
Do you have to be in NYC/LA yes and no.  Atlanta is filled with reality TV, and R&B entertainers, Nashville is filled with country singers, Vegas—well everyone goes to Vegas lol, and LA and NY is where most live.  So you see you don't have to be in the two major cities to work with celebrities, actually you may have a better chance in places like DC, Chicago, Seattle, Hawaii.
I'm a native New Yorker proud of it.  For me, to get some of my first breaks in fashion I actually had to leave the city and go where the opportunities were-.  Don't be fooled if you think because you're from a major city you've got it made--cause you don't.  Its takes so much dedication and time and attention to your craft and business.

Q-What are your favorite highlighter's to use?
A-Hhhmmmmmmm highlighter—woo such a vast question lol  If it were a simple natural non dewy highlight I like to use a lighter foundation, if it's shiny/dewy—then hmmm what kind of dewy are we talking? Wooo I love me some highlights-I do.   I like several Face Atelier highlighters, NARS Multiple, Kevyin Aucoin Celestial Powder just to name a few


Q-When and if you will be teaching any classes/workshops soon?
A-If you want me to have a class in your city or town just ask.  I'm all things beauty, editorial, education and business all rolled into one artists.  So if that is something you'd be interested in then ask me.  Here's how I do it.   If you want me to do workshops and/or have me speak in your town I'm always open as long as it fits into my schedule.  I'll be coming to North Carolina in the fall HEY CHARLOTTE! -(info for that workshop will be posted here just check back in a few).  So email me your query I can send you  FAQ sheet of what is needed. If it can be facilitated you've got yourself an educator—BAM!  
As my schedule permits I can have small classes here in Studio D--BROOKLYN!!!  Small intimate classes, very small so you get THE best education. I'm very hands-on and no question is stupid.  I'm all for teaching and making sure you guys learn--cause if you don't then you just spent money for what.  AND I hate wasting money. No matter whose workshops you take you must walk away with practical info that you can then replicate.  If you just walked away with a bunch of gossip then--woo you've wasted your money/time/mind  And you know "a mind is a terrible thing to waste--and so is your money" JUST EMAIL ME the dates you''ll be in town and yes --if schedule permits I would love to have folks come to Brooklyn :)  OK OFF MY SOAPBOX
AND if you're a student and would like for me to come to your school to speak that can be arranged as well.  
See what happens when you ask :)  


Q-Is is best to have an agent as an mua, should that be a goal, or do most celebrity mua's negotiate and represent themselves?
A-Agents are great because they get access to all the great gigs with major exposure and higher pay--so yeah right?   BUT you're not the only one in the agency so they will submit you and (depending on how many artists they have) several others BOO.  It takes time for an agent to cultivate you as their new artists so it may be 6 months before they get you something worth anything, PATIENCE is needed. Really it depends on the agency/booker. 
 1) high-end agencies want high-end makeup artists who are already established with their own clientele, 
 2) if its not a high end agency those cool gigs you want probably will not come your way
 3) if you have a great relationship with your booker then you will probably be put up for more gigs but if you don't you're book/portfolio can be left off of the pile for submission.
4) it isn't mandatory to have an agent--there are tons of freelancers  Way more freelancers then agency artists.  You always have to negotiate even with your agent--they may say is this price ok and you have to decide if you'll take it or suggest to your agent they get you more money--but of course nicely
5) agents get a cut of everything.  So, if in that whole month they got you one editorial paying $150--they get 20%
6) there are other hidden fees in agencies, like sending out your book, comp cards, some even charge to place you on their website (huh--isn't that crappy)  I do not believe the higher-end agencies do this practice.
JUST SOME THINGS TO THINK ABOUT

Q-What are your favorite or best foundation tips/tricks?
A-FIRST, I'm not heavy handed with it—I believe the skin should be visible.  I hate a whole bunch of foundation on the skin that looks like,  a whole bunch of foundation on the skin. So for me that's my "trick" if you can call it that.  Skin should look like skin not product. I am a blender--I will blend until I only see skin--its so relaxing --I get all zen like-hahaha.   I'm not a "beat-tor" I don't do heavy contour, heavy makeup applications.  I'm more of an enhancer (oh like that )  I like to work with watch you got, and then bring out all the pretty—not beat it on to your face.  That is so 80's-90's and with products being reformulated (especially for women of color) there's no need to "beat" someone to death anymore

My favorite depends on who I'm working on and what I'm doing.  For TV Makeup For Ever HD—just doesn't give me a lot of shine and I have to powder less,  Graftobian for TV and Print,  Cinema Secrets for Print/Fashion, and other various brands like Bobbie Brown, Laura Mercier, Chanel,  drugstore Iman Cosmetics, Black Opal, Bllack Radience, The Queen Collection by Covergirl,  Maybelline, and L'oreal, NYX(used for a fashion show--pretty good), Wet and Wild (not for foundations)  oh Miss Ebony this list can be so dag-on long lol 
SO MISS EBONY --I truly thank you for asking a sistah a question. I hope this helps you in your journey, and thanks again for participating and reading my blog you are so appreciated.

NOW WHO'S NEXT-
Got a question you've always wanted to know the answer to?--then ASK--

Leave your question/comments below 


Saturday, May 10, 2014

HELP ME, HELP YOU



makeup deshawn hatcher -  photography ejaz khan

Do you have questions you've always
 wanted answered?


Ask me here and
 I will answer in a blog article with
a very straight forward and 
detailed answers only 
the way I can :)  


So speak up people 

ASK ME :)




Tuesday, April 22, 2014

MAKEUP SHOW ANNOUNCEMENT

I will be guest artist
at the Face Atelier booth 
on May 4th 2014 at  the
Makeup Show NYC

Stop by the booth for some of my tips and tricks

See you all there


Thursday, April 3, 2014

BRAGGING NAME DROPPING ALERT


AMMA ASANTE-DIRECTOR and all around wonderful person

This gorgeous woman is Amma Asante director 
of the new major motion picture BELLE
I am so proud to say she is wearing my makeup.
I will definitely have more for you later 



******BRAG ALERT****BRAG ALERT******
This photo was actually taken by Martha Stewart herself
Isn't that crazy- lol.  Oh, I just had to share
I have an original Martha hahahaha love it 




Check out the beautiful trailer to BELLE




SETTING RATES -- What I learned from Photographer Fadil Berisha




A DeShawn Hatcher and Fadil Berisha beauty collaboration

I'm going to try and answer some of the recent questions I've gotten about setting rates
BUT first,  you know I got a story for you :)

Monday, March 3, 2014

THE GOLDEN GIRL


LUPITA 



LUPITA THROUGH THE  AWARD SEASON

No one had a better awards seasons than Oscar winner Lupita Nyongo

THE OSCARS

Unfortunately I was watching E for my red carpet showing and it proved disappointing  but I managed to find these shots for you all to see.  The fashion and beauty theme tonight was truthfully --BORING/BLAND goes to the Oscars.  The women all seemed like they got together and decided tonight would be the night they were all over dressing.  Many wore bland cream, blush dresses but to make it worse they paired it with nude makeup and kept their skin tones pale. Lots of nude makeup but unlike the Emmy's this nude was exceptionally needing of some form of color and was very dry looking, too much powder, and no luminosity.

This evening is a lesson in what not to do when doing nude makeup looks  You've got to decide on what it is you will concentrate some color even if its the softest side of pink use it.  The ones that did it right was Cate Blanchett, Sandra Bullock, Jessica Biel, though her dress was severely sleep inducing I did like her makeup and hair.   Olivia Wilde and Kerry Washington both very pregnant both very beautiful.  Kerry with a deep rich lip and some others  Take a look --

What did you think of the Oscars fashion/beauty?  Let me know below.





Jennifer Lawrence makeup by Ve Neil





Oscar Winner Lupita Nyongo Makeup by Nick Barose


GETTY IMAGES

As I find out who the makeup artists were I will post under the photo

Monday, February 17, 2014

TOP 5 (KIT)

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WHERE TO FIND

ROSEBUD SALVE--Right up front by the cashier as both Sephora and Rickys  $5 or $6

EMBRYOLISSE Lait Creme Concentre $16--heavenly must have for you an your kit  This magical lotion was once only sold in France and all makeup artists would ask the models to bring it back to the US for them.  The skins moisture is returned, radiance restored and does wonders on flaky dry skin.
A DeShawn Helpful Hint: For really dry skin apply 2 quarter sized amounts to the skin, let sit for a minute check the skin for softness and if need be reapply again- Blot any excess viola, done. 
Embryolisse has many fabulous products check them all out at www.embryolisseusa.com

CINEMA SECRETS BRUSH CLEANER  for New Yorkers you can pick it up at either Ricky's  or Alcone Online www.camerareadycosmetics.com--great shipping here, or Amazon.com, OR Cinemasecrets.com  Now you can't say you don't know where to find it -- various sizes various prices

PERO/PRIMA CURL UP JAPANESE EYELASH CURLER $25--you'll thank me Amazon.com
#NEW LOCATION   ALCONE http://www.alconeco.com/Products/Straight-Makeup/Eyes/Eyelash-Enhancement/Tools-Accessories/Preo-Japanese-Eyelash-Curler-Also-Called-Prima

MOO CARDS- us.moo.com


  • Do you use any of these things? 
  • Do you love them as much as I? 
  •  Let me know below :)



Monday, February 10, 2014

I AM SO LOVING THIS BAG

I am one fortunate makeup artist or rather a very "Happy Black Gurl" as the bag states.  I stumbled upon an artist on Esty, Michele Lutz, who does these really cool line drawings.  So I contacted her and was like OMG Love you, Love your work.  She in turn made me this amazingly cool one of a kind bag.  LOOK! she has makeup brushes and an afro--stoppppp!!!!!!

BUT than I said to her "Hey can you do the same for my fabulous deshawnlovesmakeup followers?" and she was like "of course."  So I just had to share.  Not only is she willing to do the same for you she had done several diverse bags as well check out her fabulous site

BUT yes I have a bigger BUT lol,  these bags are one-of-a-kind, drawn to your likeness.  In other words if you provide her with a photo she can (in line illustration) draw your fabulousness with your name and, or saying on the bag. OR you can just choose anyone of her line illustrations on her site they are all just to cute.  OH and did I mention these are all hand drawn so it truly is one of a kind--ok I did but bares to be repeated

AND NOW FOR THE "SHUT UP" MOMENT
--she does all this for $12  YES $12 for the bag   ( Now don't tell me I don't share :) 
Say DeShawn sent you (and no I don't get a kick back, just a kick out you guys getting yours)
We are always looking for something unique-well hello! :) 


So meet this phenomenal Artist Michele Lutz- thats Michele with a single L  http://www.michelewithasinglel.com

BAG SIZE 5X8  Price: $12  great size for all our odds and ends, pencils, accessories or really just cute to have out on the table--and even better no one can steal it lol




she also does luggage tags