Quarantine Zhoosh w/ Celeb Makeup Artist Derrick Rutledge

HUR@Home took full advantage of having Celebrity Make Up Artist, Derrick Rutledge, all to ourselves. In a candid, home to home discussion, he taught us women how to get our eyebrows right. The correct colors to use. We also learned that less is actually more when it comes to overall flattering make up.

In an informative “show and tell,” Derrick showed the “Beard Gang” a nick-proof way to trim their own beards at home and get that fresh from the barber look. Before you watch the interview, let me tell you a little about Derrick:

The key to having a successful career is to do what you love… work hard … and with a little luck, everything else will fall into place. That’s exactly how the story goes with Celebrity Stylist and Make Up Artist, Derrick Rutledge. A Washington, D.C. native, Derrick’s early education was at the prestigious Georgetown Day School. He then received a Music and Academic Scholarship to Webster University in St. Louis.

He returned to D.C. and began working as a makeup artist. That’s when we met. I’m blessed to have known Derrick for almost as long as I’ve been in Washington, D.C. That’s just about my entire adult life. I am proud to call him a close friend. We’ve seen each other through a lot… and I can honestly say, no one deserves this great success more than he does. I’ve watched Derrick put in “that work!”

Derrick is an innovator when it comes to “beating face!” He’d set the trends. Then, come up with an entirely new way of doing make up, and set a new trend. Constantly creating new looks! I’ve seen him do everything, from soft looks for daytime, to major transformations. I do mean MAJOR! After accepting a gig at Black Entertainment Television in the early 90s, Derrick’s star quickly began to rise. He worked with many legendary divas of Black Music and Hollywood, including Patti Labelle, Chaka Khan, Beyonce, Yolanda Adams, and many more.  Artists were constantly hiring Derrick away from us at BET, to tour with them.

Later, when the Obamas were in office, FLOTUS Michele Obama, and Oprah got in on the action and scooped him up.  The rest, as they say, is history. He is now Oprah’s exclusive MUA!

I promise that you’ll get some great tips. Click the link above and enjoy the conversation. Thanks for watching!