Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Essence and Johnson & Johnson's What's Your Beauty Secret Event

Recently, I attended an Essence and Johnson & Johnson for WEEN event hosted by Mikki Taylor. Over a tasty brunch (with mimosas!) we got to hear expert answers and discussion on skincare and beauty for women of color. The panel of experts included Dr. Cheryll Burgess, Tia Dantzler, JoElle Lyons and Derrick Rutledge.

Some great tips I took away from the panel discussion:
  • Don't spray your perfume on your neck; the alcohol in it can contribute to dryness and wrinkles.

  • "Eliminate" regularly to help skin issues.

  • Continue your skincare regimen down your neck, even on your hands.

  • Use skincare with Vitamin C and Retinol A in its ingredients.

  • Botox injections is a beauty treatment increasing in popularity amongst African American women.

  • Everything natural and organic isn't good.

  • Concealer and mascara are two products that will brighten your face, even on natural days.

  • Keep skin supple and soft by applying Johnson & Johnson's baby oil right out of the shower.

More tips were shared as well as laughs! I'll be sure to share more in upcoming posts. At the end of the discussion, Johnson & Johnson donated $5,000 to WEEN to continue efforts empowering women!

Before we left, Toni and I got a picture with DC celebrity makeup artist and legend, Derrick Rutledge. Derrick has embarked on two new exciting ventures and we are excited to have gotten the news: 1. HE IS FIRST LADY MICHELLE OBAMA'S MAKEUP ARTIST!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Sooooo excited for Derrick and 2. He's currently working on his own makeup line. I asked him about some recent celebs that he's made up and the products he used to help make them sparkle on the red carpet..? The answer? He's been test driving his new products, so we'll have to wait and see! Did I say I was really excited?

Here's my look from the days events. Derrick told me he could see my makeup from the stage and it looked nice. ;) *ting!*

Have you ever attended a WEEN or Essence event? What's your favorite use of a Johnson and Johnson product?

*I attended the event thanks to Essence and Johnson and Johnson/B-Link!


Anonymous said...

Great tips, great food, and great networking. I'll definitely go again. It was a classy event. Smooches!

Rai said...

Love your makeup and great tips!

I've only been to an Essence event during the Essence Music Festival.

Caramel Diva said...

you look lovely

Alycia's Hot Spot! said...

Great tips! Yes, your makeup is flawless. Your face is always a standout in the crowd. Looks like you all had a great time.

Phyllis Bourne said...

Thanks for the tips! As usual, you look fabulous.

I use Johnson and Johnson lavender body wash when I shower at night. I also use Aveeno products a lot, which I think they own.

1xellus1 said...

Sounds like a fantastic event. Pics are STELLAR! Makeup on point as usual! "You're a STARRAH" LOL

Anonymous said...

You and your sis look fab! Sounds like a fun event!

I love Johnson & Johnson's baby lotion in the pink bottle--(totally old school, I know)--but it smells heavenly.

Join the Gossip said...

As always I adore your makeup. I am really loving your hair as well!

Delores said...

I attended Essence Magazines Empowering Women Conference in NYC in 2008. Had a makeover by L'oreal. That was my first exposure to HIP products. Been using them ever since.

Pumps and Gloss said...

Looks like you had great fun. So I have 2 six degrees of separation with the FLOTUS. ;-D

Your makeup is awesome as usual!!

gg said...

whats the lipstick or gloss you have on in this pic?