Tamara Delbridge has spent two decades cultivating a career in entertainment with a focus on beauty. She currently works with major television networks, publications, and celebrities. In 2018, she launched a luxury lash line, Beauty Queen Mink Lashes. Tamara is beauty director of Black Girls Rock! Beauty blog.

Soulivity Editor-at-Large, D’angelo Thompson, got the chance to spend some quality time to ask about her life and journey to success, as well as, insights about passion, purpose, and higher quality living. Enjoy!
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DT: How long have you been a makeup artist? Did you have any mentors?

TD: I’ve been a makeup artist for 20 years. My mentors have been Daniel Green and Matiki Anoff, both in film and television. Daniel taught me set etiquette especially when around celebrities whether it was a print or film/television assignment. This was extremely helpful and empowering.

I learned the business of film from Matiki. She taught me how to do film and tv makeup, adjust my technique, learn breakdown a script, and negotiate with producers. [This] was extremely kind of her because I arrived in the union (Local 798) much later in life; and, I will never forget it. I consider her a mentor, big sister, and friend.

DT: In a business where image is key, share some of your favorite beauty products, do’s, and don’ts for yourself or clients.

TD: My favorite beauty products are skincare products:  La Neige Sleeping Mask, Tracy Martin Enzyme Exfoliating Mask, and Tatcha Dewy Skin Cream.

I always suggest wearing mascara and lashes when you’re going on COVID-19 dates (laughs). But seriously, I don’t like rules, just be the best version of yourself.

DT: How important are beauty trends to you?

TD: Beauty trends are just as important as fashion trends. You have to see what works best for you. Remember, makeup is considered luxury; treat yourself to the BEST!

DT: As we start a new decade, what intentions have you set?

TD: I love challenging myself and switching it up. Manifesting more money, building relationships, expanding my skincare knowledge and brand.

DT: What great lesson would you share with your younger self?

TD: I would say to 10-year-old Tamara, “you are beautiful, keep your spirit high, and keep learning.”

DT: Are you living your purpose?

TD: I am living on purpose. I’m very aware; and, do things that matter to me and intentional about the now.

DT: Finish this sentence, “the shift I would like to see in the world is…”

TD: “…more compassion.”

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Name:  Tamara Delbridge

Job Title: Makeup Artist/Beauty Entrepreneur

Instagram: @tamaradelbridge_mua

Website: www.tamaradelbridgemakeup.com

About the author(s)

Editor-at-Large at Website

Soulivity Editor-at-Large D’angelo Thompson is known for his mastery of beauty and quality aesthetic. He is also one of the entertainment industry’s most sought-after artisans. Originally from Chicago, D’angelo always dreamed of one day taking the beauty industry by the reigns both nationally and internationally; and, in the past two decades, has done so in a phenomenal way. It is his personal vision to elevate his profession by creating a global brand and community, empowering all to see and celebrate their beauty.

As a professional, D’angelo’s expertise extends to beauty, bridal, editorial, commercial, film, TV and private clients. As hair and makeup artist for guests and celebrities on The Wendy Williams Show from 2008 - 2011, D’angelo earned three Daytime Emmy nominations with a win for “Guest Hair” in 2010. Most importantly, in over two decades, D’angelo has developed a body of work that classifies him in the A-list of beauty professionals.  He is currently working with Law & Order SVU (Seasons 17, 18 & 19), Blue Bloods (Season 8), Worst Cooks,/Celebrity, Joy Mangano/IDL, HSN and Pudding Boy Productions.  As an author, D’angelo’s self-published lifestyle and beauty book entitled “Enhanced Beauty” (2016) continues to sell domestically and internationally.