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

D’angelo Thompson is a three-time Daytime Emmy Nominated Hair and Makeup Artist, “Guest Hair” Daytime Emmy Award winner for the Wendy Williams Show, an accomplished Author, and Podcast Host.

His most recent credits include Law & Order SVU, Season 21, MTV/VH-1/LOGO (Viacom), Amy Trask (CBS Sports), Food Network, Joy Mangano, Amber Stevens West/Andrea DeBordeaux for Run The World (Starz), and Author, James Patterson. His expertise extends to bridal, editorial, commercial, film, and television. Additionally, for over 20 years, D’angelo has been a consultant and educator in partnerships with Il Makiage, Glamour Dolls Makeup, Chic Studios, Makeup For Ever, Calvin Klein Cosmetics, LORAC, and others.

As an Author, D’angelo penned and published “Enhanced Beauty”, “Enhanced Beauty for Teens “, “Enhanced Beauty: Men’s Grooming”, and “A 100 Days of Gratitude”. All are available on Amazon.com, BarnesandNoble.com, and other online retailers.

He is also the host of “Gratitude Is A Journey” available on Anchor.fm/dangelo- thompson and “Beauty & Gratitude” a series on Soulivity Magazine’s ‘SoulivityTV’, available on Youtube.

D’angelo was educated at Pratt Institute for two years in Fashion Merchandising and Fine Art and through mentorships with Alfred Fornay, Byron Barnes, and Sherry Lee. He further attended The Makeup Institute of California, MAC Pro, Makeup Forever Pro/Academy Workshops, Lash Extension Certification through NYIB, and Basic FX lessons from Daytime Emmy Award-Winning artist, Ingrid Okola. He also holds practitioner licenses and accreditations in Emotional Intelligence, Reiki, Crystal Healing, and Hypnotherapy. Currently attending National University, studying Psychology.

As a community activist, he organizes yearly fundraisers to support AIDS research, education, and advocacy with The Latino Commission on AIDS (2009-2017), youth initiatives, domestic violence, and sex trafficking awareness (2000-Present), social justice, and LGBTQ rights & safety (1990-Present).