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February 1, 2010

R.I.P Roxanna Floyd Make Up Artist

Celebrated makeup artist, Roxanna Floyd, died unexpectedly in her sleep at her home in the Clinton Hill section of Brooklyn, New York on Thursday afternoon, January 28, 2010.

Roxanna Floyd’s artistry has influenced every era since the 1980s and she has worked on every continent, with the exception of Antarctica. She leaves behind a legacy of work covering every medium from music videos to major motion pictures, album covers to book jackets, the Internet and more than 200 magazine covers and fashion and beauty stories.

Many know Roxanna for her work with world-renowned celebrities such as Angela Bassett, Whitney Houston, Mary J. Blige and Queen Latifah, but her first celebrity client was Yoko Ono and her first of more than 60 ESSENCE covers was with Halle Berry. Roxanna’s film and music portfolio also includes, Lauryn Hill, Monica, Star Jones, Pam Grier, Alfre Woodard, Deborah Cox, Lynn Whitfield, and Diana Ross for Oprah Winfrey’s Legends Ball. read full article here


Backstage Beauty | Makeup By Sondra said...

She was one of my favorites! She is partly why I wanted to become a makeup artist. This was a shock to me when I saw it on FB last Friday. May God rest her soul and many condolences to her family.

Divalocity said...

When I saw this today I could not believe it. This lady did so much and created so much in such an understated way, that the end results were phenomenal. It's sad that most people only got to know her because of the lawsuit that she filed against Queen Latifah. I still can't believe that Essence has not honored her with a dedication. Ebony magazine has because she and Harriet Cole worked on so many fashion lay-outs through the years.

Fly Girl said...

This is shocking. I hadn't heard. She was such a pioneer.

Kwana said...

Very sad to hear this. I didn't know. Thanks for the post.


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