Actress Vanessa A. Williams to Be Celebrated During “Role Play” -a Master Makeup Series in Washington,D.C.

Celebrity Makeup Artist Anthony Kinard to Demonstrate Secrets Behind Her Iconic Looks and Provide Hands On Instructions for the Latest Beauty Techniques

WASHINGTON – May 30, 2017 – Makeup artist Anthony Kinard presents Volume 1 of his Master Beauty series entitled “Role Play” on Thursday, June 1 at 1730 M Street NW, Suite 409 (Room 2), in Washington, D.C. starting at 7 p.m. This will be a two-part event with award-winning actress Vanessa A. Williams. Part 1 will demonstrate evocative makeup looks from some of the most iconic characters played by Williams. Part 2 of this event will be an opportunity for makeup artists and connoisseurs alike to have hands on experience executing the makeup looks demonstrated in Part 1 with expert guidance from Kinard.

A study by Now Sourcing and Frames Direct shows that millennials spend at least one hour per week on average taking and posting selfies to social media. According to Simmons National Consumer Survey (NHCS), 114 Million Americans wore foundation or concealer in 2016. With so much focus placed on personal appearance, the techniques presented during Role-play will inspire the participants to incorporate these practices into their daily beauty routines.

Anthony Kinard is a multifaceted makeup artist based in Washington, D.C. with experience in luxury beauty services. He has provided makeup services to over 150 brides, executed makeup looks for the runways of New York Fashion Week and boasts a private clientele that includes international actress Katie McGrath. From retail cosmetics to film and television, Kinard’s diverse background in beauty gives him the authority to enable others in elevating their skills in the art of makeup.

A noted actress and producer, Vanessa A. Williams is best known for her roles as Maxine Joseph–Chadway in the Showtime drama series, Soul Food (2000–04), for which she received NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Actress in a Drama Series. Williams also is known for role as Anne-Marie McCoy in the 1992 horror film Candyman and as Rhonda Blair in the first season of the Fox prime-time television soap opera, Melrose Place (1992-93).

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