At 12:30pm I will take the main stage at @theMakeupShow Dallas as a Keynote Speaker and find myself honored and humbled beyond words.
The night before a show like this, where I actually share my journey, is always a time of reflection for me, ending with questions like, "How did I end up here?" and “How did a little boy who grew up in Thibodaux, La. with huge dreams,
flying to Dubai to make a video with @hudabeauty, the world’s #1 beauty blogger,
applying makeup to the most beautiful women in the world including Miss Universe,
attaining over 1 million followers on Instagram,
and becoming a Keynote Speaker at @theMakeupShow ?
Then the memories start flooding in from the past 3 decades.......
........and I smile as I realize, “I WOULDN'T CHANGE A THING" ....and I wonder, "Can it get any better than this? “YOU BET IT CAN”!! I wake up every day with a heart overflowing with gratitude and at every turn, I see nothing but “possibilities”.
I’m being offered new opportunities, the likes of which I never imagined.
What started as a dream turned into the career that keeps on giving and I have never been happier.
I hope you’ll join me tomorrow as I take you through the twists and turns of a journey that had lessons of life-changing magnitude with each step of the way, lessons that could have derailed my dreams.
But instead, they became lessons that made me stronger,
lessons that changed me forever,
and lessons that taught me how to win at the dreams I dreamed.....
.....and they’ll do the same for YOU #brian_champagne#themakeupshow#dallas#livingwithgratitude
His name is Sam.
.....and he's a makeup artist.
That's true, but it's definitely the short version because Sam Fine can't be described in 2 words.
He's an Icon, a trail blazer, a gentleman, an artisan and an artist, but more than that, he's a STAR. When he walks into a room he lights it up and seems larger than life, yet when he talks to you he exudes the most calming presence you've ever been around.
Funny thing about Sam, if you read this description to him he'd probably start looking around the room for whoever it is you were talking about, because he is in a word, humble.
I met my friend 12 years ago. He was touring the U.S. with his Fine Beauty Tour, long before the "makeup workshop" became popular, and he had a book and video called Fine Beauty as well. Someone told me about him (this was before Social Media) and I got my ticket for the Houston class faster than people fighting over a new iphone.
I arrived at his class 3 hours early, which is my trademark , and some guy was on a ladder putting up the backdrop. When I approached him, I realized it was SAM !!! Jeans, t-shirt and a cap working the glamorous side of the beauty biz, making sure everything was perfect. I probably made a fool of myself because I know I quit breathing. He was more gorgeous than his photos and nice to boot. I knew he would be.
He class was mind blowing. To watch his hand so delicately touch the face with pure precision was breathtaking and he taught me how to do eyebrows. Between his book and his class I always had people lined up around the corner for brows. Thanks Sam.
He'll be giving a Keynote Speech at @theMakeupShow Dallas tomorrow, Sat., Sept. 23 from 12:30 - 2:00 and you don't want to miss it. Get your tickets now @themakeupshow because your time with Sam will change your life forever. It certainly has mine #samfine#themakeupshow#dallas