Makeup and Beauty tips from of your favorite Gospel Artist!
I had the pleasure of meeting a few incredible ladies at last month’s Javen Album Release Concert at Faith World Church. Damita Haddon, Deleon Richards-Sheffield , and La Rue Howard to name a few. Lipstick Mixtapes is all about makeup, fashion and glamour so I had to ask the ladies what are some of their favorite beauty products, trends in fashion and how they stay glamorous while singing and praising on stage!
Damita Haddon says she never really sweats much while on stage, and she prefers a natural makeup look. Coloring in her eyebrows with a brow pencil is a must and blush on her cheeks to add pop is necessary.
Quick Tip from Damita is to always moisturize. On her skin she uses African shea butter at night and in the morning; she says this helps to preserve the youthful look of the skin!
With her Eclectic vibe of Christian music it was a delight to talk with Giel. Her sound is truly God given and so refreshing with a sound that you can ride to and worship all at the same time!
Giel plays the guitar so she is a fan of Gel Nails with an American Manicure, or a clear nail polish. Her go to products are by a European brand called Kiko cosmetics she says she loves their eyeliner pencil and it last forever!
Senior Pastor and worship leader Kaci Stewart uplifted me so much with her encouraging words about letting God make you over and finding your true beauty in His presence.
“A responsibility as women is to be fashionable and cute and a represent as a woman of God. You can be who God has called you to be. In the presence of God our worth is shaped. When you’re in God’s presence he begins to shape who you are and relabel you and labels of man strip away and we become who God has called us to be.”
God looks on the heart. Any woman of any age she encourages to feel comfortable in their own skin and strip away the things of the past. She says let God be the one who identifies you and allow him to show you your true identity. “When you read the word and are in his presence he begins to reveal to you who he is in you and that is a beautiful thing. If God is pleased that’s what it’s all about.”
LaRue Howard is a well-known fixture on the Orlando gospel music circuit. Leading praise and worship full time since 2001, LaRue says her goal is to pour into and teach other up and coming worship singers. She wants them to not make the same mistake that she did and that’s what kingdom building is all about!
I loved her look and her Natural hair looked great with hints of reddish brown highlights! LaRue let me know she was excited to be wearing flats during the concert, because she wanted to be comfortable and be able to give her all to the Lord. Her outfit was perfect with the flat boots she was wearing and she brought the house down with a great praise song!
Many of you have heard of Deleon Richards- Sheffield from when she was a little girl singing. I can remember listening to her growing up and just being in awe of her small but powerful voice. I was all too excited when it came time to talk with her and she offered great fashion staples and the power of touching people through song!
“When you can open up your mouth and whatever comes out touches people it is a beautiful thing!”
Her makeup was beautiful, her fashion staples are a good pair of jeans a nice white tee and a great pair of kicks adding a pop of color is key!
For more beauty tips and more on the concert make sure you pick up the June issue of Gospel Now Magazine.