Riska Crowder - Makeup Artist for Tamela Mann

Riska Crowder is the makeup artist for Tamela Mann
Make room world for Riska Crowder.  She is the woman in charge behind Tamela Mann's FAB-O make up artistry.  She not only styled her for the 2013 BET Awards, but she was there during many other recent appearances like the 44th NAACP Award show. 

(left to right) Tamela Mann and Riska Crowder
before the 2013 BET Awards Show
Riska Crowder is just another face from Dallas, Texas, but her magic on Tamela Mann's face is what seems to have people wanting to know who the person behind Tamela's Glamorous faces.  She says she does makeup, because she is passionate about making women happy! 

Her story that describes how she made it all this way is quite inspiring.  She actually meet Tamela Mann through Tawni Haynes who is a celebrity clothing designer.  But Riska's story didn't start off that easy, by just meeting the right people at the right time.  She had to work her way to the top like all the rest of us. 

Tamela Mann getting her makeup
finished by Riska Crowder before her
photo shoot
In 2007 Riska hit the ground running by enrolling at Fort Worth Beauty School to become a licensed cosmetologist by graduating from the school in June 2009.  Next, Riska attended "All Good Beauty Institution," where she trained and got certified as an eyelash extension professional in May 2009.  Upon graduation she had the opportunity to work for MAC ( Makeup Artist Cosmetics).  There she was known as one of the premier certified consultants until her departure August of 2011.  From there she decided to create a brand of her own called "Lady Lashes."  This is a lash extension and makeup boutique located in Jelay's Epiphany Salon in Forth Worth, Texas. 
  • 9628 Bartlette Circle, Fort Worth, Texas 76108
  • (817) 367 - 3700
Riska Crowder at Tawni Haynes Studio
Riska was named one of the 2012 Best Entrepreneurs, she was featured in ALIVE Magazine, and she is currently in negotiations for cosmetics lines to have them displayed on blog. 

Riska Crowder's Recommendations to achieve Tamela Mann's Makeup Look
  • The key to red carpet skin is to use a primer (oil free if you sweat).  Urban Decay (oil free) is the brand she uses on Tamela Mann.   Find out why?   
The key to having long wear eye shadow is apply eye shadow primer.  Tamela Mann says Urban Decay primer shadow will not come off easily until you get ready to wash your face at night.

You can follow Riska Crowder on these social sites for more helpful makeup tips and pictures: Facebook, Instagrm, Twitter, and YouTube.


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