On Saturday November 14th, 2015, in New York City, Face Flawless Skin celebrated the launch of their brand with the inaugural Face Flawless Skin Clinic, a day long skin care event designed to help women of color achieve their best skin. At one of the city's chicest hotels, The Martha Washington, approximately one hundred women gathered for two 2-hour information sessions.
Face Flawless Skin Founders, Danielle Gray, Christene Carr and Felicia Walker Benson were joined by experts from Olay, RoC Skincare, Guerlain, celebrity makeup artist Danessa Myricks, and esthetician from Lespri Mobile Spa, Rachelle Richardson for each of the two in-depth panel discussions. Each session addressed many of the skin care issues that women of color commonly face. In addition, Danessa Myricks demonstrated how to use makeup to cover blemishes without overpowering the skin. Attendees were treated to product testing and demonstrations from Olay, RoC Skincare, and Guerlain and all guests received a Face Flawless Skin gift bag valued at over $200.
“Seeing these women who have made careers within the beauty industry made it very easy to ask questions about our skincare woes without feeling the need to phrase the question a certain way or take the advice with a grain of salt. We got the chance to better understand our skin, what it needs, what it has and what we can do to enhance our skin.” - Face Flawless Skin Clinic attendee, Susan Mejeh
Editors and Bloggers from Mode, Gorgeous in Grey, Lipstick Junkie Forever, Rhapsodani, Kela’s Kloset, and others were in attendance and lent their support through the use of the event hashtag #FaceFlawlessSkin. “In addition to the face-to-face aspect of the clinic, social media is a big part of how we want to reach women of color -- our peers in the blogger community understand this and we are grateful for their support in spreading the word.” - Face Flawless Skin Clinic Founders, Christene, Danielle and Felicia
“The turnout and response to the inaugural Face Flawless Skin Clinic was beyond what we could have anticipated. The audience was very engaged and from looking at the faces in the audience and speaking with attendees after the event, we are convinced now more than ever that Face Flawless Skin is a much needed forum and platform for women of color.” - Face Flawless Skin Clinic Founders, Christene, Danielle and Felicia
Special Thanks To Face Flawless Skin Sponsors:
Lespri Mobile Spa
Danessa Myricks and Elevation Lashes
Mario Badescu, Cover FX, Murad, and black |UP Cosmetics
A huge thank you to everyone who attended the Inaugural Face Flawless Skin Clinic!
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Photo Credit: Jerome A. Shaw, www.photosbyrome.com