Get The Look: Oprah & The Color Purple


BLOG, Makeup / Saturday, December 23rd, 2023

Celebrity Makeup Artist Derrick Rutledge has painted the faces of some of world’s most famous women, including former first lady of the United States Michelle Obama, Beyonce, Chaka Kahn and currently one of the most influential women in the world, media mogul OPRAH Winfrey. 

Oprah’s most recent film, The Color Purple, will be in theaters on Christmas Day, which has meant lots of promotions and press this week. You may have seen Derrick interviewed about the incredible looks that seems to be all of the buzz he’s created with Ms. Winfrey as they celebrate The Color Purple with gorgeous makeup looks that complement stunning style choices.

Watching and learning from Derrick as an artist is a true treat and I wanted to share with you some of his favorite products used to create Oprah’s flawless looks and the palettes that equip him to create a multitude of looks to highlight and celebrate all the unique tones of the color purple so you can incorporate them into your makeup too.

To know Derrick is to love him. He has an authentic, kind, and gentle spirit about him. If you’ve ever been in his presence, you’ll agree that he’s a pure delight. We wanted to share a little bit of his insight as to why he decided to personally partner with Motives Cosmetics as an artist and entrepreneur. 

“One exquisite difference with Motives Cosmetics is that this line not only meets the needs of the everyday consumer, but also allows the professional artist the flexibility to layer for use for mediums of stage, television and professional shoots. There have not been very many lines ever; that have that kind of versatility. Motives is not selling a product. Motives products are meeting the needs and the aspiration of the consumer in the form of a product.  That fact alone will keep this line always on the cutting edge. 

Many companies have the very same products only in different packaging. The Motives products are clearly thought out by consumer, artisans, and scientist collectively.  I can tell by the versatility of the product alone paired with the education available.” -Derrick

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