Timbaland’s Sister Releases Book On The Art Of “Giving Face”
By Brandon ‘Scoop B’ Robinson
Courtney Rashon is kind of a big deal. The television host who is also a makeup expert recently dropped a new book, “GIVING FACE: The Art To Looking Flawless for Every Occasion,” which dials in on a myriad of topics such as makeup application and how to look the part. “It’s all about achieving your best beauty and grooming looks for any occasion,” she told us in a phone interview.
Each chapter of the book offers detailed instructions on make up applications, techniques, grooming as well as tips and suggestions on what are and aren’t appropriate looks for specific occasions.” I also discuss luxury beauty items and treatments as well as spa reviews from my own personal experiences,” she said.
As soon as Rashon used the l-word we were hooked. Check out our exclusive with her on her new venture and scoop up a few free tips on looking fabulous.
MadameNoire (MN): Why should someone invest in buying your book?
Courtney Rashon (CR): For starters, my book is unique and unlike any other makeup books on the market. I not only discuss makeup applications and instruction, I give a full overview of what makeup, and beauty and grooming should be like in any given situation. My book contains information that applies men and women regarding beauty, hygiene and grooming for every situation imaginable. Giving Face, is all about makeup and beauty etiquette.
MN: You recently had a billboard in Manhattan. Tell us more about it.
CR: That was a really cool thing. I never imagined that I would have a digital image of myself and my book cover featured in Times Square. It was there for about five days courtesy of PR Newswire. It was dope!
MN: How do you balance all of the hats that you wear as a published author, TV host and beauty expert and CEO of #prettygirlgangcosmetics?
CR: I have a pretty tight schedule and I try to balance everything accordingly. My week is usually planned ahead of time so I have a set amount of hours per day to deal with all each of the components that make up Courtney Rashon Industries, LLC. For the most part, I always know what’s going on, so this makes it a lot easier to balance everything out.
MN: Why is knowing your self worth so important in the beauty industry?
CR: Maintaining professionalism, being fair and believing in yourself and your craft are important factors when it comes to knowing your self worth. Keeping your word is also
extremely important. By knowing your worth, you can’t ever be taken advantaged of in the industry. By staying firm and true to your core values and beliefs you will be successful.
MN: Tell us about #prettygirlgangcosmetics and the success it had since its conception in 2015?
CR: I launched #prettygirlgangcosmetics in December of 2015. We have been very successful in such a short period of time. We have had a tremendous amount of support from everyone. All of our high definition luxury lip lacquers and Vitamin E automatic lip liners are sold out. We also showcased our line during F/W Fashion Week 2016 and we also have gotten a great deal of press and positive reviews from our customers. We are revamping and incorporating men’s products as well as natural body products into the line. We also have our luxurious Siberian Sable lashes and Mink lashes collection currently still in stock, which are our staple items.
MN: Was writing a book just a natural progression from there?
CR: Yes. Writing the book was the next logical step. I wanted to provide the readers with information that would be useful and helpful regarding makeup and beauty. I have so much knowledge and information about beauty, I wanted to share it with the world. Giving Face is a beauty guide for men and women. Its available now at Amazon.com in print or as an e-book.
MN: You also wear a hat as a television host in NYC called What’s the 411.Who’s the most interesting person you’ve interviewed as a host on
“What’s the 411?”
CR: All of the guests have been interesting and amazing. I must say the most interesting person I have interviewed was Mathew Knowles. (Beyonce’s father) He is an extremely smart and confident man. He also has great business savvy and offers great advice.
MN: What are three tips you’d give young women on managing their brands in the digital era?
CR: Three tips would include making sure that the brand has a heavy social media presence. It is also important to have a platform such as a Youtube channel where a person can showcase their skills and gain an audience. It is also important to have a website so people can find out information about the brand.
MN: You’ve got a book, a cosmetic line and you’re the beauty editor, writer and TV host. What is next for Courtney Rashon?
CR: Since my book has been released, I will be doing book tours in major cities such as New York, Atlanta, Miami, Las Vegas and Los Angeles. I am currently developing courtneyrashon.com and my blog, LUXE & LIFESTYLE will be featured on the site. LUXE & LIFESTYLE will detail my experiences as it relates to beauty, fashion, lifestyle, travel and luxury. Also, I am the Beauty Editor at The La Fashion magazine, which is awesome. #prettygirlgangcosmetics will be revamping and expanding the line by adding natural products for the skin and products for men also. We also plan to showcase our new Siberian Sable lashes and Mink lashes collection during F/W NYFW 2017. Perhaps next year, I will write another
book. I want to do it all!
“GIVING FACE: The Art To Looking Flawless for Every Occasion” is available as an E-book and via print at Amazon.com and Barnes and Noble stores. There’s even a whole chapter solely
dedicated to men’s grooming titled HIM, which is a sign that men are not left out either. For more info on Courtney Rashon, visit courtneyrashon.com.
Brandon Robinson is a sports and entertainment writer and TV personality. You can catch him daily on the CBS Radio Play.it Podcast, Brown And Scoop. Follow him and his
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