Derrick Rutledge, make-up artist extraordinaire counts among his clients,  two of the most powerful and fierce women on the planet, Oprah Winfrey and Michelle Obama.

If you’re not following Derrick on social media then you’re missing out!  There are not many other places where you can get behind the scenes glimpses of Oprah Winfrey getting prepped and glammed-up for magazine shoots and awards shows. See the post below from Derrick’s Facebook page of Oprah having fun shooting InStyle and O magazine covers as well as getting glammed up for the Golden Globe Awards.

From Derrick’s Facebook Post…Happy Throwback Thursday Family!! And Although this #tbt Moment is recent, it deserves a True Recap!!! FIRST Family, I want to SINCERELY #ThankYou All for the Thousands of #Calls, #Texts, and #Messages that have Flooded #socialmedia and my #InstaGram, #Facebook, #Twitter Accounts since the #GoldenGlobeAwards on Sunday!!! We Showed you the process leading to that day with #Beauty Services, Literally, from head to toe, and you saw I even came up my Featured look for the evening!! But you REALLY didn’t see what the face actually looked like up close before @Oprah put her Glasses on!!! Well Fam, you’re in Luck….I was able to snap a few #pics and you are going to get a first hand look at #Oprah #Face , My #Artistry, just before she entered The #BeverlyHilton Hotel and sat down at her table, front and center, patiently waiting to Receive the Highest Honor of the Evening, The Cecil B. DeMille Award for her “outstanding contributions to the world of entertainment”. So Scroll Left and come with me one more time and see the #maestro at work!!! I Really Do #Love what I Do!!!! #derrickrutledge #friendship #ilovewhatido #makeup #makeupartist #lovewhatyoudo @ Waldorf Astoria Beverly Hills

Although the whole world saw the final product when Oprah Winfrey took to stage for the historic acceptance speech for the Cecil B. DeMille Awards, below are a few close-up shots from Derrick’s personal collected posted to his social media accounts…


For aspiring make-up artists following Derrick is surely a must, you wouldn’t want to miss out on the great tips as seen below…

To learn more about Derrick Rutledge and his high profile client list that also includes Chaka Khan and Patti Labelle, check this 2017 Washington Post profiled.

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