Meet Derrick Rutledge, Mylah Morales, Sheika Daley: Laini Thompson Award For Makeup Nominees

Derrick Rutledge, Mylah Morales, Sheika Daley 2016 Hollywood Beauty Awards nomineesToday, LATF's Hollywood Beauty Awards places the spotlight on the three nominees competing in the category of theMike Smithson Award For Makeup, which will be remitted on Sunday, February 21, 2016. Meet Derrick Rutledge, Mylah Morales and Sheika Daley! (Listed in alphabetical order by first name)

Derrick Rutledge was a master artist and key developer for Dudley Cosmetics at the start of his career. He stepped into the celebrity makeup spotlight when he took on former Miss USA and Real Housewives of Atlanta star, Kenya Moore. Working with Kenya on BET’s “Video Soul,” the doors opened, giving Derrick the opportunity to work with the divas of music, including Chaka Khan, Patti Labelle, Beyoncé and Gospel legend, Yolanda Adams. Today he serves as the premier makeup artist to mogul Oprah Winfrey and the first lady, Michelle Obama. His work has been featured in publications and on the covers of Essence Magazine, The Oprah Magazine, Glamour, in Variety, The Hollywood Reporter, Harper’s BAZAAR, Vogue and more. His work was also seen on the silver screen with Oprah in Lee Daniels’ ‘The Butler.’

Mylah Morales began perfecting her craft at Prescriptives, where she honed her specialty around skin tones. Her ability to create a natural, yet flawless look put Mylah in demand worldwide. Moving to New York, her first client, Sean “Diddy” Combs, catapulted her into the music industry, doing makeup for Usher and Nick Cannon. In 2004, Mylah met Robyn Fenty, a.k.a. global music superstar “Rihanna.” For over a decade, Mylah has worked alongside Rihanna as her go-to collaborator for beauty. Her makeup talents have graced the covers and pages of InStyle, Seventeen, Rolling Stone, Vogue… and the faces of stars from Leona Lewis, to Jennifer Lopez and Nicki Minaj. Mylah has worked on major campaigns for PUMA, Cover Girl, Roberto Cavalli, H&M, Samsung and Gucci.

Sheika Daley has always had her hands on a paintbrush. A true lover of art and beauty, she has passionately and creatively shaped the images of many celebrities we see today. Introduced to the industry right out of high school, Sheika worked as a beauty consultant for a well known cosmetic line while attending college, during which time her love for the industry grew.With a steadily growing clientele, including Nicki Minaj, Zendaya, Serena Williams, Kelly Rowland, Iman, Brandy, Monica, LaLa Anthony, Trina, Kanye West, Ciara and Eva Longoria, this Jamaican native has had her work grace the cover of publications such as Vogue, Cosmopolitan, New York Times, Latina, Essence, Ebony, Vibe, and Upscale, etc.

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