Bertina Bailey, owner of Bella Sugar & Spice Creative Make-Up and Styling Services, which began in 2012, has been hard at work making a name for herself. As of late she has worked for R&B Divas star Keke Wyatt, was the cover model for We Them Thick Magazine and was a featured makeup artist for national events including Luminaries Charity Polo Match and Fashion show. ?
Even with these accolades under her belt, Bailey still finds that working one- on-one with individuals is what she enjoys most of all. ?”My favorite part is my one-on-one work, for example, when I get to work with a bride or someone that doesn’t normally wear makeup and then she gets to see the finished product afterwards. I’m a very personable person,” shares Bailey.?
She began modeling in 2009 and became a makeup artist in 2012 after a friend suggested that she do so. ?
“I always played in makeup. I believe as a model you should know how to do your own makeup,” the rising entrepreneur told TNJ.com. ?As a testament to her creative portfolio, Bailey’s Bella Sugar and Spice has worked on the faces of models, actresses and musicians alike for national award shows and runways. Among her most notable achievements has been work with Glamorous Curves and Model Call Magazine as well as Covenant House’s Saving our Daughters first Christmas Party and as a spokesmodel for full-figured clothing line, Curvato.
Studies show that society has a problem with people being bigger, but that hasn’t stopped Bailey from taking on the plus-size market both as a model and a stylist.
Her dream is to one day own a cosmetics line for women of every color. Noting that the different shades of mochas and tans are just as important to cater to as all others, Bailey said she will continue to work towards her goals of having a boutique dedicated to all beauty needs as well as working on film and television sets. ?