Michelle Williams is back with her new album, Journey to Freedom (now available for pre-order.) Good Morning America dubbed it as a “personal journey,” however my personal opinion is that it is more of a spiritual journey. On the debut track, Say Yes, Queen Bey and Kelly Rowland are featured and I am so stoked for a Christian song to go mainstream.
Michelle looks AMAZING and that meant I needed all the details on what makeup was used for the video as well as the look the makeup artist wanted Michelle to evoke. Thanks to the Indian Tyler’s Beyond the Vanity show on LA Talk Live, I discovered celebrity makeup artist DeeDee Kelly who did Michelle’s makeup for the LA portion of the video filming.
For Say Yes, DeeDee was going for a sun-kissed, tropical look since the song was originally made from a Nigerian praise song. The Say Yes video is intended to be very colorful and fun, inviting the listener in and inspiring them. Michelle exuded love and praise to Jesus, and wanted to go with a playful look. The overall look needed to have universal appeal, inviting and attracting different cultures from around the world. DeeDee’s biggest inspiration came from Michelle’s top worn in the video, which is so vibrant and full of life.
Products Used for Say Yes:
Foundation: Giorgio Armani Luminous Silk
Contouring: Bobbi Brown Foundation Stick in Almond
Highlight: MAC Mineralize Skin Finish / Ben Nye Loose Powder
Blush: Make Up For Ever 410 coral
Eyeshadow: Urban Decay Naked palette and MAC Minerize Eyeshadow in Smutty Green
Bronzer: Bobbi Brown
Lip liner: Bobbi Brown Rum Raisin
Lip stick: OCC Malibu Pink
Eyeliner: MAC Engraved
Lashes: Ardell #203