Oprah Winfrey's Former Makeup Artist Gives Free Makeovers In His Hometown

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Reggie Wells traded in his A-list clientele for something a little more home grown.  

Since getting his start in the '70s, makeup artist Reggie Wells has contributed his beauty expertise to a number of publications, including Glamour and Harper's Bazaar.

However, it was his work in countless issues of ESSENCE that ultimately caught the attention of longtime client Oprah Winfrey and other celebrities, like Lauryn Hill and Beyoncé

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As of late, the celebrity beauty guru appears to have traded in his A-list clientele for something a little more home grown. Today, he resides in Baltimore, MD, assisting his 96-year-old father in a Park Heights retirement community.

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And although he's no longer navigating the Hollywood scene, Wells' love for his hometown and makeup artistry remain more vibrant than ever. According to the Baltimore Sun, the Emmy Award-winning artist is using his sought after talents to make older women feel beautiful with free makeovers. 

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"I'm doing this for the forgotten people of families. I'm taking unknown mothers and grandmothers and giving them the type of makeovers that Oprah would give," he told the publication in an exclusive interview.

The 69-year-old also allowed cameras to capture one of his makeover sessions, which include a free professional photo session. 

Check out the full story here and get inspired by the long time makeup artist as he gives back to the community and shares his passion for beauty!

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