Facebook Friday Friend: Janice Tunnell

This Week’s Facebook Friday Friend

Who: Janice Tunnell

Profession: Owner of Illusions Cosmetics & Beauty Girls Media & Entertainment

Website: http://janicetunnell.com/#/?g=1, http://www.Illusionsbeauty.com

I became familiar with Janice, from her makeup line Illusions Cosmetics. After researching her a little more, I found out she had some other ventures on her “Beauty Plate”.


Janice Tunnell is ushering in a new day in the world of beauty. A celebrated makeup artist, Janice is leveling the playing field for women of color to achieve their highest level of beauty with an arsenal of beautiful color palettes and the coveted knowledge of how-to use them.  Tunnell’s background spans many facets of entertainment including film, television, print and videos and she is bringing her tricks of the trade to the world for everyone to enjoy.

Janice’s goal, as a makeup artist, is to teach her clients how to achieve their greatest level of beauty through knowing their skin well enough to select the best shades and understanding application techniques to achieve a stunning and flawless look. As a makeup artist to the stars of film and television, Janice consults with clients whose livelihood hinges on their looks. She boasts an impressive list of film credits including, The Wedding Crashers, National Treasure, XXX 2: State of The Union, The Gospel, Step Up I & II, The Visiting, Stomp the Yard I & II, The Notebook, and more. Tunnell’s experience in television includes high profile programs such as The Grammy Awards, The Stellar Awards, and The Preakness Stakes for ESPN, The NBA All Star Games, BET, MTV, VH1, HBO as well as several noted commercials. Her clients include Carmello Anthony, Brandy, Destiny’s Child, Kerry Washington, Laz Alonso, Yolanda Adams, Dan Marino, Gabrielle Union, Idris Elba, Kmart, Nike, NAACP, Budweiser, and Brand Jordan, just to name a few. She also has assisted some of the greatest makeup artists in the industry, including, Reggie Wells, Oprah Winfrey’s personal artist. When asked why so many film studios and celebrities trust her expertise, she explains, “For me giving advice and helping people is the most joyous thing in the world. When I’m called to do a job, I do it with perfection, but what I like to do is leave my clients with the knowledge of how to do it for them selves in everyday life. I make clients ‘beauty experts’ in their own right.”

Janice Tunnell earned a degree in Accounting & Business Management from North Carolina State University and studied makeup at Von Lee School of Aesthetics. She honed her skills working with various cosmetic lines such as Bobbi Brown, Tony & Tina, and Smashbox Cosmetics. She also has offered her masterful skills at several New York and LA Fashion Week events. Janice along with her sister produce and host, Beauty Talk, an online radio show and web series, that both seeks to inspire, educate, and uplift. Stay tuned; there is more to come.

“Janice, Congratulation on all your success!! I love when people run with their dreams and accomplish their goals, so keep it up!!”

Until the next time stay, “Beautiful, Sassy, and Sophisticated”!!

Shemmyla Green aka Ms. Sophisticated


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