AJ Crimson, a make-up artist, has died at the age of 27. The cause of his death is still a mystery. In his role as CEO of AJ Crimson Beauty, Crimson was renowned for his inclusive work in the cosmetics sector as well as his knowledge in the black beauty market.
To quote his family, “AJ set a standard of beauty for people of color that was elevated, gorgeous, and approachable.” Crimson’s death was announced by his family to the news outlet ET.
While our family is mourning his departure, we are grateful for the lessons he taught us via his honesty, directness, and leadership. As AJ was an inspiration to us as well as a brilliant light to the rest of the world, we appreciate you, everyone, for your nice comments, tweets, and posts.” There are no words that can adequately describe him….. I’ll see you in the future!
Lauren London, Missy Elliott, Regina King, Angela Bassett, Hilary Duff, Christina Milian, and Fergie are just a few of the famous faces he’s worked with. Starting with lipsticks and glosses in 2012, Crimson expanded to foundations, powders, artist kits, and make-up brushes in 2013. When he last updated his Instagram account on March 25, it was to promote a new line of vegan fiber make-up brushes.
“In amazement,” wrote Sir John, longtime Beyonce make-up artist, in his tribute to Crimson. Writing, “This hurts,” he said. Holding space for black women was at the heart of who you were and what you stood for.”
Famed Makeup Entrepreneur AJ Crimson Dies: ‘There Are No Words,’ His Family Says https://t.co/fZ8Eqb6zkP
— People (@people) March 31, 2022
AJ Crimson, a well-known celebrity makeup artist, has sadly passed away.
In a statement released by his family, AJ Crimson Beauty CEO and beauty artist AJ Crimson died on Wednesday (March 30) at the age of 27.
In a statement to Entertainment Tonight, the family of AJ Crimson described him as a “makeup industry leader that set a standard of beauty that was elevated, stunning, and accessible to individuals of every race.” It is with great sadness that our family announces that he has passed away. Nevertheless, we are grateful for the lessons he taught us through his honesty, directness, and leadership.
As AJ was an inspiration to us as well as a brilliant light to the rest of the world, we appreciate you, everyone, for your nice comments, tweets, and postings,” they concluded. It is impossible to put into words what he means to me.” Until next time, my friend!
AJ’s cause of death has yet to be determined.
From Hilary Duff to Regina King to Keyshia Cole to Christina Milian to Missy Elliott to Raven-Symoné, AJ has worked with some of the biggest names in entertainment.
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