AJ Crimson Biography – AJ Crimson Wiki
AJ Crimson was a celebrity makeup artist, entrepreneur, and beauty & lifestyle expert. He was the Founder and Chief Executive Officer of AJ Crimson Beauty. The self-taught makeup artist founded his cosmetic brand in 2012. After starting with just lipstick and glosses, his beauty products expanded into an inclusive line of powder and cream foundations, which are now being sold at Nordstrom and on Amazon.
According to his brand’s website, his cosmetics have been used by “some of the hottest celebrities” in the industry including Fergie, Hilary Duff, Adrienne Bailon, Christina Milian, Brandy, Estelle, Regina King, Amerie, LeToya Luckett, Keyshia Cole, Missy Elliott, Angela Bassett, Raven-Symoné, among others.
AJ Crimson Beauty products have ripped runways and been used on the sets of highly watched TV shows such as “Scandal,” “The View,” “The Real,” “Girlfriends’ Guide to Divorce,” “American Horror Story” and VH1’s “Hit the Floor” and on box-office smash hit movies like “The Hunger Games.”
His brand has also been featured in industry-leading publications including Vogue, Harper’s BAZAAR, Glamour, InStyle, Esquire, Essence, Marie Claire and leading Japanese entertainment magazines, BLENDA and LUIRE.
Crimson also had the honor of developing unmatched beauty techniques under the tutelage of makeup magnates Joanne Gair and Mathu Andersen and working side-by-side with top names in the beauty industry, including Pat McGrath for Paris Fashion Week.
AJ Crimson Age
The celebrity makeup artist was born on August 10 1994 in Detroit, Michigan. He died on March 30, 2022. AJ Crimson’s age at the time of his death was 27.
AJ Crimson Death
“AJ Crimson was a makeup industry leader that set a standard of beauty that was elevated, beautiful and accessible to people of all colors,” his family said in the statement. “We as a family are heartbroken and devastated by his passing, but thankful for the lessons that he laid on each of us with his truth, directness and leadership.”
Melissa Butler, founder and chief executive officer of The Lip Bar, paid tribute to AJ Crimson in a lengthy Instagram post. The Lip Bar CEO wrote: “I first met @ajcrimson while we were doing the tradeshow circuit that gave so many beauty brands visibility. He was selling lipglosses, Kissable couture. The Lip Bar was so new. I didn’t know what the hell I was doing. And AJ seemed to have it all figured out. He was driving so much traffic to his booth Bc every time they’d make a sale, his whole team would cheer. It was smart. It was scrappy. It was effective. Then when he launched AJ CRIMSON BEAUTY, he took that signature style to a whole nother level.
“This man would only wear red. EVERYWHERE. Like you knew it was AJ Bc he would have on some version of a red outfit. 😂😂 after seeing the same ppl at the same shows in different cities, you just begin to open up. You start to understand we weren’t competing with each other. That’s too small of a pie. Nope. We were competing with the big guys. From there, a supportive trust was built.
“As fate would have it, when I moved back home to Detroit, i moved into the same building where he owned property. Our relationship morphed from pure work to a friendship. Over the years I’ve been in awe at his commitment to excellence. AJ knew when something wasn’t good enough and wasn’t afraid to say it. During covid, me him and @Jessicanabongo kept each other sane. We ate together, we drank together and we gave each other our flowers. We were the perfect trio of hype men. AJ, thank you for being a blueprint for me. Thank you for your limitless kindness. Thank you for those beautiful nights on my couch where we shared our dreams. love you always. You will be missed my brother. Rest well.”
A Fall From Grace actress Bresha Webb wrote on Instagram: “I have no words. I won’t for a while. I’ll love you forever AJ. You had so many plans and was one of the most inspiring, sweetest, giving, multi talented, multi hyphenated people I’ve known. I’m blessed to have been apart of your journey and I will keep your legacy alive. And wow did you leave a legacy. Praying for your spirit to be lifted up to the heavens and that the angels usher you in with all of the harmony and sweetness that you shared on this earth. Praying for his family and everyone who loved him.”
AJ Crimson Cause of Death
The cause of death was not disclosed. Details surrounding Crimson’s passing have not been released to the public.
AJ Crimson Net Worth
AJ Crimson’s net worth is estimated to be $3 million.
AJ Crimson Instagram
AJ Crimson’s Instagram handle is @ajcrimson.