AJ Crimson, beauty mogul and makeup artist to the stars died on Wednesday, March 30.
“AJ Crimson was a makeup industry leader that set a standard of beauty that was elevated, beautiful, and accessible to people of all color,” Crimson’s family shared in a 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.”
Continued the statement, “We thank you all for your kind words, tweets, and posts, as AJ was an inspiration to us as much as he was a bright light to the rest of the world. There are no words that can sum up his whole. Until we meet again!”
Sources tell HipHollywood Crimson drowned while on vacation in the Caribbean Island of Bonaire (near Aruba).
The self-taught talent — who also glammed the likes of Missy Elliott, Brandy, Christina Milian and more — launched his AJ Crimson Beauty brand in 2012 with lipsticks and glosses.
He then expanded his company to include foundations, primers, powders and more. Crimson’s products have been used on the sets of hit shows like “Scandal” and “American Horror Story,” as well as movies including “The Hunger Games.”
Crimson was also a frequent beauty contributor for HipHollywood sharing his insight on celebrity beauty trends each awards season.
We send our heartfelt condolences to his family.