AJ Crimson, a makeup artist and beauty entrepreneur with a massive following on Instagram, has tragically died at the age of 27
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Beauty influencer and social media star AJ Crimson has tragically died at the age of 27.
The entrepreneur and celebrity makeup artist had a huge following on Instagram, with many of his 110,000 followers leaving heartbreaking messages in his most recent post following news of his death.
The US convention The Makeup Show wrote: “A bright light has gone out. We were just talking about his @themakeupshow NYC keynote today. AJ Crimson, you have made this makeup family, industry and world a better place with your talent and authenticity. It will never be the same.”
AJ, who hails from Detroit, Michigan, last posted on Instagram six days ago, sharing a demonstration video for one of his new products.
X Factor winner Alexandra Burke was among those sharing her devastation, captioning the video, “Heartbroken.”
Hair technician Tym Wallace added, “I just can’t believe this man…I love you AJ!!!”
Photographer and celebrity makeup artist D’Andre Michael wrote: “You did well and had sooo much more to do. We will miss you dearly and honor your legacy and keep it alive… spread your wings angels.”
“I’m speechless,” wrote another follower.
While one wrote: “Rest in peace my prayers with your family”.
A cause of death has not yet been officially confirmed.
AJ was known and respected in the showbiz industry for his makeup work on numerous celebrities.
During his career he has worked with a number of big stars including Fergie, Hilary Duff and Christina Milian.
He’d built his career all by himself, and his website AJ Crimson Beauty described him as a “beauty industry rock star, entrepreneur, self-taught celebrity makeup artist, and beauty and lifestyle expert.”
AJ was popular with his Instagram followers, who loved watching his tutorial videos and seeing snippets of him celebrating his success with the lavish lifestyle he worked hard to achieve.
He recently shared a video of himself placing bags of designer goodies on a table and dancing around it.
He had shopped at Versace, Fendi and Prada.
AJ captioned the clip: “A little detail therapy… (it’s in the details)
“I rarely make any dope for myself. I’m usually pretty conservative and always reinvest my resources back into my brands and businesses.
“However, it is becoming more and more important that I celebrate myself. Today the Miami sun was shining, my energy was vibrant and I decided to do something great for myself.
“I deserve it. Treat yourself, there’s no point in working so hard and not enjoying yourself.”
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