The Stellar Awards is a dream event for Riska for the 7yr MUA veteran, who has worked on the sets of the previous Stellar, NAACP, Dove Awards. “The high energy and elegance is wonderful and I am blessed to have the opportunity to enhance the beauty of my clients for all of the events associated with it” said Riska.
She has also been featured in the award winning publication “ALIVE Magazine” as the resident fashion expert and is currently in negotiations with well-established cosmetics lines to display their products on her new website, RiskaCrowder.com (Launch August 2015).
Riska not only enjoys working with her clients and attending different high profile events, but she finds real fulfillment by connecting with each individual designer, model, actress, and/or community organization. Riska truly loves the beauty world and the ability to teach women how to apply makeup from every day wear to a fierce red carpet look. Her dream is still being realized and will continue to evolve through the establishment of her momentous brand, “THE RISKA CROWDER EXPERIENCE.”
In addition to being a skilled and experienced makeup professional, Riska’s teaches a Two Scoops of Beauty in Dallas, Tx. which has also made her an excellent mentor and instructor, training fellow makeup artists on the latest techniques and methods to expertly produce flawless complexions, beautifully defined eyes, lashes and perfectly tinted lips. Peers and clients alike seek Riska’s expertise knowing they will get honest advice, beautifully applied makeup and a professional and enjoyable working experience. Her continued success comes through listening to each of her client’s individual needs and thoughtfully designing a custom makeup look that reflects and enhances the face’s own unique natural beauty.
Red Carpet events and Bridal preparation are Riska’s specialties. She has been a part of countless brides’ special days and has been showered with thank you notes and referrals from satisfied clients. Riska puts her clients instantly at ease by making them feel comfortable, respected and, most importantly, looking and feeling their absolute best!
Riska has been privileged to work on a vast array of projects with clients including:
· David and Tamela Mann – Ebony Magazine, Dove Award, Stellar Awards, Manns Wedding, It’s a Mann’s World (BET)
· Lifetime TV - Women of the Bible Series
· Priscilla Shirer – Speaker and Author
· De De McGuire – K104 fm
· Brely Evans – Being Mary Jane
· Evelyn Champagne King - Performer and Vocalist
· Dionne Anglin - FOX 4 News
· DeNita Lacking-Quinn – Achieve PR, Female Success Factor, WFAA 8