Having seen life’s ugly side, Washington’s Derrick Rutledge devotes himself to beauty.
“I’m more than just makeup,” says makeup artist Derrick Rutledge, 50, of Washington. “I’m there for support as well.” His client list includes boldface names such as Oprah Winfrey, Patti LaBelle and first lady Michelle Obama. “I still can’t believe I’m here sometimes,” he says. Marvin Joseph/THE WASHINGTON POST Buy Photo