Tag Archives: expert advice

Connecting to the Soul of Your Business

Connecting to the Soul of Your Business

When I first became a makeup artist, I was driven by my love for the art and a passion to create an awesome experience for my clients. I love the way makeup enhances and transforms, and the reaction my clients had after looking in the mirror was always priceless. I wanted to ensure they were happy and the time spent with me in the chair was memorable.

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New Year, New You: Skin Care and Foundation Master Class

New Year, New You: Skin Care and Foundation Master Class

Ready to master your perfect look in 2017? Well we think it starts with great skin care and the perfect foundation, and we want to help you find yours.

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Makeup Artists, Get off the Grind; Create the Career of Your Dreams

Makeup Artists, Get off the Grind; Create the Career of Your Dreams

You can have the career of your dreams. As a former journalist of 15 years, people ask me often if I ever thought I would quit my job to work for myself. Did I really see myself saying goodbye to my newspaper career to become a full time makeup artist and business owner? Did I think I could find happiness and success working for myself? The answer to those questions was yes. It was yes because I made a decision that that was what I wanted and I went after my dream.

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Makeup Artists, Stop Giving Your Services Away

Makeup Artists, Stop Giving Your Services Away

A job was posted in a makeup artist forum last week that said a wedding planner was looking for a makeup artist on behalf of her bride. Eight people needed makeup including the bride and the budget was $400.

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Makeup Artists: Stop Stealing Other Artists’ Work

Makeup Artists: Stop Stealing Other Artists’ Work

I have been wanting to write about this topic for some time because it happened to me twice and it is getting all too common in this social media age. Let me first give you the background on how I discovered my work was stolen. 

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New Book Alert: ASSISTING RULES! by Deshawn Hatcher

New Book Alert: ASSISTING RULES! by Deshawn Hatcher

It’s been a while since I’ve added a new book to my makeup library so believe me when I say I can’t wait until I get my hands on this book. If you’re a newbie or seasoned artist, you will want to add it to yours as well. 

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Spring 2015 Makeup Trend: Color Pop Eyes

Spring 2015 Makeup Trend: Color Pop Eyes

Some people tend to shy away from makeup trends for fear of looking like they came straight out of the 80s or some other decade. But makeup trends are totally wearable if you modernize the look.

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Tissue Anyone? Puffs SoftPack Review

Tissue Anyone? Puffs SoftPack Review

There are many products I simply can’t do without in my makeup kit and tissue is one of them. When you work as many weddings as my team and I, you’ll find tissue has many uses throughout the makeup application process, especially those moments when the tears start flowing.

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Book a Professional Makeup Artist for Your Wedding

Book a Professional Makeup Artist for Your Wedding

I received a frantic call from a bride’s sister over the weekend which led me to do this post. This topic is something I’ve been wanting to talk about for some time so let’s get to it.

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Forgoing a Bridal Trial Doesn’t Have to Mean Disaster

Forgoing a Bridal Trial Doesn’t Have to Mean Disaster

As a makeup artist who works with brides a lot, I require that they do a trial consultation for several reasons.

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