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Is someone in your wedding planning to do your hair or makeup?

If you’re thinking about having your mom, sister or one of your bridesmaids do the hair or makeup for your wedding, please consider the time it normally takes for them to get ready for a special occasion. Don’t forget to add plenty of extra time for getting ready in a different location, several women sharing […]

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13 Things You Should Know About Makeup Brushes

A natural bristle brush is the only type of bristle that will pick up face powder and easily transfer it to the face. On the other hand, a synthetic bristle brush doesn’t hold onto powder well and when dusting onto the face, mostly creates a powder cloud in the air depositing more powder on your […]

Airbrush Makeup

Airbrush Makeup Has Been Around Longer Then You Think

For a spectacular flashback to Biblical times in the movie Noah’s Ark in 1929, Max Factor was suddenly called upon to make up over 2,000 extras before the day’s shooting began. Although Max had personally trained 40-plus makeup artists to handle studio requirements, few could be called in from their assignments on such a short […]

COLOR THEORY

Why Some Artists Think Color Theory is Unnecessary

Reporters/writers often fire off questions to us artists in interviews and like everyone else, artists typically say whatever first comes to mind when nervous. Most artists are self-taught and don’t know how to articulate what they do. Many keep layering colors until they get it right with no rhyme or reason or grasp of why […]

Beauty Personalities

Beauty Personalities

How to Determine What Makeup Look Describes You Best… Every woman has a beauty personality. Whether you consider yourself a diva, an earth muffin or somewhere in between, you have a look that you are most comfortable with. The following descriptions and the tell tail signs for each category will help you determine which beauty […]

Marilyn Monroe Didn't Have Cellulite

Marilyn Monroe Didn’t Have Cellulite

If you look at vintage photographs of women before digital touching up was common, you will notice women almost never had cellulite. Did you know that Marilyn Monroe was a size 13? When is the last time you saw a woman of that size in shorts or a swimsuit without cellulite? Cellulite was once thought […]

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Eye Cream

The Simple Truth About Your Options For Aging It’s a fact that our eyes age faster than the rest of our face which is due to several reasons. The skin around the eye area is about seven times thinner than the rest of the skin on the face, so it’s extremely delicate and wears out […]

Dark Circles

Dark Circles

Truthful Advice For Immediate Results and Overall Improvement To cover the dark circles, you need two things: a soft synthetic bristle brush and a moist concealer in a specific shade. To find the right one, you need to determine the actual color that the discoloration appears to be. It’s simple color theory from there. Remember […]

Spice Up Your Sex Life With a New Beauty

Spice Up Your Sex Life With a New Beauty Treatment!

Many women are cursed with cellulite. In America, women spend billions of dollars on beauty treatments each year and a large chunk of that includes attempts at smoothing the skin. Some women are genetically more susceptible to having it then others. It is more common in women with fair skin and for those with thinner […]

Sharing Wisdom Trumps Selling

Sharing Wisdom Trumps Selling

By Donna Mee It is common in the beauty industry to hear people say that they hate the fact that they have to sell things or that they feel bad pushing products on customers.  As a former #1 sales person in the USA for three different cosmetic companies, I’ve got some major insight for what […]

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The History of Cosmetics

by Donna Mee In 1912 Max Factor was the first person to create professional make- up products for use in the new and fledgling motion picture industry. His new line of makeup gave a matte finish and withstood hot lights. Before that, professional makeups were heavy, shiny grease paints used for theater and vaudeville. As […]

Truthandbeauty

Truth and Beauty

By Donna Mee Americans spend more than $60 billion dollars a year on skincare and cosmetics. This Includes products to wash our faces, clear up our skin, slow down aging, smooth out our complexions, add color to our lips, sculpt our cheeks, enhance our eyes, and extend our lashes. Of course some of our yearly […]

What will it take

What Will it Take to Get You To Invest in Your Face?

by Donna Mee We all know that we should take better care of our skin, but we find many excuses not to. Such reasons might include: Skin care is expensive, I don’t know what to buy, I’m too tired to wash my face at night, I’m so busy that I don’t have time, I have […]

WHAT TYPE OF MAKEUP ARTIST

What Type of Makeup Artist Do You Need ? WHAT YOU SHOULD KNOW!

By Donna Mee Independent Consultant:  These are “sales people” in a multi-level company.  Most often these secretaries or housewives have been given little or no training at all in makeup application.  These companies such as “Mary Kay, ” Amway’s “Artistry” and “Beauticontrol” discourage their representatives to apply your makeup, and only give instruction during “home […]

Mens Grooming

Mens Grooming

by Donna Mee The first thing to know about me is that I avoid using the word makeup all together. The correct industry term is men’s grooming, and this title also includes hairstyling and grooming of any facial hair. A large majority of male models and actors will do just about anything to avoid sitting […]

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Blackheads and Acne

by Donna Mee Many people are plagued with acne, clogged pores or blackheads. There is a plethora of department store and drug store cleansers, scrubs and masks geared towards this problem, the best solution is less then $2.00 at any grocery store. Lemon yogurt applied like a mask for ten minutes will dissolve dead skin […]

BEAUTY

What is the best Mascara?

by Donna Mee This is one of the most commonly asked questions a Makeup Artist gets asked. I’d love to give you a simple answer with a specific brand and formula to go purchase. However, there is no such thing as “the mascara” that is best for everyone. The best mascara for you, your best […]

Hiring a wedding hair stylist for your wedding

Hiring a Hair Stylist for your Wedding Day

by Donna Mee Hair stylists working within the wedding industry often have qualifications ranging from one extreme to another. This information will give you valuable insight for making important decisions and avoiding potential, and common wedding day disaster stories. Brides determine who they will hire for their wedding services based on their budget. Prices for […]

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Dry or Chapped Lips

by Donna Mee There are many lip treatment products on the market such as lip conditioners, lip balms, and chap sticks. Most lip products on the market simply hold in moisture to prevent lips from getting chapped. These lip treatments usually have several non-penetrating ingredients such as petroleum, petrolatum, mineral oil, and various forms of […]

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Acne

by Donna Mee I work with MANY Doctor’s and I’ve even been published in a Medical Journal so I hope that some people are open to being enlightened about facts/truth. Dermatologists are Doctors of SKIN DISORDERS & SKIN DISEASES. However, ACNE is NOT medically defined as a disorder or a disease. Sadly and embarrassingly, society […]