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What All Makeup Artists Need to Know About Opalescent Shimmers

PRO TIP OF THE DAY: These are different images with similar look/effect. FYI: The first image using opalescent shimmers are a professional photographers nemesis. The illusion they give with photography lighting is referred to as a hot spot to Pro Photographers, which translates to a shit image to an Agent, Agency or Photo Rep. Most […]

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This Ain’t Trick or Treating!

Artists in our industry are known to constantly complain about ‘testing” and moaning that they will never work for free. Everyone knows that I teach how to create your rates, book gigs and negotiate the best rate possible and ideally to get higher rates for yourself than you thought were possible. However, testing is not […]

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CRUELTY FREE COSMETICS / CREDIBLE OR SCAMS?

Sorry to be the bearer of bad news… But EVERY ingredient of EVERY PRODUCT in the entire beauty industry has been tested on animals by someone at some time.  Otherwise, the ingredient in question would not be allowed to be used in the personal care industry. These guidelines were made by the F.D.A. (Food and […]

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Time For a Wisdom Chat

Today, I have so much on my plate including some urgent business matters. However, I could not shake the urge to stop and take time to tell you about something that I feel I should share. This blog post is not about makeup or beauty. But my intuition keeps telling me that someone out there […]

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The Truth Exposed: BBB Fraud

DID YOU KNOW? It took DISNEYLAND & WOLFGANG PUCK to EXPOSE the fraud, before the world was informed, but better late then never! The Better Business Bureau (BBB) was founded in 1912 and it was a well-respected company that consumers depended on to determine companies that they should avoid or do business with. Every company […]

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SETTING YOUR MAKEUP ARTIST RATES

WHAT SHOULD YOU CHARGE FOR YOUR MAKEUP SERVICES? Well that’s a very broad question. My minimum bridal rate is $3,000. That includes Bride and 3 bridesmaids. However, what anyone else charges is based on their skill set and experience. There are many people that charge $40 for a bride and those with the highest rates […]

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How to Create Your Travel Fees

Do travel fees confuse you? Are you unsure of what to factor in? Allow me to help you calculate your rates. When I was 26 I decided to focus on brides while I worked on my portfolio and production work during the week. I put in a lot of blood, sweat and tears… and made […]