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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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To Tag or Not To Tag

In our industry, being tagged in a great image you were a part of is wonderful.  Many of us have heard others say that it is your duty to tag everyone on the crew as a “professional courtesy”.  However, I urge everyone reading this to take a step back and see the bigger picture as […]

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Why You Should Be Grateful To THIS Guy.

DID YOU KNOW? If you like alcohol, milk, silk, and great skin, you should be grateful to this guy. French chemist and microbiologist, Louis Pasteur demonstrated that organisms such as bacteria were responsible for souring wine, beer and milk. He invented a process where bacteria could be removed on April 20, 1862. Today the process […]

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The BEST Foundation Revealed

What is the BEST Foundation? It depends on many things. What type of work will you mainly be doing? TV, video, film, print, bridal, or mainly general public applications, lessons, etc. As well as the look desired, clients preference, weather, skin type, level of dehydration, facial hair, if it needs to be long lasting or […]

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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 […]

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Rihanna Launches Beauty Agency

Rihanna is taking a lot of shit from artists over a comment that her new “Beauty Agency partner said “Our goal is to have a stellar reputation. The industry’s changed so much — rates have gone down, and clients just grab images off social media, trying to bypass paying artists. But we’re concerned with social […]