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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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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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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 […]