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Makeup Artist  Masterclass

Makeup Artist
Masterclass

Whether you are an aspiring makeup artist, already working in the industry or looking to take your freelance career to the next level , I designed Makeup Artist Masterclass Coaching and Mentoring  programs to focus on three distinct areas that are essential in order to thrive not just survive in...
The Nakeds

The Nakeds

About a zillion years ago when I was just a girl who locked herself in the bathroom to practice makeup skills on herself  there was a line called Ultima II.  This brand was absolutely beyond.  It was the first “prestige” brand I ever purchased makeup from.  In fact my hero...
Look Natural Even With A Smokey Eye!

Look Natural Even With A Smokey Eye!

If I only had a dollar for every time someone asks for a “fresh, natural makeup with a Kim Kardashian smokey eye”  If that sounds like an oxymoron… it’s not…no really!  You can wear a dramatic smokey eye look without looking like a character from one of those scary Japanese...
4 Steps To A Perfect Smokey Eye!

4 Steps To A Perfect Smokey Eye!

When I had my little brick and mortar den of beauty called Glam Lounge one of our most requested lessons was how to do a smokey eye.  Women of all ages from 13-60+ all want to have that smoldering smokey look. Unfortunately the term “smokey” has now been attached to...
Kelly Mittendorf

Kelly Mittendorf

I first met Kelly Mittendorf while doing her makeup at a fashion show a few years ago. She is the type of girl who has an absolutely infectious, sweet and fun personality to go along with her incredible beauty. When I had the chance to do a photo shoot with...
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How to: Get that gig!

How to: Get that gig!

Just recently I added to my on -location make up and spa team, and I’ve also been seeking a personal/administrative assistant to help with basic tasks and social media marketing for my businesses. I’ve written about job interviewing tips before, but I am endlessly amazed at the communication I receive from potential job candidates. Currently...
Keep Calm & Say You're Welcome!

Keep Calm & Say You’re Welcome!

This may not be my usual makeup related post… but I believe that who we are “being” is generally more important that what we are doing… and this little bit of “being” has been a creeping epidemic into the bucket of lackluster manners for a while now. I first noticed it back in 2007 after...
Purple Passion

Purple Passion

When I first heard the news, I wasn’t quite sure how I felt about it… I mean this is “the” color of the year??? But, this little blog from The Beauty Department changed my mind. And when I really think about it… the possibilities for a makeup artist are endless! Take a peek! Radiant Orchid...
Getting to the "Why" of It

Getting to the “Why” of It

This fall was pretty crazy for me. There were some big time ups and some major downs… I mean the kind of downs that don’t come along very often, the kind that knock you off your mojo and make you wonder why you are doing what you are doing and if you need to change...
Orange is the new....

Orange is the new….

Orange is the new black…. at least that’s what the Netflix series of the same name tells me…    In this case however we are talking lipstick not dresses or prison uniforms.  If you haven’t seen the show, you are probably wondering if I have gone mad and am typing gibberish .    But I digress, Orange...
My Beauty Muse News!

My Beauty Muse News!

Hello My Beauty Muse and Makeup Artist Masterclass readers! It’s been a long hot summer and we are looking towards fall with some new and exciting things coming your way!  Soon we will be adding video tips and tutorials and for our Masterclass newsletter subscribers we will be starting more regular tele-seminars. I am somewhat...
Makeup Assisting - Can it put you on the fast track?

Makeup Assisting – Can it put you on the fast track?

I can’t believe that’s it’s almost the 4th of July! I hope your summer has been off to a great start.  Here the temps are sweltering and leaving me contemplating buying a blow up pool (no joke!) Depending on where you live, if summer is a slow season, it’s a great time for artists to...
Are You STUCK in "Testing" Mode?

Are You STUCK in “Testing” Mode?

I’ve noticed a strange phenomenon over the last year or two with newer makeup artists, stylists, models and photographers. Back in the day free test shoots had a main purpose… to build your book and to refresh it with new and creative work periodically when needed. Once upon a time, paid testing through modeling agencies...
Social Networking Goes Bananas!

Social Networking Goes Bananas!

Normally, I don’t share the contents of the My Beauty Muse newsletters on the blog. The newsletters are special content created just for my subscribers… But this topic excerpted from the full newsletter content has become so timely that I wanted to share it with all of my blog readers. If you find yourself wondering...
3 Tips for Beginning Makeup Artists

3 Tips for Beginning Makeup Artists

Nearly every day I receive an email, a Facebook message or a good old fashioned phone call from a makeup artist asking me for tips and tricks that they can use to take their career to the next level. That often means going from part time to full time in the industry, or going from...
Beauty Trends we loved and some we'll lose!

Beauty Trends we loved and some we’ll lose!

2012 was certainly full of newsworthy stories ranging from the awfulness of Hurricane Sandy to the Re-election of our President, and ridiculously uninteresting beginnings and endings of a few well publicized celebrity marriages. So it seems a bit crazy to even dwell on some silly trends…but as a makeup artist I must call attention to...
4 New Years Beauty Resolutions!

4 New Years Beauty Resolutions!

I cannot believe it’s 2013! Strangely once October hits I feel like the rest of the year just flies by. December always starts out innocently enough… the excitement of gift giving and parties and time with family, but somehow I always end up here – 5 pounds of bloat heavier and super dark circles from...