Letter to the New and Up-And-Coming MUAs of the World

So, you want to be a makeup artist? I was asked by a sweet friend to take some time with a talented up-and-comer, a young lady who loves makeup and wants to make it her full-time love interest, and profession. I get lots of questions from others about how to get started too. I am…

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Client Composite

These are some of my clients. Before I ooze my blessing on you, and shine all of my buttons before you, let me brag on some of the most precious gifts I have been given (outside of my salvation and my family). Most of you know that for a long while I have been a…

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Father’s Day and the Death of My Dad

I thought today, Father’s Day, made this sort of sharing meaningful and special…and maybe even comforting to those of you who will not be able to share Father’s Day with your dads here on earth. Some of you will remember several months ago, in the beginning of the year, I wrote about my makeup inspiration…

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Top 5 Post-Prom Lessons

If you have wondered where I have been…well, it has been prom season, or shall I say “Prahm Season.” Although I have done many prom seasons, this one was remarkable and I learned lots. Here a few of the things I absolutely loved learning from Prom 2015: 4 or less. Period. A few times this…

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Pre-Prom Musts

With prom season upon us, pre-prom musts are key to achieving success on your very special prom day. Review the following items. Here is a quick and easy list to be sure your day is smooth sailing: The Week Before Make sure you understand your client’s needs and desired outcomes by setting a baseline: By…

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What the “Huzz” Is All About!

So many of you have asked via social media about some congratulatory comments made on my timeline, and then a few made by me (calling Stephen “The Huzz”). Well, you guessed it! I did it; I got married…again. It seems to be a joke in my circle of friends that I have made such poor choices with…

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One Shoot, Three Looks

Hey Y’all! I am not much for bragging, but it is truly hard not to when you have friends and beautiful as this girl! This is my precious friend, Melissa. I have known her for several years, and met her during a hockey season our sons shared on a common team. After much chatter, I…

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A Few New (Makeup) Friends

Hi Friends! It’s been a while so I just wanted to introduce you to a meet a few new little friends to my pro kit. These are staples to any kit. We all have different brands we love, these are a few of mine. By now, you are well aware of my thoughts on perfecting…

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Makeup Moods – Instantly Adding That Certain Something

We all use photos of ourselves to convey snapshots of moments in our lives, feelings, even sentiment. If you photos are falling flat, the culprit is likely lighting or makeup. I will not address the lighting just yet, but there are some simple makeup fixes that will immediately help. Add some Drama – Vampy, dark…

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Hair and Makeup: In the Beginning

He will probably die soon. My Dad, that is. As I write, he is in a hospital with his life supported by machines, and has been for several weeks. His body is in shock from renal failure and there is nothing I can do to stop what is happening inside his war-torn skin. I pray…

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