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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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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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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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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Basic Base: Foundation Tips

I get a few questions over and over. The most popular question is how to get a flawless face. There is something about great skin that sets a great canvas for anything else you artfully place on top. The answer to this simple question can be summed up with a few simple factors: Clear Canvas, Beautiful…

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Me and My Little Instagram

I learned about Instagram from my teen son. Seriously. Once I figured out how to use it, I was hooked – for completely different reasons than my little boy. I was completely inspired! As such, I would like to share a few of my favorites; some mainstream, some not. Each of these accounts serves to…

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