Showing posts with label makeup artists. Show all posts
Showing posts with label makeup artists. Show all posts

Friday, September 4, 2009

IMATS Sydney

Yuppers! Another posty-poo about the upcoming IMATS show in Sydney Australia!! I just want to make sure that you guys don't miss out!

Here's some info that made it's way into my inbox:

If you click on the title of this post, you will be taken directly to the IMATS website where you can purchase your tickets and get your travel arrangements in order .

I'm thinking that since she's been in the business, she's going to have A LOT of relevant information for you to soak up, take notes on.

If any of you have seen Narnia, you know that the effects in that movie are friggin AWESOME!! Yeah they are! Whaaaattt?! How interesting to be able to sit and listen to these genius' fill you in on the in's an outs on creating such an epic movie!!

What does this mean for YOU?! This means you need to shake a tail feather and get yourselves some tickets. Those of you that are close enough to Sydney that you can take part in this Fantabulous event!!!

NOW GET!! lol..

Thursday, July 23, 2009

Need a Make Up Artist?!

Attention All Designers, Photographers, Models, Magazine Publications, Public Relation Firms, Agents, Brides, etc..(anyone needing a makeup artist really)

Do you have an upcoming photo shoot, fashion show, TV appearance, event, movie or anything of the like coming up? It may slip many people's mind that a make up artist is an essential part of the image that you will want to portray.

We've all seen the before and after images out there of Jane and John Doe or even well known celebrities?? Though some of them looked fine before makeup, ALL of them looked leaps and bounds better AFTER makeup. It's something that can be easily over looked and I'm here to help you STOP AND LOOK.

Granted, for most of your needs the makeup may not be the focal point. I mean if you're on the red carpet, you will most likely want people to notice your great shape in your beautiful clothes and jewelry. But if you're makeup isn't right, chances are you're going to end up on the cover of a tabloid as the joke of the week. We don't want that for you!!

There are so many talented makeup artists out there that it can be an overwhelming thought of trying to FIIIINNDDD one for your particular need. For this reason, I thought I'd bring to your attention this nifty little site called "The Powder Group".

This site is NOT only for makeup artists. I can see how you would think so but it's not. If you were to go to and scroll down to the bottom of the page you will see the following faded words:

About, Events, Artists, Services, Community, Blog, Press, Shop, Join, Contact.

Of these words, the one you will want to focus on is Artists. When you click on that word you will be taken to The Powder Group's list of Makeup Artists from across the GLOBE!! (Yes I did say GLOBE). Just think, if you happen to be shooting on location somewhere and either your makeup artist can't make it or its just not in the budget to bring them with you, you can refer to this page and find yourself a makeup artist in the area to shoot with.

What's MORE! You're not going into it blindly either! Simply click on the person's name on the list and be taken directly to their website. You will then be able to see samples of their work and decide if they're what you're looking for. You could then contact only the selected Make Up Artist that you've selected and avoid the awkwardness of having to tell someone you've gone another way. (lets face it that's an uncomfortable situation for all of

So, click on the title of this blog post and bookmark it:) Be sure to pass it on!! Share the wealth of knowledge ya'll...

Friday, June 26, 2009

30 Days at 100 Percent

Ever catch yourself not giving your all in everything you do? It's rare for me to do so, but it does happen. Ever wonder how NOT giving 100% of yourself in everything you do looks do other people? Do they KNOW that you're not giving your all? Do they believe that your mediocrity is, in fact, the best you can do and won't ask more of you? If that's the case, is that a GOOD thing?

When you sit back and think about it, it doesn't sound like such a great thing. I can remember studying my tail off for an exam. I would live and breathe that subject until I knew it backwards and forwards(yeah I'm a little It wasn't until I took the test and put down the pencil that I realized I had done my best. This was even before seeing the grade.

You see, when you give your all, then you know, deep inside that it was in fact the best you can do. You weren't holding any part of yourself back. When you truly know this, then you can feel a sense of deep satisfaction with yourself. After all, that's who you have to live with in the end anyway.

Everyone that knows me, knows, that I won't do anything halfway. It's all or nothing. I can't put my name on something that I feel will be perceived as mediocre. I'd rather not do it at all than do it half way.

This goes for just about everything I do. Sure the occasional load of laundry might get over looked and the pots might sit in the sink while the rest of the dishes are in the dish washer, but for the most part, whatever I've decided to do gets done with fervor.

Still, there are times when I wonder if there is something more that I could have done. Be it in my personal life or in my professional life. Making contacts, attending networking parties, booking clients etc.. Have I given myself enough options, am I so overworked that my judgment is actually clouded and I need to learn to relax so that I can in fact proceed at 100%??

Fortunately, I found I'm not the only one feeling this uneasiness from time to time. There are many of you out there that want to do your best and have just lost your focus. You want your name synonymous with the "all or nothing". (trust me you really do!! :))

In Crystal Wrights' "30 Days at 100 Percent" you will learn to focus, gain momentum and begin to achieve your goals.

To quote Crystal: "My belief; that by changing only one thing every 30 days, expecting God's power and favor in your life, and refusing to take no for an answer from anyone, including yourself, you can reclaim your power, reinvent yourself, and step into the life of your choosing."

When I read those words, I suddenly felt compelled to not only join the mailing list but to also invest in the cd's but to let you all know about it as well. Who doesn't want to be on top? Who doesn't want to give 100%?? It's truly something we should all be striving for.

So if for no other reason than sheer curiosity, click on the title of this post. Check out what "30 days at 100 percent" is about. I mean, it can't HURT you to gain more knowledge right?
It certainly can't
HOLD YOU BACK. Only YOU can do that.

Tuesday, May 26, 2009

The Makeup Show - NYC

As you may all know (and if you didn't know, now you do), May 17th & 18th was The Makeup Show presented by the Powder Group in NYC. It was held at the Metropolitan Pavilion and of course, I was soooo there.

Now, I bet you think you can imagine the grandeur of such an event but I assure you... you can't. Unless you've actually been there, you just can't possibly grasp the magnitude.

From the moment I walked in, greeted by the Makeup Show staff, it was a whirlwind of makeup madness. Michael DeVellis really outdid himself this time.

First stop, TPG Pro!! That of course stands for "The Powder Group Pro". Yup, signed up for 2 years. Let me tell you about this here membership because after I do, you're going to be signing up too.

With this membership, check out what I get:
  • Annual State of the Industry Report
  • Members pricing on all education from the powder group
  • Complimentary regional listing
  • Members only free events
  • Members only quarterly newsletter
  • Industry partner benefits
  • Discounts on the powder group merchandise
  • Member rates for one on one and career development sessions
  • Exclusive members only facebook community
Yeah man!!! All this for $125.00.. Seriously, you just can't beat it!!

Anyway, moving right along..

There were soooo many vendors, if you didn't keep yourself organized and on track, you could get spun around, caught up and end up leaving without purchasing, seeing and learning from the people & places you meant to. Wow holy run on sentence batman!! LOL...

I was fortunate to have been able to bend the ear of some amazing, iconic and successful people. From executive directors, founders/CEO's, makeup artists, agents and more. I went from station to station picking up things I needed for my kit and for myself. I listened intently and learned an astonishing amount of information. I felt I connected with so many other artists. It was fantastic. Dany Sanz, Davis Factor, Nathan Johnson, Kett Cosmetics, OCC, Mario Ink to name a few.
Maxi was both entertaining and educational. Yeikov told it like it was for Yaby. Joe Pearl (for Eve Pearl) took the time to explain the cosmetics to me with a smile. Showed me the very kit Eve travels with and even let me in on some products that are coming soon.
(Yes I am holding her's idea..Thank you JOE!!)

It really did feel like I was surrounded by my makeup artist family. Let me tell you, with the amount of people that were there, it could have easily been soo different. Somehow, the vibe was inexplicable. Everyone truly wanted to help you, get to know you and converse with you.

Here are a few photos to show you the fun we had that should be had by all:) Doncha just wish you were there too?!?

Makeup Artist Magazine

Makeup artistry is a trade. It's hard to believe that there are still people out there who either don't know this or just don't realize just how true it is. (you bettah recognize!!....LOL).

It's fairly obvious to me, however, who has a passion for what they do and who is just passing the time just getting by on minimal effort.

Those of us with passion also have a sense of urgency about us. We are always trying to learn new things, perfect our techniques and expend our knowledge base. We ALL know that if we don't keep up with the newest, latest tricks and trends, we will become obsolete.

As hard as it is in this economy to find well paying jobs, we just can't afford to be lazy. So we read Vogue, Allure, Marie Claire, W, Glamour, Harpars and Cosmo. We refer back to them for inspiration and ideas. We try to keep up with the latest trends, tricks and makeup.

We love our jobs , we love makeup, we're ready to do what we need to do to make it.. and make it BIG... but... have we? I know I have and continue to. Here's a tip....

The single most important magazine that seems to escape many makeup artists, strangely enough, is Makeup Artist Magazine. WHAT?!?! SERIOUSLY?!?

Iiiiiiiiiiiii know!

It just doesn't make sense to me AT ALL. So, I figured I'd let all of you makeup artists and aspiring makeup artists know that this magazine is NOT a suggestion. This magazine is a MUST HAVE. Don't you want to be up to date on all of the most important trade shows, product reviews and articles relevant to our trade?? Sure you do!! I can feel it in my bones.. you aaaaaalllllll do!!

What's more.. you should also check out their online store: You'll find books, magazines, DVD's, Tshirts, aprons etc..And who couldn't use more snazzy li'l do-dads that can help us look more professional?

Ooooooo and the message board!!! You guys NEED to visit and request to be a part of this message board!! It's like a 911 call for any and all makeup issues, topics and stories:) Funnily enough, Makeup Artist Magazine also has a site called Makeup411.. How funny is THAT?? To have makeup info at the tips of your fingers, all in one spot for you to take in and reap the benefits of. I like THAAAATTT!! Go to and taadaaaaahh, there you go, instant glamour on the go:)

Michael Key, editor-in-chief/publisher of Makeup Artist Magazine, (shown here with me @ the Makeup Artist Mixer) has put together a great team of people who don't just do their jobs, they love their jobs too. When you love what you do... it shows:)

**You can thank Makeup Artist Magazine for the IMATS**thank you! thank you! thank you!