Monthly Archives: January 2012

The Makeup Show LA

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As a makeup artist, the best piece of advice I can give any aspiring or established artist is to constantly continue their education.  Always be open to learning new techniques, advice and tips from your fellow artists, and the newest product innovations in the field.

One of my favorite events in our industry is the annual The Makeup Show LA.

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Get The Look: Sofia Vergara’ for the 2012 SAG Awards

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Sofia Vergara’s SAG Awards Red Carpet Look by Kayleen McAdams

"You'll see that Sofia's jewelry had purple tones, in both the bracelet and earrings so I wanted to subtly bring that out in the eye with a plum shadow.  To bring the whole look together, I used a mauve lipstick as it complemented the eye and also accented the jewelry."

FACE:

I applied COVERGIRL TRUconceal Concealer #4 under the eyes and around the nose first, and then applied COVERGIRL NatureLuxe Silk Foundation in Nutmeg #360 using a sponge starting at the center of the face and then blending outwards.

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Q&A with Master Artist Dick Smith

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Last month I was honored to attend a special night honoring the original makeup master Dick Smith. The event was in recognition of his Honorary Oscar, and incredible body of work.  What impressed me most about Mr. Smith were the stories  that spoke of his generosity and encouragement to aspiring artists.  His reputation of mentorship is in line with his outstanding reputation as the "Godfather" of makeup.

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Win a trip to New York Fashion Week!

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Lets face it, at one time or another we have all dreamed of being a rockstar.  I personally use my car as my own personal stage and belt out my best Tina Turner every chance I get. Yet, when I want to look like I rockstar, I tend to turn to my three favorite classic pieces pumped up with some fierce accesories.  Softer colors still keep the look elegant, while the skulls, and prints add an extra punch.

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7 Days of Hair with Daven Mayeda and Michelle Phan

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Amazing hairstylist and The Makeup Blogger contributor Daven Mayeda shares his newest video with us today.  Also joining him is YouTube Guru extrodinare Michelle Phan.  They both are now producing amazing content for their new YouTube page FAWN (For All Women Network). 

The video below has Daven showing you how to create 7 different looks in 7 days!  Quick, easy tips that will help you get through even your most frustrating of hair days.  Enjoy!!

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The Girls Guide Game Day

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If you are anything like me, you have been spending every Sunday at various football get togethers, desperately trying to pretend you understand the game. With playoffs in full swing and the Superbowl coming up, there are plenty of opportunities to shout for your favorite team, or hang out with your girlfriends and their screaming, crazed sports fanatic men.

Whether in the stands or partying in the living room with friends, looking your best is as easy as cheering for  your favorite team.

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Please oppose SOPA!

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Today I am taking a break from my usual fluff, and joining in the protest of SOPA (god bless Google and their blackout!). 

The Stop Online Piracy Act (H.R. 3261) – as well as its Senate counterpart, the PROTECT IP Act (S. 968) is a severe campaign to control free speech on the internet.  Blogs, such as mine, could be derailed with threats to sue if a company disagrees with our opinions.  Also, any use of celebrity pictures, mention of movies etc could come under fire if the studios decide that a site has violated their copyright law by simply posting the picture or mentioning the movie.  Sites that promote individual expression, such as YouTube and Facebook could also be fined based on their users posts.

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