• Cosmetic Surgery,  Makeup,  Salon,  Skin,  Toxic Beauty,  Words

    So You Want to Become a Makeup Artist? How to be a Makeup Artist?

    I grew up with my doorbell ringing and the sounds of “Avon calling!” …And then Mary Kay moved into the neighborhood. Why I always wanted to become a cosmetologist? I wore a uniform when I attended beauty school. When I took my state board exam and started my cosmetology career, blush was called “rouge” and nail polish was known as “enamel.”  After school I strived for the stars; miraculously I got them. My BIO. How to become a makeup artist? You want to be a makeup artist? Really? In what area of the makeup art industry are you interested in developing a career? Social media will leave you to believe…

  • Cosmetic Surgery,  Fashion,  Hair,  Hair Styling,  Makeup,  Salon,  Skin,  Toxic Beauty

    Extreme Glamour Makeup Trend

    It’s been over 3 decades that I’ve been setting trends and observing them in the beauty and fashion industry. Recently, I have noticed a movement in glamour makeup. Social media allows people to see inside the intimate details of our lives. The growing movement of selfies has opened a portal into voyeurism. Women’s appearance has transformed – some good, some not. I watch the Facebook and Twitter feeds of fake, unnatural, heavily Photoshopped images of pathetic, overly made-up, fake looking doll-like faces. Does my opinion sound harsh? In retrospect, looking at the art of makeup, it can transform. Yes. However, the glamour makeup has morphed to an extreme glam makeup…

  • Hair,  Hair Cuts,  Hair Do,  Hair Styling,  Makeup,  Salon,  Skin,  Toxic Beauty

    Salon Speak Decoded

    This is the spoken-code professional’s use in the salon. Acupuncture Face Lift/Facial Rejuvenation – A method of eastern medicine (Oriental) where tiny (hair thin) needles are inserted in the body, face and head to reduce and remove the signs of aging while balancing the entire body, mind and spirit. Acupuncture facelift. Asymmetry – A style that is not symmetric. Either side doesn’t match evenly. Here is an  example Back-Combing – A modern term for teasing (without using a rat-tail comb and packing, and ratting the hair down close to the scalp). The technique is achieved by holding the hair up taunt in a sections. Then in the opposite direction toward…

  • Cosmetic Surgery,  Makeup,  Salon,  Skin,  Toxic Beauty

    Makeup Application & Technique

      Make-up application and techniques for photography are different than make-up a woman wears everyday. Old school photographers know digital cameras are not as forgiving as the old classic 35mm cameras. These are a couple digital cameras used today by photographers. This is a HASSELBLAD H5D-200MS 200 MPX MS DIGITAL CAMERA KIT price tag of  $44,000 and no lens. Hasselblad H5D-60 Medium Format Digital SLR Camera Body  again with no lens. Try a $12,000 Canon EOS 1D-5D Mark III, or Nikon D4, take your pick. Without Photoshop they will never produce the type of results a old Leica film 35mm camera would. This is circa photography before Photoshop, cool old…

  • Cosmetic Surgery,  Makeup,  Salon,  Skin,  Toxic Beauty

    Best Natural Sunscreen IZZO Picks

    These are a few sunscreens that have the lowest toxicity rating with EWG. Sunscreen can be toxic and cause more issues and trigger problems. Be aware of what is in the products you are using. All Terrain Sun Protection Kit All Terrain AquaSport Sunscreen Lotion, SPF 30 All Terrain TerraSport SPF28 Natural Sunscreen Face Stick (0.6- Ounce) When using sunscreen it is very important to check the expiration date. The active ingredient is toxic when it has expired. derma e Antioxidant Natural Sunscreen SPF 30 Oil-Free Face Lotion with Vitamin C & Green Tea 2 oz Juice Beauty SPF 30 Sport Moisturizer, 3.75 oz. Loving Naturals Clear Defense SPF 35+…

  • Makeup,  Salon,  Skin

    Best Drugstore False Eyelashes

    The new trend is eyelashes! These are some of the products I use on my bridal and photo shoot clients and celebrities. Eyelashes aren’t hard to apply once you know how and get the knack of it, its easy. I’ll show you how. Ardell Double Up Wispies Lashes Ardell Fashion Lashes Pair – 113 Ardell Dual Lash Applicator Practice applying them and the more you do it the easier it gets. I show you how to do it here. Ardell Double Up Lashes, 205 Revlon Beyond Natural Professional Eyelashes, Intensifying 2 pr Revlon Fantasy Lengths Self-Adhesive Eyelashes – Long Volumizing – 99509 Ardell Multipack Demi Wispies Fake Eyelashes Revlon Beyond…

  • Makeup,  Skin,  Toxic Beauty

    How do I get the best application of lipstick?

      Use a lipstick brush. By applying lipstick directly from the tube you lose control of where you put it. You don’t get the precise coverage you get with a brush. For best results outline your lips with a lip pencil. Then using a lipstick brush with lipstick on it,  apply it to your lips. Start at the center of your top lip and work your way out on either side. Next, do the same techniques on your bottom lip. Then blot your lips with a tissue. Using a lipstick brush to apply your lipstick will make the lipstick last longer and look better. This one is BY TERRY is…

  • Makeup,  Salon,  Words

    Makeup Trends

    Makeup Artist Google Trend Interest over time. If you are considering becoming a Makeup Artist and wonder if the industry is calling you, take an inside look at the trends.   https://support.google.com/trends/answer/4355164?hl=en&rd=1

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    I’d really love to wear false eye lashes, but I don’t want to look like Tammy Faye. How do I put them on and wear them?

    The photograph above is one of my brides wearing false eyelashes I applied. It is not difficult. Here are some tips to follow. Step 1 – Choose a pair of lashes that look natural. Laura Mercier Full Faux Eyelashes I go through packs of these doing photo shoots Ardell Multipack Demi Wispies Fake Eyelashes Those are Demi’s in the multi pack these are thicker and a bit more glamours Ardell InvisiBands Lashes Glamour – Wispies Black 240435 Red Cherry False Eyelashes #82 Black 3 Pack Andrea Redi-lash Self-Adhesive Lashes 45S, 34 45 Each           One of the most important things is to buy a good pair…