5 For Under $5

Here’s a top 5 for under $5.00 beauty products.

1. L.A. Colors Chunky Lip

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2. Wet n Wild Color Icon eyeshadow palettes

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3. L.A. Girl Pro Conceal concealers
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4. e.l.f Studio Makeup Brushes

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5. JCat Beauty Pout a holic lipstick

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#NoMakeup Trend

Hey everyone now I know this hashtag isn’t new but I do want to share my opinions of this trend. Now yes there are many ladies who don’t need to wear makeup. Then there are those who c ould use some concealer, foundation, powder and everything else needed for full face makeup.

I see alot of ladies who want to bash ladies who choose to wear makeup. I love wearing makeup. It makes me happy. I’ve never been basic. Even in high school I wore eyeshadow, mascara and lipstick. As someone who will be a licensed cosmetologist soon. This kills my makeup artist business some.

I think makeup and hair complete the look. Having one without the other is like wanting to make a peanut butter and jelly sandwich and not having and bread to make the sandwich.
Please comment below with your opinions of this trend.

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Makeup Show Pop Up Shop Atlanta

Hey everyone so this past weekend was the first time The Makeup Show came to Atlanta. I wasn’t able to go shopping. Major bummer but I did get to see some new and cool products. There was Frends, NARS, Makeup Forever, Muse, Crown Brush and more. I enjoyed the free demos. I got a new Pro Card with Muse. I want to try to make it to the Dallas Show. I really enjoyed myself.

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MAC Cosmetics Haul

I just wanted to share what I recently purchased at MAC. I picked up the Prep and Prime, Matchmaster foundation in 7.5, Face and Body foundations in shades C2, C6 and N2. I also purchased a powder in dark. It wasn’t much I needed and the Face and Body foundations are for my makeup artist kit.

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Wet N Wild Setting Spray

I purchased the Wet N Wild Photo Setting Spray is a great buy. I have tried other drugstore setting sprays and this one does a good job. You don’t get a lot of product but for $5 you can stock up. Try it for yourself and comment on this post.

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Morphe Brushes Review

I love my Morphe Brushes makeup brushes and eyeshadow palette 35C. The brushes are made well and really an affordable choice if you’re just learning how to apply makeup or start your makeup artist kit.
The eye shadows are very pigmented and feels smooth when you touch it to do a swatch. I’ve received many compliments when I use this palette. I will recommend you try their eye shadows.

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Tips for Starting Out As A Makeup Artist

Someone on Twitter recently asked me how I got started and wanted my advice. So here are some things that any aspiring makeup artist should know. Sorry to get this post out so late. I hope it helps you out.

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1. Practice on your friends and family or stranger’s. Take before and after pictures. You need to practice on both young and old.

2. If you can afford makeup artist classes then definitely invest. I at the time couldn’t so I watched YouTube videos and practiced. I also learned from books.

3. Build your makeup artist kit with palettes for eyeshadow, blush, lipstick, contour. Highlight, primers, skincare, color correctors etc…

4. Learn the color wheel this will help you with mixing colors for a client. Complementary colors cancel out each other. For example if a client has redness then a green color corrector will even it out.

5. Learn the different face shapes and what looks will be best for each face shape.

6. Build a professional portfolio join ModelMayhem.com or purpleport.com and network with the other photographers, models and other makeup artist in your area

7. Purchase business cards or make your own if you’re good with graphic design

8. Start building your website and have it where clients can book your services online

9. Make sure you don’t need a cosmetology or esteician license in your area to do makeup

10. Get a lawyer to help you draw up contracts especially if you’re doing bridal makeup. This will help you in case a client has a reaction to any products used.