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Today on Facebook, one of my friends asked me for help; her twelve year old daughter wants makeup for Christmas and she doesn’t know where to turn. Her well meaning friends suggested lessons Sephora, Bare Minerals, and Clinique. Well, $50 or even $75 doesn’t go very far at any of those stores, and as far […]

December 4, 2013

At my advanced age, I thought I knew it all, had tried it all, and that there was no “holy grail” of skincare. I have never had great skin and have battled acne since I hit puberty. I worked for years in prestige cosmetics and studied esthetics at beauty school, so I have had access […]

September 20, 2013


from Sarah, her BRIDEFace artist, “I could not get enough of this lovely bride and her wonderful wedding party and family! This beauty just finished dental school and returns to school this fall for orthodontics. We kept her look simple yet elegant for her afternoon wedding with dramatic neutral eyeshadows and a flirty pink lip. […]

September 16, 2013

I looooove when my clients bring in photos of makeup they like. Puts everyone on the same page and can save a lot of time. But let me illustrate some of the challenges with what you see in a photo, particularly many of the most popular ones you’ll find on Pinterest. Check out these side […]

September 3, 2013


Just as you wouldn’t want to meet with a florist or photographer unprepared, you probably won’t want to meet your bridal makeup artist without a game plan of how you want to look for your wedding. You will want to have all of your style elements in place; your gown and wedding venue will dictate […]

July 21, 2013

 from Sarah: “This was such a fun wedding and lovely group of ladies. We had a blast getting everyone ready at the Colleen’s parents house, just before the bridal party went downtown for pictures. I love how Colleen did not leave out a single detail, from the bling “i do” on her shoes, to her […]

June 28, 2013


 I met Mary several years ago when I was working at Saks and she and her girlfriends would always come to me for prom makeup. I was absolutely thrilled when she contacted me right after she got engaged (I was the first vendor she booked; a girl with priorities!) and she even snagged my all […]

June 26, 2013

I’ve never been a huge fan of most eyeliner pencils. Traditional wooden ones require sharpening, and then you waste half the pencil trying to get a decent point. I have usually preferred gel liners in a pot or cream eyeshadows. But about a year ago I got a purple Stila pencil in my Birchbox and […]

June 12, 2013


This post is long overdue, since Lucy’s wedding was last fall! She’s been on my mind because we just did a FACEing makeup class together and I realized I had never blogged her. Better late than never! Lucy was very nervous about a “white lady” doing her makeup (her words) because she had never liked […]

May 24, 2013

from Sarah: “I am so excited for MaryEvan and Stuart’s wedding this June! We had so much fun doing MaryEvan’s makeup for her engagement session, and went with an elegant natural look with lots of rosy pinks. Aren’t they a gorgeous couple?” Photos: Kortnee Kate Photography

May 2, 2013


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