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Tuesday, March 10, 2015

Maybelline Fit Me Matte + Poreless Foundation

I love the new Maybelline Fit Me Matte + Poreless Foundation. I had the original Fit Me but I looked like a grease ball in my T-zone. I like this foundation I love how it feels on my skin. It doesn't have a strong scent. You can build up the coverage. I use two shades 330 Toffee Caramel and 355 Coconut. I wish there were a few more shades for women of color. Overall I would recommend trying this foundation. It doesn't transfer.

Thursday, February 26, 2015

Beauty Advisor Job Interview Questions

 
 
 
I've  recently  been  on  three  different  beauty  advisor job interviews with  three  different companies. I want to help you ladies out by getting you prepared for your beauty advisor interview. Here are some of the questions I was asked as well as other questions that might assist you. Do you have retail experience?
Tell me about yourself?
How do you feel about applying makeup on people?
Have you ever sold cosmetics before?
How would you build a relationship with the customer to get repeat clientele?
Describe a time when you had to work as a team?
Why do you want to work at?
What are your strengths and weaknesses?
What is good customer service?
How would you deal with an unhappy customer?
Why should I hire you?

Friday, February 6, 2015

Avon Nailwear Pro Nail Polishes

These are my nail polish collection from Avon. I have Gel Finish in Iceberg White, Nailwear Pro in Plum Seduction, Attic Waters, Red Reveal, Forbidden Fudge, Starry Sky and Speed Dry 30 in Pronto Purple. I love the Avon Nailwear Pro Polishes. They are very pigmented and are easy to use. There is always a new line of nail polishes coming out. They are usually on sale if you want to purchase visit my store Not Just Makeup
 

Wednesday, February 4, 2015

Tips for a Professional Photo Shoot as a Model

If you are a model who is just getting started as a model. It is very important to invest in yourself as a model if you plan on getting paid work. Investing in a great photographer is the first step. You also need to invest in a great hair stylist and makeup artist. These right people can really make or break your portfolio.
I know you are wondering why do I need to invest in all of that. By doing your makeup yourself you could loose getting potential jobs if you don't wear makeup and decide to do it yourself it will show in the pictures. If you don't know how to apply your makeup right or want to try a look you don't know how to do it will cost you jobs.You can start on Model Mayhem to meet photographers, hair stylist and makeup artist. This is a great place to meet others in your area and build a portfolio.
 
The benefits of investing in yourself as a model are if you have paid for a professional photo shoot you are guaranteed your photos and will get high quality photos for your portfolio.
My personal story when I used to model I have had photo shoots unpaid time for trade and didn't get any pictures from the shoot. I was so hurt and this also happened once for a photo shoot I did as a makeup artist.
 
I also suggest if you do a time for print deal. Have a written agreement with the photographer. Have in there how many images you had agreed to and how long it will take to get them back. Include the date of the photo shoot and location. Have a space for the photographer to sign and date.

Makeup artist have the education on lighting, ingredients, undertones, sanitation and more. Your makeup artist should keep up with trends. They should be able to educate you on trends and products if you have questions or at least be willing to find out the answer. When you hire a makeup artist and they are on location with you they know when to touch up your makeup and how to create different looks.
 
Makeup by me on model Kennedi Rae

Monday, February 2, 2015

Milani Ultrafine Eyeliners

I purchased these eyeliner from Dollar Tree. They are very pigmented. They do have glitter in them. If you wanted a matte eyeliner this is not the ones you want. I got three colors Prismatic Purple, Sparkling Turquoise and Emerald Glisten. The tip is a very small brush for doing a small winged liner.



Friday, January 30, 2015

Makeup Sanitation Tips for Makeup Artist

Image credit: ehensley www.morguefile.com
 
Eyes:
Use disposable mascara wands.
Never double dip into the mascara.
That can cause pink eye, herpes or other infections.
Mascara and eyeliner should be discarded every four to six weeks highly recommend or replace every four to six months.
 
Cream Products:
When getting out cream products Use a palette knife or spatula
Use 90% rubbing alcohol to sterilize after each use.
 
Powder Products:
Wipe powder products with a tissue after each use. Try Beauty So Clean for cleaning powder products. Face powders, bronzers, powder products replace after a year.
 
Foundations:
Replace your foundations every six months. Use foundations with a pump they last longer than liquid foundations without a pump. Foundations which are a cream foundation use a spatula and scoop out a small amount on a stainless steel palette.
Lips:
Lipstick, lip liner and glosses are good for two years. Use a spatula to get product off the tube and put it on a stainless steel palette.
 
Tools:
Use alcohol to sanitize tweezers, scissors, and lash curlers.
 
Brushes:
Wash your brushes each night after each use. Have at least three sets of brushes when working on multiple clients. Spot clean with a makeup brush cleaner like Cinema Secrets or Parian Spirit to spot clean. Deep clean and sanitize when you get home.

 

Saturday, January 3, 2015

Current Coupon Codes

Here are some current coupon codes  for my Avon site http://youravon.com/notjustmakeup

New customers use code WELCOME for 20% off an order of $50 or more this is a one time use code.

THANKYOU20 save 20% off an order of $50 or more this is a one time use.

Q4WEL14 10% off an order of $40 or more expires on 1/5/2015.

SITEWIDE 20% off an order of $50 or more expires on 1/9/2015.