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I credit having two older sisters with my falling in love with EVERYTHING BEAUTY. Watching two fashionistas while growing up turned out to be a seduction of my interests. I was quite the tomboy until 8th grade  then it began. As a teen, I began to devour every beauty editorial in all of the top fashion magazines: Vogue©, Elle©, Essence©, Cosmopolitan©, Harpers Bazaar© and Seventeen. I could not get enough. I was ever-willing to spend my last $10 on an eyebrow pencil and two fashion rags. I would spend hours at the nearest store to browse the make-up lines and become familiar with every tool there was. I learned to sew at a very young age (Mommy made sure), so this was the time I started designing and sewing my own outfits to wear to school. So of course I had to have nails and eye shadow to match. If my blouse had black and white stripes or a checkered pattern, then so did my nails and eyes. Eventually becoming a NAIL TECHNICIAN & MAKE-UP ARTIST was a natural progression.

Friday, December 10, 2010

I have seen work from other MUA, where the look went from dramatic to soft. This was done on the same person (bridal). How do you do that without ruining the face makeup?

Dramatic to soft can be accomplished cleanly by muting intensity w/ foundation that was used. Precise, careful softening of dramatic features of the look should be done w/ brushes and/or sponges that give you great control in handling details.

Dab foundation into area that is to be softened & where possible/necessary - swipe away some of the color/intensity. Continue by making sure foundation is still even all over (stippling w/ sponges like Sonia Kashuk or Beauty Blender for flawless results) & finish with loose powder, in a blending fashion to soften the look over-all.

Hope this helps! :-)

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