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MUA Professional Airbrush Kit Reviews

There are a lot of airbrush kits out there, so much so that it’s difficult to figure out what you should and shouldn’t use.  The various tech specs aren’t detailed enough to tell you as a MUA or consumer what is worth your while to purchase.  We want to narrow down your search for you, and help you identify what type of airbrush you need.

As a professional makeup artist myself, I own 4 airbrush kits.  That may sound like overkill, but for me, each airbrush serves it’s individual purpose for each level of makeup artistry, so I still have them all.  For the purposes of this post, I will review the 4 that I own.  I will have future posts to review other airbrush systems as we progress.

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How and Why to Properly Apply Liquid Foundation

“What’s the best way to apply liquid foundation?”

We get this question or topic all the time in our makeup classes.  So I decided it’s best to write an article for everyone to reference, as well as make a video later on to demonstrate.  When it comes to liquid foundation, there’s really 4 ways that everyone uses to apply with (NOTE: I don’t consider airbrushing in the 4 methods because it’s more of something that professionals use. I’m mainly going with the 4 most common methods).  However, not all methods are created equal, so today, we’re going to go over each and the pros and cons.

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How to Make Your Makeup Last Longer and All Day

Everyone is looking for the secret to making your makeup last all day or longer through the day.  So we’ve come up with some great tips from our makeup artists to share how to get you that flawless finish all day long.

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Real Weddings – Behind the Scenes on the Special Day

We are crazy excited to release another video, this time giving our prospective audience a glimpse of what goes on behind the scenes in the bridal suite during your special day.  I’ve been wanting to do this for a while now, because I feel like it’s a great way for potential brides to see what we can bring to the table in terms of our services.  Yes, it’s just makeup and hair to most common people, but I have a passion to make it so much more.  We all know that on the day of the wedding, there is a fair share of nervousness and anxiety going around, because it’s a big step in the lives of each and every bride (including for their family members, bridesmaids, and bridal party).  Therefore, I want to help bring fun, excitement, laughs, and positive energy in to the room to counter-balance it.

It also helps to have a GREAT bridal party to participate in the fun and laughs, so Allison Moore and her bridesmaids were just the ultimate video material.  The group of sorority girls blended together perfectly, and made our jobs so much easier to begin with.  It was almost impossible NOT to have fun with them, dancing, cracking jokes, and just having a good time, but also making sure everyone was gorgeous and beautiful, especially our bride Allie!

Check out the video below.  I plan to make a few more in-depth videos, so if you have suggestions or feedback on what we can do for our next video, please share or let me know!

Big shout-out to Different Cloud Imagery for filming and putting this together for us.  Also a HUGE shout-out to our team of girls (Nakia Hope, Lourenda Betlazar, Ruchi Karnwal, Kaysy Escalante-Gomez) for making this happen!

Fall 2014 Makeup Trends


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Simple Fall 2014 Makeup Trends to Know

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The fall 2014 season is upon us, ladies.  As the leaves change colors, and the weather cools down (well, it should eventually anyway unless you live in the drought and heat-laden California like we do!), it’s time we point out the hot makeup looks of the upcoming season.  Obviously, there are the super dramatic looks that we share on a regular basis with everyone on our Facebook page for creative inspiration, but since we are in the comforts of our blog and a bit more cozy and private with you, I wanted to tone it down a bit and focus on some simple looks that all of us can achieve on a regular basis.  =D Here we go!

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