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Photoshop: Is That Really YOU?

Photoshop: Is That Really YOU?

Here’s the scenario: You are flipping through Instagram, Facebook, etc., and see before and after photos of a woman who just had a makeover. In the first picture, the woman resembles Chewbacca from Star Wars and in the second, she is officially on Beyonce status. I’m seeing way too many makeup artists (and non-artists) posting heavily photoshopped pictures that are not an accurate representation…

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*** UPDATE*** Many thanks to Shirley R. Gindler-Price and Jim Chew for pointing me in the right direction. This photo is one of thousands shot by  Philadelphia photographer John W. Mosley from the 1930s through the 1960s on Chicken Bone Beach in Atlantic City, NJ. Mr. Mosley’s archives are housed at Temple University in Philadelphia. Photo: John W. Mosley, Courtesy of the Charles L. Blockson Afro-American Collection, Temple University Libraries. 
This fabulous photo of beautiful friends (sisters? cousins?) has been making the rounds for eons online - via Pinterest, Tumblr, etc. However, no one has been able to identify any of these women or the photographer. I see the Shelburne (Hotel?) is in the background. Maybe they are in Atlantic City, NJ? If you have any information about the four women in this photo - or the photographer - please let me know in the comment section.

The Makeup Show-Chicago

TMS 2014The show has left the city but the memories will remain forever! I am a huge supporter of

Makeup First Artistry

Makeup First Artistry

The Makeup Showand believe that it’s the perfect avenue for artists of all levels who may want something different from IMATS. Top artists are there to share their knowledge with other artists, students, and guests. Being able to spend time surrounded by like-minded peers creates a…

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Team Spring!

Since the weird Chicago weather is finally making sense, I’ve been inspired to create more Spring themed looks for my clients, now that we are actually having a Spring.

I love a bold eye like nobody’s business but I know for most women, the style is sometimes difficult to own, especially for a daytime look. My model wasn’t entirely convinced that she could pull off her bright, bold, blue look…

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Wedding Guest Look

It’s wedding season, and guests want to look their very best, so this post is all about creating a fresh, colorful look that’s easy to achieve.

My model (who’s also one of my BFF’s)  was wearing a multicolored dress of various shades, including orange, turquoise, and fuchsia. After adding an eye primer, I decided to play up her eyes by swiping Magnolia Makeup Pigment in Green Tea on the inner…

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