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Calling All MakeUpManiacs! A Word from Eva Marie ... on Brows

FOREGO THE FACE LIFT…OFFER CLIENTS A BROW LIFT INSTEAD A well-arched brow acts like a face lift on all women. Thicker brows tend to add years and vice versa (one of the most popular ways Hollywood makeup artists perform makeovers is to thin out the brows – remember Bette Davis in Now Voyager?) Brooke Shields [...]

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7 Winningest Oscar Nominees for Best Makeup & Hairstyling

With the 87th Annual Academy Awards right around the corner, it’s an opportune time to reflect on the artists that make the cast members look so fitting for their roles. Through skill, hard work and dedication, the makeup artist magically transforms actors and actresses into hobbits, pirates and frumpy nannies. Most of the characters created by the artists [...]

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What's in a Makeup Artist's Bag?

Whether you're striving to be a makeup artist for big motion pictures, or you just want to use the stuff the pro's use, it's always good to know what makeup artist carries with them at all times. Congratulate yourself on stepping up your makeup routine. Makeup is a creative, artistic, fun, and dramatic outlet that can brighten a mood [...]

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Seven Point - Oh!

It’s here! The newest version of MakeUpMania.com – a virtual look at our love of makeup!Since MakeUpMania launched in 1998, I have seen the Internet grow up and have been lucky to have a business based in a dot com for so many years. And I have to say - I love the Internet! Yes [...]

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Interview with Marietta Carter-Narcisse

Makeup Artist, Educator, Diva Businesswoman, Mother, Beauty Writer for Black Elegance Magazine, National Spokeswoman for Interface Cosmetics, Member of IATSE Local 706, Member of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences and the list goes on! A diva of all trades and a woman of excellence for September! I had an inspirational interview with Marietta [...]

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Interview with Michael Burnett: Mastermind Behind Universal Studio's Halloween Horror Nights

Ghosts goblins, monsters, gore and more! That's what October's makeup artist of the month, Michael Burnett specializes in. Michael is a Halloween Extraordinare, as he is the mastermind behind Universal Studio's Halloween Horror Nights! This is his third year in charge of 5 Halloween mazes, live stage shows and keeping a crew of 35 makeup [...]

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Interview with Marvin Westmore: Make Up Artist and Educator

I met with Marvin at Westmore Academy and got the Hollywood scoop on the Westmore family dynasty! Marvin is the father of five kids: Kevin, Kandy, Eric, Kris and Matthew. Four out of five kids work in the TV and Film Industry! Marvin is one of the forefront educators in makeup artistry education, has a [...]

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Interview with Beckie Kravetz: Sculptor, Master Mask-Maker & Make Up Artist

I interviewed Beckie while she was in Los Angeles for the opening of her latest work "Sculpted Arias." The exhibit was held at the Los Angeles Music Center Opera. Art buff's and opera lovers were among the crowd viewing her collection of famous opera characters. Get the scoop on Beckie's fascinating career as a multi-talented [...]

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Interview with Ian Goodwin: SPFX Guru of Makeup Mania and Rogue Planet

Fast facts on Ian the SPFX Guru: born in Santa Cruz, California, used to be a D.J., hates fashion, colors distract him, likes women with a clean all-natural looking face, never touched a tube of lipstick before moving to LA for makeup school! Read into Ian's story about becoming a Special Effects Guru! How did you [...]

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