To Tag or Not To Tag

To Tag or Not To Tag In our industry, being tagged in a great image you were a part of is wonderful.  Many of us have heard others say that it is…

Mee in the Press!! LA WEEKLY

Donna Mee, the Makeup Guru of Southern California By Gendy Alimurung Once a year, in late summer, Donna Mee takes her vintage makeup collection out of storage. Mee, who is known alternately as…

WATERMARKS ON PORTFOLIO IMAGES

My advice to Makeup Artists, Hairstylists, Models, Wardrobe Stylists, is that they do not, I repeat, DO NOT work with low end photographers that use watermarks. After over 3 decades in the…

What is the best Mascara?  

 This is one of the most commonly asked questions a Makeup Artist gets asked. I’d love to give you a simple answer with a specific brand and formula to go purchase. However,…

Men’s Grooming

The first thing to know about me is that I avoid using the word makeup all together. The correct industry term is men’s grooming, and this title also includes hairstyling and grooming…

Truth and Beauty

Americans spend more than $60 billion dollars a year on skincare and cosmetics. This Includes products to wash our faces, clear up our skin, slow down aging, smooth out our complexions, add…

The History of Cosmetics

In 1912 Max Factor was the first person to create professional make- up products for use in the new and fledgling motion picture industry. His new line of makeup gave a matte…

Sharing Wisdom Trumps Selling

It is common in the beauty industry to hear people say that they hate the fact that they have to sell things or that they feel bad pushing products on customers.  As…