© Tania D. Russell and Makeup to Go!, 2008 – 2017. Unauthorized use and/or duplication of this material without express and written permission from this blog’s author and/or owner is strictly prohibited. Excerpts and links may be used, provided that full and clear credit is given to Tania D. Russell and Makeup to Go! with appropriate and specific direction (link) to the original content. Photos on this site are the work of Tania D. Russell, makeup artist (and/or the author of the blog post in the case of guest articles), under copyright of the respective photographer. Some articles may have a generic makeup stock image as the opening image (a pan of eyeshadow, or a swipe of lipstick) and I have PAID for those images through authorized stock image vendors. I also use cosmetics company publicly available product photos in my reviews/descriptions. If an image has been utilized in error, please contact and we will remove the image immediately. Any image of a face/bodypart with makeup on it is from my gallery of work as a professional makeup artist and is used for promotional consideration only with the permission of the photographer. My work is not free stock and unauthorized usage will be prosecuted. Some images may be available for purchase as Stock. Please contact us for details.


This site is a member of the Skimlinks Affiliate Program. Some items may also be Amazon Affiliate Program links. When you make a purchase via one of our Affiliate links, we get a small percentage of that sale which helps keep the site going.


Yes and No. Payment in exchange for a favorable cosmetic/skincare review? Nope. We can – and often do – receive gratis product and if we like it, we’ll review it. Likewise, in my career as a makeup artist I have brand relationships and have been a Brand Ambassador. Payment for favorable product reviews, however, undermine our mission to provide unbiased reviews based on the things we as professionals actually love and use on a regular basis.

As of this update (9/5/2017) none of my reviews have been sponsored reviews.

Sponsored collaborations such as campaigns or initiatives? Quite Possibly. The right project could be super fun, as long as it does not require writing a fake review of something. The artist/contributors of Makeup to Go! are uniquely qualified to offer expertise to campaigns and consumer events pertaining to cosmetics and beauty.

Makeup to Go! is specific to the review of cosmetics items and makeup tools and implements as that is our area of expertise. On the occasion I may also review a hair styling product and/or nail polish. The majority of the content on Makeup to Go! is written by myself (Tania D. Russell) and all guest content is provided by fellow makeup artists whom I know personally. The content of Makeup to Go! is very selective and highly curated to provide the best content of the highest integrity possible.


Makeup to Go! is happy to accept items for consideration of review. Please contact us via the form on our Contact + Booking page and select “Product Reviews” as the subject matter.

We review

– Makeup
– Skincare
– Hair Styling Products
– Makeup and Hair tools
– Nail care/Nail Polish

we are not likely to review

– Shampoos/Conditioners

we do not review

– Fragrances/Perfumes
– Dietary Aids
– Vitamins/Supplements
– Housewares

I love perfumes and housewares – so if you just want to send them to me anyway, great! But our reviews are based on items we are likely to use on our jobs as pro makeup artists. All of our reviews are honest assessments of a products’ performance after being used in a “real world” application. Therefore – while we are not into scathing, negative reviews – we cannot guarantee a product will receive a positive review. We can guarantee that items we choose to review will receive a fair assessment by working professionals.


As of this update (9/5/17) we have still had one Giveaway via our Mailing List, one Giveaway to celebrate the re-launch of our blog, one previously via Twitter. If you have an item that would make a good giveaway for our Blog, please contact us via our form on the Contact + Bookings page. Contests were previously conducted via our Facebook page, but they will now be conducted via our mailing list and/or possibly Instagram, in an attempt to cut down on entries from fake accounts. Giveaways and Contests are open to residents of the United States 16 years and older. Winners are picked via random selection.

Product advice and/or recommendations contained in this blog are based on a ) personal usage b ) 10+ years as professional makeup artists. That said, we cannot possibly predict every skin situation a given reader of the blog may have and what works for us may not work for you. We do not offer individualized skincare/product advice, our reviews are general reviews based on our usage. Additionally, we are not medical professionals. We cannot dispense medical advise nor can we predict how your skin may react to a given product.


Makeup to Go! is not a school, we offer short-term workshops. Neither I, nor Makeup to Go, have any authority by which to offer any sort of Certification. The only issuing body for meaningful certification in the state of California is the Department of Consumer Affairs – Board of Barbering and Cosmetology which is where one gets a Cosmetology license (necessary for any type of salon job and some personal services jobs in California). Individuals/workshops cannot offer the training necessary for a Cosmetology license, you have to go to a State licensed school.


Please Visit our Contact and Bookings page for any questions or further information.

Last updated 9/5/2017