© Tania D. Russell and Makeup to Go!, 2008 – 2023. Unauthorized use and/or duplication of this material without express and written permission Makeup to Go/Blog 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. As of 2018, many of the product photography also the original work of Makeup to Go/Tania D. Russell and under my copyright. Any other images are paid Stock images for which appropriate usage rights are held. Makeup to Go has also used cosmetics company publicly available product photos in reviews/descriptions. If an image has been utilized in error, please contact and the image will be removed immediately. Any image of a face makeup is from the professional portfolio of Tania D. Russell, makeup artist – or one of the professional makeup artists with whom Makeup to Go collaborates – and is used for promotional consideration only with the permission of the photographer. Photographic Images on Makeup to Go/Makeup to Go Blog are not free stock and unauthorized usage will be prosecuted. Some images may be available for purchase as Stock. Please contact for details.


Some items listed or linked on this website or on Makeup to Go Blog social media accounts (Currently Instagram, Threads, and Twitter. May also add TikTok and YouTube in the future.) may be affiliate program links. Currently Makeup to Go/Tania D. Russell is a participant in the Amazon Affiliate Program, ShopMy/ShopList, and Skimlinks. 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, at no additional cost to you.


Collaborations HECK YES, payments for favorable reviews HECK NO. As a working, professional makeup artist, Makeup to Go founder Tania D. Russell has many brand relationships for which she has received gratis product, and she is currently a Brand Educator for Pigment Cosmetics for which she is paid and receives gratis product in order to teach classes. Payment in exchange for favorable product reviews, however, undermines Makeup to Go’s mission to provide unbiased reviews based on the things we as professionals actually love and use on a regular basis.

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 any kind (or smearing another brand, etc). The artist/contributors of Makeup to Go! are uniquely qualified to offer expertise to campaigns and consumer events pertaining to cosmetics and beauty.

As of this update (7/31/2023) no Makeup to Go reviews have ever been sponsored.

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 we may also review a hair styling product and/or nail polish. The majority of the content on Makeup to Go! is written by Tania D. Russell and all guest content is provided by invited fellow professional makeup artists. 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 page.

We review

– Makeup
– Skincare
– Makeup/Skin Tools
– Hair Styling Products
– Hair tools

We might review

– Nail care/Nail Polish
– Shampoos/Conditioners
– Related General Toiletry items (soaps, body washes, etc.)

We do not review

– Fragrances/Perfumes
– Unrelated General Toiletry items (toothpastes, mouthwash, etc.)
– Dietary Aids
– Vitamins/Supplements
– Housewares

Editor’s Note: Don’t get me wrong; I love perfumes and housewares. If you just want to send them to me, that’s great! I shout out random products I like all the time on Instagram.

That said, Makeup to Go Blog reviews are based on items the Makeup to Go Experts and Contributors are likely to use in our jobs as professional 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 (7/31/23) Makeup to Go has conducted a minimal amount of Giveaways, and that continues to be the plan going forward at this time.

Makeup to Go! Giveaways are open to residents of the United States 16 years and older. Winners are picked via random selection. Accounts that are determined to be fake/invalid will be disqualified and a new winner will be selected.

Product advice and/or recommendations contained in this blog are based on a ) personal usage b ) 15+ years as professional makeup artists c ) generalized, and not specific advice given to any one person. We cannot possibly predict every skin situation a given reader of the blog may have and what works for us and our clientele may not work for you. We do not offer individualized skincare/cosmetics 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 curated, short-term makeup career education. Neither Makeup to Go nor Tania D. Russell have any authority by which to offer any sort of Certification other than a Certification of Completion of a Makeup to Go Course. Makeup to Go’s Certificate of Completion is in no way a diploma or a license. Neither Diplomas for study nor Licenses for practice can be issued by an individual. In the State of California Diplomas and Licenses can only be earned and issued by attending and completing coursework at an appropriately accredited, State licensed school. Information on accredited post-secondary education in California can be found at Bureau of Private Post-Secondary Education, and information on Licensing can be found at 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).


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

Last updated 7/31/2023