© Tania D. Russell and Makeup to Go!, 2008 – 2022. Unauthorized use and/or duplication of this material without express and written permission from this 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 is also my original work and under my copyright. Any other images are Stock images for which I have paid and hence hold appropriate usage rights. I have also used 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 – 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. 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.


Some items linked may 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.

We will also be employing a products page in the near future.


Collaborations HECK YES, payments for favorable reviews HECK NO. In my career as a makeup artist I have brand relationships and have been a Brand Ambassador, and I have received and continue to receive product gratis. 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.

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. 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 (9/12/2021) none of my reviews have been sponsored reviews.

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 page and please list “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
– General Toiletry items (toothpastes, mouthwash, soaps, etc.)

We do not review

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

Don’t get me wrong; I love perfumes and housewares. If you just want to send them to me, great! I shout out random products I like all the time on Instagram. But our Blog 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 (9/12/21) we have had one Giveaway via our Mailing List and one Giveaway via Twitter.

We are not planning any future Giveaways at this time.

If we do, it’ll be an informal giveaway on Instagram. If you have an item that would make a good giveaway for our Blog, please contact us via our form on the Contact page. Giveaways and Contests 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 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 short-term education. 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 Page page for any questions or further information.

Last updated 9/12/2021