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  • #MakeupMonday – Makeup for Breakout Prone Skin


    Confession time: I have breakout-prone skin. By breakouts, I mean acne.* I have battled with it my entire life right up to this current moment. It is overall much better now but my skin can still go from fabulously perfect and radiant to woefully broken out in seemingly a moment’s notice. Whether you are suffering […]

  • #MakeupMonday – The Basics – Makeup Brushes

    makeup to go tania d russell makeup brushes

    Returning to our series The Basics, I decided to write about makeup brushes. I would say in my private lessons/teaching this is the item I’m asked about third/fourth most often (behind mascara, foundation and concealer). For makeup artists, however, this is the A-#1 priority. Bottom line while, yes, some products are obviously better than others, […]

  • #MakeupMonday – The Makeup Show LA 2013 Postscript

    makeup to go at the makeup show los angeles 2013

    The Makeup Show LA 2013 is a wrap… and I’d have to say it was a rousing success. This year’s show featured some of the best in the biz and had something for all artists working in all mediums at all levels. Here’s a photo essay of the Makeup to Go experience of the show…

  • IMATS Los Angeles 2012 Wrap Up

    IMATS Los Angeles 2012 is behind us. I ended up having a fantastic time at the International Makeup Artist Trade Show Los Angeles this year and I figured I’d better write about it before no one cares anymore. First a moment of full disclosure on why I am so late… This time last week I […]