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Interview with YouTube & Instagram Darling, Jadah Doll

Interview with YouTube & Instagram Darling, Jadah Doll

Today we have for you a very special interview with model and social media personality Jadah Doll! A self-proclaimed addict of makeup, travel and dogs, Jadah has taken social media by storm with her positive messages and genuine nature. Her fame was built on social media after her friend started an Instagram account for her in 2011. She's been posting images of all things pink, fluffy, sparkly and uplifting ever since, and the internet is in love! Jadah's followers adore her big, beautiful hair, quirky sense of humor, and makeup and hair advice. Check out the interview below!

https://www.instagram.com/p/9r9D_ExR67

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Frends Beauty at The Makeup Show NYC 2016

Frends Beauty at The Makeup Show NYC 2016

Ladies and gentlemen...we're hopping on a plane in a few minutes and heading back to NYC again! Not even going to put out a big old list of awesome products we are bringing because by now you know that the Frends Beauty booth is the place to be. We are in booth D17. If you don't have your tickets hurry to www.themakeupshow.com and get them. If you still need a reason to come to the booth, here it is...

https://youtu.be/iIw3g3Bx7LI

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Makeup removal made (very) easy.

Makeup removal made (very) easy.

My girlfriend and I normally have late night FaceTime calls on our iPhone's because we don't get to see each other too often. She's beautiful without makeup, but she always goes out of her way to look stunning for me. So even at midnight, she still has a full face on. The expertly crafted smoky eyes that make my heart skip a beat. The gorgeous red lips. The perfectly sculpted contour. No matter how hard I try to make her understand that she could call me looking like a garden gnome and I'd still love her, it falls on deaf ears and I am forced to FaceTime with a supermodel. I guess it's not that bad...

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Can we talk about IMATS NYC for a minute?

Can we talk about IMATS NYC for a minute?

Go hard or don't go at all, apparently, is the new slogan for Frends Beauty and Stilazzi because we are going harder than hard. IMATS NYC 2016, will house the largest booth we've ever had at any tradeshow in history. It's 20x30 feet of makeup awesomeness. That's 600 square feet. That's like 11 standard NYC apartments full of makeup from your favorite brands like Stilazzi, Ben Nye, Viseart, Jouer, The Balm, Blvd. Cosmetics, Beautyblender, The Makeup Eraser, NYX Cosmetics, Vueset, Z Palette, Anastasia Beverly Hills, LORAC, BECCA Cosmetics, RCMA, Ardell lashes, lash adhesive, and more!

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Advice for Working on Set from a Curmudgeon

Advice for Working on Set from a Curmudgeon

Preface: This was sent in to me from a close friend, Martina Sykes-Geiger. She has been working professionally as a makeup artist for over ten years and is currently working on primetime hit Chicago Fire. You can find her online on her blog, Facebook, and Instagram.

- Matt

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Are you buying fake cosmetics?

Are you buying fake cosmetics?

As a health conscious beauty lover, you tend to care about what goes into making the products you wear on your face. You probably pay close attention to the different chemicals in cosmetics. Cosmetics companies typically spend a lot of time researching the right formulas that deliver the wearability and blendability that consumers want, while focused on using mixtures that promote healthy skin. Counterfeit products that come from random Chinese factories, though...no. Just no. Super no.

In 2015, London police intercepted a shipment of almost 5,000 counterfeit MAC Cosmetics products inbound from China. They were likely headed to small street markets or bazaars, where it's easy to sell and tough to track. Other places where these are popping up like mad are websites like eBay and Amazon. We've found instances of counterfeit Ben Nye Banana Powder being sold for 2x retail prices there. Say whut?

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Frends Beauty to Beast Videos

Frends Beauty to Beast Videos

You've probably heard about our Frends Beauty to Beast ad series we created for Make-up Artist Magazine, and On Makeup Magazine. If not, here's a quick summary. We brought together some of the worlds most talented professional makeup artists into a studio to create their own unique looks using products exclusively from Frends Beauty's inventory. On the beast side we had Carlene K, Kristofer Buckle, and Jordan Liberty. On the special fx side we had Eryn Krueger Mekash, Matthew Mungle, and Richard Redlefsen. Those in the know, know that this is an All-Star makeup team.

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Frends Beauty at The Makeup Show LA 2016

Frends Beauty at The Makeup Show LA 2016

Will we see you this year at The Makeup Show Los Angeles? Frends Beauty is an event sponsor, and we're bringing the heat. You can expect to find stellar deals on Stilazzi, Beautyblender, NYX Cosmetics, BECCA Cosmetics, Jouer, Ben Nye, Viseart, and more. Make sure you check out Stilazzi's new affordable synthetic makeup brushes and expanded makeup line. They're going to be a hit at the show, and in your makeup kit!

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Interview with Instagram makeup sensation Ariel Diaz / @theevanitydiary

Interview with Instagram makeup sensation Ariel Diaz / @theevanitydiary

We have a very exciting interview for you today with the tremendously talented makeup artist Ariel Diaz! A self-described cosmetic illusionist, Ariel creates amazing transformations on both himself and others with an impressive attention to detail that you have to see to believe. His serious skills are apparent in both the original looks and the recreations he puts together, from Beyonce and Angelina Jolie to Angela Bassett, Lady Gaga, and more. You can see more of Ariel's amazing work at @theevanitydiary on Instagram.

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We've added BECCA Cosmetics to our lineup at Frends Beauty!

We've added BECCA Cosmetics to our lineup at Frends Beauty!

Hey party people we're excited to announce the newest addition to the Frends Beauty makeup inventory! BECCA Cosmetics specializes in using innovative, state of the art formulas to create and help women of all colors find the perfect shade of foundation. To help you find yours, we've included this handy foundation finder. It's as easy as selecting your skin tone family, then selecting the right shade. Download it here -- BECCA Foundation Finder

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Marinello Schools of Beauty Set to Close

Marinello Schools of Beauty Set to Close

We can only hope that the thousands of students are able to transfer their educational credits to other schools and complete their cosmo license hours. If you are thinking about attending a beauty school, don't forget to look at city and state run schools. For example, close to us here in the Valley is the West Valley Occupational Center, which runs a 1600 hour cosmetology licensing course. It may not be as sexy, but it is a part of the Los Angeles Unified School District, and it's not going anywhere. We at Frends Beauty wish all of the unfortunate displaced students our best, and we hope you find answers to your questions.

 

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Why should you come see Frends Beauty at a trade show?

Why should you come see Frends Beauty at a trade show?

Simply put, we do our best to bring the products that you want, at the prices you appreciate, with the customer service you deserve. On the real, trade shows are not easy, and they are not cheap. By the time the doors open and you rush through them, we've already spent dozens of hours planning and building, and probably spent tens of thousands of dollars to make it all come together.

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RCMA No Color Powder giveaway at The Makeup Show Orlando

RCMA No Color Powder giveaway at The Makeup Show Orlando

Will you be at The Makeup Show Orlando this year? Do you want to get your hands on an RCMA No Color Powder?

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IMATS LA 2016 was ridiculous...

IMATS LA 2016 was ridiculous...

The International Makeup Artist Trade Show team really, really knocked it out of the park last weekend with their 2016 LA show. On Wednesday night, Michael Key and the crew put together a gala for the 20th year of Make-up Artist Magazine. It was hosted by McKenzie Westmore from Face/Off and Matt Winston, actor and son of legendary makeup artist Stan Winston. There was even a magician, Dan Birch, which I will be honest I thought was kinda odd but he kept pulling birds out of thin air and it was awesome. Especially the freakin' parrot. Like, dude...WHERE DID THAT EVEN COME FROM? Then he turned a white dove into a dog.

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Social Media is CRAZY!

Social Media is CRAZY!

Have you ever tried RCMA No-color Powder? Because this week, thousands of people have, for the first time. Instagram makeup artist kathleenlights posted a shot (above) of RCMA's new favorite powder a few days ago, and the world went crazy. We've always known that it's great stuff, and now the rest of the world does...the post received more than 25,000 likes in it's first 24 hours, and the no color powder went flying off the shelves everywhere. As I write this we are completely out of stock, with more coming in soon.

Have you tried it? Check back often here - http://www.frendsbeauty.com/rcma-no-color-powder.html - to see if it is back in stock, and get it fast, because it'll fall right back out of stock fast!

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Viseart Lip Palette 01 Muse Nude at Frends Beauty

Viseart Lip Palette 01 Muse Nude at Frends Beauty

I like good people. The world needs more of them. So when I woke up a text this morning from Anastasia, a good friend of mine and CEO of Viseart, that Kim Kardashian's makeup artist Mario Dedivanovic endorsed Viseart's Muse Nude Lip Palette, I was ecstatic. As he puts it, you have to have this because "the textures are really creamy".

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Frends Beauty at The Makeup Show Orlando

Frends Beauty at The Makeup Show Orlando

Here ye here ye, your friends from Frends Beauty are heading down to sunny Orlando, FL for The Makeup Show! Join us on January 30th - 31st, 2016 as we celebrate makeup artistry, education, and community. Get your tickets at The Makeup Show's website - http://www.themakeupshow.com/orlando/tickets/.

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Frends Beauty to Beast Artist Spotlight: Richard Redlefsen

Frends Beauty to Beast Artist Spotlight: Richard Redlefsen

When you look up "The Man" in the dictionary...wait, who does that these days? When you Google "The Man" and click images, all you see is a page full of Richard Redlefsen IN YO FACE! That's because, plainly put, Richard Redlefsen is the man. A long time friend and customer of ours, we asked him to be a part of our Frends Beauty To Beast ad campaign, and he happily joined on. We asked him a series of questions to help you understand more about him, and why we asked him to come down. Check it out!

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Frends Beauty to Beast Artist Spotlight: Jordan Liberty

Frends Beauty to Beast Artist Spotlight: Jordan Liberty

I'll be honest, we didn't even think about doing this shoot without our friend Jordan. His personality screams energy, and his talent absolutely shines. We asked him some questions about his career, check them out below!

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Now you can SHOP our Instagram

Now you can SHOP our Instagram

Ok check it out, this is cool. The brilliant minds at Frends Beauty (Paul and I) figured out how to make our Instagram feed, a shoppable one. Meaning, if you see stuff you love on our Instagram, you can click the link in our page bio, and shop them directly on our website.

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