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What Every Makeup Artist Needs to Know About Setting a Look

What Every Makeup Artist Needs to Know About Setting a Look

Every one of us, at some point, has created a makeup look that we love, only to see it start to fall apart after a few hours. While there are plenty of tips out there on how you can create gorgeous looks, there aren't enough tips about how you can make those looks last.

There's no point in creating a flawless face for a client if it's not going to hold up. If you want to ensure that their makeup stays in place all night long, then keep reading for our tips about how to set a look.

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Post-Surgery Makeup Concerns and How to Overcome Them

Post-Surgery Makeup Concerns and How to Overcome Them

Here at Frends Beauty, we're zero judgement when it comes to getting a little nip and tuck. Some of our customers have written us with questions about how they can conceal common post-surgery concerns.

Whether you've had a cosmetic or a medical procedure, we understand that sometimes you need to get out of bed and back to your life before your face has truly healed. To help you look your best, here are some of the most common post-surgery facial concerns and how you can fix them with the magic of makeup and skincare.

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More Makeup Mishaps!

More Makeup Mishaps!

1/10) My NYX setting spray is in a very similar spray bottle to my hair oil. Multiple times I have sprayed setting spray into my hair. On one occasion I sprayed my hair oil onto my completed full face. I had to start again. -S.S.

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Brand Spotlight Mehron

Brand Spotlight Mehron

Mehron got its start in 1927 when founder Mehron Malik created his first line of rouge and pomades in New York's theater district. It wasn't long before Mehron's products were being worn by many of New York's leading ladies, including names such as Elizabeth Taylor and Judy Garland. Now, 90 years later, Mehron continues to be an industry leader in beauty, fx, and theatrical makeup.

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7 Makeup Artist Tips From the Pros

7 Makeup Artist Tips From the Pros

Whether you're just getting started or are an industry pro, we can all learn from each other. Here are some of our favorite makeup artist tips: 

Lighten Up With the Right Primer

If your skin is looking dull these days, try a peach or apricot toned primer to brighten things up. It counteracts blueish dark circles, too.

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3 Makeup Tips For Putting Your Best Face Forward for Photos

3 Makeup Tips For Putting Your Best Face Forward for Photos

We've all experienced this classic Instagram blunder: Our makeup looks positively fabulous in the mirror, but when we see ourselves in photos, everything looks wrong.

This doesn't happen because you aren't as good at doing your makeup as you think you are. Rather, it's because you might not be aware of the makeup techniques that are necessary to ensure that you look your absolute best when take a photo or selfie.

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10 More Makeup Artist Horror Stories

10 More Makeup Artist Horror Stories

So we laughed so hard compiling part one of Makeup Artist Horror Stories, that we had to make a part two. We still can't believe this stuff. Be forewarned...hilarity has struck again!

1/10) When I first started out doing freelance work I was doing makeup for a bride who was also a friend of mine. We got to chatting and I got a little distracted and when I was done I noticed something just wasn't quite right about her eyes. It wasn't until she was headed out the door that I realized that I had put her lashes on backwards so the longest lashes were on the inner corners of her eyes making her look like she was in a constant state of mild confusion. - AM

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Creating the Perfect Eyeshadow for Your Eye Shape

Creating the Perfect Eyeshadow for Your Eye Shape

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This eye shape is characterized by its lack of a (or a very small) crease. This might sound like a negative, but it also means there's more lid space to play with.

For this shape, apply a light shade of shadow across the entire lid. To create the illusion of a crease, apply a medium shade where the crease would be and blend. Line the upper lash line only in a dark shade to really define the eye.

Bonus tip: Blend the eyeliner upward to create more definition and open the eye. A light sweeping of a light, shimmery shade across the brow bone does this too.

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Top 4 Products to Perfect No-Makeup Makeup

Top 4 Products to Perfect No-Makeup Makeup

Sure, it's fun to do a full-on glam makeup look that features a smoky eye, heavily contoured skin and bold lips. However, if you're starting to get a little sick of the over-the-top Instagram look, then it might be time to mix things up with the "no makeup" makeup look. 

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Tips For Applying Face and Body Paint

Tips For Applying Face and Body Paint

If you've ever stalked the Instagram or YouTube accounts of body painting pros, you've probably literally gasped at some of the amazing designs they've created. We'll admit, even though we're not the world's best body painters, we're kind of obsessed with the unreal results that these artists create.

If you want to take a stab at creating an amazing piece of wearable art yourself, then follow these tips on how to apply paint to the face and body.

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Fun New Lipstick Trends to Try in 2017

Fun New Lipstick Trends to Try in 2017

In 2016, we saw contouring hit an all-time high in popularity. From crazy highlighters to professional techniques becoming totally mainstream, 2016 was definitely the year of the face.

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Top Products Needed to Do Your Own Stage Makeup

Top Products Needed to Do Your Own Stage Makeup

Here at Frends Beauty, we love stage makeup. We understand that life doesn't present a lot of opportunities to wear it for everyday, but if you're going to be attending a big costume party or regularly perform in plays and on stage, we invite you to get excited and stock up on some of our favorite stage makeup items. 

Here are the products that we can't live without for stage and special effects.

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The Best Things You Can Do For Your Skin Every Day

The Best Things You Can Do For Your Skin Every Day

We all dream of having flawless skin that's always glowing and barely needs a stitch of makeup to look great. The secret to flawless skin actually can't be found in a single skin care product or spa treatment. That's because the secret to glowing skin is consistency; as in, using the right products and techniques, every day, morning and night.

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Tips to Using Every Shade in Your Makeup Palette

Tips to Using Every Shade in Your Makeup Palette

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At first glance, an eyeshadow palette can be overwhelming; How do you know what goes where? Break it down into some basic groups to avoid overwhelm and use your shades effectively: 

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9 Ways to Help Your Lashes Grow Longer

9 Ways to Help Your Lashes Grow Longer

Who doesn't want longer, fuller lashes? A gorgeous lash line is a perfect addition to every look, but we don't all want to use fake lashes every day to get there. Thankfully, you don't have to. There are many easy ways you can improve your natural lash length and health. Check them out!

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Christian Escobar Reveals What's In Her Makeup Kit

Christian Escobar Reveals What's In Her Makeup Kit
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We recently had the pleasure of chatting with Christian, who was kind enough to answer a few of our questions and give us an up-close look at what's in her makeup kit.

The readers want to know: how did you get into the makeup profession?

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Beauty Emergency: How To Fix A Broken Makeup Palette

Beauty Emergency: How To Fix A Broken Makeup Palette

 However, like laptops and cell phones before them, makeup palettes unfortunately have a tendency to slip out of our hands. Everyone has probably, at some point or another, been a total butter-fingers and let a makeup palette fall to the floor. Unfortunately, while we're wild about makeup palettes, they're not the world's most durable product.

 

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Interview with a Theatrical Makeup Artist, Aaron Gomez

Interview with a Theatrical Makeup Artist, Aaron Gomez
Aaron Gomez is a professional makeup artist based out of Chicago who specializes in bridal, film, theatrical, and fx makeup. You may have seen some of his recent work in Disney’s Mary Poppins, or perhaps on the Dudes webisode series. He also owns and operates his own makeup studio.
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Learn from the Best with Makeup Courses by Guided Eyes

Learn from the Best with Makeup Courses by Guided Eyes

Are you a makeup enthusiast looking to level up your skills? Or maybe you’re an established professional makeup artist interested in taking your career to new heights? If you answered yes to either of those questions, then we’d like to introduce you to your new best friend: Guided Eyes.

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Embrace Your Freckles, and How to Fake Them With Makeup if You're Lacking

Embrace Your Freckles, and How to Fake Them With Makeup if You're Lacking

Are you blessed with a sprinkle of freckles across your cheeks and nose? It wasn't always considered a blessing, but now more than ever we're all embracing the skin we're in. 

Read on and learn how to let your freckles shine (or create some if you're lacking!). 

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