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Artist Interview: Sonia Roselli

Artist Interview: Sonia Roselli

You might have heard of Sonia Roselli, Chicago-based makeup artist and creator of Glossible, the beauty blog dedicated to providing real, no-nonsense advice from professional makeup artists. Sonia is legendary for her focus on classic beauty and crafting the perfect bridal experience, and has earned her stripes working with an impressive list of celebrities over the past 15 years.

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Avoiding Common Blush Mistakes

Avoiding Common Blush Mistakes


However, there are a few common blush errors that we keep seeing. To help you ensure that your look is as close to perfection as possible, here's how to avoid some common blush mistakes.

Your Blush Never Wants To Stay In One Place

No one wants to look like the crazy old lady at the slot machine who has rouge literally everywhere. Instead, we want that flawless Instagram finish, where everything is exactly where it's supposed to be.

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6 of the Best Beauty Brands on Instagram

6 of the Best Beauty Brands on Instagram

If you're anything like us, then your day starts by scrolling through your Instagram feed. And if you're really like us, your Insta feed is dominated almost entirely by accounts devoted to beauty. While we love to look at the accounts of individuals, we also love looking at the accounts of different brands. Here are six of our favorite beauty brands on Instagram.

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What's In Your Kit? With Grace Phillips

What's In Your Kit? With Grace Phillips

Origin Story

My start was in the film industry doing indie feature films and videos, tv shows, etc. It was a great way to get going. I got to learn quickly and meet awesome people whose lives were production and I still have those relationships to this day. I hold on to those techniques and tweaks, including how I applied makeup, and the difference going from long 12+ hour days to extreme conditions, like the freezing cold, burning heat, crazy humidity, high energy dancers, and every other type of scenario thrown my way.

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Yes, You Can Wear White (Makeup) in Winter, And Why You Should!

Yes, You Can Wear White (Makeup) in Winter, And Why You Should!

We're sure you've heard that you shouldn't wear white after Labor Day, but that doesn't have to apply to your makeup. In fact, white makeup could be just the thing you need to freshen up your look this winter. 

Here are the benefits and some easy ways to get started: 

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How To Create Model-Worthy Cheekbones

How To Create Model-Worthy Cheekbones

One of the biggest defining makeup trends of 2016 was, to put it in Instagram terms, dat contour. While there's already somewhat of a push to move toward more natural looks in 2017, we don't think the trend of model-worthy cheekbones are going away anytime soon.

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Interview with a Theatrical Makeup Artist, Shanna Threlkeld

Interview with a Theatrical Makeup Artist, Shanna Threlkeld
We wanted to take a dive into something different for this blog post, so we reached out to our friend Shanna, a professional theatrical / stage makeup artist to talk to us a bit about stage makeup. You can check out some more of Shanna's work here on Facebook.
 
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Get Perfect Lashes with this Mascara Routine

Get Perfect Lashes with this Mascara Routine
Ah, mascara. This must-have product can go from being your best friend to the bane of your existence in a matter of moments. Take the stress out of the equation with this simple routine designed to get you perfect, clump-free lashes every time.
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What's In Your Kit? With Makeup Artist Margina Dennis

What's In Your Kit? With Makeup Artist Margina Dennis

We caught up with multi-media makeup artist Margina Dennis to see what's in her kit, and chat a bit about her career in makeup. Margina is an artist that works seamlessly between Film, Commercial, and Print. Most recently, she has worked as part of the makeup department for the feature film “Cell Block 99” with Vince Vaughn, social media campaigns for retailers Annie Sez and Citi Trends, campaign commercials with Senator Chuck Schumer, and fashion editorials for French magazine IRK.

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Incorporating Theatre Makeup into Your Everyday Looks

Incorporating Theatre Makeup into Your Everyday Looks

Think the products used by theatrical makeup artists and professional actors are only reserved for film and stage? Think again. When it comes to everyday makeup, some of the best products come from the world of theatre makeup. To help you add some theatrical glam to your cosmetic arsenal, here are some of our favorite theatrical makeup products for everyday use.

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Makeup Dilemmas for Pale Skin and How to Overcome Them

Makeup Dilemmas for Pale Skin and How to Overcome Them

Gone are the days of using lead-laden white powders to make skin pale. The problem now is the struggle of finding foundation that is light enough! Fair skin comes with its own set of challenges, but luckily there are solutions.

 

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Get In the Holiday Spirit With These Holiday Party Looks

Get In the Holiday Spirit With These Holiday Party Looks

The holiday season is upon us, and with it plenty of parties. Make sure you're ready and try out these easy, elegant looks.

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Foundation Tips For Dark Skin

Foundation Tips For Dark Skin

We'll admit it: A lot of tips on foundation and concealer can focus on lighter skin tones. At Frends Beauty, we definitely don't want any of our customers and blog readers to feel excluded from the conversation. So today we want to talk about the rules we swear by for dark skin tones.

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18 Pros Tell Us Their Favorite Makeup Product & Why

18 Pros Tell Us Their Favorite Makeup Product & Why
Being asked to pick your favorite makeup product is like being asked to pick your favorite child. At first you're like "Oh wow...this is impossible", but then the devil on your shoulder says "Who are you trying to fool...we both know it's _____!" So we asked 18 Frends Beauty clients who happen to be working professional makeup artists that exact question! Here's what they said...
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Makeup Brush Mistakes You're Probably Making

Makeup Brush Mistakes You're Probably Making
Using the right makeup brushes can take your look from decent to flawless with just the swipe of a brush. Using brushes, as opposed to finger application, reduces the spread of bacteria, helps your foundation go on flawlessly, and prevents product waste.
 
 
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Creating the Perfect Vanity Space on Any Budget

Creating the Perfect Vanity Space on Any Budget
Who doesn't dream of having a gorgeous vanity, similar to those seen in glamorous old movies or YouTube makeup videos? If you're on a budget and working from a beauty supply case on your bathroom sink, then the perfect vanity of your dreams might seem out of your reach. However, there is a vanity for just about any budget.
 
 
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Hair Couture now available at Frends Beauty

Hair Couture now available at Frends Beauty
Hair Couture offers incredible products, and Frends Beauty carries the beautiful and widely varied hair extensions made by Hair Couture. Frends Beauty, like Hair Couture, embraces beauty and confidence, thus the two are a marvelous match.
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MODELROCK + ROSHAR Lash ART American Debut @ Frends Beauty

MODELROCK + ROSHAR Lash ART American Debut @ Frends Beauty
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On the evening of September 22, Frends Beauty hosted a celebration in honor of internationally acclaimed Make-Up Artist Roshar to commemorate and announce his amazing new collaboration with ModelRock Lashes, a new Lash Art Line which are truly “Art for the Eyes.”

Roshar is well known around the world for his modern editorial, classic beauty, and exquisite fantasy makeups that all have a flawlessly deliberate execution, and that perfect Roshar style. His work has been featured in many major publications such as Vogue, Harper’s BAZAAR, Makeup Artist Magazine, and Frends Beauty was excited and grateful to be able to host him as he demonstrated his new Lash Art Line in the store, complete with truly edgy makeup.

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Problematic Skin, with Eva Hendrick

Problematic Skin, with Eva Hendrick
Recently, we were lucky enough to talk to our friend, Eva Hendrick, about dealing with the issues associated with acne. Eva is a licensed aesthetician with a clinical focus. She has experience with lasers, and is currently a pre-nursing major at Nashville State, working toward becoming a dermatology nurse. Specifically, we asked questions of Eva about our customers and employees who are dealing with acne and other skin issues. We asked about everything from dryness to oiliness, and we asked Eva for some product recommendations for each skin issue.
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Makeup Mistakes That Age You

Makeup Mistakes That Age You
When any of us do our makeup, we're generally aiming to appear more youthful and refreshed. However, there are some common makeup mistakes that we at Frends Beauty keep seeing that actually age women instead of making them look younger.
 
 
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