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Do You Really Need All Those Skin Care Products?

Do You Really Need All Those Skin Care Products?

Have you ever wondered if you really need all those skin care products cluttering up your cabinet space? We can totally relate. We're breaking it down here and describing each product and why you need it - and the one you really can't miss. 

 

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What's In Your Kit? James Vincent

What's In Your Kit? James Vincent
We sat down with our long-time friend, professional makeup artist and educator, James Vincent. James plays a key role in The Makeup Show, On Makeup Magazine, and The Powder Group, and is one of the most respected makeup artists and educators in the industry.
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27 Pro Tips for Fall Makeup Looks

27 Pro Tips for Fall Makeup Looks
Fall is here (for everyone except us in SoCal)! That means pubpkin spice latte, pumpkin spice pie, pumpkin spice beer, and pumkin spice everything else! That also brings us Halloween, Thanksgiving...and gorgeous, warm makeup looks! To keep you on top of this Fall's hottest makeup trends we asked our professional makeup artist friends what they recommend to pull off your best fall makeup look.
 
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12 Tricks to Make Thin Eyebrows Look Full

12 Tricks to Make Thin Eyebrows Look Full
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Your eyebrows are one of the first things people notice about you, usually. They frame your face, enunciate your mood, and help portray your thoughts in a non-verbal mode. In other words, they're pretty important to most of us. Some people were blessed with eyebrows that they consider perfect for their face. Others, not so much. Today we asked some of our pro clients about a common concern, and for some tips on how to make thin eyebrows look more full.

1/12) When trying to make thin brows appear more full, the trick is layers. I fill first with a lighter color in the overall shape I need, then go in with a darker color and create hair strokes. This gives the brow dimension and a really natural look. - Treja McClish

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11 Tips for Experimenting With Makeup Colors for Beginners

11 Tips for Experimenting With Makeup Colors for Beginners

Makeup can sometimes be a little intimidating, especially when you are trying new things. Let's face it, the risk is real --- buying new products you may or may not like, wondering what other people will think of your new look, etc. One of the biggest questions in makeup is color! Specifically, graduating from a more nude, conservative look --- to a more bold, bright and colorful look. You don't have to take a leap of faith though! We asked some of our professional clients for some tips on experimenting with color. Check it out!

 

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What's In Your Kit? Amanda Bianchi-Gaynor

What's In Your Kit? Amanda Bianchi-Gaynor
Hey everyone! This week we sat down with our friend, IATSE Local 798 makeup artist Amanda Bianchi-Gaynor, to talk about her career, and what she needs to have in her kit to achieve the looks that her characters need for on-screen perfection. You've seen some of her work in Creed, House of Bodies, and will see it in upcoming productions like Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2, Passengers, and Power of Air.

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Can Wavy Or Curly Hair Be Tamed? With Guest Author Kim Ferry

Can Wavy Or Curly Hair Be Tamed? With Guest Author Kim Ferry

We wanted to know if wavy hair can be tamed, so we asked our friend, celebrity hairstylist for film and television and inventor of the HairFerry Hot Spot, Kim Ferry. You have seen her work on projects like Pretty Little Liars, Faking It, The Office, The Mindy Project, and more. She's been styling Hollywood hair since the early 90's and knows a thing or two about it! You can follow Kim on Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook and check out the HairFerry Hot Spot on this website!

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Non-Makeup Items Pros Say You Need In Your Makeup Kit

Non-Makeup Items Pros Say You Need In Your Makeup Kit

When you think about what you need in your makeup kit, you may be thinking about a lot of what we covered in our post, The Anatomy of a Starter Makeup Kit. And you would be completely correct. But what about the other things you need? The non-makeup products that your kit should always be well stocked with. We asked our professional makeup artist clients what non-makeup items they carry on set. Of course, one of the first responses by our friend Rachel Lisa, as "A wine bra." I'm certain this isn't right for everyone, but it may work for some.

Check out what they told us!

1/16) Disposables, bobby pins, hair ties, and straws (if you do bridal work). Business cards! Mints too. Advil (for you, and your clients). I love the wax palettes from Stilazzi in the event I need a to set aside a lip color or powder or something. A mixing palette or something like a Paw Palette is essential too. - Kate Jordan

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9 Pro Tips For Dealing With Skin Conditions And Blemishes

9 Pro Tips For Dealing With Skin Conditions And Blemishes

We asked some of our professional clients for some tips on dealing with skin conditions and blemishes. If you have to deal with these, this should provide you with some valuable pointers.

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What's In Your Kit? Vanessa Sharp

What's In Your Kit? Vanessa Sharp
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Welcome to What's In Your Kit?, the blog series where we chat with some of our industry friends and talk about their career, and get a sneak peek into their makeup kits. Today we are chatting with Vanessa Sharp, professional makeup artist and owner of Vanessa Sharp Designs. You've seen her work on the big screen in films like The Avengers, Furious 7, Lone Survivor, The Lone Ranger, and more.

Frends: How did you get into the film and television beauty profession?

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The Anatomy of a Starter Makeup Kit: Infographic

The Anatomy of a Starter Makeup Kit: Infographic

Your first makeup kit can be quite an investment in both time and money. Before you start filling your shopping cart, let's take a look at the essentials! And when you are ready to start looking for products, check out his page we made for you full of suggestions: https://www.frendsbeauty.com/special-sales/starter-makeup-kit.html

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Makeup Mishaps!

Makeup Mishaps!
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Everyone makes mistakes. Sometimes it's because we're new, sometimes it's because we just don't have enough time to reach perfection. Sometimes we're kinda drunk. Here are some funny makeup mishaps that we found from the courageous and unembarrassed folks on Reddit.

1/10) For my 13th birthday I got what I thought was a sparkly green chapstick that turned out to be eyeshadow. I wore it on my lips for a good few weeks so the gifter would think I liked it before I actually read the package.

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Interview with Butterfly Loft hairstylist @Hairhunter

Interview with Butterfly Loft hairstylist @Hairhunter
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Hey friends, we recently sat down with our friend Jessica, aka @hairhunter, to talk about her experience in the hair industry. Her story is incredibly inspiring, and her success is awesome. Check out what she had to say about her road to hair excellence!

1) Help our readers get to know you a bit, tell us about your background and how you go to where you are today.

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10 On-set Nightmares

10 On-set Nightmares
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Working on the set of a professional film or television show can be fun, interesting, and adventurous. Though sometimes not in a very good way. Here are 10 on-set nightmare stories that capture the less than glamorous side of the industry. Enjoy!

1/10.   They Didn't Ask How I Made It
They told me I needed to make fake poop, and I did, and then they told me it was too realistic. - M.

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Frends Beauty at The Midwest Makeup Show

Frends Beauty at The Midwest Makeup Show

Hi everyone! We're excited to announce that we will be showing at The Midwest Makeup Show on July 24th, in Minneapolis, MN at The Commons Hotel. We are transforming the Pinnacle Ballroom in the hotel, into our own boutique. This is so cool, because there are not a lot of pro / consumer makeup events in the midwest so we are very happy to be able to see you all. Please visit http://www.midwestmakeupshow.com/ now and get your tickets, put it on your calendar, then visit us for savings on tons of amazing products. Educators and speakers include our friends Kevin James Bennett, Jill Glaser, and more! See you soon!

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Frends Beauty at The Makeup Show Pop-up Shop Atlanta

Frends Beauty at The Makeup Show Pop-up Shop Atlanta

Hey y'all, we're headed down South next week for The Makeup Show Pop-up Shop in Atlanta! We're so excited to see all of our Southern customers and we're bringing the heat. Tons of products from all of your favorite brands. Come see us in booth A9 against the back wall. Make sure you get your tickets and join our mailing list while you are there, and stock your kit. The show is open to the public and the prices will be unbeatable.

June 18-19, 2016
Saturday 11:00 AM – 6:00 PM
Sunday 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM

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10 Makeup Artist Horror Stories

10 Makeup Artist Horror Stories

We're fortunate here at Frends Beauty to be connected with tens of thousands of working, professional makeup artists worldwide. So when we put out the call to get some horror stories from our clients, they certainly did not disappoint. Some names, dates, and locations have been changed to protect the innocent...though most were just like "Whatever, it happened...I own it."

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Which Beautyblender should you use?

Which Beautyblender should you use?

We get this question ALL THE TIME so I figured I would take a quick moment to let you know. This information is directly from the Beautyblender website. Which Beautyblender should you use?

Pure Beautyblender (white) - primer, serum, moisturizer, eye cream and foaming cleanser. Made for product conserving, silky application of skincare and makeup. Great for sensitive skin and to apply serums and moisturizers.
Pro Beautyblender (black) - long-wear makeup, bronzer, self-tanner and male grooming. Made for professionals and best for applying darker toned, long-wear cosmetic products, as well as self-tanners.
Original Beautyblender (pink) - foundation, powder, BB + CC cream, cream blush and powder. It ensures flawless application of any complexion product, powder, cream blush and more.
Micro.Mini (little green homie) - concealer, highlighter, contouring and acne spot coverage. Made especially to highlight, contour, conceal.

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Add Frends Beauty on Snapchat!

Add Frends Beauty on Snapchat!

Ladies and gentlemen I'm going to be bold here, and ask you to do something for me. Please add Frends Beauty on Snapchat. You can scan the snapcode above or search username 'frendsbeauty' from within the app. Our promise to you is to keep you entertained, show you exclusive new brands and products, introduce you to your fabulous employees and customers, do exclusive giveaways, and share our experience with you. We appreciate your business more than words can express!

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European Body Art available now at Frends Beauty!

European Body Art available now at Frends Beauty!
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Since 2002 European Body Art (EBA) has been providing performance based makeup products to the body art, beauty, body painting and special FX industries.

EBA sells truly one of a kind body art products! Their newest products include Transfusion Blood and Vibe SFX. Transfusion Blood uses a unique cellulose and alcohol based blend to create the first blood effect for film and television that is completely waterproof and holds its shape, while maintaining the perfect gory wet look everyone desires for blood effects! Vibe SFX is a new water based airbrush makeup, and with 20 new shades you can find exactly what you are searching for!

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