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Makeup artists aren’t just for women

Makeup artists aren’t just for women
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We also assist men with a variety of skin care needs. From eye cream and lip balm to a full face of makeup, we help men get ready for when they’re on-camera or in the spotlight.

Check out these recipes for the perfect homemade face mask.

Stop comparing yourself to other people (especially celebrities)

Stop comparing yourself to other people (especially celebrities)
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“I try to help my clients find the best version of themselves by enhancing their natural features,” Valliant says. “I want all women to accept themselves and embrace their unique, natural beauty.”

Let’s talk about eyebrows

Let’s talk about eyebrows
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Eyebrows shape your face and look best when natural. Stop over-plucking or you won’t have any eyebrows left (yes, this really can happen).

Don’t make these makeup mistakes – they will seriously age your face.

Don’t copy social media

Don’t copy social media
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Please don’t draw your inspiration for eyebrows from YouTube or Instagram, which tend to show an overabundance of heavy-handedness where brow-filling is concerned. Instead, ask a professional makeup artist for a more natural approach to crafting perfect brows.

Don’t leave pimples for the makeup artist to pop

Don’t leave pimples for the makeup artist to pop
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That’s disgusting. Prior to your event, if you need help caring for your skin, feel free to ask your makeup artist for suggestions about what might lessen breakouts or help conceal them. Every professional makeup artist carries a variety of skin care products with them, so they’re likely to have some ideas for you.

Here are some sneaky reasons you’re having an acne breakout.

Yes, I’m a makeup artist, but what I really do is makeup therapy

Yes, I’m a makeup artist, but what I really do is makeup therapy
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“The driving force behind my makeup artistry is that I want people to feel good about themselves,” Valliant says. “I’m their ally and source of encouragement for any event they’re attending. I even have some long-term clients that I’ve worked with through their celebrations and losses of life.”

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Learn to be upfront with your makeup artist

Learn to be upfront with your makeup artist
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An important part of being a makeup artist involves having an open dialogue with our clients. If you don’t like something, speak up, so we can change it.

Discover how to prevent make-up allergies here.

I’m not the right fit for every client

I’m not the right fit for every client
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Whether it’s a personality clash or stylistic differences, not every makeup artist is the right fit for every client’s needs. Seek out an artist that meshes with your personality and style.

Foundation doesn’t need to cover your entire face

Foundation doesn’t need to cover your entire face
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Foundation is best applied only where needed and blended outward (harsh colour lines at the jawbone be gone). One of the best tools to blend your foundation is a beauty blender. Wet it and press the foundation into your skin. There might be a slight learning curve with this tool, but once you get used to it, you’ll be addicted!

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Not all makeup artists are the real deal

Not all makeup artists are the real deal
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Just like with many professions, it’s easy to hang out a shingle without proper qualifications or experience. Do your homework and find a professional – real pros should have a portfolio, a client list, and a set of unedited and unfiltered images of their work.

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