When it comes to makeup, the key to successful retailing has always revolved around mascara. For generations, cosmetic surveys have revealed that the one and only beauty product women would not want to give up is mascara. If they have time to apply only one product in the morning, they choose to darken and thicken their eyelashes with one or two coats of mascara rather…

Making Money with Makeup

Written by Michelle Richardson, L.E.
Aestheticians are considered licensed makeup artists, however, very few skin care professionals take advantage of that title. Studies show that most women wish they were more skilled at applying their own makeup. Statistics show that the retail cosmetic sales industry is a billion dollar business. Licensed professionals should be suggesting what is best for their clients' skin and coloring and current trends. Helping clients look…


Written by Lauren Balukonis, senior account executive at Behrman Communications
The first use of cosmetics dates back to the ancient Egyptians and their use of kohl. They painted this early makeup around their eyes not only to enhance appearance, but also to ward off the evil eye and dangerous spirits. Cleopatra was also said to have used a lip stain that got its hue from ground carmine beetles, while other women used a combination of…

Helping Clients Prepare for Professional Headshots

Written by Annie Mayo, president and CEO of Advanced Mineral Makeup
Many clients are asked to prepare themselves for a professional photoshoot or company headshots that will be used in a variety of business avenues. Clients may become overwhelmed at the thought of preparing for professional photographs, but this uncertainty gives the skin care professional an opportunity to step in and help the client prepare for the event. When the client is equipped with the right…

Popular Makeup Trends for the Winter Season

Written by Lori Leib, creative director for Bodyography Professional Cosmetics
Much like the 2016 winter fashion trends, makeup is taking an even more artistic turn; individuality is being embraced and praised and off-the-wall colors and textures are adorning everything from tips to lips and eyes. The runways provided a wide array of stunning fashion ensembles that included everything from metallic woven fabric and Barbie pink fur to wild prints and ruffles of all shapes and…

September 2022

Brands of the Month

  • Eminence Organic Skin Care
  • DMK Skin Revision Center
  • Face Reality Skincare