For most makeup artists, the high point of their job is hearing the excitement and revelation clients experience when seeing how a professional makeup application could enhance their appearance. Almost nothing makes a professional makeup artist happier than hearing a client exclaim, “Wow! I never knew I could look like this!”

Highlighting Techniques

Written by Linda Tawil, president and creative director of Morphe LLC
Highlighting the face is a popular makeup trend. It adds light, luminosity, and a fresh glow. The technique gives the artist the ability to accentuate, hide, redefine, and draw attention to desired features.

Mastering the No Makeup Look

Written by Michelle Richardson, L.E., professional makeup artist and co-owner of California Makeup Academy-Training Center
Many skin care professionals have clients that are on the run with little or no time to apply makeup. With clients juggling numerous activities in their lives, they are starting to prefer daily looks that are low maintenance. The "no makeup look" is perfect for clients that prefer quick and easy makeup applications.

Makeup Primers

Written by Amanda Azar, L.E., founder and executive artist at Azar Beauty
Everything in today's world is about getting an immediate fix, immediate access, and immediate solutions. The "now, now, now" mentality has crossed into the cosmetics industry with the advanced development of makeup primers. Most clients do not have an impeccable skin canvas to apply makeup to, so the technology found in primers today is more crucial now than ever before. Clients can instantly "fix" the…
Following a facial, clients may be interested in receiving a quick makeup application before leaving the spa. The skin care professional should be equipped to provide an everyday makeup look and even teach it to the client.

December 2021

Brands of the Month

  • Celluma by Biophotas, Inc
  • DMK Skin Revision Center
  • Alexandria Professional