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From Plain to Just Plain FABULOUS

There is such a major focus on antiaging and finding the fountain of youth…just remember not all your clients are searching for that elixir nor do they want to look 10 years younger, they are young. Here is how I show these young things how to look like themselves only better. 
After a skin care lesson and a delicious fresh, and friendly facial mask (Greek yogurt and a teaspoon of honey); which I leave on for 15 minutes her skin should feel amazing and makeup should go on like silk. Afterwards, my model was ready for a dash of color to her face.

One major request she had during our consultation? “Please, don’t make me look like a ‘cake face.’” When I asked what that meant? She replied “It is girls who cake on their makeup and look it too!” You learn something new everyday. I did this day! Therefore, I listened to what she asked and made certain to please her and give her a flawless makeup application.

Here is what I did and it only took 10 fabulous minutes for me to perform makeup magic to her face:

As a beauty therapist here are some beauty must haves I cannot live without for my face and my clients:

  • Asian rice powder
  • Eye gel
  • Black and chocolate eyeliners
  • Foundation
  • A lip stain
  • Hair bands to pull the hair away from the face
  • Brow gel
  • Clear mascara
  • Sunscreen
  • Honey yellow or salmon concealer
  • Makeup setting spray
  • Chinese herbs for beauty
  • Juicer
  • Quality makeup brushes

Before and after the photo shoot which was around the corner from my beauty retreat I served the model and crew a healthy mock-tail in champagne flutes. Everyone loved it. You can eat your veggies and drink them too. I bought the Jack La Lane juicer on a fabulous buy and free shipping it is the best $99 I ever spent. Here is something you might want to try. It is healthy and good for the skin.

Pretty Energized You Cocktail

  • 1 bag of fresh carrots
  • 1 apple (whole thing)
  • 1 pear (whole thing)

This is surprisingly sweet and delicious, I promise! Place and blend washed fruit in a juicer, chill, and serve.

My Beauty Words of Wisdom
Teens, college students, and young adults love to buy anything with color, any thing that smells good, and has the fun factor. From makeup to body care to fashion accessories, and novelties. We go out of our way to find at gift shows other things we cannot find at beauty conferences that will keep girls and women of all ages… happy! Make your displays as inviting as your merchandise and have lots of testers and disposable lip brushes and mascara wands so they can play and test all you have to retail!

Beauty is not just about where you apply the blush on the face. It is not only about face creams. Our mission is to do so much more. It is about helping our clients stay healthy; look good from the inside and out, and feel it too. Teens and young adults are growing, ever changing and exploring life and all it has to offer. Help them with their beauty needs, challenges, and stress and you will have a client for a long time!

Noreen Young is an internationally known make-up artist, educator and motivational speaker. She is an author and has a series of “how to” videos for the beauty professional. Noreen is a consultant to cosmetic companies, salons and day spas. She can be reached by e-mail at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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