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Carrie Underwood Concert to Start the Oscars this Weekend

Every year I get to experience the Oscars with my company for 3 days! Friday night is at the Beverly Wilshire Hotel and this year we had dinner with Wolfgang Puck and then got a private concert with Carrie Underwood. She rocked it out and I had so much fun getting to know not only

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DARAIS in NEW YORK HUDSON STUDIOS with the National Makeup Artists

I recently visited New York City with the other 6 National Aritsts and Carin and we got to practice and teach the new look that will be seen on Lancome Beauty advisors and also Lancome customers nation wide… Here is a sneak peak below. Get excited… I am. Gorgeous!!!

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Morning MakeUp Call Katie! Eye shadows in shades of silver and slate

Katie is about to turn 22 and for her birthday her sweet mom Susan brought her in for a complete Fall Trend Makeover at my Bloomingdale’s National Event. The top 2 Fall Trends of 2011 are Plums or Shades of Gray! Katie had never tried Gray shadows before so I showed her and am now

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DARAIS Top 2 Skincare Products!!! With Beauty of the Week Jan telling what Genifique did for her skin in 2 weeks!!!

I wanted to share with all of you my top 2 Skincare Products! Genifique and the new Visionnaire. The most bang for your buck… and also what will get results and compliments extremely fast! I use them both every day and have never been happier with my own skin! Its no wonder that award winning

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July 28, 2011 3:44 am
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A Night with Cate Blanchett… the Queen!!!

One of my very favorites for acting and also for pure beauty is Cate Blanchett. Her skin, her kindness, love for who she plays and others, and beauty from within are always within her. I absolutely loved talking with her at the premiere of ELIZABETH the Golden Age. I joked with her and told her

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April 18, 2011 3:23 pm
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10 THINGS YOU MIGHT NOT KNOW ABOUT ME!!!

Lancome put together 10 things people don’t know about me for my events… I love how now everyone asks to see my socks! My birthday was March 31st and I wanted to thank everyone in my 32 years of living!!! I love life and I think that one of the biggest reasons why, besides my

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April 2, 2011 4:51 pm
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Dennise… Complete Face and Eye Look… Soft Matte Brown Natural Eye and Smokey Liner.

Everyone meet my Beauty of the Week Dennise!!! Mother of 2 with one on the way! Sound familiar to any of you? Dennise needs simple, fast, and something that can be worn all day and still be on for night without having to change anything! With kids your makeup doesn’t have to be nothing… you

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March 27, 2011 12:16 am
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GOOD BYE MAC COSMETICS

Los Angeles Mac Cosmetics Pro Store on Robertson Blvd. is where I called home for almost 4 years as a MakeUp Artist. It is here where walking turned into running, in my career. The Beautiful Artists that I worked along side with are still to this day some of the most talented group of artists

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March 1, 2011 6:24 am
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HOT like FIRE!

2006 and I was nearing my end at the MAC Pro store in Los Angeles. The last month I was there I had appointments with 3 beauties who were going to a FIREFIGHTERS BALL! I did their makeup but couldn’t stop there. It was fun adding some HOT FLAMES to them to make them even

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March 1, 2011 1:49 am
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OSCAR FEVER 2006

Oscars are next weekend and I’ll be busy for 3 days. Last year was amazing with the pre pre party with a concert by James Taylor and Carol King, the night before party at The Beverly Hills Hotel, the viewing party with Hayden Panettiere, and my favorite part of the day was watching the Oscar’s

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TOP 10 MAKEUP TIPS FOR DARK SKIN by: DARAIS

#1 Dark skin reflects more light than lighter skin. This doesn’t mean you have more oil, just means that it looks like it. Powder is great to keep you shine free, just don’t over dry your skin with too much powder or go without a Moisturizer because you think you are oilier than you are.

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January 30, 2011 5:36 pm
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TOP 10 MAKEUP TIPS FOR ASIAN EYES by: DARAIS

After working on tour with Asia Entertainment I got a lot of practice with the Asian eye. Read one of my first posts (My Very First Make Up Experience).  I love painting them and mainly because they make you think. Brushes don’t follow a deep crease and makes you take control I wanted to share

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January 24, 2011 3:05 am
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SOME BODY MAKE UP!!!

In 2004 and 2005 I got heavily involved in BODY MAKE UP! Some thing that goes back to the age of two. (See post:  The Start Of My Career… In a Diaper and Rubber Pants!!) age 2 painted myself MAC Pro store was a place where they had airbrushing and all the Pro products that the other

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January 18, 2011 1:01 pm
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THE END OF MY MODELING CAREER!!! OR YOU COULD SAY…"I GOT OLD!" HA HA

At this point in my career I was finding it harder and harder to do Modeling and Make Up. I went and did my last runway/hair show in San Antonio Texas in 2004! I had a blast and made some good friends but knew that I would rather be the one doing the make up

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January 11, 2011 7:50 pm
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DEADWOOD

One of my good friends Michael, started a group called The Powder Group. It’s amazing what he has done with it and how willing he is to teach make up artists in the industry.  Masterclasses are available where I would learn so much about Make Up. One of the most memorable was downtown LA at

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January 2, 2011 3:20 am
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MAKING A WISH FOR A SOON TO BE BEST FRIEND FIGHTING CANCER… Jourdyn I love you.

Jourdyn you are more than ever my Queen and so much more. You conquer all and with the most beautiful smile. Every time I think I have something to complain about I think of you. If I am ever in pain, scared, or hurt I think of you. You have given me more strength than you will ever know and

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WELCOME TO HOLLYWOOD, WHATS YOUR DREAM?

It was a year to the day of the tragic 9/11 that I had packed up my car and moved out to California. I transferred from Salt Lake Nordstrom MAC counter to the Glendale Galleria MAC counter. I still remember one of my favorite moments in MakeUp. Glendale California is home to many Armenians. They

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December 3, 2010 7:29 am
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TIPS 4 TEENS

Lexie’s question:  How do you incorporate Make Up with skins undertones? Answer:  Lexie, everyone has an undertone of either warm, cool, or neutral. I believe you were neutral when we did your masterclass. Now I always say there are no rules but it is found that if you go with the same colors below, based on

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My Very First MakeUp Experience!

I was 22 years old and living in Utah Still working up at Sundance Ski Resort and going to College at Utah Valley State. I loved doing my homework up in the greatest snow on earth. I loved it when I would get snowed in up there and I found myself in constant deep meditation.

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MY FIRST SCHOOL OF ART! Junior High/High School

With the start of 7th Grade, began a new way of learning. I had my own hour of Art class every day with an Art teacher dedicated to the one subject. My first teacher was Lorna Teeter and her passion for art was easily recognizable by me, to that of my Papa. Each day in class I felt and

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November 7, 2010 9:28 pm
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ELEMENTARY

First Day of School I can still remember my first day of school. I can’t believe I actually do but I think that it was when art came around and we got to roll snakes out of play-doh that I was finally in HEAVEN!!! Who would forget something like that! I remember in my kindergarten picture my

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October 22, 2010 5:14 am
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Before Kindergarten

My childhood up to school was full of creativity. My mom was sure of that. My Mom was always helping us with Art projects while doing some of her own. I remember every one of her cakes. As a kid they were magical and the most exciting part of our birthdays. One of my favorite ones she did

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October 19, 2010 6:25 am
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One Of My Greatest Teachers…My Papa!

My Grandfather, Alex Basil Darais was born in 1918. Both his parents were from Greece and moved to Venice California in 1916. My “Papa” as we all call him, grew up on the beaches of Venice and Santa Monica close to where I live today. He started painting and writing poetry there and graduated with a masters in Art in Southern

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October 19, 2010 5:14 am
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