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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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JILL WAGNER My Most Beautiful Canvas and Best Friend… Really!!!

Actress JILL WAGNER and I met back in 2006 when I did her makeup for the Red Carpet at the People’s Choice Awards. It was LOVE at first sight… well for me… and lets just say I was kind of like a mushroom fungus and grew on her… She is now my best Friend and

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Leisa… How to do a Smokey Eye Using Grey and Pruple Shadow by: DARAIS

Everyone meet Leisa my Beauty of the Week! I met her and loved her with no makeup on at all. If I was Leisa I would continue the “no makeup on my eyes” look always but like all of you… sometimes its fun to get dramatic! Leisa has never done a smokey eye. She has

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Vanessa… How to do a Dark Smokey Eye using Black Sparkle by: Darais

Everyone Meet Vanessa my Beauty of the Week!!! I met her in Chandler Arizona… There are so many beauties here I had to show everyone the steps to get this Hot Smokey eye with tons of Black Sparkle! It literally looks like there are crushed up diamonds on your eyes Vanessa! Can’t wait to hear

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Maribeth… How to do a dramatic lavender contoured smokey eye by: DARAIS

Everyone Meet Maribeth!!! I met this Beauty of the Week at Macy’s Arrowhead in Phoenix Arizona. Was excited when she was open to try something new for an evening look! I chose a smokey contoured look. I wanted to incorporate a lavender shadow for Maribeth. Not only is it the hot eye shadow color for

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P!NK STUPID GIRLS… or are they orange?

Stupid Girls is one of my favorite music video’s to date and not just because I got to be one of the MakeUp artists on the video. I don’t think that I have ever laughed so hard in my life. I don’t know how we ever got to say, “That’s a Wrap!” Billy B, key

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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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MARCY… How to do a Soft Sculpted Daytime Eye

Everyone meet Marcy!!! Beauty at Every Age Beauty of the Week. I met her at Westside Nordstrom when she came in to get a simple everyday new look. Marcy likes it soft and subtle. She laughed when I asked her if she was going out tonight? I love your realness and the ability you have

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WIN FREE MAKEUP!!! FEB 2011. ..here’s how…

WANT TO WIN? click “FOLLOW” top right side of my blog under “Followers” for your chance! It’s Free to Follow STRAIGHT FROM NEW YORK’S CHRIS BENZ FASHION SHOW FROM MY MAKEUP KIT used BACKSTAGE!!! LANCOME’S 5 Shadow and Liner Palette in TEAL FURY Can be yours… two ways: By Midnight Feb 28 one 5 shadow

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Chris Benz Fall Winter 2011 Fashion Show

NEW YORK FASHION WEEK with CHRIS BENZ is to date the most fun fashion show I have been a part of. Key MakeUp artist Daniel Martin and friend of Chirs lead a team of over 13 artists including all 7 National MakeUp artists for Lancome, Our leader Carin, Michelle Phan, and more artists from the

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Makeup Trend

NY FASHION WEEK LOGAN NEITZEL

I first met Logan Neitzel up in Seattle on capital hill through good friends Tanya, Caroline, Matt, and Joel. I fell in love with his fashion, his passion, and attitude on life and creativity. It wasn’t long after, that the world, including all the models on Project Runway fell in love with him too. Today

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Nicolette… How to do a soft smokey eye for day or night!

Nicolette, My Beauty of the Week, was in search for a semi natural yet smokey look for her beautiful eyes! With eyes like these the brushes almost do all the work for you. If you watch in the video the eye has the 4 distinctions… Lid, Brow Bone, Crease, and Lash Line. See how simple

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Jenny… How to do Dramatic Green Eye Shadow by: Darais

Meet the Beautiful Beauty of the Week Jenny. I met her at Bloomingdale’s in Santa Monica. She was my first appointment of the day and I decided to spoil her and teach her something she has always wanted to try… just was too scared to. GREEN EYE SHADOW!!! Below is the complete step-by-step video to

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MakeUp Artist Nathan Scott Hamilton. My Trainer, My Teacher, My Friend… photoshoots with photographer David LaChapelle

One of my favorite Trainers and Teachers when it comes to MakeUp is the forever talented and creative NATHAN SCOTT HAMILTON! www.nathanscotthamilton.com 2004-2006 He was kind enough to let me assist and learn from him while working on different ad and video shoots with the amazing and most popular photographer,DAVID LACHAPELLE! I LOVE watching him

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February 8, 2011 8:57 pm
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Photo Shoots

Julia Stiles in Art of Elysium Gala 2011 : Makeup411.com MakeUp by Darais

JULIA STILES…My Beautiful Canvas Everyone please check out this site to see my favorite poducts I used on the beautiful Julia Stiles and also leave a comment about what you think or any questions you got for me! Julia Stiles in Art of Elysium Gala 2011 : Makeup411.com

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February 5, 2011 9:42 am
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Famous Faces

Tran…Smokey Asian Eye MakeUp by: Darais and Maria

SEXY SMOKEY EYES!!! Something that everyone wants to learn. Guess what? This look doesn’t work just on Asian eyes!!! This is a look for any eye shape that wants to wear a True Smokey eye. Smokey eyes got the name from women burning the bottom of their coffee cup long ago in the morning. HELLO

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February 5, 2011 3:28 am
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BRADLEY COOPER… My Handsome Canvas!

Fall 2005 I started working events and shoots for New Line Cinema. I met Candice with New Line who is still to this day one of my favorite girls. Even though we started out working together, she is one of the ones I love to be with, not just at award shows and film festivals,

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KIM STEWART …My Beautiful Canvas… Part 2

I continued to work with Kim Stewart and Caroline D’ Amore for Red Carpet Events, Modeling, and Fashion Week through out 2005. My favorite time was doing Kim’s makeup in her car while she drove to her event. Stop lights are just enough time to apply eye lashes we learned and cup holders make a

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January 31, 2011 7:48 am
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darais
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Famous Faces

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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SHAUNEY BABY… My Beautiful Canvas!!!

I met Shauney Baby in 2004. As drummer for Hilary Duff, with a lot of talent, and a beautiful face, I started doing her Make Up for Events, Magazine Photo Shoots, and Red Carpet Events. Her skin tone is one of my favorite to work with. It made me think more about what will work

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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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MAKE UP FOR ASIA ENTERTAINMENT!!!

The end of 2004 and beginning of 2005 I started traveling with Asia Entertainment Production company. These Vietnamese Celebrities and Singers became good friends of mine and we had a lot of fun traveling together. Washington D.C. and Toronto were my two favorite shows and I don’t think I have ever worked so long or

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January 20, 2011 6:59 pm
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TV

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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AINT NO HOLLARBACK GIRL!!!! with Gwen Stefani

GWEN STEFANI is by far one of my favorite artists. When Make Up Artist and Friend Gabriel Geismar asked me to be part of the glam squad for the Music Video, Hollarback Girl, how could I say no? Spending a few days with Gwen and the extras was probably the most fun I have ever

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