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KIMBERLY STEWART… My Beautiful Canvas!

Everyone knows Rod Stewart… so I think. The first time I met him I was up in his Daughter’s wing of the house and he came in wearing a silk robe.  I’ll never forget it because he saw me bent over the counter in my eye shadows and he asked if I was doing drugs

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January 13, 2011 5:35 am
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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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PHOTO SHOOT FEVER!!!

I continued to work with Photographer E Leon Myers whenever my schedule would allow it. With each shoot, the excitement would intensify and then, to get the prints was like getting a shot of adrenaline in my career. All his creativity and hard work is below mixed in with my Make Up. I actually really enjoy doing

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January 8, 2011 5:22 am
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darais
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Photo Shoots

MY FIRST EDITORIAL AND FASHION SHOOTS IN LOS ANGELES!

At this point in my career I was involved daily in painting faces. My canvas was talking back and I was exploring new looks over and over. The only frustration was my canvas would walk away and out the door and I could no longer enjoy the masterpieces I created.  This also would leave no opportunity

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January 7, 2011 12:30 am
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darais
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Photo Shoots

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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THE STARS ARE COMING OUT!!!

charlene, darais, cherish soleil and darais   tara and darais jennifer and darais Working at the MAC PRO store created many opportunities for me to help celebrity clients with their Make Up. They would come in to shop with me, get their Make Up done for events and also for auditions. One of my favorites

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Get the Perfect Pout: The Penelope Cruz Glossy Pink Lip

PENELOPE CRUZ IS THE PERFECT FIT TO MY LANCOME LEADING LADIES with Julia and Kate by her side! check out the video I did below to get her look!

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darais
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Makeup Trend, TV

DO YOU WANNA BE ON THE TOP? ANTM

March 2004, I was hired for America’s Next Top Model Cycle 2 Season Finale. It was hosted at the Key Club on Sunset Blvd. I remember how much I wanted Yoanna House to win and she did. I was so glad to be there and celebrate with her and Tyra. Tyra was so nice to

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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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WOMEN ROCK! SONGS FROM THE MOVIES

It was the end of September 2003 and I was excited to be chosen with one other artist from the MAC Pro store to represent at Lifetimes 4th Annual Women Rock! Songs from the Movies. This concert was to  Promote Breast Cancer Awareness. It was the first time I had seen so many Singers and Celebrities all

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darais
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Famous Faces, TV

MY FIRST RUNWAY SHOW backstage!!!

Working at the MAC Pro store on Robertson gave me many opportunities that I never would have had anywhere else. One of the first was working under MAC Senior Artist John. I learned so much from him and am thankful that I got to work with him for the first time at the Macy’s Passport Fashion

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Makeup Trend

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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Darais… doing MakeUp on Model Meki in New York at Hudson Stuidios Part 2

Franklin Covey makes some good lashes! HA! I love being creative everyday. Try it… you just might smile a whole lot more! :o) model meki and darais And my runway look is complete! Thanks Meki, you are a most beautiful canvas. I hope to work with you again soon.

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Darais… doing MakeUp on Model Meki in New York at Hudson Studios Part 1

New York is a lot of fun if you can’t tell by this video with me and my modelMeki. Thanks Carin for not talking but playing checkers with me!!!

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NORDSTROM TREND SHOWS FOR THE 2010 FALL & HOLIDAY SEASON

So I finished another season of Trend Shows at Nordstrom. Can’t believe that 2010 is almost over! The Video above is the beautiful model Amber and I getting the look on from the Lancome Beauty Box in the cool colors… sorry Amber for the lighting… it was 6 am and the store hadn’t turned on

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Makeup Trend

WHAT IS YOUR SKINS UNDERTONE? TRICK QUESTION? IT SHOULDNT BE!!!

One of my favorite things to do, to this day, is to choose foundation color for someone. I wish I could jump through the computer and help each and everyone one of you shop for the perfect shade of foundation. Its the most important thing you should be in search for and you got to

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MakeUp Art School

Lancome National Makeup Artist, Darais Talks About Seasonal Beauty Trends!

Trend show call time is 6am. So early but so much fun. For any of you who haven’t experienced a Nordstrom Trend Show… Thank you Stevie Wilson for filming your interviews and bringing some of the excitement to others! Always a pleasure to see you!Find Stevie on my facebook and or as one of my

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Makeup Trend

Kari Kimmel – Its not just make believe. MY FIRST MUSIC VIDEO MAKE UP

Here is my very first Make Up for a Music Video. Im was so lucky to work with someone who still, to this day, is the sweetest singer to work with. I’m so glad that we became such good friends! kari and darais

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Kari Kimmel and Darais for a Charity concert at the Greek Theater Los An…

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KARI KIMMEL… My Beautiful Canvas!!!

I want all of you to get to know my very favorite singer/songwriter. I met Kari Kimmel about 7 years ago when I did her make up for one of her first record signings. I followed right away with doing her first music video for the movie “Ella Enchanted”. I continue to work with her and can’t wait

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darais
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Famous Faces

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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WHAT IS YOUR EYE COLOR? LOOK CLOSER!

Eyes are extremely unique. We all have different variations of colors within our eyes. One thing that is true is that all eyes have some kind of color within them. Yes that goes for all of you with brown eyes as well. Don’t believe me? Listen up!!! Your eye color is genetic and depends on

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darais
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MakeUp Art School

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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darais
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WHAT COLOR MOOD ARE YOU IN THIS MORNING?

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November 7, 2010 1:09 am
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