PHAMExpo 2014 – Photos, Review and Recap of Saturday

If you live in SoCal and love makeup, PHAMExpo is THE place for you to be. If you’re familiar with IMATS and The Makeup Show, PHAMExpo is a similar concept. This 2nd annual event was even more fabulous than the first. Although I was only able to attend one-day on Saturday, I had a full day of … [Read more...]

Napoleon Perdis: Meet the Masters of Trend Masterclass with Elle Recap

Last week I attended Meet the Masters of Trend Masterclass at the Napoleon Perdis concept store and makeup academy in Hollywood. We learned, listened and watched, and the giftbags, cocktails and hors d'oeuvres, only added to the amazing evening. Special guest Emily Dougherty, Beauty & Fitness … [Read more...]

Drag Makeup Demo at April Love Pro Makeup Academy

Last Friday, I attended a Drag Makeup Demo at April Love Pro Makeup Academy in LA, sponsored by Sugarpill Cosmetics. Drag Queen diva Porcelain showed us a crazy, intense makeup look on Abortia Clinic (yep, that’s her name!). Porcelain went for a House of a 1000 Corpses clown-type look. Clowns - I … [Read more...]

Kevin James Bennett Master Makeup Class

If you’ve never taken a class by Kevin James Bennett, you need to find one now! He is hilarious, intelligent, knowledgeable and unselfish. He tells it like it is – so you better be ready to hear it. Kevin is an Emmy award winning makeup artist, product junkie, and has worked with numerous … [Read more...]

Are you going to IMATS LA?

I'm very excited to be attending IMATS LA. I didn't go last year, which almost killed me, so I'm more than ecstatic to go this year. I won't be going Saturday or Sunday. Instead, I chose to take a Master Class by one of my makeup idols, Kevin James Bennett. He'll be discussing the foundations of … [Read more...]

Makeup Schools in Southern California [Los Angeles, Orange County, Inland Empire, San Diego]

Hello, Beautzies! I received some questions through email about makeup schools, so I thought it would be best to create a list of all available makeup schools in Southern California. [Note: these are not cosmetology or esthetician schools.] Some schools are established and well-known, others are … [Read more...]

Makeup School Graduate!

Hello blog world! If you didn't read my last post, I took a one-week break from blogging to focus on my makeup school final. I've been attending April Love Pro Makeup Academy for the past 12 weeks, and this past Saturday I graduated from the Pro Makeup Artistry course! I'm very excited, but also … [Read more...]

Make-Up Designory Free Saturday Makeup Classes

If you're in the LA area, make sure you sign up for one of MUD's free Saturday makeup classes at their studio in Burbank. (The same classes are also available at their studio in NYC.) Almost every Saturday, MUD creates a fun demonstration on a different topic - from concealing & correcting to … [Read more...]