Sports Fan...a day in the life of an MUA!


2010 started with phone calls from some production friends from Sloan Productions and Legacy Health Services. They were both putting together large shoots starring famous sports figures. In the past 25 years I have applied makeup on many big named sports stars like Michael Jordan, Jack Snow, The Rock and Jesse Ventura, to name just a few.

This time around, I would be working with pro golfer, Phil Mickelson, UFC Fighter, Nate "Rock" Quarry and retired NBA player, Bill Walton. I would be shooting two commercials - one for Callaway's Diablo Driver to be aired during CBS Sports' pre-game show prior to the Super Bowl and for NuVasive Creative Spine Technology.

I love working with sports stars because they understand the process of having to have makeup applied for on-camera appearances, but they are not as "fussy" as professional actors! The biggest challenge working with the gentlemen listed above was the fact that Bill Walton was 6 feet 11 inches tall and that required him to sit down in order for me to touch him up between takes! I am tall, but I am not that tall!!!

I also learned that I am very sports-challenged! I know very little about the games of football, wrestling, basketball, golf, etc. Makes it difficult to have a conversation and relate to the other "men" on the crew. No matter, I plan on sticking with knowing everything about lip gloss, powder, mascara and eye shadow!

On both of the HD shoots I turned to several products that I find easy to use on men who are not used to wearing makeup. Prepping the skin with Jan Marini's Age Intervention Prime helps matte the skin and makes for blending foundation easier.



Eve Pearl's Salmon Concealer Trio is used to cover dark circles and age spots and Eve Pearl's Anti-Shine helps to keep shine under control preventing the need for frequent touch ups under hot lighting.






NARS Powder Foundations are highly pigmented and I find that men prefer me to use powder instead of liquid or cream foundation. NARS' products are buildable and even out all skin tones. Kiehl's Lip Balm #1 repaired cracked, dry lips.




I am attaching a few behind-the-scenes photos and a video and I am honored to add these gentlemen to my resume!


Nate "Rock" Quarry, Melissa and Bill Walton - on the NuVasive set - January 2010



Phil Mickelson on set for Callaway's Diablo Driver - CBS Sports & Sloan Productions - February 2010




The Makeup Show/Los Angeles

As a Pro MUA, I attend a few makeup "conventions" during the year. These shows are full of incredible information, hands-on workshops and classes and I get to shop for my professional makeup kit and personal makeup bag at major discount prices! Who doesn't love that?

I have been a professional makeup artist for almost 25 years and going back to makeup school to keep abreast of current trends isn't something that is easy for me to do with my family responsibilities and running my own business. Taking several weeks off from shooting would be a hardship on me financially so instead, I attend The Makeup Show put on by the Pro artists at The Powder Group. I am able to take several classes, workshops and watch live demonstrations within a two-day period, which updates my techniques and skill level, as well as gives me up-to-date information on the latest makeup artist information in the fields of television, film, photography, live events and bridal!

If you are a student, I highly recommend attending this show, which will be held in Los Angeles on Sunday, February 28th and Monday, March 1st at the California Market Center downtown. You can get a front row seat and learn from the "best of the best" in this industry. Ve Neill, Eve Pearl, Jon Hennessy, Kathy Aragon and James Vincent to name just a few, are ready to teach you the techniques you need to succeed!

Plus, if you are a beauty blogger, on Saturday, February 27th at 2:00 pm, you can join me and other beauty blogger experts as we attend a special sneak preview of The Makeup Show and their vendors. Be first to view new makeup launches for Spring and introduce yourself to new brands. This event will be led by The Powder Group's lead artist, James Vincent! If you are interested in expanding your knowledge of makeup and would like to attend this special blogger event, contact Christina Farrell via email: christina@thepowdergroup.com or christina@themakeupblogger.com.

The Makeup Show Los Angeles will be a pro-artist event for everyone in every area of the makeup industry. They will deliver the same pro-driven, artistically inspired, celebratory energy that The Makeup Show is famous for so don't miss out! Click on the links below to purchase your tickets and sign up for classes and if you see this Pro there, make sure to stop me and say "hello!" I love to network with my fellow professional artists and bloggers!

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JON HENNESSEY


Perfect Skin: Jon Hennessey

Sunday, Feb 28- 1:45pm - 4:15pm - Studio 1
Creating the perfect canvas is essential for every application. This event is a concentrated look at color correction, concealing, foundation and contour and how to perfect those techniques with various products. You will Concentrate on developing an understanding of various foundation, powder and concealer types and formulations, their effects and versatility as well as exploring methods for shaping and contouring and shaping the face to bring out the nest of your clients features.

Editorial Beauty: Jon Hennessey
Monday, March 1 - 10:00am - 12:30pm - Studio 1
This workshop will help you develop an understanding of the process and logistics of working in Editorial and developing more fashion oriented looks in your work. Jon will discuss the editorial collaboration and creative process as well as demonstrate essential techniques and product choices in keeping your work modern, fashionable and controlled.




EVE LA EVE PEARL

Master Workshop with Eve Pearl
Developing and Presenting Makeup for Television

Sunday, Feb 28 - 2:00 - 5:00pm - Studio 2
In the age when every person has the opportunity to be on television reality and makeover shows have made the demand for on-camera applications and makeup artist interviews more common then ever. Watch and learn as legendary Eve Pearl helps you see yourself on camera and create the easy applications, tips and techniques that will land you the job.





KATHY ARAGON
Red Carpet Beauty: Kathy Aragon
Sunday, Feb 28 - 10:00am - 12:30pm - Studio 1

Whether your work is with celebrities for award ceremonies or real women red carpet beauty will help you better understand and execute special event makeup. Watch as Kathy reveals the secrets to long lasting makeup that will be flawless in photographs, video and in person and develop your own style for an award winning face.

Camera Ready Makeup: Kathy Aragon
Monday, March 1 - 2:15pm - 4:45pm - Studio 3
This event is designed to help you better understand the details that make a makeup camera ready. Kathy will take you through the techniques required to transform a makeup for photography and develop your editorial eye. Learn the product and tools that can be used and share his personal procedures as well as explore the precision required for photographic applications.




ORLANDO SANTIAGO ORLANDO SANTIAGO

Celebrity Beauty: Orlando Santiago
Sunday, Feb 28 - 10:30am - 1:00pm - Studio 3
In this workshop you will see the application techniques and product choices that make a makeup artist the favorite of celebrities. Learn how to assess your client's needs, listen to your clients wants and make decisions based on the situation and job at hand. You will take your beauty makeup application to super-star status in this session.



MARGARET KIMURA MARGARET KIMURA

Asian Beauty: Margaret Kimura

Monday, March 1 - 2:00 - 4:30pm - Studio 2
Every artist needs to know how to work with any skin tone and facial structure. Margaret Kimura shows you the skills that have made her school so successful while helping you identify and understand the commonalities and differences of your Asian clientele.



VE NEILL VE NEILL

Master Workshop: Presenter Ve Neill
Creating the Character
Sunday, Feb 28 - 10:15am - 1:15pm - Studio 2

From Jack Sparrow to Mrs Doubtfire, Super Heroes to Leading Ladies the
legendary Ve Neill has designed some of the most recognizable makeup looks
in the history of film. In this hands-on master workshop Ve will share with
you Academy Award winning techniques, discuss the process of designing a
makeup look for film and help you bring your makeup beyond the basics to
meet the requirements of the story and the star.




MYLES OREILLY MYLES O'REILLY

Essential Airbrush: Myles O'Reilly
Monday, March 1 - 10:30am - 1:00pm - Studio 3

The Airbrush Basics Workshop will present you with a review and demonstration of the range of airbrush equipment and products on the market. The instructor will provide you with the need-to-know information that will make using the equipment a breeze. You'll be introduced to the key airbrushing techniques required for beauty and body makeup and practice basic airbrush makeup application




CHRISTINA FARRELL CHRISTINA FARRELL

Bridal Beauty: Christina Farrell

Sunday, Feb 28 - 2:15pm - 4:45pm - Studio 3
This event is perfect for freelancers, salon makeup artists and anyone who wants to add makeup to, or perfect their work in the area of bridal makeup. You will understand the best products and techniques for long-lasting, beautiful bridal makeup. Learn the must-ask questions when working with a bride/bridal party and considerations for photography and video work.




DANESSA MYRICKS DANESSA MYRICKS

Essential Eyes: Danessa Myricks
Monday, March 1 -1:45pm - 4:15pm - Studio 1

This event is an intensive look at the most diverse and interesting part of makeup artistry...the eyes. This amazing review of eye makeup in various forms. We'll focus on creating smoky eyes, classic Hollywood eyes, using false lashes and cream liner and finding unexpected ways to use color and texture. Discussion of key elements in creating these looks including product review and technique.



JAMES VINCENT JAMES VINCENT

Details of Beauty: James Vincent
Monday, March 1 - 10:15am - 12:45pm - Studio 2

Perfecting your technique, detailing your work and understanding control and precision in beauty makeup applications for everything from bridal to red carpet, commercial work to film, television and print is essential for becoming a well-known or well-respected artist. Learn to make your makeup more beautiful than ever and see how understanding the fundamentals and paying attention to the small details can make your application precise and perfect.



THE DETAILS:

· Event Fee $125 per workshop and $250 per Master workshop
· Master workshops are 3 hours, regular workshops are 2.5 hours
· Space is limited, first come first serve basis
· Master workshops participant will be provided models
· Participants will work on each other as models for all other workshops
· Models are available for an additional model fee if requested
· Makeup supplies provided
· Airbrush equipment provided
· Attendees should bring their own brushes
· Maximum 20 participants per event

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Please be sure to list your full contact info as well as the class you are interested in. You will get a respond from us in 24 hours with the information regarding the class.


Please note that all hands-on workshops are available only to attendees of The Makeup Show L.A. Participation requires ticket purchase to the show as well as fee for hands-on workshops. Please note: Presenters, topics and schedules subject to change.


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