and a rant or two.
In the Makeup Brush Buying Guide, we discussed materials, construction and brush shapes. Properly cleaning your makeup brushes is the most critical step to maintaining and protecting your investment. Let's look at the how pros keep their tools in tip-top condition....read more
Honey tastes great, but did you realize the amazing restorative and healing properties it possesses? AND, it's a fantastic beauty solution! Let's look at why it's so awesome, then pamper yourself with one of these DIY beauty treatments when you have no time (or $$$)...read more
I learned a lot about proper brush construction while developing the [R]evolution™ Professional Makeup Brush Collection with Royal & Langnickel. Owning well crafted, quality tools are essential for a professional make-up artist to succeed. I've compiled this "Makeup...read more
The Beauty Awards honor the most innovative products of the year and are selected by CEW’s more than 9,000 U. S. members (including myself), all of whom are industry professionals. Members voted for nominees March 1-15, 2018. Winner will be announced at the Beauty...read more
Does shopping in the cosmetic department intimidate you? Confuse you? Frustrate You? The salespeople really want to help you...but you have to help them help you. I had the pleasure of hanging out with Beauty BFF Anna De Souza from the Today Show. In this video, we...read more
How often do I hear makeup myths based on misinformation? DAILY. The internet offers an abundance of makeup information. It also offers lots of MIS-information, which perpetuates makeup myths. In the first installment of the #MakeupMyths series, we look at the right...read more
Tribe Dynamics analyzes the social media impact of top cosmetics, skin care, and hair care brands each month and spotlights several successful influencer brand programs within each category. Earned Media Value (EMV) is Tribe Dynamics’ proprietary metric scale to...read more
Professional (Pro) Discount Programs are a marketing tool. They are often perceived as a "perk" or a thank you to beauty professionals. They are not. They are a strategic approach to subliminal advertising - and they appear to be heading toward extinction. A Pro...read more
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