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We tried all of the natural methods: toothpaste, ammonia, club soda, etc.- but one little product that’s about $15-$25 dollars beat them all on removing lipstick stains; especially on costume pieces that couldn’t be thrown into the washing machine! Make-Up Artist Ladonna Stein to the rescue with MAC: Cleanse Off Oil, and no- they aren’t paying us to say that. This product was made to cut... [Read more]
The crew at Pin-Up Girl Cosmetics. L-R: Kiah Clark, Sharif Hassan, Christine Starr Cookus, Kellyn Willey Kellyn Willey, owner of Pin-Up Girl Cosmetics, talks poorly blended foundation, places to visit in Atlanta, grapeseed oil, human disco balls, and owning a business before she owned a car. By: Shoshana Q: Pin-Up Girl Cosmetics is a full concept unlike any we’ve seen in the country. You have a storefront... [Read more]
The Importance of Good Make-Up Brushes By: Ladonna Hearne “I know that one of the most important steps in make-up application is blending. I want to invest in a good set of make-up brushes without spending a fortune. Have any suggestions?” Amanda, Dallas Dear Amanda, You are correct! The first step in achieving a flawless makeup application is using a good set of brushes. This is especially... [Read more]
Want to get the dramatic smokey eye look in just 5 minutes? This video starts with explaining that the holidays are coming, but burlesque starlets and glamour gals don’t need to wait for the holidays for dramatic make-up! Read More →
Almost all of the big name pin-up models wear red lipstick. All of the modern beauty magazines say not to line your lips when wearing red, and to do minimal eye make-up. When I try and wear red, I’m just not pulling it off. How can I successfully create the vintage pinup look with red lipstick? — Samantha in Houston Samantha in Houston, Red lips are a classic pinup look and can pick... [Read more]