Temptalia caught up with twenty-three year old MAC Freelance Artist, Monica, this week. She’s worked as a makeup artist for about two years, and she has been trained through both Sephora and MAC. Additionally she’s attended seminars at the Make Up Show, read beauty books, and found beauty forums to be a real help in the beginning.
Temptalia: What surprises you most about working as a makeup artist?
Monica: Probably that it’s really difficult to get paid as a freelance artist and how many ladies don’t know how to properly apply make up.
Temptalia: When did you first fall in love with makeup?
Monica: I’ve had a love affair with make up for a long while now have been experimenting with different looks since I was about seventh grade but I didn’t really get into make up until probably the latter half of 2005.
Temptalia: What do you consider “beauty” to be?
Monica: There’s so many aspects to beauty. There’s a person’s personality, personal style, the cosmetic, and the skin care side of it. All these thing can be attributed to beauty. It all comes together to paint a complete picture. It’s about being aesthetically pleasing.
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Heads up, readers, Sephora’s Friends and Family Sale ends tomorrow! Put in your last (or first!) orders and save 20% off everything in stock with code FF2007. What are you waiting for? Zip on over to Sephora.com.
Are you drawn to packaging? Does pretty or well-done packaging sucker you in? Are you immune to the powers of persuasive packaging?
I love good packaging, and I’d definitely say I’m drawn in by it. However, I refuse to buy something purely because the case is aesthetically pleasing. It has to be useful and worth the price (on some level of justification, at least!) if I’m going to purchase it.
We pulled five random names from our RSS e-mail list, and these are today’s winners*! Each of them wins a Creme of Nature Nourishing No-Lye Relaxer System. This product is a relaxer kit that does the work with natural ingredients. The brand uses certified organic ingredients to give moisture and shine. You can find this product (and others by Creme of Nature) at local drugstores and mass retail outlets. See www.cremeofnature.com for details.
What? You want to win, too? We will be picking random readers from our RSS subscription list to receive various prizes throughout the month of November, so be sure to sign up either with the link provided below or using the subscription box to the right. We’re thinking our next prize might be MAC’s Tan Lips Set or Sephora’s Blockbuster Palette, but you never know what we might pull!
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(Psst, here are the rules and prizes!)
*Winners have been e-mailed.
- Strip 1: Chanel, YSL, MAC
- Strip 2: Pupa, Dior, Miscellaneous brands
Now see how she organizes all of it, Continue reading →
Hey readers! I just got word of a very special offer for you all — save 20% off Lancome purchases from November 19th through the 26th both online at www.lancome-usa.com as well as in-store at Lancome Boutiques (see coupon for locations). To use it online, simply enter code OURGIFT. to receive 20% off plus free shipping. If you’d like to make a purchase in-store, please print out the coupon here.