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Speaking of Beauty: A Guide to Discovering and Defining Your Self Worth Regardless of Media Influence

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Inner Beauty Journal – book by Holly Fulger and Melissa McNamara

It’s finally here!!  I’m pleased to announce that after 3 years of providing inner-outer beauty workshops for women from every walk of life, actress Holly Fulger and I have collaborated on a book together!

This book includes self discovery exercises, meditations, a Values Based Style Profile, and makeup looks designed for each Style!  Are you an Inspirer, a Dreamer, a Seeker, a Leader or a Thinker?  This book will help you to understand and redefine how you present your self to the world.

We did interviews with 10 VERY different women to find out how they define beauty, what their childhood experience was with their image, and how their life experience shaped them to be the person they are today.  All of these women are absolutely fascinating, and provide great insight into the world of beauty!

LAUNCH PARTY

You are invited to attend the Speaking of Beauty Inner Beauty Journal Launch Party to celebrate the uniqueness of women and experience the book for yourself.  The Speaking of Beauty Team will be available to talk to you about the book, provide makeup tips and guide you through the journal process.

Please join us:

Bleu Clothing - 454 S. LaBrea  Los Angeles, CA

6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Wine and Cheese will be served

Please contact me with any questions:  Beautifuloutlook@gmail.com

See you there!!!!!

 

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eHow Makeup Tutorials – What to Do So Your Eye Makeup Stays Without Using Primer

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Lesson #5:

How many times have you put on your eye makeup in the morning, only to find that mid day your mascara has smudged under your eye and your eye shadow has creased in your lid?  Here are some fool proof tips for getting beautiful eye makeup that lasts all day without smudging or creasing.

  1. Place concealer on the lid and blend with a concealer brush.  This erases any discoloration on the lid creates a blank “canvas” from which you can work from.
  2. Blend translucent powder through the crease and on the lid using a qtip.  This way your eye shadow doesn’t settle into the fine lines of the crease.
  3. To prevent smudging on the bottom lashline, create a barrier on the lashline with translucent powder.
  4. Don’t blend your eye shadow over your lid.  Rather, you should place the shadow first, then blend.  You won’t get the messy shadow dropping on your face.
  5. To set your mascara, use a clean, dry mascara wand with a little black eye shadow.  By putting powder over your mascara, you won’t have the mascara running or smudging on your face!

Book your private lesson with me, or learn more beauty tips with my eHow Makeup Guide.  Look and feel beautiful EVERY day!!

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Makeup Tutorials on eHow – How to Reshape Your Face with Makeup

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Lesson #4:

CONCEALER:  LIGHTNESS PULLS FEATURES FORWARD

Create a “triangle of light” under the eye, to open up the face and draw attention to focus features.  It’s an old trick used by makeup artists for photography…  Why not use on everyone??  It’s not just for models any longer!

MATTE BRONZER:  THE PERFECT WAY TO THIN THE FACE AND CREATE CHEEKBONES

The best way to “pop” your cheekbones is the apply a matte bronzer right underneath the cheekbones.  Use a fan brush, it takes all the guesswork out of application!

SHIMMERY HIGHLIGHT POWDER:  LIGHT REFLECTS OFF THE TOPS OF CHEEKS

Apply a shimmer powder or gel on the high points of the face.  The light bounces off the tops of your cheeks and creates a beautiful glow that lights up your face!

To see my Complete Makeup Guide on eHow, click on the link and learn everything you need to know to be an expert at makeup application!

If you are interested in becoming a professional makeup artist, come join me at my makeup school and learn in a private setting.  A once in a lifetime opportunity!!

 

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Makeup Tutorials on eHow – How to Cover BlackHeads and Acne

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Lesson #3:

How to Cover Blackheads and Acne Scars with Makeup

This is a common concern for many women…  The problem is that covering the imperfections is the easy part!  The tricky part is to get your skin looking smooth and even in tone.

Get the Tools Right!

  • Make sure you use a nice and thick creamy concealer.  Liquid is great for under eye circles, but you need a cream to cover dent or bumps.
  • Get a good concealer brush.  I prefer a large, flat one with synthetic bristles.
  • Use a powder that is translucent, not lighter than your skin tone.  If it is too light, you will actually draw attention to what you are trying to cover!

 

Cover the Way the Pros Do!

  • Press the concealer into the dent, bump, redness, blackheads until the are completely covered.
  • Use the concealer brush to “feather” out the edges.
  • Dab your clean fingertip over the top to remove excess concealer.
  • Set with translucent powder.

 

To see my complete Makeup Guide on eHow, click on the the link and learn all the basics about makeup artistry!

Book your private lesson with me and learn customized ways to look and feel your best!  Email me at beautifuloutlookATgmailDOTcom!!

 

 

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Makeup Tutorials on eHow – How to Do Your Makeup Quickly

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Lesson #2:

How to Do Your Makeup Quickly in the Morning

Most women don’t want to spend a lot of time in the morning to do their makeup – and who can blame them!  Learn a streamlined approach to getting gorgeous in 10 minutes or less.

Focus on the Skin

Use a primer to smooth out the surface of the skin and to build a barrier between your skin and your foundation.

Apply a Tinted Moisturizer with your fingertips to even out your complexion.  Focus on the center of the face, where women experience most of their skin concerns.

Use a creamy concealer to cover your dark circles and hide any imperfections.  Remember – a concealer brush is key to avoiding those “raccoon eyes”!

Give Your Skin a Boost of Color

Apply a peach or pink shade of blush on the apples of the cheeks.  I love using a fan brush for this, it makes application SO easy!

You can even use your blush on your eyes!  Just sweep a little color across your lids with the fan brush.

Play Up Your Eyes and Lips

Use a thickening mascara to enhance your eyes and build up your lashline.  The more the better!  Then you look like you’re wearing eyeliner – but you’re not!

Choose a natural looking lip gloss, lip stain, or lip balm.  It’s up to you!

To see my complete Makeup Guide on eHow, click on the link and ENJOY!

To book your private 2-hour lesson with me (Includes 4 Professional Brushes!), email me at beautifuloutlookATgmailDOTcom.

 

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Safe Makeup and Skincare

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While watching this show about makeup and how to be safe, I found myself running for a notepad to take notes…  I get so many questions about ingredients and quality control, and this information can help all consumers make smart choices.

Is Your Makeup Dangerous?

Lipstick is a $500 million a year industry – but are they using that money to harm you with cheap fillers??

Did you know…

Carmine is Beetle Wings

Lanoline is Sheep Skin

Guanine is Fish Scales

 

All of these things can be found in your cosmetics!!  Check the labels.

Look for these dangerous ingredients, if you see them, do not use the products:

DMDM Hydantoin – Formaldehyde

PEG – Petroleum Chemicals

Parabens – Cancer Causing Preservatives

 Follow these rules to be safe…

  • The fewer ingredients, the better
  • Look for ingredients you can pronounce
  • Spend more money on less products
  • Watch for the word “fragrance”, it could be anything!
  • Don’t trust the FDA.  In order for them to have concern with a product, it has to be proven “unequivocally” that something causes cancer
  • Use Vegan products to ensure there are no animal by-products
  • Be an educated consumer, use product lines that you KNOW are safe

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The Perfect Smoky Eye – Beauty Tutorial

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“How do I get a smoky eye?”  That’s probably one of the most frequently asked question I get.  I’m going to let you in on a little secret…There’s a big misconception out there.  A lot of the time, people use the term “smoky eye” to describe the color they are trying to achieve, like charcoal gray.  In reality, the term “smoky eye” refers to a technique, not a color.

Here are some basics to follow:

  • Choose a wash color, a dark color, and a medium pop of color.
  • The darkest shade should encircle the entire eye, closest to the lash line.  Don’t forget the inner rim!  That’s the secret for getting a true smoky eye!
  • Use the medium shade in the crease to blend the dark shade and the wash color together.
  • Thicken the lashes with loads of mascara or false lashes.

To learn how to style your hair to go with your smoky eye, check out Celebrity Hair Stylist Billy Lowe on BeautyBuzz90210.

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Makeup at Work: Melissa McNamara and Billy Lowe on KCal9 News w/Interview Tips for Your Hair and Makeup

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How should you wear your hair for an interview, what’s the best makeup for interviews? Aaaaargh!  As if job hunting isn’t stressful enough, right?

Putting your best face forward (and your best hair!) will be much easier when you follow these style tips from me (Melissa McNamara) and style guru Billy Lowe.

Below is a video of me and Billy Lowe are on KCal9 afternoon news.  Watch and listen to what one interviewer noticed about a job hunter!  Don’t let that be you!!

Remember to take into consideration the TYPE of job you are hunting for. If your job is in an extremely creative field, you can be more creative with your hair and your makeup. Take a clue from photos on the company website to see what the culture is like. Err on the side of being a little more conservative in your first meeting – and then adjust as you get to know the people at the company better.

Best of luck with your interviews!