Make Up For Ever Hosts FREE Makeup Classes for Pro’s in February

Make Up For Ever Free Class Schedule

Yep, it’s true! I already posted this to the Scandalous Beauty Facebook Page, but figured it should go here too! You have the opportunity to take FREE makeup classes at Make Up For Ever in NYC or LA! You probably need to already be a part of their Pro program (aka have a Backstage Card). I don’t have any more details, so if you have questions, call the numbers attached to the link!! Classes, seminars and workshops are key ways to increase your knowledge and skill as an artist. Do not miss out on these if you can get there. All contact info is listed in the image above.

Makeup Artist Showcase: Alexandra Butler

Here’s a really dense look into the life of Alexandra Butler! I wish I had enough room to post all of the pictures she sent over!

Alexandra Butler | Scandalous Beauty
1. How Did you Get Started Doing Makeup?

I’ve always been a very artistic person throughout life and originally thought fashion design was my next step, but then I realized I couldn’t sew… So I started to realize whenever I was watching those fashion makeover shows, I was intrigued by the makeup part of it. I then started practicing and collecting makeup. I even made my own YouTube channel geared towards makeup tutorials because I saw others doing it and KNEW I could do it too, and possibly better ;).

 

2. Did you go to makeup school? Was this a benefit to you? If so, how? 

No I didn’t go to makeup school. I actually went to school for Industrial Engineering #gofigure. I worked in the field of engineering for 3 years and quickly realized that it was not the career for me. I actually got fired TWICE because I was underperforming, lol. I took that as a sign that God was pushing me out to do what I was passionate about. So I did.

As far as others going to makeup school, I think it could be beneficial, just depending on what you are learning. I must say, the “School of Hard Knocks” taught me a lot. I was thrown into a lot of situations without proper training or experience, but how I learned to tackle those road blocks made me who I am today. So you definitely don’t have to go to school for this. Just practice and get you a good mentor who can help guide you. Oh and do lots of FREE makeovers in the beginning. When you do FREE stuff, people can’t expect much out of you so if you mess up, they can’t get that mad, lol. But you learn from your mistakes and I highly doubt you will make the same mistake twice.

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Sam Fine and Romero Jennings’ Favorite MAC Products

While de-cluttering cleaning my room the other day, I happened to find one of my old MAC Pro Masterclass workbooks. It included a Q & A with select makeup artists who give workshops for the company. I’m thinking that this book is from the Sam Fine masterclass in Harlem circa 2007.

If you’re interested in taking a MAC Pro masterclass, check out this link. You’ll need to have a MAC Pro card to access this part of the website. Many MAC stores and counters offer classes to people who aren’t makeup artists, as well as private lessons. Just inquire with an artist.

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Sam Fine Tells Us How to Achieve the Perfect Smoky Eye Using CoverGirl Queen

Vanessa Williams at the 36th Annual March Of Dimes Beauty Ball

The king of black beauty is at it again with longtime client Vanessa L. Williams. If you have his DVD, the Basics of Beauty, it is likely that you’ve already been applying his tricks to your own routine. Sam tells us exactly how he created the look above.

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