MakeUp Artists: When Should You Work for Free?

(Photo credit: Jayne Mansfield?) (Author's Note:  This post is meant to open a discussion forum amongst make up artists/free lancers.  To my macho male readers, this may be quite too gurly, so you may skip reading this post and go straight to the diagram...

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Cruelty Free MakeUp- yeah right!

(Author's Note:  Because of some violence in this post, this is highly recommended PMS reading) First of all, i will tell you what you will not get from this post. This post will not promote nor  criticize those that support animal rights at whatever cost....

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Pencil Pornication

Gurlz, if you are reading this blog because you seriously want to be smarter consumers and save money on cosmetics, read on. However, if you are perfectly happy with how things are with the cosmetic world that having the right brand name is not only fun but helps your...

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Prelude to Animal Testing

Last week, this blogger site was acting silly and would not allow me to make edits, leave comments or make new posts.  So i decided to make good use of my time by preparing for a post on the controversial topic of animal testing. Being the non-opinionated...

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The Hype of Hypoallergenic

Happy 2011 Everyone! This is going to be a great year- i feel it in my fingers, i feel it in my toes. Easy for me to say- though it was no less than 24 hours ago, that I was still in a food coma- darn 'em lobsters- so good with butter sauce. Anyway, let us talk about...

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Back In Brussels: Preparing shop

This is just a teeny tiny post to say that I am happily back in Brussels!  Everyone says Brussels is boring and I have my turn of biatching of how Brussels weather is like a woman on PMS- cannot make up its bloody mind (on the bright side, this has made Belgians...

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Bullshit Police Arrest’s L’Oreal Volume Million Lashes

After our bullshit bedtime story, it gives me great pleasure to make the next bullshit arrest. Bullshit police hereby arrests L'Oreal Volume Million Lashes! So, what is so bullshit about this ad- you ask me? I have 3 BIG issues with it. First, the name - Volume...

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Top9 Tactic to Make You Buy More Makeup

In cosmetics, I would like to start the year right by making you buy BIG right away! That keeps the council of the clueless at a comfortable distance from my ass for the first half of the year until September when I will stir you up again with another BIG...

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Top10 Tactic To Make You Buy More MakeUp

Photo credit: Jane Russell At N° 10: Sex Up The Shade Name I am sure, if you are reading this - that you well have known orgasm. I mean that rush of warm gold against the folds of frosted pink that have been the subject of many a woman's flight of fancy.  ...

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Two Sure Fire Ways to Make You Buy More MakeUp

Photo Credit: Joan Crawford You might say I am one lucky biatch for having a dream job in cosmetics. Well it might have been fun and glam, but when you think about it, after all the jetsetting, the company credit card, the free make up, the glamorous photoshoots, the...

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The Real Nail Hardening Bitch

At one point or another, some brand will claim that it can harden nails.  And that is darn nice. Except for one thing -  it's bullshit. Do you remember what they say- contains calcium, algae, carbon, tough as diamonds (as if they contain diamonds-...

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How To Get a Job in The Beauty Industry

This is a special post to answer an email of one of my readers , she says- My name is Lily, and I'm a high school student. I will be going to college in the next year or two, and I love makeup, and everything beauty related! So I figured I would either be doing...

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The Lead in Lipstick Scare-are you dead yet?

This blog is in reaction to Meanniekitty's comment about Lead in lipsticks. This rumor circulated a few years back: Lead is present in lipsticks and this will kill you.And my reaction to it then was  - NOTHING. You see, I know when I am bullshitting and...

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Why Are Lipsticks Like Marie Antoinette

We knew it, you confirmed it - the most important quality that you seek for in a lipstick is - ColorThen as well - consistency, texture, coverage, long lasting, moisturizing, no smell, no irritating...

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Prelude to the Lipstick

Prior to make my next blog post on lipsticks,  I would like to ask for audience participation from you, dear readers. It is quite simple what I ask - in your own words, can you please tell me the qualities that affect your decision for the purchase of a lipstick?...

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The French Cleavage Club

(Photo Credit: Miss Piggy) I find that for me to better explain what happens in cosmetics, it helps to give you a glimpse as well of its behind the scenes even if writing it causes me nights of profuse nosebleeding.  (And you will know it when i try to...

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Rowenaism #10

Saying I do not know is a convenient excuse. You live, therefore you should learn- whatever age or subject matter.  This Rowenaism has been with me since I was a puppy until now that I am a full-grown biatch.  I adopted it since I read this blurb about...

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Color match like a pro

This is a special tiny blog in response to a query by one of my fabulous followers, Vonzi who asks for a brand of the really black liners. First, when we use "carbon black"  we tend to brag about it (if it is still news, that is).  So you can just pinpoint...

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Rowenaism #5

This is to all my awesome followers- special mention to Daily Nail who said it so herself.  :-)Ok, so I am buying time before my next big posting with these Rowenaisms.  Please bear with me, damn facebook is such a time...

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Rowenaism #7

(Photo credit: Suzie Wong) If it isn't, then it isn't love.  And I mean this in a good...

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Rowenaism #1

It is not because I do not want to help you-  it is because I do. (Photo Credit:  Vilma Santos in Mars Ravelo's...

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Clint’s Rules + Rowenaism N°4

(Photo credit: Rita Hayworth) In spite of the fact that I swear like a shoemaker- (and yes, shoemakers,  for I do not know what reason, are the swearingest people that ever walked this civilized earth),  I would like to believe and assure you that...

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“Beauty and the Bullshit” is to beauty what “Devil Wears Prada” is to fashion.

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