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Highlighting and Contouring- BEST Makeup Secret

Posted by Sam's Makeup on November 28, 2013 at 12:30 AM Comments comments (4)

Highlighting and contouring is properly what differentiates between an average makeup artist and an EXPERT makeup artist. It creates 3-dimentional faces! It is the true modern way of applying makeup.


Overall, contouring and highlighting are just ways to make your face look thinner, if you have a round face, and make your bone structure look the way you want. It is cheating but not cheating in away and looks UH-Mazing in pictures.


If I don’...

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Why is J Lo Glowing??

Posted by Sam's Makeup on May 22, 2013 at 4:30 PM Comments comments (0)

J Lo looks glowing in her red carpet and photo shoot pictures. The secret is the contrast between the matte bronzer and the shimmery highlighter. My suggestion to you is to use a dark matte pressed powder as a bronzer; something that has a grey undertone to it. Do not go for anything that looks orangey. As for the highlighter, the younger you are, the better. If you have wrinkles that you don’t want to “highlight”, I suggest that you stay away from shimmery highlighter...

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Lilly Ghalichi- Makeup Inspiration

Posted by Sam's Makeup on March 4, 2013 at 4:00 PM Comments comments (0)

My new Favourite fashion socilaite. Her makeup is flawless!!

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Beautiful Model- New Project

Posted by Sam's Makeup on October 14, 2012 at 4:25 PM Comments comments (0)

Celebrity Makeup Gone Wrong

Posted by Sam's Makeup on September 17, 2012 at 8:45 PM Comments comments (0)

Same Model- Different Makeup!

Posted by Sam's Makeup on September 13, 2012 at 9:45 PM Comments comments (0)

Are You Ready for Halloween?

Posted by Sam's Makeup on August 22, 2012 at 4:20 PM Comments comments (1)

Below are some Halloween makeup ideas that I found online- What are you going to b e this Halloweeen?

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My latest Project...

Posted by Sam's Makeup on August 21, 2012 at 3:05 PM Comments comments (0)

Now I call that AMAZING photography!!

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Vintage Vibe

Posted by Sam's Makeup on June 26, 2012 at 6:05 PM Comments comments (0)

What is The Best Concealer?

Posted by Sam's Makeup on May 12, 2012 at 11:05 AM Comments comments (0)

Concealers are like gifts from heaven! They cover blemishes,uneven skin tones and most importantly, under-eye circles. You don't need foundation if you have a good concealer for every day use.

However, the question I always get asked by clients is: so Sam, what’s the best concealer? And Should I use liquid, crème or matte concealers? With so many brands out there, I understand how hard it is to choose. Here is what I think you should do when it comes to concealers...

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Celebrities Without Makeup

Posted by Sam's Makeup on April 12, 2012 at 2:05 PM Comments comments (0)

We all know that makeup does wonders especially if the makeup artist is talented enough to do the magic.  For me, eye makeup is an essential component of any makeup look. The smoky eyes look usually works on any one. The client has to know that it is a lot of makeup and if they usually don’t wear makeup, I do not recommend the smoky eye look.  Which celebrity do you think looks so different without makeup?

Remember; the after picture is most likely photo-shopped. For me ...

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Beautiful Updo

Posted by Sam's Makeup on March 18, 2012 at 12:55 AM Comments comments (0)

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The Power of Makeup!!!

Posted by Sam's Makeup on March 10, 2012 at 6:00 PM Comments comments (0)

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Wedding Beauty Tips

Posted by Sam's Makeup on February 7, 2012 at 11:00 AM Comments comments (0)

My first advice to you is don’t just go for the best price when choosing someone for hair and make-up, but go for someone that you trust. You should make sure that they understand your needs so that you feel 100% confident on your big day and are not stressed.


  • Get plenty of beauty sleep two nights before your wedding day.
  • Wash your hair before you go to bed and blow-dry it. Do not wash your hair the same wedding day. Dirty h...
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Before and After!!

Posted by Sam's Makeup on February 7, 2012 at 2:25 AM Comments comments (1)

The photos below are without editing or Photoshop or any artificial lighting.


Aida was perfect. She's not only photogenic, she has a beautiful colour, gorgeous teeth and came with the perfect accessories.


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When to Get Rid of Old Makeup

Posted by Sam's Makeup on January 24, 2012 at 12:55 AM Comments comments (0)

How do you know when a cosmetic item isn't good anymore? Beautiful vintage cosmetics as collectibles are one thing, but no one should use them on their face. Here are some general guidelines about shelf life for some products, but always keep common sense in mind. If it smells bad, separates, or changes color, kick it to the curb! Read on for some great beauty tips and advice.

Foundation: There are two different types of foundation: water-based and oil-based. T...

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Blue Smokey Eyes Tutorial

Posted by Sam's Makeup on January 23, 2012 at 1:40 PM Comments comments (0)

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My Favourite Foundation

Posted by Sam's Makeup on January 22, 2012 at 8:30 PM Comments comments (0)

Since foundation isn't a “one size fits all” product, it can be tricky to find the right one. Fortunately, reading a foundation review and checking out popular products can help. Read on to learn about foundation reviews for top-rated products. 

As a makeup artist, sometimes I mix two or three foundation colors to get the perfcet color. My favourite foundation, however, is Make Up Forever HD Foundation. It has particles that fill in pores and lines so it is perfect for...

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Photography Makeup

Posted by Sam's Makeup on January 18, 2012 at 7:15 PM Comments comments (0)

I get asked all the time about makeup for photos so today I am going to talk a bit a bout it with you. The first secret is to simply fix your face as if you were going out for the evening, wearing more than for daytime use, extra contrast and especially more powder.

You will probably think you that you are wearing too much but remember that the lights take away from whatever amount of makeu...

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