Expert Advice
Essential Grooming
Essential Grooming
Celebrity make-up artist Alex LaMarsh discusses the essentials of male grooming. Whether for film, print or a night on the town, discover how to create a flawless look for your male talent.
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Neutralizing and Correcting
Neutralizing and Correcting
Tommy Parsons, the administrative director of DMK Cosmetics, offers up his expertise in color correcting and neutralization, which he's accumulated from a young age.
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The Best Hair and Make-up Trends of 2011
The Best Hair and Make-up Trends of 2011
KJ's back with his review a few favorite trends in 2011. He's hand-picked this group of make-up and hair looks for their timeless appeal and general wearability. Each of these will guarantee top-notch glam and keep you oh-so-gorgeous well into the new year.
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Make-up Myths, Pt 1: Complexion
Make-up Myths, Pt 1: Complexion
KJ's used to hearing hair-raising beauty advice, and he's ready to put some of the biggest bits of misinformation to rest. Get the scoop on mineral make-up, how to refresh your makeup the right way and the low-down on finding the perfect foundation color.
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Primed for Summer Heat
Primed for Summer Heat
KJ, our resident beauty expert, is trying not to melt during this record heat-wave! As he says: the dog days of summer are here and extreme measures are necessary to keep make-up intact. Read on to learn some great tips and product choices to keep you looking fresh no matter how sizzling the summer becomes.
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One Singular Sensation—Bronzer!
One Singular Sensation—Bronzer!
With Memorial Day a memory and Labor Day around the corner, we’re smack-dab in the middle of summer! If you’re tired of carrying a steamer trunk full of cosmetics with you on every trip, it’s time to rethink your game plan. Let KJ, our Emmy-winning beauty expert, help you shrink down your collection to a few summertime essentials including bronzer, bronzer and more bronzer.
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Lip Service
Lip Service
Lipstick might date back to the ancient Egyptians, but what makes it so great in the modern world? Plenty. Kevin James Bennett, our resident Emmy-winning expert, decodes the terminology and psychology behind history's favorite cosmetic.
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Clean-Up Crew
Clean-Up Crew
Purchasing the right brushes is only half of the battle. Find out how to keep them in top shape for years with KJ's tips on brush care.
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Brushing up on Make-up Brushes
Brushing up on Make-up Brushes
Confused about the different make-up brushes on the market and wondering how to choose quality brushes? Let Emmy-winning artist Kevin James Bennett help you with his tips on what to look for.
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Runway Review: Spring 2011 Make-up Trends
Runway Review: Spring 2011 Make-up Trends
Kevin James Bennett recaps the Spring 2011 make-up trends and lists his favorite products for recreating the looks, such as the colorful eyes designed by Tom Pecheux (left).
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KJ's Essential Techniques
KJ\'s Essential Techniques
In his first beauty blog for Makeup411.com, Emmy award winner and industry expert Kevin James Bennett breaks down the essential steps to achieving a long-lasting make-up.
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Simply Smokin’: Achieving a Perfect Smoky Eye
Simply Smokin’: Achieving a Perfect Smoky Eye
Emmy Award winner and industry expert Kevin James Bennett gives a detailed lesson on how to achieve the perfect smoky eye, along with tips on how to balance the look and add some unexpected color.
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Troy Kendal: The Secret to Beautiful, Modern Make-up
Troy Kendal: The Secret to Beautiful, Modern Make-up
Basic Beauty, Step by Step
© Troy Kendal

My hope is that the following detailed information will help millions of women and artists with their make-up techniques, and help them to realize the value and importance that taking an interest in their own, creative ways of self -expression, can be quite empowering:
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billy b: A Career in Make-up Artistry
billy b: A Career in Make-up Artistry
billy b Offers Some Insight on a Career in Make-up Artistry and Staying Diversified

I moved to New York City from Mississippi in 1985, having no idea what I was going to do with my life. I got a job at Macy’s on 34th Street at a cosmetics counter doing make-up on real people. I had no experience, and yes, I lied to get the job. I was lucky—I found my talent and my reason. I had no idea what was in store for me. I worked as a Macy's employee for a while then moved freelance working for different vendors within the store. A customer said to me once, "You are too talented to be working here." At that time I had no idea what my options were. It turned out that she was an assistant editor at Vogue, and she helped me connect with modeling agencies to start "testing" to build a portfolio.
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Leonard Engelman: Make-up Tips
Leonard Engelman: Make-up Tips
Hollywood make-up artist Leonard Engelman shares beauty and make-up tips in an extensive advice section. Topics include color, foundation, concealer, shading, contouring, lips and blush. He answers questions about color selection, make-up application and product purposes.
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