Melissa Street's Blog – April 2009 Archive (5)

MaqPro Paris

A day in the life of a professional MUA can be filled working on many projects. Some artists work strictly in television, film or print and others, like me are freelance and can pick and choose which projects we want to work on, which goes well with my personality! I get bored easily, so working in television one day, film the next keeps my skills fresh and my mind active!



Last year I was asked to travel to Paris, France in the capacity of a consultant to an up-in-coming cosmetic… Continue

Added by Melissa Street on April 17, 2009 at 12:12pm — No Comments

Budget Bombshell - Take Two!

In these economic times, we are counting every dollar and penny spent on the “non-essentials” but really, do you consider your health, image and general beauty to be a “non-essential?” Well, we here at In My Professional Opinion don’t and we strongly believe that now is not the time to skimp on taking care of yourself!



Feeling like a million bucks without feeling like your spent a million bucks can be a reality, especially if you follow the economic tips and tricks listed below by… Continue

Added by Melissa Street on April 13, 2009 at 10:48am — No Comments

Budget Bombshell Part One!

Let’s face it: our country is having some…economic issues, to put it mildly! This recession is affecting everyone from the film industry to the blue-collar industry and every man, woman and child in between. You can’t run and you can’t hide, but what you can do is take control of your wallet and decide how to spend your dollars wisely!



In My Professional Opinion asked specialists (and blogger extraordinaires) in the field of hair care, health, fitness and fashion to collaborate on a… Continue

Added by Melissa Street on April 9, 2009 at 10:23am — No Comments

Here Comes the Bride!

This MUA works mainly in television and film and I use certain products from many different cosmetic lines that I know work under hot lights, on HD cameras and last through very long hours on the set.



I am fortunate to have many friends that are also Pro makeup artists and every so often they contribute to In My Professional Opinion by writing about their specialty. My girlfriend, Cathi Singh, is a Smashbox Pro Artist and she has found that Smashbox product work great in all genres… Continue

Added by Melissa Street on April 6, 2009 at 8:30pm — No Comments

Let's Get It On!

In the backstage world of a Hollywood film set, television production, or Broadway play there is a product we as professional makeup artists use time and time again…the false eyelash!



False eyelashes are a blessing to many, a burden to some, but truth told: a properly applied false lash can bring out the beauty in the beast. You just have to know how to “get it on!”



Let us take a little journey down the road of the false eyelash…



Legend has it that American… Continue

Added by Melissa Street on April 2, 2009 at 9:41am — No Comments

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