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Hello fellow makeup junkies!! Welcome to my blog - A Daily Dose of Kaartehan (kaartehan = vanity)... This is my tiny slice of the world wide web where I celebrate being a girl & also where I store my boo-hoos & blah-blahs... I am a mother of 2 awesome boys who loves makeup & anything pretty... I am a certified MUA not MakeUp Artist, but a certified MakeUp Addict... If you are looking for a good read, hence the title of this blog, you are in the wrong place... So get out!! LOL... otherwise, thanks for droppin by & I hope you enjoy my blog!

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Sunday, April 3, 2011


I've just kind of signed a partnership deal with Fotog_Republic(mentioned in this blog entry) & I've started doing makeup on some of their clients last week... my first client is Michelle, no not my friend Michelle (also mentioned in my previous post), but her co-worker Michelle....

indoors, no flash 


I chose a nude lipstick to match with the heavy eye makeup, but later on, she decided she wanted to try a bolder lip color, which she settled for...  

Clinique dramatically different moisturizing gel
MUFE HD primer - #6
Revlon ColorStay foundation - Rich Tan
Mary K corrector (this was the client's so I don't know what shade it was... she had asked me to try it on her so she knows how to use it)
Benefit bronzer - Hoola
NARS blush - Orgasm
Maybelline NY Dream Matte powder - Medium 3-4 / Honey
Urban Decay setting spray - All Nighter
Urban Decay primer potion
NYX jumbo eye pencil - Milk
88 eyeshadow shimmer palette
88 eyeshadow matte palette (used different shades of lilacs & purples)
MAC fluidline - Blacktrack
CoverGirl LashBlast mascara - Very Black
Wet n Wild ultimate brow kit - Ash Brown
Carmex lip balm
NYX round lipstick - Thalia
MAC lipglass - Viva Glam V
MAC lipstick - Petals & Peacocks

additional notes on the client:
- Michelle has really smooth skin with a few redness & very little blemishes.. the foundation application was really easy...
- I was gonna put falsies on her but didn't need to, as she has thick & long lashes after applying the  mascara
- she has nice full lips, it was cool putting lipstick on her.. dang! I wish my lips are full like hers... =(
- Michelle was color matched as a NC42 shade at MAC but said she looks orange with the foundation she has.... I used Revlon ColorStay foundation (for Oily/Combination skin) in Rich Tan on her... I was so scared the foundations I have with me won't match her but luckily, the Rich tan did... the client called a couple of days later asking what foundation I used on her...  she thinks it matched her skin perfectly... yay!!!! that made me so happy!! =)
- Michelle is also featured on Fotog_Republic's blog HERE & HERE

thanks Michelle(client) for letting me do your makeup & for letting us get 'before & after' shots of you... hope you liked my work...

some behind-the-scenes shots... 

can you see the Kat Von D poster behind us?? she has another one on the other side of the room, it was huuuge!!!! too bad I forgot to take a picture of it... ugh! I want one!!
excuse my crappy ass face, this was at 7:30 to 9:30 in the morning... yikes!!

I just had to throw this one in there even though I look like a dork! hahaha.... I just thought this pic was funny... I forgot what I was laughing about but I decided that this is def goin on my blog... awww... memory of my very first gig that I know I will go back to, a few years from now.... 

so what do you all think of my very first makeup gig as a freelancer???

thanks Michelle & Chuck for helping me get this thing started.... 
thanks Michelle for believing in me... luv ya betch!!


  1. you did michelle's eyes beautifully :)

  2. The outcome is beautiful! :) I love the lips most. :)

  3. You did a great job! The makeup really suits her and the colors you chose really complement her, though she looks good even without any makeup on! :)

  4. Congrats sis on your very first gig as a full-pledged MUA! More clients and MUA sessions to come! Proud of yah!

  5. I love the eye makeup. Great combination!

  6. WOW! amazing job! Shes gorgeous!

  7. You did a great job! I think you'll be very successful as a freelance MUA : )

  8. Her eyeshadow is pretty
    Love the before and after pics, great job!!

  9. wonderful make up job!! you look stunning <3

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  11. niiiice, good job!!
    Thanx for your sweet comments <3


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