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Why not have a Mulitple?

Mind out of the gutter people. ok I set that one up didn’t I? For Shame. Anyway I DO still want you to have a multiple experience; Multiple use for your cosmetics! One thing many non pros don’t always understand is that many, many products can be used in A LOT of different ways, Lipsticks as […]

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How to make Your Senior pic not suck!

A little advice from a mom who works in the fashion industry helping to create amazing photos! When it came time for my daughter to have hers done-I was spoiled for choice- but chose to go with the Always Amazing Sandra Costello- ( http://sandralovesyou.com) because she just KNOWS how to draw out someone’s personality, and help […]

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Don’t forget to put your feet in the sand!

Many of you probably know that I am an indie business owner- meaning that I am the sole person responsible for running FFM. I also freelance as a professional makeup artist doing photoshoots, commercials, weddings etc.  And Lastly I am a wife and mother to 3 wonderful children. All of these things are amazing- and […]

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Let’s Keep it Clean, Shall We?

I feel the need to address something that perhaps doesn’t much occur to the general consumer, but very much affects all consumers! This is the topic of GMP. GMP stands for Good Manufacturing Practices. Sounds boring, I know, but bear with me. GMP does NOT mean-“well my place looks clean, and I wash my equipment […]

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Conceal for Real!

Guest post from Makeup artist Ash Crist- ok, really this is just our convo- But I think this sums it up nicely without me needing to really add a thing. “New trick, to conceal pimples or other redness, for oily/combo skin (like mine), when typical liquid/cream concealers won’t stay put…..after applying FFM foundation all over […]

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You’re really not that bright.

Wow, what made me such a b*#@h today? That is probably what you’re thinking right about now But wait! ok- I don’t really mean it THAT way. Truly, you can put the pitchforks and burning torches down, PUT. THEM. DOWN. What I mean is, Too many women are using the WRONG shade of blush. Yeah, that […]

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The EXACT right color: My Obsession

So I was watching a throwback movie with my family this past weekend. “Romancing the Stone” starring Michael Douglas and Kathleen Turner.  Funny movie, released in 1984, if you are like me, you saw the original. (read: old)  If your too young to remember this movie rent it, trust me. Anyway, my point. i was […]

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Summer Bronzer Basics

Seriously, Who Does NOT love Bronzer???? If that is you, then this post is probably not for you….but come on, after this post, you WILL love bronzer, I promise! Bronzer’s entire job is to add depth of color to your skin, to mimic the look of Sun exposure….period. Finite’. Therefore, it is important for your […]

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Angela-Flycatcher Creative

I am going to do a bit of a gush here, so if that bothers you, or bores you, check back next week for a regular post. Here goes- After long, exhausting, often fruitless, and always excruciating years of struggling with my FFM websites, hosts, designers, SEO, etc. I made the smartest decision of my […]

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I want you to buy less makeup!

Yeah- you heard me! I want you to buy LESS makeup… Instead, how about making what you own, and love DO more! Sound good? Ok if you are an FFM user, you probably already know that just about anything can be used anywhere. Because we use pigments, and micas, rather than dyes. There isn’t a […]

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Prepare for better results!

Preparing your skin for makeup application is just as important AS the actual application of makeup! Now this doesn’t mean you have to follow some complicated series of steps using 468 products, but rather making sure YOUR skin will accept and wear the makeup as flawlessly as possible. For this to happen you need to […]

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It’s best to push not rub!

ok- lol What do I mean by this? When working with cream based products- especially foundations, it is so much more effective to gently, but firmly, push the makeup onto and into the skin.  It doesn’t matter if you’re using a brush, a sponge,(my go to choice for on set), or your fingers (my favorite […]

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