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  1. Had a chance yesterday to work with Morphe brushes on set. They all shed. Yes they do feel soft, yet they shed all over the place.
  2. Obviously I am not a woman. I'd say yes, and use all options available to you. A colleague friend of mine has been trying to get pregnant for over a year now without success. She's tried most available options to her, now she's in a hospital getting her eggs harvested to try and get pregnant that way. She's been documenting her process / journey on fb. Unfortunately for her it has taken an emotional toll on her as well as the physical pain of this current procedure she is undergoing. So Yeah, reading my friends' journey on this, I'd say do everything you can to help you.
  3. Agreed. I am usually not a big fan of trendy make-up gimmicks, but this lighted compact mirror is very practical, especially in my field as we're always shooting in dark sets with zero lighting to quickly touch up our actors. And sometimes our actors like to do their own touch ups on set, so very handy.
  4. Most if not all brands have a combination of natural hair and synthetic fibre brushes on the market. Their belief is that it is the best of both worlds in terms of dry and wet make-up applications. (And yes it is to save money too). Personally I am old school and I prefer my eye shadow brushes 100% natural hair. Hakuhodo is a luxury brush brand. Yes they are expensive, yet you're getting quality. Morphe is definitely on the less quality side of brands. Notice the rounded brush shapes of most of their brushes? If you're thinking of buying brushes from here, also buy some Super Glue as well to re-secure the ferrule to the handle after several uses... To answer your question pointedly, I couldn't find a brand in a mid price range that has all natural hair brushes. You'll have to go through each brand and pick the brushes you want, for example Quo (a drug store brand, Shoppers) and Sephora's in-house brand of brushes. Yeah, I know, a long and tedious bs process. Well, good luck to ya and good hunting!
  5. I recommend https://glamcor.com/collections/pro-lighting-full-collection as it's portable and you can choose options that will work for you.
  6. I choose my products and brands by their quality and reputation, and by professional union word-of-mouth recommendations.
  7. Bought from MAC and Shoppers Drugmart. The Krazy Glue is for brush and pan / compact repairs.
  8. Absolutely agree with Reija on this. I ran into this exact situation at the beginning of the year that Amcglam had, it was with a photographer and a professional client for a corporate headshot. The photographer quoted my rate from 5 years ago to the client, I explained to the client that that was my old rate and that inflation happens, and that nominal price increases are a normal part of business, and that my new rate was "X" amount. It wasn't a huge amount (as not to shock the client), in the end they accepted my new rate. So perhaps using the inflation example would be another idea in getting previous clients back into your chair? Just putting it out there... (I know each situation is different etc).
  9. Most to all people who sit your chair will find fragrances / scents not very comforting, including tobacco, fast food, alcohol, fabric softeners, etc. That's why the fragrance free policy in this industry and in most wedding parties that hire hair and make-up artists.
  10. Hi Rachel, I use two brands. MAC's Pro Performance HD Airbrush Make-up and PPI's Skin Illustrator refills. I use the Skin Illustrator as a tattoo cover on high traffic areas on the skin prone to a lot rubbing on wardrobe, such as the lower neck, upper centre chest, and forearms, as it has better longevity than MAC's airbrush foundation, as it's alcohol based. This past summer I worked with a MuA on show and she used Kett's Hydro Proof airbrush foundation. No, I haven't personally used this airbrush foundation yet, but the results looked great and the longevity held up well on the actors. The best remover I found that quickly flushes the lines and gun is MUSST's brush cleaner. HTH Good Luck! 😊
  11. I agree. purchasing everything in palette from is both economical in terms of space and in cost (in the long run). What would 48 bottles of foundation look like in your kit vs 48 shades of foundation in a palette the size of a small iPad? Yeah you can do the 3 bottle foundation method, but again a foundation palette... Way more options. Save your kit space for bottles like 99%, brush cleaners, adhesives and adhesive thinners / removers, hand sanitizer, skin prep and removers. (Until the industry invents these things in solid form, and in palette form, bottles only for these things. They are working on it though like with make-up removers). Don't forget about your kit incidentals like Q-Tips, Kleenex, cotton pads, balls, paper towel (blue and white), sponges (white, black, orange, yellow, red, and beauty blenders), etc. these things take up a lot of space. Compacts take up less space than loose powders do. Also, they are less messy. However, your tear, sweat and dirt kits (yes they are separate kits), are a combination of loose, palettes, and bottled products, including the specific tools for each kit such as brushes, sponges, socks, blowers, wipes, droppers, etc. and removers. For your airbrush kit, medium sized bottles work in most situations, unless there is job specific colour or colours, then you would need large and refill sized bottles. Don't forget your thinners and cleaners, these should come in large bottle formats, and hot towels for removal. Your skin prep kit should include bottled products in liquid and in cream formulations. Your facial hair kit should include compact, loose, palettes, and bottled products. Make sure when you pack your kit, keep bottles tightly closed (but don't over-tighten!) and in an upright position. Experience has taught me to store bottles in Zip-loc bags and then store them in my kit. Keep like products together, example, adhesives in one bag, removers in another. Unless they are a kit unto itself, such as 3rd Degree or Green Marble SeLr ageing system.
  12. Hi tmarie333, I am going to apologize in advance here, as you've been in the industry for quite some time and I am guessing you know what freelancing means. Freelance is defined as working for an Artistry agency, a modelling agency or photographers. It also includes working in film and television, either in house, in studio or network station. There is no selling of product. Too Faced and It are both retail brands. They are not make-up agencies that represent artists to do editorial fashion shoots etc. I am a bit confused with your use of the term freelance though. Are you going to represent the brand at functions? Or represent the brand at Sephora? Or are they sponsors to photographers or modelling agencies? I do understand the conflict of interest bit, as Too Faced and It are both retail competitors. And no I haven't worked for them, but I have worked for Lancome with their Club Artiste division back in the late 90's and early 00's across Canada in malls, at Sephora locations, and at special functions that Lancome was a sponsor for. Even then it was still about sales. I think it would come down to what kind of benefits each brand will offer you in terms of health, dental, life etc. that would sway me into working for one of them.
  13. You're right, the information in your 3rd sentence is absurd. Think of colour theory, and there is your answer. Sounds like you already know about colour theory.
  14. No because I am hardly ever on it. Same with Twitter, I joined in 2014 and only tweeted 7 times. Now with the adoption of primitive AI and the Internet of Everything along with the corporations (fb, Google, Bell, etc)... Everyone's data is out there.
  15. Unfortunately I don't know the brand you're referring too, as some mall kiosks come and go seasonally at least in terms of skincare, make-up, and hair tools / accessories go. And yes these sales people do the hard sale because of where they are situated. Like the above ladies, I run too. At least you didn't shell out $1500 for whatever she was selling.
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