These are some of the day to day events that happen to me as a professional makeup artist.

Saturday, August 08, 2009

I love music, so I was especially excited to be doing makeup for a music video. The video was for a Chicago based singer/song writer named Gas. He has been in the industry for a long time, but behind the scenes writing for others so he decided to come in the fore front with his song "No. 1 Baby".

Since I had Gas to groom, several backup dancers and a lead girl, Claudine, to do makeup and hair on I brought in my team of assistants to help. We started early in the morning to do several scenes. We would be shooting the home scenes to show the singer and the lead girl's relationship. Then we finished the evening at the theatre for the dance scenes.

The choreogapher Roro was the same person that created the fantastic moves that Omarion did for his song "Touch" so the dance was awesome. It was also contagious! I found myself trying to do the steps each time they had to do their scene again.

The dancers were all great to work with and one of them, Requel Olander, moved on to join a dance group called "We Are Heroes" and competed for "America's Best Dance Crew"...and won!

I just love music and dancing!

Beauty Questions

Beauty question: "I have combination skin and I use an oil free moistiurizer daily, however with the winter time, I feel my skin tends to get a bit more drier in areas of my face that generally tend to be more oily like my nose. What is the best moisturizer to use for my skin type to get the hydration I need without it being too much moistiure and looking oily?"- from Kelli in Chicago.

Answer: If you feel that your moisturizer is doing fine but you just have occassional dry patches, then try adding a hydration mask to your beauty routine in the winter.

You are adding a boost of hydration to your skin without having to worry about your it looking or feeling greasy with a heavier moisturizer.

You can try the Borghese Fango Delicato mud. The mud is from Italy, but you should be able to get it at any fine department store. It hydrates and firms. The green tea and chamomile oil will soothe and calm irritated skin as well.

Leave on a freshly cleansed skin for 5 or 10 minutes and then rinse and add your regular moisturizer. It is also great for your body as well!

That was a good beauty question. Do you have one too? ...well Email me and I'll answer it for you!


My favorite thing is my trusty Palm Centro. I can't do anything without it. I like it because I can make calls but unlike a regular cell phone, it is like having a computer and an assistant in your pocket as well.

I use it to check all of my email when I'm on the road. Some of my photo shoot instructions are on Word documents or pdf files, so I can just load them onto my Centro and have it.

I can also listen to the radio, watch videos and keep up with my Facebook and Twitter.

I also like using the alarm to remind me of important events and tasks, or just to wake me up because sometimes the hotels forget to set your wakeup call. ....yea....that has been a problem several times!

Since the next few months look crazy busy....I think this will be my favorite thing for a long while!

CANDACE COREY            Makeup Artist - Hair - Bodypaint - Airbrush