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

Friday, July 17, 2009

This year was my first time doing makeup for the south east Emmy's. I've never really been that close to an event like this before. I've only seen it on TV. Many people don't know that when the Emmy's come on TV that it is bigger then what they see in Los Angeles. Since the awards are so big there has to be various divisions so all of the industry can be covered.

So I started my day by getting my assistants prepared and my makeup and hair kit in place. We had various set ups ready just in case we had to go to hotel rooms to prep people, or go behind the stage. When you have an award show like this, ANY THING can...and will happen so you better be ready.

I thought I would have time to take a few pictures of the people we worked on, but we were so busy I only got a chance to take a few quick snapshot before we started working and one picture of my dessert. lol...yea....we were that busy!...and yes...the food tasted as good as it looked!

Some of the products we used that day were from Sorme cosmetics, Skindinavia makeup spray. We worked on the host of the event and various presenters, but my biggest excitement was to walk down the red carpet and take a pictures in front of the big Emmy award statue with some of my assistants! I felt like a movie star, even if the stardom was only in my head!

Beauty Questions

Beauty question: "I just turned 50 and am noticing the fine little veins especially in my cheeks giving my skin a reddish look. What products can I use to tone down the red?"- from Michelle in Illinois.

It sounds like you are starting to get broken capillaries. Broken capillaries can be caused by using scrubs that are too abrasive over the years. If you like scrubs use ones that have rounded beads in them instead of chips of things that can scratch and tear skin.

You also have the option of using a cream or lotion that can have the exfoliating benefits without being harsh. Sonya Dakar Enzyme Peeling Cream is great way to gently remove dead skin and excess oil that can clog pores by using pumpkin enzymes.

Now that your skin is smooth and soft, use DDF Redness Relief to tone down redness while make skin stronger and more nourished with Cocoa and Barley Extract.

Send me more of your beauty questions. If I use them I might send you a beauty goodie!


My favorite thing this month is Mally Beauty Shimmer, Shape, and Glow Face Defining System. It is contouring, blush and glowing all in a set. Mally Roncal is the makeup artist that has made JLo and Beyonce look amazing so I wasn't surprised that her blush set was amazing too.


CANDACE COREY            Makeup Artist - Hair - Bodypaint - Airbrush