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Alison Raffaele began her career as a makeup artist at the makeup counter of her family-owned pharmacy before booking her first pro job while still in high school. In the 20+ years she’s been working she’s certainly come a long way! Raffaele became the first national makeup artist and international trainer for Bobbi Brown Cosmetics, ran an eponymous and successful makeup brand (Alison Raffaele Cosmetics, Inc.) from 2000 to 2014, has worked for magazines including Rolling Stone, Town and Country, Lucky, More, Real Simple and Vogue Italia, has been the lead makeup artist for fashion shows during Fashion Week, has made personal, television and radio appearances on behalf of mega beauty brands s
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Nudes or the “no makeup” look is becoming more popular. There is a huge range of nude makeup shades that are available — Maybelline, Urban Decay, Bobbi Brown Cosmetics, and more — and even some celebrities, like Jennifer Aniston, are embracing the au naturale look. Aniston recently ditched the makeup for her role in Cake, saying that she found it “dreamy, empowering, and liberating.”
Makeup artist Gita Bass is fond of the nude look, and has worked with celebrities like Ashley Greene, Selena Gomez, Katie Holmes, Debra Messing, among others. Her mantra is about taking care of your skin first, and the makeup will come later. She gave Beauty in the Bag 7 great “no makeup” look tips.
From television shows to New York Fashion Week, makeup artist Cynde Watson has been trusted with the faces of some of the most well known entertainment and fashion names. She has worked with Queen Latifah, Giselle Bundchen, Cynthia Nixon, Lauren Conrad, Tara Reid, and Tyson Beckford to name a few. Cynde started her glamorous career as a model, which led her to winning the title of Miss New Jersey. Two years later, she was a full-time makeup artist and even introduced a makeup line of her own.
Here, Cynde talks about her trajectory from runway to backstage, in addition to a few tips for us mere mortals to look great in front of the camera.
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Right on cue for Women’s History Month, Bobbi Brown Cosmetics is using its makeup legacy to empower women around the globe. The Pretty Powerful Campaign for Women and Girls strives to help women overcome economic and social challenges and develop employment and leaderships skills. Contribute to the program and you can feel as well as look good knowing you’re making a difference to help better the lives of your international sisters.
From now until September 2013, the proceeds of the limited edition Pretty Powerful Pink – Pot Rouge for Lips & Cheeks ($25) will