Susan Carabello Makeup Artistry Blog

Tip of the Week

Starting today and every Sunday on my blog, I will offer a "Tip of the Week." Just little reminders of what you can do to help you skin look its best. My tip for this week is wear sunscreen.

Sunscreen is readily available and in some cases, it may already be in the products you are using. SPF or sun protection factor is a guideline when determining a products ability to prevent sun damage to the skin. Several makeup brands offer products with SPF already included. Many foundations now include SPF and range anywhere from SPF 9 to SPF 50, depending on the brand.

I am a prime example of what happens to your skin when you don't wear sunscreen. Age spots, wrinkles, etc. Years of sunning myself with baby oil was probably not the best option and my skin is now paying the price.

So, if you are going out today, don't forget your sunscreen.

xo

Need a Little Sunshine?

Although it is not officially spring yet, it is certainly feeling like it here in the Northeast. The warm weather has me thinking shorts and flip flops. But if you are like me, you're thinking, "I can't wait to hit the beach and get some sun." Well, if the beach is not in your future just yet, you are in luck!

Limelight by Alcone offers this amazing product called Liquid Sunshine. It is a bronzer that gives your skin, a sun-kissed glow without having to sit in the sun. It can be used on your hands, arms, legs and face. Your skin will look great, like you spent the day at the beach. I used this product last week on a photo shoot and it was just perfect.

So break out those shorts and flip flops and get some Liquid Sunshine!! And if you do venture out to the beach, don't forget SPF!!

xo

 

Happy New Year!!

What is my plan today? This thought has been on my mind a lot lately. With the start of 2017 upon us, it is hard not to question, what is my plan? I have been very lucky the last few years to have opportunities that others can only imagine, but I really have no plan. Why? I never took the time to really develop a plan, to find out what works and what doesn't, but rather what pays? 

Yes, money is great, but in the grand scheme of things, is it where I want to be? This is a tough question to answer...yes, it is where I want to be, but in some ways no. So, starting today, January 12, 2017, I am writing my plan. I am making a list of what is working and where I want to be in 5 years. I love makeup and hopefully, it loves me back. But, I need to put in place things that work, things to help me grow my business and in the end make my customers, clients and me, happy. 

Stay tuned for amazing things to come in 2017!!

xo

Sometimes I get in the photo too!

As you know, I am a makeup artist. I am passionate about what I do and I am eager to learn each day about my craft. This passion brings me so much happiness that I cannot begin to explain. What recharges my batteries when I am feeling in a lull (and sometimes stuck...it happens) is NYFW. The energy, the drive and the hardwork that goes into a show is one to be experienced first hand. I have had so many opportunities and have been lucky enough to work with great people and companies at NYFW. Below is an image from the S/S 2017 Berenik show. And yes, the image includes me!

xo

 

 

I'm back!

Hi all!! I have been working very hard on my new website and whew, it is almost finished. I did find some of my images on Getty, which I am super excited about. It is from my first NYFW show doing makeup. I saw them once before, but now I am sharing them with you. Enjoy!