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Tuesday, April 27, 2010



Okay everyone, as you know one of my favorite models “Tao Okamoto”, blew up the Catwalks in 2009, and is still going strong…Go TAO! My new model to watch is “Joan Smalls”, who is a Puerto Rican beauty at Elite Model Management that is killing the runways! Walking the shows of Marc Jacobs, Rodarte, Louis Vuitton, and more. Take a look and you judge once again…

Sunday, April 25, 2010

Turn Up the Heat!


Spring is finally here, and the last couple of days I have been on several shoots. It’s funny, but there are a few questions I keep getting asked! The most frequent ones are,
“Due to the HOT CALIFORNIA WEATHER", what stylish look can I wear in the heat?! I want to accent my eyes without wearing a lot of makeup because it’s too HOT, any suggestions?! What’s a good makeup for the "NO MAKEUP" look?!”

No worries ladies! I can relate to both the East and West Coast. Originally from Miami, FL where the humidity, heat and rain at times can be unbearable, to LA, where you have the dessert, dry and sunny California environment. I am about to answer all of your questions!
So... here are some easy “To Do” makeup’s looks that are off, as well as on, the Fashion Runways! That you can try at home and will not be melting off in the SPRING HEAT!

To achieve most of these looks:
First, use Powder or Tinted Moisturizers, depending on the humidity in your city. Next, apply a good coat of Mascara on your top lashes by itself…and for a more dramatic effect, try putting a coat on the bottom as well. Last a neutral/natural lip color of your choice…Lip Pencil, Stick or Gloss will do!

Makeup by SAMELIA

For those of you who may want to “step it up a notch”, and need/want to add a little color and spice! Use the above look as a base, then take the next step, and add some color with eye shadow. Now’s the time to try a spring color such as pink, lavender or teal! For some inspiration, take a look!!

Makeup by SAMELIA

Overall, this spring keep it Clean and Simple!!!

Monday, April 19, 2010



Hey Guys! Well this was a first for me, as you know I had posted an Ad for a "Makeup Assistant" from my blog. I had no idea I was going to get the overwhelming response that I did!


Not everyone is able to have an Assistant, and we all know to be a good Assistant takes a lot of patience. Just make sure that when you sign up to assistant you know exactly what kind of job you are signing up for. In my opinion, an Assistant’s job is to “HELP” whenever and to do whatever may be asked of them pertaining to the job.

Yes, this may sound simple, but not everyone understands this concept! But, I will say, I TRULY enjoy working with my Makeup Assistants that I work with now... I am looking forward to working with the new chosen Makeup Assistant from the Ad I posted, and the many to come in the near future.

Of course, I wish I could work with all of you! But do know, with future projects I have everyone’s contact information on file as well as the posted comments. For the small network of makeups artists that I could not take with me, I’d like to remind you that you may possibly be showcased for someone else that needs a Makeup Assistant and reads my blog!

This was blasted so that my fellow Makeup Artists are recognized from my blog!

If you are one of those people looking for a Makeup Assistant, take a look at some of these great MAKEUP ARTISTS!!!

Hi Samelia,
My name is Bella and I'm interested to be your makeup assistant for the upcoming music video in LA this Tuesday. I'm still working on my website, so for the time being you may visit to view some of my work I've done.
My email is Please contact me if you like my work. I would love to work with you and assist you with anything you need as a makeup professional.
Thank you.

Hello Samelia!
I am a recent Studio Makeup Academy and James Albert Cosmetology (now licensed esthetician) school graduate. I have been working and assisting non-stop over the past few months and would love to assist and learn from you! I have assisted artists on short films, photo shoots and infomercials. Feel free to email me and I would love to send more info, my resume and photos of my work. Hope to hear from you soon!

Hi! I would love to be your make up assistant! I am a licensed cosmetologist who mostly specializes in hair but is trying to start getting into make up as well. I was the assistant make-up artist for a trailor that you can view (along with all of my other work) at
I've worked in print and on film before so I know what to expect and how to work. Let me know if you're interested! thanks so much!
my email is:

My name is Kc (I'm the blonde with my auntyn :) ) and I was professionally trained at Joe Blasco Makeup in Hollywood in 2006, since then I have worked on 3 films, many photoshoots and lots of avante garde shoots and some parties. I specialized in lots of Glam, Beauty, Avante Garde, Zombie, Dead, Theater, and medical wounds. Please find my link for Model Mayhem and Facebook Called Making Faces. (website under construction!). Also Please note that I am waiting on several photographers to give me there finished photos so I haven't updated in a while. Please give me a call if interested.. ...805-791-7027..

Hi Samelia!
I am interested in assisting you for the music video. I am a makeup graduate and I have more than 5 years of onset experience. I am experienced in beauty, high fashion, avant grade, body painting, special fx, airbrushing and hair. Here is my email: I have a resume, pictures and a website I can send you when you email me. Thank you for your consideration!

Here's a little about myself, I've been doing makeup for 16 years. Like you, I'm also from Miami (Kendall!)I worked for Telemundo/NBC for 8 years. Then I decided to moved to L.A. in '08 and do makeup for film. Unfortunately, the film industry as you may know is very slow so I've decided to venture out into the video/commercial/fashion world once again. I saw your craigslist ad and became very interested in being your assistant on this coming Tue. I would love the opportunity to be able to work with you. Hope we get a chance to meet soon. -Claudia Londono

Hello, My name is Corinne Dutra. I am a freelance makeup artist and co-owner of the FX company Synapse FX. I have 5 years of experience in film and television, as well as being a certified cosmetologist. I am currently looking to expand my makeup artist contacts, for future working relationships, as well as always wanting to advance my skills. I am a fun, talkative person, with a lot of drive and passion for what I do.
To view samples of my work please visit:
If you are interested, please email me at:
At that time I can send you my updated resume and if you wish I can attach photos rather then you needing to view my website.
Thank you, and best of luck on finding the right person.

Hello, I'm Cat! A freelance makeup artist based in Los Angeles. A Graduate of Cinema Makeup School's Master Course. I'm skilled in High Fashion makeup looks and fashion hair styling as well as skilled in working with airbrush (if this is a possibility for this shoot!). Very experienced in working with talent on sets for film & television. Here's my email address: I can provide links to my online portfolio for you to check out as well!!
Hope to hear from you soon!

MUD graduate, have keyed and assisted on over 15 short films, features, music videos, and PSA's. You can view my full resume and portfolio at

Hi! I would love to work with you on your video shoot! My name is Jennifer Thorington and I have 12 years experience in entertainment as a makeup artist. My career has been a beautiful experience and I have worked with some amazing musicians, celebs, and TV Personalities! I always enjoy meeting and working with other talented makeup artists, so it would be a pleasure to assist you!
My work can be viewed at:
I can be reached at
My resume will be sent to you shortly.

Hi Samelia,
I read your posting and am very interested and available for this upcoming music video shoot. Below is a brief bio for you to view. I look forward to hearing from you.
Josefine Wissenberg
A Denmark native, Josefine spent the vast of her childhood in Spain. She began her travels at a young age discovering her love for the visual arts through theater and film in California. Since then, she has established herself as a make-up artist working on shoots including credits in 944, Interview, Allure and on films with talented independent filmmakers. She remains fascinated by the ability to create the impossible through a vision, her perspective and the tools of make-up artistry. She currently resides in Venice Beach with her husband John.

Hey Samelia, I'm a makeup artist, I specialize in beauty, fashion I do also straight and SFX for TV/Film. I'm available this Tuesday.
Please, have a look on my website:
You can find there my bio, email, downloadable resume and portfolio.
Thank you.

My name is Yessenia Inzunza and I provide quality make-up artistry to my clients. I pride myself in being a professional that is reliable and flawless in my work. I am a very creative woman with a strong attention to detail. I will contribute my expertise and am willing to go the extra mile with a positive attitude. Below is link to my online portfolio. Thanks!
Best regards,
Yessenia Inzunza
Make-up artist

Hello Samelia
My name is Nesrine Im a make-up artist and I would love to assist you on April 20th I've been working for 5 years now , I'm pasting my resume
my email address is
and my phone number is 323-559-8505
you can see my work @


Julie Washington
Professional Make- up Artist & Licensed Holistic Esthetician
A True Soulful Professional & Artist
Julie Washington is a Professional Make – up Artist &Licensed Holistic Esthetician based in Los Angeles, with 17 years of experience in the Entertainment and Esthetics Industry.
She immersed herself in the world of beauty, and the love of art, Julie credits her own originality to mastering the techniques of her mentors and ancestors.
With all this being said, Julie’s enthusiasm, persistence and creativity are a testament to her talents as a true Professional.
Website :
Continued good fortune

Thank you again everyone!!

Be sure to stay tuned to the next regular blog!!

Yours Truly!

Thursday, April 15, 2010




  1. Follow/Join my blog
  2. Post a comment with your experience, brief details about yourself, or BIO
  3. Leave your EMAIL

Please note: You will be required to send 3 small jpegs of your best work along with a resume if you have one. If selected for this makeup assistant position you will be informed by Sunday, April 18. If "NOT" selected for this one, all applicants will be considered 1st for all future upcoming projects!

*If you are all ready following this blog and are available these dates please email me your updated resume and photos

Wednesday, April 14, 2010


FHM Netherlands April 2010



Monday, April 12, 2010

Maria Kanellis

Beauty, Brains… and Wrestling?
As a kid growing up, I remember my brother and I watching the WWF with Hulk Hogan, Randy Savage and the many greats! I never would have thought someday I would have the chance to work for a professional wrestler!

You never know where beauty pops up!

Yours truly had the pleasure of working with world renowned Maria Kanellis! Most of you may recognize her as the most famous female wrestling personality in the WWE. She was also voted the “Fans Choice” of the WWE Universe for WWE’s Diva of the Year in 2009. But did you all know this sexy wrestling bombshell is an actress, as well as a great singer?

That is right!! Talk about having it all!! Currently you will find Maria Kanellis as a cast member on the upcoming NBC hit series “The Celebrity Apprentice. And with her busy schedule, is also releasing her first Rock EP album “Seven Sins” to be released April 13th on ITunes. All I can say about Maria Kanellis is that she is a “Fanminal” woman in all facets of the word! Not only should you all take a look at the fabulous Makeup, Hair, and Photography, but be sure to check out her music and support her on Itunes.

Here is a look at behind the scenes with Larissa, Jessica, Me and the talented Maria Kanellis…

We can not for get my lovely assistant on this one! She really did her thing!!!


Monday, April 5, 2010

GIVEAWAY: FREE Minx Pedicure!

GIVEAWAY: Win a "FREE" Minx Pedicure!

Spring has arrived… Are you ready to MINX?

Minx Vixen is giving a lucky reader of "MY" blog a FREE Minx pedicure ($70 value). Minx Nails are the hottest trend in nail fashion and the winner may choose the design of their choice from! Winner must be near the Miami, Florida area, or plan to visit before June 30, 2010 to receive this award.

Entry is simple:
1. Click the
“Follow” Button to the right
3. Sign or create a
Google, Twitter, or Yahoo Account
4. Then leave in the comment telling why you want/should win, and which design from you would choose if you are the winner. Make sure you JOIN THE BLOG AND FOLLOW TO WIN!

  • Blog about this giveaway and leave a comment with a link to it.

All comments should be submitted by Friday, April 9, 2010 and the winner will be announced here on Monday, April 11, 2010.


Friday, April 2, 2010


At first I was not sure about Twitter, but I have to say it is great!

Twitter. Makeup. Beauty. What?

You are probably thinking what does Twitter have to do with makeup or beauty? But the truth is Twitter is a great resource to find many things in the beauty world; as well as others!

Why? Because it provides a great way to know what's going on in the industry (whatever industry you are in) from insiders and experts (then again, what qualifies someone as an expert?). You can find out what products makeup, hair and wardrobe stylists are using. You can find out about brands and new lines people may have not yet heard of. Overall, it can be a great resource, as I just found some new beauty resources that are great! You should check them out as well!

I'll keep you posted on how well this works, but check out:

This Perfect Balance Concealer and Highlighter trio by Raw
Natural Beauty! It's interesting... it comes in Light, Medium, & dark for only $38.00.

Now, what do artists love?
A GREAT beauty supply store!

At Beauty Makeup Supply (BMS) you may find retail and wholesale pricing for quality cosmetic jars, bottles, cosmetic and skincare products. Nail items as well!

And last, a new line I am looking forward to trying, FACE atelier!
They have an Ultra blush with silicones that enables it to go on smoothly while at the same time creating a barrier between the powder and the skin $25.00 I am excited!!!

As always, I will keep you posted!

Check me out on Twitter as well And if you are not on Twitter? Well, you may want to give that a second thought and give it a look!