SKYPE Beauty Sessions with JENNIFER JAMES BEAUTY! (1on1 & MUA2MUA w/ models)

Need make up help? How about a 1 on 1 or MUA to MUA (w/ models) Customized Makeup Lesson via SKYPE with  

Jennifer James Beauty!

Seventy five full minutes of tips, tricks, artistry concepts & product selection with a focus on time saving techniques customized to your specific beauty needs (Consumers, Beauty Junkies & Make-Up Artists alike) - just $65. (Now in HD)

Click ADD TO CART above to get started! Then, an email, SKYPE  or phone consultation to customize your session. We will go over specifics you would like to work on, product recommendations & your goals for the session.

Send a contact request to SKYPE NAME JENJAMESBEAUTY

*All of the classes detailed at can be customized as SKYPE sessions. To begin the consultation process before making a commitment. Send an email to with a few details about yourself & what you may seek to gain from SKYPE Beauty!

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•BLACK HISTORY MONTH• ETERNAL - BLACK MAKEUP ARTISTS throughout the modern history of this craft have contributed countless masterpieces to every segment of the industry. Print, television, fashion, film, stage...

I AM BLACK! My love for my industry AS A WHOLE, has caused me to crave all of the knowledge & every detail I am able to adsorb & retain about MAKEUP ART. It is through love that I have sought to know, and know well - as many of my colleagues, pioneers, creators, geniuses and masters of this craft that I deeply & wholly love...MAKEUP.

All of this said to say, IT HURTS when I discover that my colleagues, my fellow beauty professionals of different skin shades and ethnicities DO NOT KNOW OF MAKEUP ARTISTS OF COLOR; whose talent, vision & sheer genius are as much a part of that "whole" that I speak of as every artist that has given to this great body. We feel ignored, IT FEELS RACIST, though I do know that most of my fellow creatives ARE NOT that way - IT STILL FEELS LIKE IT!

INDIFFERENCE feels like purpose & aggression. It is heartbreaking at times.

We are black; we know & embrace all of the intricacies within the Anglo-European beauty realm. We yet honor the mastery that EXCLUDES US (people of color) again & again, in so many ways, in so many areas - still, in 2013.

We are more than worthy; make an effort to GET TO KNOW SOME OF US...this is just a fraction, a snapshot, a glimpse. Our greatness is immense - we know you...GET TO KNOW US!

• Roxanna Floyd • Reggie Wells • Danessa Myricks • Pat McGrath • Valerie Hunt-Darden • Vanessa Evelyn • J.K. Hunter • Bimpe Onakoya • Rudy Miles • Fran Cooper • Sam Fine • Janice Tunnell • Denise Tunnell • Lazarus Jean-Baptiste • Lori Taylor • Byron Barnes • Marietta Carter-Narcisse • Ross Burton • Torrence Forde • Tiffany Marie Scott • Oslyn Holder • Mario Epanya • Nadine Luke • AJ Crimson • Theresa Francine • Derrick Rutledge • DeShawn Hatcher • Merrell Hollis • Cynde Watson • Romero Jennings • Ingrid Grimes-Miles • Valenté Frazier • Terrell Mullin • Lisa Carter-McPhee • Marc Harvey • Robert Greene • Lavette Slater •

...again, just a fraction.


Thank you for stopping by.

I truly appreciate your readership & I value your voice in every conversation. Feel free to comment below or, if you have something you would like to express privately, send an email to :-)

Metro-Detroit BROW BOOT CAMP, Spring 2012

6pm-10pm (8 spaces only per session)

This 4 Hour Hands-On Workshop is for the Make Up Artist who wishes to greatly improve their abilities with brow grooming, shaping & achieving different brow looks/enhancements through the use of color cosmetic products. BROW BOOT CAMP will strongly focus on enhancing individual features through careful evaluation of facial anatomy, assessment of individual facial features, & visually correcting over-groomed brows through precision application of brow waxes/powders/pencils/gels.

This workshop will assure that the artist gets on the road to brilliantly executing beautiful natural & trend eye brow looks for every segment of the industry - whether consumer, bridal, HD media, runway, fashion, editorial or print. Workshop segments include several series of comprehensive exercises to structurally bolster the "brow acumen" of MUAs at every level. Attendees are asked to bring their professional kits, brushes & a model for this intensive environment where the artists will be  applying specifics concerning brows in practice.
_4 hours includes catered snack break & one 10-minute break. Class materials provided by Jennifer James Beauty &  include: JJB Brow_ Workbook

Payment Options

Read about previous workshops HERE.

Questions? Email: | Call & Text to 313.444.9662


CLASS LOCATION: Jennifer James Beauty Loft Space, Downtown Detroit MI 48226

Thank you for stopping by! *Curtsy*



Are you a new MUA & have questions about what is expected of you on photo shoots? Experience is your best teacher whether it comes through assisting more seasoned artists or doing lots of shooting on your own. There are a lot of details to be mindful of as you pursue building your body of work & portfolio, honing your craft & establishing yourself as a Makeup Artist. Here is a bit of information that may help you along the way.

NUMBER ONE:  Upon booking the shoot, establish lines of communication between yourself & EVERY MEMBER OF THE CREATIVE TEAM. You want to have the confidence that you know how to approach the execution of the makeup looks with COMPLETE CLARITY ON THE CREATIVE DIRECTION. Ask questions, ask for images, ask to see the talent, model/models & every person you will be working on. Find out about their skin & hair. Go in with as much information as possible.


---Bookmark images of makeup looks that may go with the direction of the shoot. You want to get a clear picture of the whole creative team's goals.
---Pack: Your own lighting. Oil sheen spray in case the looks call for glistening skin on the face & body. Makeup remover wipes to transition between looks & prep the skin.
---Go over in your head, then write a few notes on the different textures, finishes & over-all features of different styles of makeup. (Beauty, Clean Beauty, Fashion, Pin-Up, Urban, Lingerie, Natural, Nude, Neutral, Monotone, Basic Commercial, Goth, Grunge, Heroin Chic, Avant Garde, Fantasy, 20s, 30s, 40s, 50, 60s, 70s, 80s etc)
---Weigh these points with the contents of your kit. Be ready to expand your product knowledge by using products in multiplicity. (Pencils, pigments as lip color, mixing pigments & loose powders with cream/liq foundation to come up with new textures/colors for highlighting/contouring/cheek colors etc)


---Be clear on how many looks you will be executing so that you can manage your progress. You may decide to transition from one look to another or start from scratch between looks. You want to be able to map that out.
---Find out how much time you may have to execute each look so that you can pace yourself.
---Speak to each person on the creative team. Ask if there are any images that they want you to see. Make sure you are on the same page they are.
---Ask photographer about the specifics of the lighting that you should know. (Intensity, natural, filtered, up, direct, reflected, silhouette etc)
---Be mindful of your pace so that you can allot a few moments to make adjustments on set in actual lighting conditions.
---Ask photographer to let you see frames during the shoot so you can see how your work is coming across.
---Gage progress of the shoot by asking members of the team:
Any adjustments? Softer eyes? More dramatic eyes/lips? Softer/heavier brows? More highlighting? More facial sculpting?

Be confident that you are an equal member of a team, yet RESPECTING THE INHERENT HIERARCHY & go in there positive that you will give your best!
R O C K . I T . O U T!!! :-)


Classes. Workshops:


Metro-Detroit Makeup Workshops 2012

J E N N I F E R  . J A M E S . B E A U T Y presents...

METRO-DETROIT  Makeup Workshops 2012

Metropolitan Detroit Beauty Lovers! Grateful for the many requests, Jennifer James Beauty is happy to begin bringing another series of makeup workshops for Every Day Women & the Professional Makeup Artist alike. Classes are always hands on, fun & informative allowing you to advance your makeup prowess for beauty anywhere/anytime, workplace beauty & every special occasion. Makeup Artist Focused classes assure MUAs at every level the opportunity to improve greatly in their craft. 

This class series will occur in just over three weeks so act now! Day-Of registration available & an early-bird discount of 20% applies when you register by Friday F E B 3rd 2012 at 1pm EST
*Special Pre-Valentine's Day "I WANT MY EYES LIKE THAT!" on Saturday FEB 11th @ 3pm!*

For the every day beauty junkie:

"I WANT MY EYES LIKE THAT!" ~ SATURDAY F E B 18th 2012 11am-2pm & 3pm-6pm (SOLD OUT)

Makeup Artist Focused Classes:

FASHION MAKEUP FOR RUNWAY & PRINT ~ SUNDAY F E B 19th 2012 9am-2pm (3 spaces left)
This 5-Hour course will explore the techniques, execution & product selection necessary to achieve industry trend, classic & standard make up looks applicable to many fashion media. These exercises will emphasize the importance of skin preparation, perfecting of the complexion, knowledge of sculpting (contour/highlight), precision eye, cheek & lip effects - which are all conducive to a beautiful fashion look.  We will also focus on the use of different textures in cosmetic color products (matte, satin, shimmer, creamy, sheer, opague etc) to achieve the desired result within the direction of the designer's/creative director's/stylist'/photographer's vision. Attendees are asked to bring their collections, kits, brushes & a model for this intensive environment where the artists will be able to apply specific methods like brush techniques in practice.
_5 hours includes one 30 minute catered lunch break & two 10-minute breaks.Class materials provided by Jennifer James Beauty & include: JJB F_MU Workbook, 1 Professional Brush Set/Make Up Kit, value $75

Payment Options

BROW BOOT CAMP ~ SUNDAY F E B 19th 2012 3pm-7pm (4 spaces left)
This 4-Hour session is for the Make Up Artist who wishes to greatly improve their abilities with brow grooming, shaping & achieving different brow looks/enhancements with color. Brow Boot Camp will strongly focus on enhancing individual features, correcting over-groomed brows, precision application of brow waxes/powders/pencils/gels. This segment assures that the artist brilliantly executes beautiful eye brow looks for every segment of the industry; whether it be consumer, bridal, HD TV, or fashion/editorial. Attendees are asked to bring their collections, kits, brushes & a model for this intensive environment where the artists will be able to apply specifics concerning brows in practice.
_3 hours includes catered snack break & one 10-minute break. Class materials provided by Jennifer James Beauty & include: JJB Brow_ Workbook

Payment Options

PROM, BRIDAL & RED CARPET BEAUTY ~ MONDAY F E B 20th 2012 5pm-10pm (3 spaces left)
This 5-Hour course will explore techniques, execution & product application necessary to achieve beauty make up looks for all special occasions. Artists will be more able to provide better than satisfactory results through careful evaluation of the client's needs & desires.  The session will be a hands-on exploration into wearable, real world, gorgeous make up that is focused on enhancing the individual. The make up applications that will be covered will hone the artists' skill set, allowing the artists to expand their client base exponentially...prom & bridal seasons are just weeks away!  Our
concentration will be towards beautiful, glowing skin, attention to exquisite brow shaping & enhancement - and of course very glamorous eye, cheek & lip looks. They range from very soft to intense; the use of different make up formulas/textures/colors & the application of lashes are featured. The techniques applied to this medium are basic, yet we will go beyond that with exceptional artistry & customer service. Here, our goal is clean, beautiful make up. Attendees are asked to bring their collections, kits, brushes & a model for this intensive environment where the artists will be able to apply these specifics for this very specialized client.
_5 hours includes one 30 minute catered lunch break & two 10-minute breaks.Class materials provided by Jennifer James Beauty & include: JJB P_B_R Workbook, 1 Professional Brush Set/Make Up Kit, value $75

Payment Options

Questions? Email: | Call 646.401.0146 or 
Call & Text to 313.444.9662


CLASS LOCATION: Jennifer James Beauty LoftSpace, Downtown Detroit MI 48226


Jennifer James Beauty is proud to announce the launch of the BEAUTY BRAND BIZ BLOG!
The BEAUTY BRAND BIZ Blog will officially launch on January 11, 2012. Join BEAUTY BRAND BIZ at

The Beauty Professionals guide to navigating our industry with a focus on Social Media! What to status? How to tweet? Beauty Brand BIZ has the keys!

Below you will find a preview in the form of a Tweet stream which will detail what
BEAUTY BRAND BIZ is all about! Enjoy!

 Beauty Brand BIZ 

BEAUTY PROS! ✔ : 5) Plan quarterly events to highlight your services.     
 Beauty Brand BIZ 

BEAUTY PROS! ✔ : 4) Make a habit of daily organization of contacts.     
 Beauty Brand BIZ 

BEAUTY PROS! ✔ : 3) Promote & engage your network via .     
 Beauty Brand BIZ 

BEAUTY PROS! ✔ : 2) 15 (minimum) follow-up phone calls & emails.     
 Beauty Brand BIZ 

BEAUTY PROS! ✔ : 1) Contact potential new clients via phone.     
 Beauty Brand BIZ 

BEAUTY PROS! ✔ : Do 5 things 4 your  EVERY SINGLE DAY!      1)...

Mean while, follow BEAUTY BRAND BIZ in Twitter HERE.



J E N N I F E R . J A M E S . B E A U T Y presents



Need make up application help?  Know someone who does?  How about the *gift of a 

1 on 1 Makeup Lesson via SKYPE Beauty Session!

SKYPE Beauty is a full 75 minutes of hands-on makeup techniques, tips & tricks.  During session, you will also receive product recommendations & targeted instruction with a focus on time saving yet flawless results.  All of these beauty tips & tricks are customized to your specific needs. 

Only $50.00 USD.
(regular price $65.00 USD for 75 minutes)

Go to

Click SKYPE Beauty CYBER HOLIDAY logo to get started! We will need to complete an email or phone consultation to customize your session & go over product recommendations before session for optimum productivity. You may also use the contact form to begin the consultation process.


Make-Up Artist' Sessions (w/ model) available!

MUA to MUA Sessions are also customizable. Artists choose areas of focus & attention to exploration of specific techniques. MUA Lessons require models for an optimized hands-on experience.

Personal 1 on 1 or Makeup Artist' 3 Session Series Sample:

Session 1: Face Basics w/ a focus on Skin Prep, Complexion Perfection High/Con (75min)

Session 2: Highlight & Contour Part 2, Dynamic Eyes, Brush Techniques, Impact Tips (90min)

Session 3: Beyond Beauty - Elements of Fashion/Editorial, Finishing Touches (90min) 
Total of $150.00 USD w/ current CYBER HOLIDAY OFFER


  SKYPE Beauty Sessions purchased by CHRISTMAS EVE NIGHT at 11:59 pm Pacific Standard Time with special code will receive an additional *15 minutes* of session time! That's 90 minutes for a special price of $50.00.
*Enter Special Code CURTSY2012 in 'note to seller' at PayPal Checkout*


Click SKYPE Beauty logo above! Looking forward to meeting you on the web!!!
Email: for  more details, to schedule pre-session email consultation & 
to request phone consult. If interested in a Session Series purchase, please inquire about the multiple session discount.

Ends SAT DEC 24th at 11:59pm Pacific Standard Time
2:59am Eastern


Related blog posts:
Original SKYPEbeauty post  (April 2010)

SKYPEbeauty Sessions - Mary Kay, AVON & Amway Reps Specific:

Jennifer James Beauty was very happy to have celebrated the official 2 year anniversary of SKYPE Beauty in October, 2011. Looking forward to many more years with this medium & connecting with many more SKYPE Beauties all over the world! (with the help of TransClick for Skype)

Global SKYPE Beauties so far: Trinidad, Greece, Nigeria, England, Brazil, South Africa, Jamaica, Mexico, Dubai & St. Lucia.


Recently, I have been given some really awesome blog reviews by BEAUTY BLOGGERS who have attended one or more of the classes that are a part of my WORKSHOPS 2011 - with which I have traveled nationally. Their attention to detail, the breakdowns & the great pictures really illustrate what goes on during a JENNIFER JAMES BEAUTY Hands-On Makeup Workshop.

I want to share with my visitors these recent posts to introduce you to these great BEAUTY
BLOGGERS. I am sure you will love following their blogs as well. They are full of great content & very informative for beauty lovers everywhere. Be sure to follow these brainy beauties on Twitter too! :-)


L O U R D E S . G

L O U R D E S  . G • MUA & Editor in Chief of ~ 'NO BS, JUST BEAUTY' 
Lourdes attended my Miami classes at the Academy of Glam in OCT.
Here is the link to her preview: "Master Your Makeup Skills With Jennifer James"
Here is the link to her review: "Review: Jennifer James Beauty Workshops"
L O U R D E S . G on Twitter - @LourdesMUA


K I M . P O R T E R

K I M . P O R T E R • MUA & Editor in Chief of ~ 'Makeup by Kim Porter' 
Kim attended my guest presentation for The Powder Group NOV 5th at Make Up For Ever Studio, NYC.
Here is the link to her review: "Brows Beyond Powder ft Brow Expert Jennifer James"
K I M . P O R T E R on Twitter - @MakeupKimPorter


M E R L I . D E S R O S I E R

M E R L I . D E S R O S I E R • MUA & Editor in Chief of ~ 'Miss Merli in NYC' 
Merli attended my guest presentation for The Powder Group NOV 5th at Make Up For Ever Studio, NYC.
Here is the link to her review: "Jennifer James: Taking Your Brows Beyond Powder"
M E R L I . D E S R O S I E R on Twitter - @MissMerli


I am extremely grateful that these FABULOUS BEAUTY BLOGGERS took the time to include me in their world. It is really priceless when you can get such great coverage of your events with such care & meticulousness!


Thank you for stopping by my 'lil ole neglected blog. Your time is valuable & I do appreciate your readership.

★ GRASP THE MASTERY...the blog post.

To actually "grasp the mastery" beyond 140 characters (or less), take each tweet & create a 10 bullet point (or more) summary of how you can apply the crux of it to your technique. Then expound on & study your 10 points for deeper exploration;  keep in mind that your bullet points are to serve as a road map to more comprehensive study. Implement as many research materials as possible - including classes, makeup workshops, seminars, makeup books, books on fine art, articles related to the cosmetics industry, images of the industry from a historical perspective & study of related industries. (photography, lighting, costuming, story boarding, cosmetics chemistry...

#GraspTheMastery #19: The beauty of skin is in its texture & hue. Retain its true essence w/ makeup.

1) Skin types, textures, condition, care treatment.
2) Skin preparation based on skin type.
3) Skin preparation based on skin texture, conditions.
4) Skin texture - how to mimic skin health w/ makeup.
5) Skin texture - how to enhance undertones with color products.
6) Makeup elements - Create the look of healthier skin w/ color theory.
7) Makeup elements - Use color products for correcting severe blemishes, scars & discoloration
8) Makeup elements - Study of lighting elements for best skin in controlled environments (Photography, Film)
9) Cosmetics chemistry technology & innovations for healthy skin.
10) Esthetics & Dermatology - Where makeup fits into the equation.

You get the idea! Begin the journey, if you dare!
  • #GraspTheMastery: Take what you already know. Study timeless, iconic images. Do a step by step breakdown of possible technique.
    #GraspTheMastery: The breakdown? Products. Tools. Aspects of #colortheory. Facial anatomy. Attention to detail.
    #GraspTheMastery: Pinpoint what's different about your work & work you greatly admire. Look for what you're missing. 
    #GraspTheMastery: Figure out if your perception is in line w/ an established aesthetic or comfort zone of your skill. 
    #GraspTheMastery: Color Wheel. Memorize every word & concept printed on it & GET YOUR KIT & ACT THEM OUT! #Colortheory 
    #GraspTheMastery: See parallels EVERYWHERE! Corpse on CSI=facial anatomy. Fine Art Portraiture =highlights & contours.
    #GraspTheMastery: Refine your technique to how mastery was achieved b4 primers, eye base & Photoshop were crutches. 
    #GraspTheMastery: Don't fear knowing & being judged on the difference between poor, mediocre, fair, good & excellent. 
    #GraspTheMastery: With expertise, go to your weak side first. Then match it using the strengths of your strong side. 
    #GraspTheMastery: Understand that the word ART in our title is something that bears responsibility to GLOBAL IDEALS. 
    #GraspTheMastery: If access to information has made you lazy - WAKE UP & STOP TAKING IT FOR GRANTED. #READ #Research 
    #GraspTheMastery: Part 11 - We finger paint b4 we learn math, writing & science.Study artistry math, writing & science.  
    #GraspTheMastery: Part 12 - Frame detailed stories 4 #makeup looks to encourage imagination & inspiration from within.  
    #GraspTheMastery: Part 13 - Mistakes-what we shd use 2 figure out who we are within the craft. Face them.Analyze them.
    #GraspTheMastery: Part 14 - Bring innovation into your offerings. Observe your inspirations & add ur own contribution.
    #GraspTheMastery: Part 15 - The masters are masters b/c their expertise has a signature. What's ur artistry signature?
    #GraspTheMastery #16: Embrace the tedious. Times will come when inspiration from those moments surfaces as expertise.
    #GraspTheMastery #17: TALENT is natural.SKILL is developed.BOTH can be fully realized w/ EDUCATION & HARD WORK.
    #GraspTheMastery, #18 - #Artistry rooted in the basics has been/is the most successful formula to follow.
    #GraspTheMastery #19: The beauty of skin is in its texture & hue. Retain its true essence w/ makeup. 
    #GraspTheMastery #20: Skin reflects & shows shadows.In it's simplest sense, makeup imitates this.
    #GraspTheMastery #21: Ingredients. Manufacturing process. Physical properties of key components. Understand cosmetics. 
    #GraspTheMastery #22: Advanced skills matter even if you don't use them. Study Special FX makeup, you will be a better beauty artist. 
    #GraspTheMastery #23: Don't trade congruity 4 precision.Over-zealous exactness turns art to #ColorByNumbers on a face.
    #GraspTheMastery #24: Know relationship btwn #makeup & #photography.Tech advances in cam equipment demands the acumen.
    #GraspTheMastery #25: Instinctual. Gutsy. Formulaic. Visual. Technical. Emotional. Impressionist. Anatomical. #KnowYourStyle. #ApplicationMethodology
    #GraspTheMastery #26: YOU CAN & WILL learn from EVERY MUA you come in contact with. BE OPEN! #What2Do #WhatNot2Do 
    #GraspTheMastery #27: Restraint shd be an application philosophy.A tactic within the less is more strategy. #CocoChanel
    #GraspTheMastery #28: Growth comes when we use industry aesthetic to critique our work not brag of our fierceness. 
    #GraspTheMastery #29: Benefit from all that it brings you & from THE JOURNEY itself. ARTISTRY is your prize - TAKE IT!
    #GraspTheMastery #30: Buy a sketch pad.Hone the 'A' in MUA.Explore those recesses of your brain.Coax your inner artist.
    #GraspTheMastery #31: •Texture •Finish •Color Pay-off •Density •Viscosity •Mill Degree •Major inspiration in products.
    #GraspTheMastery #32: Modify your assessment of what's *dated*. Figuratively at minimum - GET A PHD IN MAKEUP!
    #GraspTheMastery #33: Use products w/ treatment ingredients.Essential 2 application. #EyeCream #Primer 
    #GraspTheMastery #34: High Definition - .Cosmetics Chemistry .Lighting .Texture .Color .Transparency #HDtechniques
    #GraspTheMastery #35: Make it a habit 2 observe other MUAs' masterpieces & formulate technique map & product breakdown.
    #GraspTheMastery #36: Approach the craft w/ obsessive love, b able 2 express that love in poetry & prose.
    #GraspTheMastery #37: #Brows should flow on a continuum dictated by the shape of upper hemisphere of the eye socket.   
    #GraspTheMastery #38: Precise & clean.Diffused & blended. Opposing principles as allies in pursuit of joint perfection.
    #GraspTheMastery #39: Makeup ARTIST - Foundation . Art History . Mixed Media . Illustration #AppliedEducation  #GetSome
    #GraspTheMastery #40: In mastery of highlights/contours - HIGHLIGHT 1st so you can better judge depth of contour.
      #41: SEE the potential for expertise in EVERY aspect, not just eyes.
    #GraspTheMastery #42: Think of individual products in your kit as embodiments of  texture not just color. #MakeupMonday #MakeupChat
    • This is a continuing Twitter course dedicated to ADVANCED MAKEUP ARTISTRY concepts, principles, techniques & ideals w/ a focus on real world application. 

J E N N I F E R . J A M E S . B E A U T Y . WORKSHOPS 2011



"I WANT MY EYES LIKE THAT!" - SUN JUN 19 '11 | 2pm-4:30pm
BROW BOOT CAMP - MON JUN 20 '11 | 5:30pm-9:30pm
@ Lorien Hotel & Spa 1600 King St., Alexandria, VA 22314


"I WANT MY EYES LIKE THAT!" - SAT JUN 25 '11| 3pm-5:30pm
BROW BOOT CAMP - SUN JUN 26 '11 9am-1pm
@ Holiday Inn Suites 506 West Harrison, Chicago, IL 60607


"I WANT MY EYES LIKE THAT!" SAT JULY 9 '11 2pm-4:30pm
BROW BOOT CAMP - SUN JULY 10 '11 2pm-6pm
Jennifer James Beauty LoftSpace, Downtown Detroit 48226

BROW BOOT CAMP - SUN JULY 17 '11 12pm-4pm
"I WANT MY EYES LIKE THAT!" - SUN JULY 17 '11 5pm-7:30pm
@ Marriott Courtyard 133 Carnegie Way Nw, Atlanta, GA 30303

Please go to www. for complete class descriptions
& to reserve your space. 

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DEBATE IS HEALTHY!!! Hateful, Negative Attitudes Are Not!!!

Original Poster: To you male MUA'S, what made you want to do makeup? I'm curious.....

    • Jennifer James: Hey all, I would be interested to see if males are motivated differently than females or are the variances based more on individual life stories vs gender. Weigh in guys!
      Original Poster: Thank you Jennifer J. I can't wait to see either

    • Commenter #1: I am also curious...because some of them it seem to come so natural to them & they can paint circles around some female artist

      Commenter #2: Ths question deserves a *bump*!

    • Original Poster: bump....

      Commenter #3:
      where are the men???? why no response

    • Commenter #4: sigh no one wants to answer? Im curious to know too because I agree with Commenter #1

      Original Poster: .‎......................

    • Jennifer James: Hmm, is it that they're better or is it that as a culture, we are socialized to have more of a fascination with the Male Stylist???

      Plus, the factor of that underlying crush women have on their Male Stylists even though the women really know it may not/won't ever go anywhere beyond the client/stylist relationship.

      Does time enduring global sexism that exists in every world culture have anything to do with the successes of Male Master Artists & Craftsmen in many different fields?

      I love the psychology behind this whole discussion.

      Commenter #4: Its just my opinion before I join this forum I noticed more male artist than female. I knew it was female artist before just didnt know it was as many.

    • Original Poster: Psychology is my thing, I love it!

      Commenter #5: oooow weee!! we definitely have a fascination and an endearing trust towards male artists. Simply put: A woman will sit in a chair and let a male say "Chile, you look a mess! let me fix you". Now IF a woman says that... well if a verbal altercation doesn't ensue, you can be sure that the woman will NOT return for services. I have seen women flirting and crushing on male artists to sickening extremes lol ready to give up house and home to pay for the service. Yes, it's that deep. Especially when the same client type will nickel and dime a woman for a stellar services worth just as much as the male counterpart.

    • Commenter #1: I always wondered if their drive to be the best in their art form was because they were men...meaning this is a "women" driven field and if they are going to do it they have to be better than the women doing it...not saying that all men artist are the bomb...but i have met some mind blowing talented artist...MUA/Hair/Styling *if.any.of.that.made.sense* LOL

    • Original Poster:  Your statement made me think of how ''extra'' MOST gay men tend to be... since they aren't naturally women, they feel the need to prove themselves more. Sooo, I do believe to an extent, male mua's do try to go that extra mile to be better than some women mua's.

      Commenter #6: I recently had this discussion with another male MUA. This belief by women that male MUA/Hairstylist/Stylists are better than women and more preferred. I believe there is a correlation between this and the mother/son relationship. A mother loves her children, but has that special bond with her baby boy(mama's boy). Just like 'daddy's little girl'. The whole opposite attracts idea applies in this area as well. The affirmation by a man given to a woman is powerful. Some women may be lonely, rejected, etc. Attention from a male is what she is seeking, no matter the circumstance. So while a female Artist may be just as qualified or even better, a male will be chosen because of these things. This is my theory, what do you all think?

    • Jennifer James: ‎   Original Poster, there is another mis-conception that you just confirmed the existence of...A lot of gay men want to be women - F A L S E!

    • Jennifer James: Hi Commenter #6, I believe those things probably do play into it as well.

    • Commenter #1: oooh Original Poster, that wasnt the direction I was going...LOL...because some are not gay...they just want to take advantage of this billion dollar industry (all.things.women) but okaaay :-)

    • Original Poster: Jennifer James..............A lot that I know do have feminine ways, and try to be like women. That's why I made sure to say MOST.

    • Original Poster: and Commenter #1... I comprehended what you were saying, I was just stating my own opinion.

    • Original Poster: Another thing Jennifer James...... the fact is, most male mua's are gay that I know of, because they are open about it. It's not just an assumption, so please don't get me wrong. I'm not trying to turn this simple question I posted, into a political debate.

      Commenter #1: ‎:-) I just know sometime I type what I think Im saying but when some read it they see something different then what I meant...again *if.that.made.sense* LOL

      Original Poster: i feel you Commenter #1 :-)

    • Jennifer James:
      ‎Original Poster,  you said:
      "Your statement made me think of how ''extra'' MOST gay men tend to be... since they aren't naturally women, they feel the need to prove themselves more. Sooo, I do believe to an extent, male mua's do try to go that extra mile to be better than some women mua's."

      That sounds as if you are equating being gay with wanting to "be a woman" or in the least you seem to insinuate the 'most' do?

      If that's not what you meant then maybe you could reword it to express your actual thought.

    • Original Poster: it's my opinion, i don't need to reword anything....

      Original Poster: I guess this post won't go into the direction that i intended for it to go, so i'll just remove it!


We can't go through life & erase times & situations that don't go as we suspect or wish.

We learn from them, we build stronger character in ourselves & sometimes we give someone else something to think about & learn from.

I say it often, debate is healthy.
__Jennifer James

*This is an actual thread conversation. Names have been removed except for my own.


※ Metro-Detroit: MAY 2011 Makeup Class Dates posted!

※ Metro-Detroit: MAY 2011 Makeup Class Dates posted! 
BROW BOOT CAMP (Mon MAY 9TH 6pm-9pm) 
GO TO for complete class details, what's included, fees & reservation options.
Classes via SKYPE always available.
Private Lessons always available.

★ METRO-DETROIT MUA Meet-Up This Saturday APRIL 30

Ok, this is the day MUAs.


This is a *FREE* event which has one purpose: To elevate the MUA Community in Metro-Detroit. We will gather to share makeup artistry tips & tricks, go over KIT ORGANIZATION & CONDENSATION, explore sanitization practices, & discuss local issues. Our goal is to increase consumer confidence across the board by improving our community in all of the areas that count. ARTISTRY, CUSTOMER SERVICE, BUSINESS PRACTICES, SOCIAL MEDIA & GOOD WILL.

MUAs, bring your kits, chairs & portable lighting for the artistry portion of the meeting. This segment of the Meet-Up will be dedicated to helping MUAs with anything you may feel you need improvement in. Everyone has something different to share, so we all can benefit from this experience.

This is an especially great event for the new, budding & aspiring MUA to mix, mingle & make connections with other MUAs at every level of the industry. There will be tons of sharing, product recommendations, resources, business & branding advice. There will also be a segment about last minute plans to attend The Makeup Show NYC in just over 2 weeks.

The METRO-DETROIT MUA Meet-Up, this SAT APRIL 30TH 2011 will be from 5pm - 9pm @ Jennifer James Beauty's Studio Loft Space (address given with confirmation) in Downtown Detroit.
MUAs, please confirm your attendance at the Meet-Up by sending an email with "METRO-DETROIT MUA Meet-Up" in the subject line to

Looking forward to seeing you all there!!!


Jennifer James | Makeup Artist, Educator
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IMAN Cosmetics BOHO CHIC In-Store Event! SAT JUN 4th 2011


Join me for an IMAN Cosmetics BOHO CHIC event Saturday JUNE 4TH 2011 featuring the IMAN Cosmetics EYE-CON Shadow Collection & IMAN CosmeticsLuxury Radiance Liquid Makeup! 



IMAN Cosmetics Makeup Artists, myself included, will be on hand to get you expertly shade matched & your own custom color face charts featuring the beautiful EYE-CON Shadows so you can try all the BOHO CHIC looks at home at your own pace.


LOOK 1 Sand

LOOK 3 Earth

LOOK 2 Cla

The EYE-CON Shadow Collection includes 12 luxurious eye shadows of various textures plus an IMAN Cosmetics JET BLACK Perfect Eyeliner Pencil & Blackest Brown Eyebrow Pencil.


This exclusive event @ Walgreens ~  

23111 Lahser Rd

Southfield MI 48034  

 Saturday JUNE 4th 2011 from 12n to 5pm. 



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⠑‧✯⁎⢄Grasp The Mastery - SKYPE In The Classroom Project

"Grasp The Mastery - Makeup Artistry's Connection to the Fine Arts"

"Grasp The Mastery - Makeup Artistry's Connection to the Fine Arts" is a Skype in the Classroom Project by Jennifer James Beauty. Through this project, I seek to show interested students all over the world the connection between the beauty, makeup, cosmetics & photography industries to the world of Fine Art.
Specific areas of relationship include understanding of color theory, cosmetics chemistry/formulation & the influence of the Fine Arts on makeup & its use for:

_In the fashion industry
_Film Industry
_Body Painting
_Prosthetic Makeup

"Grasp The Mastery" will collaborate with Educators of the Fine Arts to expose more students to career possibilities in the Visual Arts realm. We want to excite students while we stress the importance of their development as artistic thinkers.

The following are various articles which are exemplary of the philosophy of Jennifer James Beauty & will give you a clear idea of the depth of the teaching style.

SKYPE Beauty (since OCT 2009)
2011 Class Details by JENNIFER JAMES BEAUTY
Makeup School, another option to consider
Color Theory's importance to Makeup Artistry
Makeup Techniques for mastery, precision & honing the craft

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*About Skype in the classroom...

Skype in the classroom is a free global community that invites teachers to collaborate on classroom projects where they might use Skype, and share skills and inspiration around specific teaching needs.

Teachers all over the world are using Skype to make learning more exciting and memorable. It's easy to see why: Skype offers an immediate way to help students discover new cultures, languages and ideas, all without leaving the classroom.
One of the most inspiring examples we’ve come across is teacher Kara Cornejo’s global weather project, (click link to view video on the Skype in the Classroom website) which started here on Skype in the classroom.

*from ABOUT section of SKYPE in the Classroom website found here:
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I am really looking forward to expanding my global community on behalf of the Makeup Artist, Beauty Enthusiasts, Fine Artists, Creatives & everyone who expresses the facets of their personality through the arts & humanities.

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