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14th of November

Beauty Always Sees the Best


Hi Beauties!

I wanted to write this for all my fellow beauty sisters working in the beauty industry. We are in middle of the busiest season of the year for our businesses and I wanted you to know, I SEE YOU! I see you busting your butt to work in a service industry that a lot of times has no thanks. I see you working three jobs in a day and then rushing home to make dinner for your kids. I see you hustling to network and make the best connections possible to get your name out there. I see you doing research and taking all the continuing education you possibly can. I SEE YOU!

The beauty industry is filled with immense possibilities and I am so grateful for work! As a makeup artist my skills are what pays the bills but even more than that, those whom I surround myself with are the ones who can get me my next big break. I’m so grateful to have found a tribe of gals who, “GET IT.” They get that professionalism and communication are keys to a successful beauty business. They get that skills can be learned but attitude is who you are. We work face to face with women who struggle with things that we may never have the answer to but for just a few minutes we can offer some light at the end of the tunnel and leave them feeling like the queen they truly are!

In the middle of this busy season, take a minute to reflect on all the people you’ve encountered so far this year. Did you stop and take a min? Ok, now just think, ALL those men and women wouldn’t be the same without YOU. So I want you to know if no one has told you lately, I SEE YOU. Keep showing up and doing your best. Beauty always sees the best. The world is a better place because of YOU!

 

Your friendly neighborhood Makeup Artist,

Ashley Marin

 

Ps. Here’s a fun pic from a recent job I did with an amazing group of vendors. #makeupbyme

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Feature photo credit: Erika Reiner Photography

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19th of September

Mirror, Mirror.


Hey Beauties,

I’ve had on my heart to share the meaning behind my mission for, ” Beauty from the inside, out.” I truly believe that when situations squeeze us we learn really quickly whats inside us. Are we ruled by our emotions? Are we easily swayed? Do we give into comparison?

Identity is key when we go to apply our makeup and get ready for the day. Do you do it to hide away? To become someone else? Don’t succumb to the pressures of the world to become someone else, be YOU! The world doesn’t need another copy it needs original YOU!

From the Tale, Snow White, we’ve all read as kids, The Evil Queen said, ” Mirror, mirror on the wall, who is the fairest of them all? The magic mirror responded, ” You, My Queen, are so fair true. But the young Queen is a thousand times fairer than you.”

The Evil Queen was obsessed with comparison and maintaining her vanity to the point she exiled all the “undesirables” to outside of town. It literally drove her mad. Could you imagine if the Evil Queen believed in herself enough to have the confidence to embrace her flaws and give herself permission to be original. Now, that would have been a whole different tale to tell.

You can quickly find yourself in a spiral of comparison in this day and age of social media. Someone is always doing it better. Thats the way it will always be. If we keep outside focus on what should be an inside job we find ourselves in the never ending spiral. But if you keep focused on the path in front of you and don’t look to the right or to the left, you’ll be mind blown by what you’re capable!

When you look into the mirror next, speak life to yourself, love your flaws, embrace your differences, that’s what makes you, YOU. The world needs you to be YOU, not someone else! One of my favorite books, I’m reading for the second time ( if you know me, that never happens ) is called Without Rival by Lisa Bevere. She talks about embracing your identity and purpose in an age of confusion and comparison. Pretty much the best book ever for this topic, am I right?!

I hope you began to love yourself, embrace your truths and live from the inside, out. The world needs your truth, your self conviction and your beauty! Speak life to your passions and I hope that everywhere you go you leave a smile behind with those your encounter. The amazing Maya Angelou said, ” I’ve learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel. “

 

  • Ashley Marin, Founder, Makeup Artist and Esthetician of Marin Makeup in Longwood, Florida.

 

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24th of August

The Girl Boss Edition


Hey Beauties!

The term, “Girl Boss” has been used so much the past few years and you know what, I AM LOVING IT! So what does it mean to be a Girl Boss? Are there qualifications? Who are the Girl Bosses to look up to? Am I a Girl Boss? How do I become a Girl Boss? Some of these questions may be swirling through your mind. By no means am I an expert to quantify and qualify anyone to be Girl Boss but I will say being raised by entrepreneurs and being an entrepreneur myself for the past 7 years I may know a thing or too about being a GIRL BOSS! Oh yeah, baby!

In working as a makeup artist most of my clients are the ultimate Girl Bosses, Lawyers, CEO’s, Momma’s, Politicians, Pastors, Creative Entrepreneurs, Singers, Dancers, Actors and so many more! Today I wanted to showcase a few of my clients whom have been an absolute dream to work for because they truly are changing the world!

First up is Sofia Boyer of Magnolia Creative Studio, her work is incredibly beautiful for it being of the tech kind. 😉 She helps women business owners with all her magical website and brand building skills. She offers some amazing services, go check her out!

Photo Cred | Marin Makeup | Chantell Rae Photography | Girl Boss: Sofia Boyer

Next up, the ever so sweet Erika Reiner of Erika Reiner Photography. She has an incredible eye and is seriously the sweetest person to work with! The cool thing about Erika is I’ve had the pleasure to work both for her and with her. She specializes in natural light lifestyle photography, you should go check her out!

Photo Cred | Kathy Thomas Photo | Marin Makeup | Girl Boss: Erika Reiner

Photo Cred | Erika Reiner Photography | Model: Wendy Biagioni | Marin Makeup

Lastly is the ultimate Girl Boss I’ve had the honor to work with many times both on production sets and photography shoots. She is the multi talented, Pam Hoelzle of How To Start Something and Dear Rockstar. She has incredible business sense and is a true encourager to help you turn your passion into a profit! You have to go check out her work!

Photo Cred | Alyssa Hopkins Photography | Hair by Giovanni | Marin Makeup | Art Gallery at Mills Park | Girl Boss: Pam Hoelzle

Photo Cred | Alyssa Hopkins Photography | Hair by Giovanni | Marin Makeup | Art Gallery at Mills Park | Girl Boss: Pam Hoelzle

Photo Cred | Alyssa Hopkins Photography | Hair by Giovanni | Marin Makeup | Art Gallery at Mills Park | Girl Boss: Pam Hoelzle

 

Being a Girl Boss is more of a state of mind than a state of status. We are ALL Girl Bosses is our own right and walk with your head held high no mater what you do. Now, I’ve showed you a few Girl Bosses I know personally but I wanted to share some I look up to in the beauty industry as well, whom I haven’t met yet (speaking that in faith). They work so hard and are crazy talented at what they do!

First up is Lisa Eldridge, one of the most respected and experienced makeup artists in the world. She has a vast knowledge of makeup history which I find super fascinating! She has an incredible book called “Face Paint: The Story of Makeup” Go check it out, her knowledge and skills are outta this world! She also just launched a fabulous jewelry line that is absolutely stunning!

Lastly is the ultimate Girl Boss, who coined the phrase for our current generation and that’s  Sofia Amoruso, the author of Girl Boss, Founder and former CEO of Nasty Gal and current founder and CEO of Girlboss Media. She is the authority on all things vintage and women in business. Netflix even did a hilarious series about her life and the start up of her multi million dollar franchise! A favorite quote of hers is, “A #GIRLBOSS is in charge of her own life. She gets what she wants because she works for it.”

I hope you feel encouraged to follow your dreams and don’t give up! Let’s be the women who help straighten each others crowns. Now, go on and turn your passion into profit like I did with my makeup and skincare business. You can do it!

– Ashley Marin, Founder | Makeup Artist | & Licensed Esthetician of Marin Makeup in Longwood, Florida.

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25th of July

Salena’s Sydonie Wedding


Hello Beauties!

 

The 2018 Spring/Summer wedding season has officially wrapped and WOW I had some pretty incredible weddings. I wanted to share a favorite of mine, beautiful Salena’s wedding at Sydonie Mansion. Bridal season has it’s joys and watching a bride prepare to see her forever love for that first look down the aisle is my absolute favorite!

Salena had such a peace about her despite all the craziness that can happen on a wedding day. She kept her eye the prize and looked stunning while doing so. Selena had a career as a News reporter so her poise is top notch! Her style choice was also incredible. She choose a stunning Martina Liana gown from The Collection Bridal that literally fit her PERFECT!

She was sporting a beautiful tan, so I went with a glowing bronze look on her. I started with her eyes and did a bronze smokey eye with super fluffy lashes. She has beautiful brown eyes so it really made her eyes pop! Then I did some Temptu Airbrush makeup that gave her  that glow from within look. I added a little more glow on the high points of her face, a little color on the cheeks and defined her brows. I finished with the lips, I choose a glossy color to bring out her natural lip color. Her look was fresh, glowing and effortless.

I’m so excited for you to see these stunning photos by the amazing Hannah Glogower. The incredible Sydonie Mansion was such a magical venue. It was my first time there. It’s tucked away in Mount Dora, FL and it sure is a hidden gem! You’ll see in the following photos all the beauty! The hairstylist, the amazing Sarah Vaughn and I knocked out 16 services! Woo hoo! It was a busy and amazing day. I was honored and so delighted to be apart of Selena’s day and I wish her and her new hubby all the best!

Bride: Salena // Photographer: Hannah Glogower // Venue: Sydonie Mansion // Sydonie Weddings // Dress: The Collection Bridal // Martina Liana Bridal Designs // Hair: Sarah Vaughn // Makeup: Marin Makeup

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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11th of July

4 Steps To The Perfect Smokey Eyeliner


Hey Beauties!

This is one of my favorite looks, my go to get outta the house quick look that looks like you spent an hour perfecting it! This is great for all eye shapes and all skill levels can perfect it, no problem!

Step 1:

  • Grab a creamy, long lasting black or brown pencil eyeliner, my go to right now is a drugstore brand. I got it in my Influenster box. Influenster is such a great way to try new products completely free, all you do is fill out a few surveys a month. Anyways, I digress.. Here is the link for the pencil I am currently personally using.
  • Make a line half way, stating at the outer corner on your lid as close to the lash line as possible then stop half way.

 

Step 2:

  • Grab a eyeliner smudge brush. Make sure its a smudge brush not a precise brush. Start at the outer corner, smudge and blend out the line to make it have no defined lines and bring it across the whole lid this time. Try a brush like this.

 

Step 3:

  • Grab a black or brown powder liner. It can be a loose powder or a pressed powder. Currently I just switched to a new product that I am loving! You can also just use a black or brown eyeshadow.
  • Grab your smudge liner brush again and dip the brush a bit into the powder then start at the outer corner and press into the liner and blend. Work it into the line all the way cross keeping close to the lash line as possible, this sets it and helps it stay all day too. Pro Tip!

 

Step 4:

  • Dip the brush into a little more powder and on the outside corner smudge up till you hit your brow bone. Then grab a more fluffy shadow brush, use as little powder as possible (for an even better look grab a clean fluffy shadow brush) and blend out all the steps mainly sticking to outer corner. Blend, blend, blend! This creates the look of a bigger eye yet keeping it natural, smokey & sexy. Add a little bronze or warm tone shadow to the lid and now your good to go!
  • Try this product its a great multitaskser for eyes and cheeks for a warm matte bronze shadow.
  • Also try this for a little bronze sparkle it’s an all time favorite of mine! Use the title picture as a reference and inspiration. Picture also shown below.

 

Photography credit: Erika Reiner Photography. Makeup by Ashley Marin

All recommendations and skills are from my personal arsenal and in no way have I been sponsored or told to use or purchase any of these products. I believe in this technique and products and spend my own hard earned money on them.

 

I hope you learned something new and have fun blending, blending, blending!

  • Ashley Marin, Your Favorite Neighborhood Makeup Artist.

 

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