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Social Media Tips for the Beauty Industry

Social media can be a daunting part of the marketing world, but its role is a critical one. Today we'll talk about 10 essential tips and strategies for beauty businesses, brands, and influencers. We'll discuss the types of content to share, why creating videos is gold, strategies to help people find your accounts, why consistency really is key and so much more! Grab a notebook! Want to learn more? Check out my social media podcast, Upgrade Your Influence. I'll be sharing actionable tips and...


Black Panther Makeup Artist Tym Buacharern

Wakanda Forever! Makeup Artist Tym Buacharern has worked on projects such as Dreamgirls, House of Lies, The Hunger Games: Mockingjay, and our favorite, Black Panther. Today, we'll discuss: Let's Connect: Follow Tym on Instagram Follow Scandalous Beauty on Instagram


How to Be a Beauty Editor with Janell M. Hickman

Janell M. Hickman is a freelance beauty editor who has written for Ebony, ELLE, Teen Vogue, Man Repeller, SELF, Gilt and currently, BET. Janell has a ton of great advice if you’d like to jump into the world of freelance beauty writing. Today, we'll discuss: How Janell leveraged her network to build her careerWhy working with difficult people is a bonus to your careerWhy you should always accept criticismHow to get started as a freelance beauty writerHow to pitch editorsThe difference...


Scalp Care, Hair Loss and Edge Growth for WOC with Courtney Foster

Certified Hair Loss Practitioner Courtney Foster is here to talk about hair health for women of color! We're talking about scalp care and detoxification, why your protective styles like braids and weaves might be doing more harm than good, how a healthier lifestyle attributes directly to healthier hair, hair loss conditions like PCOS, menopause, alopecia and seborrheic dermatitis. (Edit: This episode has a few audio issues that I couldn't correct. Please excuse them!) Find Courtney...


Danessa Myricks on Creating a Successful Beauty Brand and Essential Makeup Philosophies

Danessa Myricks is a makeup artist, photographer and educator based in New York. You've probably seen her at The Makeup Show or tagged in someone's Instagram post! In this episode, we'll discuss her start in the makeup industry, how I found Danessa and took my first makeup class with her when I was 18, creating a makeup line, The most important philosophies she teaches (that every makeup artist should learn!), and the groundbreaking makeup forum that will teach you more than you needed to...


Oscar Winning Special Effects Makeup Artist Johnny Caglione

Johnny Caglione is an Oscar and Emmy award-winning makeup artist, who's worked on projects like The Dark Knight, Dick Tracy, American Gangster, Saturday Night Live, Angels in America, Star Wars: The Next Generation, Amistad, The Hurricane, etc. In this episode, we'll discuss how he started his makeup career with a simple letter, how he made Heath Ledger look insanely creepy in The Dark Knight, the history of his decades-long partnership with Al Pacino, why his Oscar pushes him to work harder...


Billy B. on Instagram Makeup, Manny MUA and Why He's Done with Celebrity Makeup

Makeup artist Billy Brasfield (aka) Billy B. is back for another loaded episode! He's putting it all out there: Why he decided to leave the celebrity makeup career alone, Why "Instagram makeup artists" annoy him, replacing Ariana Grande's makeup artist (and his former assistant) after his untimely death, how Huda Kattan launched Billy's social media presence, why brands are capitalizing on beauty consumers by selling you palettes and products you don't need, and soooo much more. Support for...


Billy B. on Making the Beauty Rules, Excessive Contouring and Mario Dedivanovic

Makeup artist Billy Brasfield (aka) Billy B. joins us to talk about makeup for the top celebrities of the 90's and 2000's, including Mariah Carey, Missy Elliott, Lady Gaga, Mary J. Blige, Destiny's Child, Pink, Britney Spears, Dolly Parton and everyone in between. We'll deep dive into how Billy made his own beauty rules, the highlighting/contouring craze, and why we haven't seen him around as much as we used to. Did you know that Mario Dedivanovic, makeup artist to the Kardashian/Jenner...


Malika James, Celebrity Makeup Artist (Part 2)

We're continuing our discussion with Makeup artist Malika James (@MJFaces)! She's sharing must-have products for our makeup collections and kits, and gives us the scoop on some of the products she's used on her celeb clientele like, including Gabrielle Union, Kelly Rowland, Janelle Monae, Tika Sumpter, and more. We're also chatting about more essentials for healthy living and some DIY masques that are perfect for the ultimate brown girl glow! (Please note: There is profanity and vagina talk...


Malika James, Celebrity Makeup Artist (Part 1)

Makeup artist Malika James (@MJFaces) has an impressive roster of clients including Gabrielle Union, Kelly Rowland, Janelle Monae, Tika Sumpter, and more. She’s been part of the makeup team for shows like Being Mary Jane, The Walking Dead, The Game and The Real Housewives of Atlanta. In this interview, Malika talks about quitting before you’re supposed to, the power of referrals, joining the makeup union, the ins and outs of makeup for film and television, how healthy eating greatly benefits...


Sam Fine, Celebrity Makeup Artist

Sam Fine is here, y'all! This unfiltered chat dives into A LOT, including the misconceptions about drugstore beauty, his pet peeves, how imposter syndrome is in your head, Sam's love of neutral colors and new makeup line...??? Please excuse the awkward pauses (I was digesting the gems) and excessive laughter (because Sam snatched edges, mine included). To connect with Sam: Sam is speaking at The Makeup Show...


Felicia Walker Benson, This That Beauty

Felicia Walker Benson turned her love of beauty into a multi-dimensional digital beauty brand. One day she's hosting an event, the next she's on QVC. In this episode, we're discussing her transition from HR to digital beauty brand, understanding why skincare is more essential than makeup, her minimal beauty routine (ahem, #accidentalAlicia), her skincare routine (get ready - it's intense), why 'black don't crack' is a myth, her weekly work routine, how she earns income and so much more! For...


The Self Care Episode with Olivia Jade

If you've ever felt the overwhelm of every day life, today's episode is a must listen! I'm interviewing Olivia Jade (Twitter | Blog), whose tweets and blog posts absolutely moved me. We'll chat about keeping your mental sanity, her cleansing morning and evening rituals, the law of attraction and dozens of ideas for self care at home. This episode will give you life!!! NOTE: This episode is a heavy one, with mentions of abusive, lots of F-bombs and talk of self-pleasure. It's definitely a...


NARS Cosmetics Favorites

NARS Cosmetics is a cult favorite brand that creates quality, highly pigmented products for all. Today I'm going to share a slew of my favorite products (including blushes, lipsticks, glosses and more), and they're all items that I'd purchase over and over again. Since I forgot to add a couple products and shade names for reference, you can find that information in the show notes, along with video swatches and images. Show notes: Please support...


Nicky Posley, Makeup Artist and Educator

Nicki Posley is a makeup artist and educator with a heart of gold. In today's interview, we're talking about understanding and manifesting your gift of artistry, navigating the world of social media, turning yourself into your own brand, creating realistic makeup looks, his favorite products, and SO much more! For more information on Nicky and the episode, come on over to Follow Nicky on Instagram @NickyPosley!


Aprill Coleman,

Beauty blogger Aprill Coleman joins us to talk about skin care favorites and discovering your TRUE skin type, as well as the need for inclusion of WOC from mainstream brands, bloggers to look out for and so much more! View the show notes at


Danielle Gray, The Style and Beauty Doctor

Want to know about the MANY ups and downs of being a full time beauty and fashion blogger? We're talking to blogging vet Danielle Gray of The Style and Beauty Doc about beauty trends, skincare, and so, SO much more. View the show notes at


Beauty Steals Under $10 (And A Bunch of My Must Have Products)

In episode eight, we discussed the makeup items you'll want to have in your collection. Today, we will dive in to some specific products and formulas that are great for everyone. Get ready!


Summer Beauty Essentials

Summer's right around the corner, and it's time to get your routine in order! We'll discuss products that help you keep your makeup on, how to keep your skin hydrated, and why you need to wear sunscreen every day (plus my sun burn story). Also, find out more about the Sephora giveaway on our Instagram account:


Makeup for Beginners (aka How to Build Your Makeup Collection)

We're going back to basics this week! If you're new to the makeup world, or you just want to build your makeup collection, I'm sharing the products you need in the order that gives your face the maximum effect. Be sure to enter the Sephora giveaway on our Instagram account: