Daily Archives: August 4, 2011

Exclusive Interview: Lifetime’s Blush: In The Search of the Next Great Makeup Artist Sharzad

We spoke to Blush: The Search For the Next Great Makeup Artist contestant Sharzad. The show premiered on Lifetime where 9 aspiring makeup artists try to outdo one another for a one-year contract as a professional with Max Factor, $100,000 in cash, and a chance to show off their skills in a major glossy magazine cover shoot. Sharzad gave us an exclusive interview and gave us insight on the show and what she is up to today.

What was the best experience you had on the show Blush?

The best thing about working on Blush was meeting all the people.  I had so much fun getting to know my fellow contestants, many of whom I am still in touch with.  It was also a pleasure getting to know the judge that kicked me off, lol, Joanna Schlip, who I ended up assisting the past few years.

What is a good way to get into makeup career?I loved doing makeup and playing with makeup since I was a little girl. It wasn’t until I graduated from UCLA that realized I could make a career out of it.  I never had any professional training, but I applied at a MAC counter in West Hollywood and fortunately got the job.  After eight months I was ready to move on and I landed a job as a makeup artist with Chanel and later YSL at Neiman Marcus in Beverly Hills.  I was the youngest makeup artist working there at the time.  After another year of retail it was time for me to pursue freelance.  I quit my steady job, took a leap of faith and never looked back!  Working as a freelance makeup artist is a tricky thing to do.  It’s not for everyone.  One month I was on tour making great money every day and the next month I was barely scraping by. When you are a freelance makeup artist you also have to be a business woman. (ie making a website, getting business cards and most importantly marketing yourself ) I would spend HOURS on craigslist applying for every makeup job I saw, that’s actually how I found out about BLUSH!

If makeup is something that you are passionate about, keep doing it and the money will eventually come. Everyone’s path is different

What are you currently working on?

I am currently working on my new blog called LuxLyfe. LuxLyfe is a lyfestyle blog with categories that include Beauty, Health & Fitness, Food & Drink, Travel and Events.  It is a fun, happy, sometimes sassy space where I share my recommendations on everything I love. My motto is “Follow me if you want to have fun!”

Below is her video response check it out!


Plum Gradient Nails by: KlairedelysArt


My website: http://www.klairedelys.com/
Purple is my favorite color and I wanted to do a nail tutorial for autumn so I decided to do this:) BTW sorry if the audio is not great….I’m still getting to grips with my new mac…they are just sooooo different from PC’s:)

What I used:

A pink from a set I bought on e-bay

E.L.F “Royal Purple” Nail Varnishhttp://www.eyeslipsface.co.uk/product~prodID~62.htm

Miss Sporty Black Nail Varnish

Collection 2000 Sparkle Overcoat


NOTHING used, shown or mentioned in this video was a freebe or sent by a company.
EVERY SINGLE thing shown, mentioned and used in this video was paid for with my own money and I am in no way, shape or form being paid to use, refer or show these products.

Music is by Kevin MacLeod

Celebrity Makeup: Mila Kunis at the Oscars by: MakeupGeekTV



  • Tarte Eye Primer (Sephora) (Amazon) (eBay)
  • Color Design Eyeshadow – “Impress” (eBay)
  • Color Design 5 Pan Palette – “Coral Crush” (eBay)
  • Urban Decay 24/7 Eyeliner – “Perversion” (eBay)
  • Ardell False Lashes – “Sweeties” (Makeup Geek Store)
  • Hypnose  Custom Volume Mascara in Black  (Amazon) (eBay)



Mila Kunis at the Oscars makeup tutorial

HOW I TRIM MY SPLIT ENDS Part 1 of 2 by: TheTruthisHair

Trimming split ends is a must to LONG HEALTHY THICK HAIR!


Teach yourself ArtNails 2 tutorial at www.ArtNails.com by: ann569


You have practiced nail art on the Teaching Guides. Now, let’s upgrade your learning skills. It’s FREE!

How to layer cut hair tutorial-Cutting Layers on yourself at home by: creaclip

http://creaclip.com $29.99 How to cut layers at home, easy layering techniques. Step by step tutorial for layered hairstyles. Quick and easy haircuts from home, save hundreds while cutting your own hair and kids haircuts from home with the CreaClip

Lea Michele Smokey Eye Makeup Tutorial by: makeupbyeman

The look that got the second highest number of votes from the Grammy looks was the Lea Michele Smoky Eye. This look is very sexy and sultry, great for a night out.
To see how it was done check out the video below and the products used.

Nars Primer
Make Up For Ever HD Foundation #120
Make Up For Ever Lift concealer #3
Make Up For Ever Duo Mat Pressed Powder #205
Make Up For Ever Mat Bronzer #2
Make Up For Ever Contouring Palette #2
Mac mineralize blush in Danity

Mac Brun e/s (eyebrows)
Mac pencil in Smolder
Mac Soft Brown e/s
Mac Electra e/s
Mac Idol Eyes e/s
Mac Knight Divine e/s
Mac Black Tied e/s
Mac Brule e/s
Mac Gesso e/s
Make Up For Ever Aquablack liquid liner
Make Up For Ever Smoky Lash Mascara
Ardell #301 false lashes

Mac lip pencil in Subculture
Make Up For Ever lipstick #427
Nars Moon Fleet gloss

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