The Makeup Guy

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About The Makeup Guy

A professional makeup artist for over 15 years, Norman Sands offers expertise for television, photo shoots, productions, print education, editorial work, celebrity appearances, bridal assignments, fashion shows and theater productions.

Over the years, Norman has perfected his craft and created his signature look of fresh, translucent skin and polished, timeless beauty and specializes in ethnic beauty.

Norman has also adorned the faces of celebs like Leighton Meester, Cyndi Lauper, Jeanette Lee, Tracy Anderson, and Catt Sadler; models like Elaine Irwin, Chanel Iman, and Rose Cordero; and sports figures like Dario Franchitti, Tamika Catchings, Abby Wambach, Alex Morgan and Hope Solo.

Norman's philosophy is simple: "enhance and embrace your own unique beauty at any age."

Norman lives in Chicago and is available for freelance assignments and offers airbrush, group makeup master classes, private consultations and wedding makeup for groups of any size.

Fees are as follows:

- Basic application on location $250/hour
- Makeup parties, master classes and makeup lessons and instruction offered
- Lash application (individual or strip) included

All makeup trials have a charge of $150.

Travel time and parking fees have additional fees.

Read his latest discoveries on his lifestyle beauty blog.

For inquiries, visit my website for my email link and contact number.


Chicago, IL 60647

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Question and answer

Q. What types of customers have you worked with?

A. I do wedding parties, brides, master classes, celebrity appearances, photo shoots and makeup for television. I also consult clients in creating a makeup look to fit their lifestyle.

Q. What advice would you give a customer looking to hire a provider in your area of work?

A. Research potential makeup artists online.
Ask your friends and family for recommendations. Look at their work and see if it's the type, style and quality that you are looking for.
Ask questions and give as much specific information on what you are seeking (time, location, services, how many clients, what time you need to be ready by, etc.). Ask how long the service should take per person. Check out the artist website or portfolio.
Brides should always do a run-through if possible.

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