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Tuesday, July 5, 2011


Hey Blossoms,

I attended The Makeup Show Chicago last month and of course I sat in on Sam Fine's Keynote Seminar. I was engrossed in all the tips, tricks and advice he shared with us as fellow MUAs, but I made sure to be a good little blogger/vlogger and cover the seminar too. Well when the seminar was done and I counted(blame it on OCD!) the lines of notes I had written there were 13!!! I must admit for a split second I wished he would have screamed out something profound as he was exiting the stage so that I could move past that unlucky number.

As I reread my notes I smiled, his points were great and there was no way to refute that. But WHY was I dwelling on this number 13?! If I didn't feel so compelled to write that last thing it would have been 12 or if I wasn't busy laughing perhaps I wouldn't have missed writing down #14... so there are JUST 13? really? seriously? *insert huge sigh here* I could have easily asked one of my fellow bloggers who were writing away on their respective note pads, as most of us were taking up the front 2 rows across all 3 sections of the tent! But I knew deep down inside it wouldn't have felt original, it wouldn't have felt like I plucked THAT point from the seminar with my own ears!

As a blogger each of us have unique ears, we take away pieces from the same shows, demos, classes, seminars and other events but we "see" them differently and THAT creates our individual stories and accounts on our blogs.

So I saved the 13 points Sam Fine made into my Mac book Pro. I kept thinking I would take a few and spin it into a synopsis to "hide" the 13 points but I felt the readers wanted his wisdom straight to the point. After MUCH thinking(again blame it on the OCD) I realize that I whole heartedly agree! So I'm going to give it just like that! Straight to the point!

And while I'm at it...who said 13 was an unlucky number anyway??!!!

So here it is. His answers to question's asked, his take on success as a MUA, his own techniques and so much more...we sought responses that nice warm day in The Makeup Show Chicago Keynote tent and  Sam Fine delivered.... in 13...

Question: Whats your philosophy about the business...He answers: "We're servants"

"We define our own idea of what success is..."

"We have to keep redefining what success means to us"

"There is nothing that can replace you doing it over and over and over.."

"Pick out 5 people and find out their agencies and talk to them about testing..."

"I am only competing with myself!..."

"I dont speak to skin care, I speak to color and coverage..."

 FACT: Sam Fine likes Kiehls and not a lot of things with fragrance.

"I'd rather by 10 mascaras! The actual mascara wands give off great payoff!..."

"I love cream foundations because I'm mixing on the face..."

"I bring concealer all around the center of the face..."

"The first time with a client IS THE INTERVIEW..."

"Everyone has every feature its just not as prominent on someone else..."

So there it is...my ears plucked out these 13 points and I've shared them with you. For a more in-depth explanation you'll have to be there next time (*hint*hint*). Of course Mr. Fine shares countless more in each and every seminar. Definitely be sure to sit in on one so you too can reap the benefits of such a wealth of knowledge. 

And remember, if you ever meet the person who says 13 is an unlucky number tell them Mr.Fine shattered that myth and Sherry Blossom helped him!

Do you know of Sam Fine? Do you agree/disagree with his points? And yes I want to know(obsessing again!!! Yes I know!): Do you think 13 is an unlucky number?

Until Next Time,

Later Blossoms


heidistylhix said...

Disagree with Sam Fine beauty tips!?!?!?? I think not. :o) I didn't know that 13 was unlucky.....

Makeup by Sherry Blossom said...

My thoughts exactly!! I concur with Mr.Fine all the way but hey you never know! Yes 13 is considered and unlucky number and has been since the early 1900s probably even before that!

heidistylhix said...

I must have using my desk for a pillow during that lesson in school.....

angie rafaela.* said...

I was born on the 13th so I consider it a luncky # ;) lol. How could one disagree with the master of makeup himself? I got to sit in at his seminar at The Makeup Show New York and I told my boyfriend I was in love with another black man lol. He's so knwledgable but so captivating, charismatic and real.

Makeup Artist Jessica Rivera said...

I love that he said we are only competing with ourselves! And it's true, I hate using disposable mascara wands. Lol

Makeup by Sherry Blossom said...

@Angie of course most concur! He's a pioneer but you never know...comment section is a sounding board for all! Did we get a chance t meet I attended The Makeup Show NY too and I was at the seminar (he said "Ms.Blossom you know I love you but yall can't film me" how sweet!..im loved...lol" but I did get a few amazing clips!

Makeup by Sherry Blossom said...

@JessicaRivera YES!!!! We are our own worse critic and BIGGEST competition! I concur as I say this often!

Makeup by Sherry Blossom said...

@Heidi LOL!!

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