About Mari

Makeup Geek, Nipponophile* and Tango Dancer

Data Analyst by day, Beauty Geek and Tango Dancer by night.
I've represented, trained with, and/or trained for over 50 skin care and cosmetic lines including: Shu Uemura, Urban Decay, Paula Dorf, Peter Thomas Roth, DDF, Dr. Perricone, Benefit Cosmetics, Smashbox. Make Up For Ever, Yves Saint Laurent, Clinique,  Givenchy, Laura Mercier, Clarins, Decleor, Philosophy, LancĂ´me, Nars, Elizabeth Arden, Payot Paris, Dermablend, Fashion Fair, Iman, Flori Roberts, bareMinerals, tarte, Caudalie, boscia and many others.

I am also previously certified by the Fragrance Foundation as a Certified Fragrance Specialist.

(*Nipponophile ‎(plural Nipponophiles)  - One who loves Japan or Japanese culture. An advocate of Japanese thought or culture.)

Current Beauty Projects:
Beauty Blog: Dancers Beauty Guide
Book (in progress): Dancers Beauty Book, coming 2017.

Previous Professional History in the Beauty Industry
Blue Heron Media Works - Editor-in-Chief and Founder
  • Produced beauty-related journalism, photography, and training for fashion and beauty magazines worldwide. 
  • Over 150 pieces published on Lucire.com, BeautyBuzz.com, LA Story and Yahoo.
  • Published regional trade beauty magazine (paper), Luxe Beauty Report, in the Dallas/Fort Worth area.
  • Managed a remote team of 3 models, 2 writers, and a staff illustrator.
Sephora (Austin Arboretum)

Foley’s Department Store Cosmetics Department -  Austin and Plano Texas, Lancome, Alexandra de Markoff, Germaine Monteil

Crabtree & Evelyn - Plano, TX

J. C. Penney - Cosmetics Line lead  - Austin, TX - Payot Paris, Frances Denney, Flori Roberts, Iman, Ultima II, Charles of the Ritz, Fernand Aubry

Merle Norman - Austin, TX

Promo copy for Blue Heron Media - 2000.

Luxe Beauty Report Holiday 1997

Assorted from Beauty Buzz, Luxe Beauty Report and Lucire.

Assorted - from Luxe Beauty Report 1996-1999

Runway Makeup Tutorial for Beauty Buzz - 1997

Makeup artistry (and modeling) for Luxe Beauty Report, featuring Nars products.

Makeup artistry (and modeling) for tea ceremony. I still have the kimono and obi from my time learning the ceremony (and learning to dance in a kimono which is far trickier than I thought it would be.

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