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About Suzanne Blons

Suzanne Blons, The Beauty Shaman, has been in the beauty industry for nearly 40 years. A former Revlon Charlie Girl, she trained as a professional makeup artist and subsequently worked with such luminaries as Hillary Clinton, Al Gore, and Elizabeth Dole. Today, Suzanne is a writer, beauty coach, and YouTube educator on her channel, The Beauty Shaman. Visit her at https://thebeautyshaman.com
Latest Posts | By Suzanne Blons
Love the Sun, Hate the Skin Damage? How to Look Sun Kissed Without the Sun
3 days ago

Love the Sun, Hate the Skin Damage? How to Look Sun Kissed Without the Sun

I’m so excited. It’s spring! If you’re like me, getting outside and enjoying nature, sunshine, warmth, and family are top of my list. With that though often come sunburn, skin damage, and potential dehydration we all want to avoid…
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How to Create Sophia Loren’s Makeup Look (Video)
4 weeks ago

How to Create Sophia Loren’s Makeup Look (Video)

It was at the Milan, Italy, airport customs that I learned to lie and say I was a tourist. In truth, I was a 16-year-old model, and needed to avoid the all-important work visa. It was the mid-1980s and Julianne, my fellow model and deceiver, taught me to smile…
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Lessons from Paris: Staying Current and Relevant in a Diverse and Complex World (VIDEO)
2 months ago

Lessons from Paris: Staying Current and Relevant in a Diverse and Complex World (VIDEO)

During my modeling career in the mid-1980s, Elite Models moved me to Paris, France, for two years to work. I was 16 years old, (where was my mother, you ask? A story for another article…) and fresh from growing up on a farm…
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2021, The Year of the Older Woman: How to Find Your Sense of Self in Makeup and Style (VIDEO)
3 months ago

2021, The Year of the Older Woman: How to Find Your Sense of Self in Makeup and Style (VIDEO)

One of the greatest hindrances to older women consciously and courageously finding their Sense of Self is the notion that we are somehow incomplete for the task. That our untapped self-ness is underscored with not-enoughness…
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How to Contour a Thin Face (With Video Tutorial)
4 months ago

How to Contour a Thin Face (With Video Tutorial)

Sometimes I wish certain body parts aged like my face – becoming thinner as my years go higher, but then that’s just life. There are tricks, though, that can help your face appear plumper, both with skin care and makeup, and this may…
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4 Tips on How to Contour a Round Shaped Face (VIDEO)
5 months ago

4 Tips on How to Contour a Round Shaped Face (VIDEO)

Do you have a round face and want to achieve the chiseled cheekbone look of today’s fashion? Following fashion trends is like shooting at a constantly moving target, so put on your big-girl pants and let’s talk contour!
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How to Tame Crazy Brows (And Not Get Hurt)
6 months ago

How to Tame Crazy Brows (And Not Get Hurt)

In case you missed it, the hefty eyebrow style from the 1980s is back. Just in time for my brows to thin and become disorderly, but that’s how fashion usually works. As a sucker for trend, I saved a Yohji Yamamoto jacket…
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The Smudge-Proof Guide to Masks and Makeup
7 months ago

The Smudge-Proof Guide to Masks and Makeup

I adore lipstick. If you were here, I’d show you my 60-plus tubes of the stuff, along with over 50 shades separated into three compartmentalized plastic containers in my makeup-kit for my professional work…
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5 Secrets on How to Nourish Over-dry and Processed Hair
8 months ago

5 Secrets on How to Nourish Over-dry and Processed Hair

In my mid-20s, I yanked out my first silver hair with terror in my eyes. That sent a signal to the rest of the white follicles waiting in my scalp to immediately spout and cover my head as if fertilized by God’s very own growth hormone…
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Top 5 Foundations for Skin That Glows! (+ Video)
9 months ago

Top 5 Foundations for Skin That Glows! (+ Video)

For many of us, the idea of our skin having a “glow” left about the same time as menopause arrived. For me, menopause showed-up like a freight train and left me with dry skin, 25 extra pounds, and puffy under-eyes. Oh, joy…
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