created by DARAIS (da-ray-iss) an Artist who found a life full of passion in the Art of Beauty...Obtainable by anyone who wants to empower themselves. "My canvas speaks to me as I paint proportion and balance to an unbalanced world. Everyone is a celebrity to me, some walk on red carpets, most walk on kid stained carpets!" This is not your morning wakeup call... But your Morning MakeUp Call!

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Saturday, November 26, 2011


Good Morning Everyone... I did a how to video that turned out well, especially seeing that it was at 6am all the way down in San Diego. Check it out at my new site ...

click it or tickit!!!!

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Darais shows you Lancome's Beauty Box on Model Veronica in Pretty Plums at the South Coast Trend Show

I woke up extra early (4:30am) to be at the Nordstrom South Coast Plaza Trend Show. Now that's an extra early Morning MakeUp Call.

Here I am backstage with my Beautiful Model Veronica showing you the Pretty Plums Collection in this years Beauty Box from Lancome. Check out the video above for a complete detail of the beauty box in Pretty Plums and also Beautiful Bronzes. Only $57.50 for 13 full size Lancome favorites!

I'm always amazed at the line that early in the morning. Thanks to everyone who comes out to support.

My last Trend show of the season is this Saturday the 19th in San Diego's Fashion Valley Nordstrom. Show starts at 8am!!!! Call store for details if you would like to reserve a seat.

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

DARAIS... In InStyle Magazine

InStyle Magazine did an article on how to score the BEST FREE MAKEOVERS Coast to Coast.
They chose 8 nation wide artists to feature and I was so excited to receive the west coast/Los Angeles position.

The Attention grabber? "There are certain occasions in a woman's life --a big bash, a walk down the aisle-- that require a professional makeup job. The good news: You don't have to drop $300 to get one (yest that's how much most pros charge). We scoured the country to find the best cosmetics counter artists and asked them to share their application secrets--and the scoop on how to score one of their coveted appointments."

Here is the article

I shared with the readers how to get my famous and very coveted "plastic cheek" look. Here is the face chart from the article closer up. Wanna know how to do this in person? Come and see me and my Pro Team...

South Coast Nordstrom received many calls from all you wondering when I was working next... I'm sad to say that I am only there twice a year but that doesn't mean I won't be in a store near you with my Pro Team. Check my schedule on the right side of my blog for my guest appearances.

FYI!!! I will be at South Coast Plaza this Saturday the 12th for the Cosmetic Trend Show Red Carpet Glamour Event at Nordstroms. Doors open at 7:30 with the show starting at 8am... I will be joined by friend and also one of Oprah's Makeup Artist's Ross Burton. It's the second to my last show of the season... for those of you who can't make it here is a YouTube video of my on stage at a Scottsdale Phoenix Trend show in October!!!

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

The 2 WINNERS of the Here Comes the Bride Contest Are...

Alison and Chelsea!!! Congratulations on winning your free full size Lancome Mascara.

Thanks for sending in your wedding pictures. If you missed them check out this link

Above in the picture of the bride Brooke I used Lancome's Waterproof Definicils Mascara in Black! GORGEOUS!!!!!