Blush: The Search for The Next Great Makeup Artist

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Fire up yo’ DVR, makeup addicts! On Tuesday, November 11 a new show called Blush: The Search for the Next Great Makeup Artist premiers on Lifetime.


In the show, nine makeup artists will cohabitate (read: drama) and compete for a $100,000 cash prize, a contract to work with Max Factor and the opportunity to do makeup for an In Style photo shoot.

So who is show host Vanessa Marcil?
Vanessa starred from 1998-1999 as Gina on Beverly Hills 90210 and won a daytime Emmy Award in 2003 for her role as Brenda Barrett on the soap opera General Hospital.


It’s safe to assume we’ll see typical reality TV show hijinks/tears/sh*t talking in the show, but what I’m *really* hoping for are scenes showing the artists working their brush techniques.

Do you suppose I’m hoping for too much?

Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,



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  1. Oh Karen — thanks for reminding me! You know that this show called me 5 times and asked me to audition? I said, “I have been a working makeup artist for 21 years — I am hardly “up-in-coming!” Then they asked if I could refer some of my friends or assistants! My girlfriend auditioned, but she is a special effects artist mostly — they wanted artists who would bring on the drama (not exactly the talent), but I will tune in…..just to see the technique and the drama!!!!

  2. Almira says:

    Yes. Yes yo uare asking me too much. xD

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  3. Almira says:

    Asking me? Was I high?

    Asking FOR too much. Haha! Sorry about that.

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  4. Karen says:

    Hi Melissa,

    Heya, girl! Long time no chat! 🙂 How are things with you?

    LOL, I already have this show Tivo-ed…

  5. Karen says:

    Hi Almira,

    Ha! In my dreams they’d have ten minute sequences where you could just watch ’em working the crease!

  6. Jenna says:

    I’m disturbed by the amount of blush by the “smokey” girl’s hairline.

  7. Karen B says:

    Hehe. I’m afraid it’ll be mostly drama. But I’ll still watch 😉

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  8. Glosslizard says:

    In a perfect world, part of the show would be the instructional piece, where each artist took a turn demonstrating his/her signature effect step by step! Hello? Are you listening, tv execs? 😀

    Whoah, that was a busy weekend! Happy Monday! Didn’t it feel good to sleep in?

  9. EtherealPrey says:

    wow everyone gets a reality competition show now, shear genius, antm, project runway, a photography one, a movie director one, and now this, i’m sure there’s one job category we’re forgetting here! I know! Ice cream man! LOL!

    I didn’t really like her on vegas, or 90210, forgot that she was on, and she was just annoying on that soap! I had to say that! but i’m sure the show will be great to watch!

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  10. Karen says:

    Hi Jenna,

    I was wondering about that too. Hmmm… dunno, I’m guessing there’s some method to the madness there. 🙂

  11. Karen says:

    Hi Karen B.,

    Me too! Do you guys get lifetime?

  12. Karen says:

    Hi EtherealPrey,

    I would probably watch a show featuring the “World’s Best Ice Cream Man,” ha ha ha!

  13. Karen says:

    Hi Glosslizard,

    Yah, it felt great this weekend. I caught up on some much needed REM. What did you do this weekend?

  14. Karen B says:

    Nope. But the Belgian tv usually airs shows like these (like Style Me and ANTM) so I’m hoping Blush will be on too.

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  15. Katee says:

    Can’t wait to see this show!

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  16. Karen says:

    Hi Karen B.,

    Oh that’s cool! Hmmm… now that I think about it, I’ve never seen any Belgian TV before. 🙂

  17. Karen says:

    Hi Katee,

    Me too!

  18. Marisol says:

    How funny! I just posted about this show on my blog. I really hope that they focus more on the skills than the drama.

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  19. Karen says:

    Hi Marisol,

    Great minds think alike. 🙂

  20. Christina says:

    The smokey eye’s girl’s artist should have buffed out a LOT more, on both the blush and the eye.

  21. Jennifer says:

    My best friend is a gifted make-up artist. I think she would be a perfect fit for the show. Does anyone know how one would audition for a spot, next season?

  22. Emily says:

    Does anyone know where to audition for the next ‘Blush’?

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