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Makeup Your Life

Makeup Your Life

By Devawn Testagrossa
Makeup Your Life focuses on sharing an artist's journey from when they first thought about makeup as a profession to their present day success. By sharing theses stories, our hope is to provide inspiration and support to makeup enthusiasts, makeup school students, and new artists in the industry.
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Oscar Nomination Talk with Multimedia Makeup Academy

Makeup Your Life

Oscar Nomination Talk with Multimedia Makeup Academy

Makeup Your Life

Episode 13 - Getting to know Our Co-Host!
Welcome to Multimedia Makeup Academy's new Podcast: Makeup Your Life! The weekly show that details the life, career, and journey of makeup artists hoping to prove that there isn't ONE solution to achieving your dreams! This week we are very excited to give you an opportunity to meet Kelsey Reynolds! Kelsey is our co-host of the podcast and is ready to get back to business for the podcast! She has an absolutely incredible story that has some laughs and a few twists and turns that even her co-host wasn't aware of. If you'd like to learn more about Kelsey, you can check out a special interview she did for Multimedia Makeup Academy that described her experiences as a student and why she was pegged as a distinguished alumnus! Subscribe to the Podcast here: Makeup Your Life Anchor: Spotify: Google: Apple:
March 26, 2020
Makeup Your Life - Episode 12 - Corona Virus Discussion
The Makeup Your Life Podcast welcomes MMA Lead Instructor, Christina Newman, and Sanitation Conversation Lead, Jen Coakley to discuss the Multimedia Makeup Academy approach to clean practices and how Sanitation Conversation is helping push the Sanitary Makeup Practice movement to a global perspective. Find and subscribe to the podcast here: Makeup Your Life Anchor: Spotify: Google: Apple:
March 19, 2020
Episode 11 - Alisa Marie - Building from the Ground Up
Welcome to Multimedia Makeup Academy's new Podcast: Makeup Your Life!  The weekly show that details the life, career, and journey of makeup artists hoping to prove that there isn't ONE solution to achieving your dreams! This week we talk to Alisa Marie of Alisa Marie Makeup Beauty Studio. The Shelby Township Beauty Studio has been open for business and thriving as Alisa tries to introduce the area to Eyebrow Lamination and become the number one makeup option in the area. Alisa is a graduate of Multimedia Makeup Academy and has attempted to work for others before, but hear her tale on learning the business side of makeup, taking the leap of faith on herself, and finding happiness while doing it!
March 12, 2020
Monae Stewart - New Career Ahead
Makeup Your Life is happy to welcome Aspiring Artist Monae Stewart to the show to discuss how to keep the Makeup flame alive no matter the level of resources available to you!
March 5, 2020
Nicole Diehl and Jen Coakley - Futures Unwritten
Nicole Diehl,  instructor extraordinaire, and Jen Coakley, an instructor moving into an exciting new path for her career, discuss getting in makeup, how different the career can be from one year to the next, and a have bit of fun with each other! As always, Makeup Your Life is your chance to learn that career in makeup is never too far out of reach, is completely unique from so many other walks of life, and is a wonderful opportunity to create lifelong, impactful relationships. If you're interested in starting your career in makeup, there is no better place to start than Multimedia Makeup Academy! We're even celebrating our 10 year anniversary and are offering A TON of new reasons to join this year!
February 27, 2020
Oscar Review with Christina Newman
The awards have been handed out and Multimedia Makeup Academy is ready to review what went down! We go over the Achievement in Makeup and Hairstyling as well as breakdown all of the winners and losers that we felt were deserving and maybe not so much. We are joined today by fan-favorite guest Christina Newman, the lead instructor at Multimedia Makeup Academy and the biggest movie buff on campus!
February 20, 2020
Lauren Najdovski - Learning and Loving Makeup
Lauren Najdovski joins the podcast as a Multimedia Makeup Academy Graduate, to tell her story of moving from the Makeup retail space, to experimenting in Horror Special FX from home, to becoming a full-fledged makeup artist!
February 13, 2020
Brandi Myree, From Artist to Mentor
Matt and Kelsey sit down with Brandi Myree, the Admissions Director of Multimedia Makeup Academy. She has an amazing (and emotional story) of how she got to where she is now. Another incredible tale of highs and lows that you can't help but relate and feel for Brandi. The hosts absolutely adore Brandi and we think you will too when we're all done! Are you interested in checking out a career in makeup? You can tour with Ms. Myree, herself, by heading to Multimedia Makeup Academy's website and setting yourself up with a private tour!
February 6, 2020
Sharilyn Wester
Our first non-Multimedia Makeup Academy guest is HERE! Sharilyn Wester and Matt Klink met on the Makeup Reddit pages and thought a conversation about Sharilyn's journey would be a welcome addition to the podcast discussions. While we do discuss Sharilyn's journey, Matt and Shari begin to discuss some deeper topics involved in makeup, consumerism, and hero worship. We are proud to call Shari our first Non-MMA guest and now very proud to call her a friend of the show!
January 30, 2020
Oscar Nomination Talk with Multimedia Makeup Academy
Matt and Kelsey sit down with MMA Lead Instructor, Christina Newman, and MMA Grad Lauren Najdovski to discuss this year's Oscar Noms and who you should be watching out for. Christina also gives us a brief history and overview of the Makeup award and we discuss the biggest flubs in Academy Award history.  That AND MUCH MORE on this week's episode of Makeup Your Life!
January 23, 2020
Kathleen Berg and Nicole Diehl's Journey Together
The journey into Makeup and Special FX is a grueling one, but it doesn't have to be a lonely one. Nicole Diehl and Kathleen Berg are wonderful examples of how two individuals can work together to better each other and still find time to stay extremely close as friends! Both Kathleen and Nicole find themselves at Multimedia Makeup Academy, but their makeup backgrounds have pushed them into very different directions. Nicole, now one of the top instructors at MMA, has been helping grow the industry through teaching and passion. Kathleen has found herself growing the makeup industry as well but does so as a Sales and Admissions rep for the Academy. Both ladies took classes together at MMA, but as you can see, the diverging paths can still lead one to success. Check out their place of work at!
January 16, 2020
Devawn Testagrossa - Makeup and Education Entrepreneur
Welcome to Episode 2 of Makeup Your Life! The individual entrusting Matt and Kelsey to deliver the much-needed message from this show is Devawn Testagrossa. She's been wanting a show that lets people know that makeup is a possibility for everyone and that it's never too late! For Devawn, that message couldn't relate more to her personal journey. Check out her story as she tells us all about switching careers, turning her makeup career into an entrepreneurial venture with Multimedia Makeup Academy, and how she continues to help the makeup community today! As you'll hear, we could not have been more excited to kick this interview off and we hope you enjoy listening as much as we enjoyed recording!
January 9, 2020
Christina Newman and Journey through Special FX
Kelsey and Matt are SO excited to share with you, the journey of one of their friends and colleagues, Christina Newman. Christina is a Special FX Makeup Artist who has helped put together zombies, talking rats, and some gruesome horror effects. She now is the lead instructor at a Special FX and makeup school and she was gracious enough to take a little bit of time out of her day to encourage YOU to consider Special FX and makeup for your future.
January 2, 2020
Preview of Makeup Your Life
Matthew Klink (of the Brothers of Discussion) and Kelsey Reynolds bring you tales of Makeup Artists learning how to become artists and how they became themselves.  Kelsey and Matt give you insight into how this show started, what you have to look forward to and how to keep up!
December 20, 2019