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GETTING TO KNOW ALISON RAFFAELE!!!

GETTING TO KNOW ALISON RAFFAELE!!!


What do Gwyneth Paltrow, Jennifer Aniston, Phoebe Cates, Sigourney Weaver, and Giselle Bundchen have in common?

A. Dated Brad Pitt

B. They’re Movie Stars

C. Are obsessed with Alison Raffaele’s cosmetics

If you picked C then you picked right! If you picked A you might be right but I’m still waiting for a verification call back from Phoebe Cates agent!

There is a reason that Hollywood’s top faces turn to Alison’s products. They work. When Alison sent Megs Makeup some of her can’t-live-without-it True Concealer our critical beauty mavens were won over! Concealer is so tough to get right and she did it like nobody’s business. She sent us out so many different shades, everyone was happy!

How does Miss Raffaele do it? How did she come up with such in demand products? Has she dated Brad Pitt?

Let’s find out what makes Alison create. The words “Fine Art” are on her website. How does Alison make so many canvasses museum ready?

My name and hometown:

Alison Raffaele, Englewood Cliffs, NJ

My start in life was to do this …

MAKEUP! I vividly remember my mother giving me my first eyeshadow to play with when I was 4 years old – it was a taupe and beige frost-duo in a rectangular, faux- tortoise shell compact. But even though I had always earned great money as a makeup artist (part-time) during high school and college, I never, ever thought in my wildest dreams that it could actually become my career.

But the path I took towards cosmetics was driven by this…

My Senior year in college, when everyone else was either applying for grad school or looking for their fist job, I found myself unable to do either. I just knew deep down in my heart that if I didn’t at least try to make it as a Makeup Artist in New York City, that I would spend the rest of my life wondering “what if…?” and I just couldn’t live with that. I was also extremely fortunate to have (and still have) the UNENDING support of my family and friends, for which I am so very grateful.

I want all women to know this about themselves…

You are beautiful!!! And please stop comparing yourself to the “women” you see in magazines – those are NOT women, but images of women that are completely removed from reality. Trust me on this.

My goal is to bring each user of my products this…
Professional results with minimal effort. If I, as a makeup artist, am able to bring forth a woman’s inner beauty, but she is unable to replicate what I have done herself, how have I helped her?? My goal is to make the experience of applying makeup liberating, not frustrating.

I believe in all of my products but if I could urge each woman to try this one (pick your favorite) I would…

True Concealer…because every great face begins with great looking skin.

Style influences vary; I would say my style is most like this…

Laid back, individual, and self-assured.

I started my line because I couldn’t find this…

A full-coverage concealer that was easy to blend and wouldn’t cause me to break out.

But I deliver this with each product…

Exactly what I promise – because I hate being lied to.

When I see a woman make this mistake I cringe…

Simply trying too hard – whether it’s with her hair, makeup, clothes, jewelry, plastic surgery… whatever. There is nothing less attractive than a woman completely consumed by her physical appearance.

My products care about the way you look like no one else’s because of this…

Because I care – I care about creating products of the highest quality, about getting my colors and textures just right, and about helping women find the natural beauty within themselves.

Lastly, if I were at a bar I’d order this…

Ginger Ale with a shot of Rose’s Lime Juice.

True or False, I’m going to tell you when there’s spinach between your teeth…

True – but don’t please don’t be embarrassed. As a makeup artist, making sure you look your best is my job.

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