Football, Lip balm and ME!

I LOVE men!

 Yes, I love men. Masculine, manly, burly, hairy, bigger hands,tall and cute, handsome men. As a professional makeup artist, I love them even more. It is the start of football season and my first football game of the season. Either I work in and around the field in Jacksonville, FL or I work out of town to powder the faces of the guys who rock sports for on air games and other sports celebrities.

 It is football season …Yay! 

I have had the pleasure of making up men for golf, football players and sportcasters for years. I so enjoy being the go to girl for the faces of sports celebrities for years.  Yes, MEN wear makeup too. The guys need makeup, hair in place and their best suit on. The guys tell me they don’t like it but they do it for TV and to look their best for their job. I do make up to fit their face naturally.

My game day face begins getting to the stadium three hours before the game goes on the air. Yes, 3 hours! I have to go through security like the one you have to at the airport. My body and makeup cases. I have a case always filled and ready just for the game. I have everything I need at my fingertips and everything I don’t need just in case!

My afternoon and evening is spent on the broadcast floor with the VIPs, newscasters, sportswriters and more. I set my makeup station up outside the door of the on air broadcast booth. The open-air booth is small, open and hot. The camera men and other staff are there to hook the guys up with mic’ and more. I cannot work my magic in there it is very small as I mentioned. Therefore, I always choose a spot near the door and the restroom. It’s not glamorous but it works. The sportscasters are all suited up and ready for interviews, meet &  greets, and go on the field. I sit and wait patiently for them to be ready for makeup.

I have to catch them in-between this time they have to work pre-game. When they return they are hot even in Florida’s fall weather. This day I have all men on air talent. That means the sportcasters are all men.  Once in awhile there is a woman. I make the men polished, handsome and camera ready… with a soft touch of color to even out complexions and tone down shine.HD cameras are not very kind  so I must make them look good for the camera.

I support and love the teams but love oh love my fashion magazines. So, I bring a few magazines to read inbetween them needing me. It is a wait, makeup them up and wait game. Then its wait some more, make them up in half time and wait some more. I have to grab them as they go from the booth they are broadcasting in and the bathroom and time for a little powder on their face with me.

YES, I DO GET TO WATCH THE GAME if I want to and from th BEST place my husband thinks I do not appreciate…….the on air booth. But I prefer to stay out of the way and do my job from my hallway makeup station and wait until the guys call upon me.

At the end of the game, I stay longer to say my goodbyes and hand the guys a makeup-removing wipe. My night ends at 11:15pm OR 11:30pk and my day and work is done.

My fav’ face to paint? John Madden, Al Michaels and all the guys from FOX.

My fav’ station? FOX Sports network. They are the nicest company to work with. So are the SPORTCASTERS.

 My FAV’ Team? The Jaguars of course!

I love men and my life of makeup with them. Go Jag’s!

Next stop NYC to beauty report on Fashions Night Out. HAPPY me! 

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