The top 8 blog posts and a few defining moments in 2017.

2017 seemed to be a stellar year for many people and brands. There are so many wins and celebrations continuing to happen in the social media and business feeds. We had some defining moments at WarPaint International and also some top trending blog articles. Take a peek at these top 8 and let us know which one is your favorite in the comments section at the bottom. 


1. WarPaint International & Opera Carolina ROCK New York Fashion Week

Not only was this our top shared blog post, it was also a defining moment for WPI Creative Director Jessica Mae and WPI Director of Education for Hair, Katie Rote. Thanks to Opera Carolina and Opera Recycles, this high-class runway show at Couture Fashion week in New York was not only the experience of a lifetime, but a smash hit. 

 Photography: Benjamin Huynh

Photography: Benjamin Huynh

2. An Interview With Samantha Rei

Samantha Rei is a Minnesota fashion designer who found her way to Project Runway with some help from Christopher Straub (another accomplished Minneapolis designer). WPI Intern Debbie Aderinkomi took on an interview with Samantha about personal stuff, challenges and her take on inner beauty.

 Image courtesy of A & E Networks

Image courtesy of A & E Networks

3. The Fall/Winter Hair And Makeup Trend Collection

Every year, WPI curates and produces hair and makeup trends with its Minneapolis team. WarPaint Artisans use these looks as guides when working with our "Night on the Town" clients. But we also take this opportunity very seriously to produce some high-end content that speaks to the everyday women - natural looks that anyone can achieve. Make sure to read the article adn watch the video. You can have these looks. Just book us online!

 Photo by Chris McDuffie

Photo by Chris McDuffie

4. The Bride Experience

We wanted you to know what is like as a bridal client to book your wedding with WarPaint International. We produced beautiful content to showcase both the booking experience with some words from Jessica Mae and Mariah Jere, and a behind-the-scenes look at how your wedding day should go. The Van Dusen Mansion was thrilled to have us in their space for this project. Watch the Videos.

 Photo: Engle | Olsen Videography

Photo: Engle | Olsen Videography

5. Why WarPaint International? 

For us, we feel the answer to this question is obvious. But for many brides-to-be and clients, it needs further explaining, so we published this article. WarPaint International is unlike many other agencies or companies in the beauty sector due to it's processes. We are supported by attorneys who write our contracts, we do national criminal background checks on all of our Artisans that enter your home, we teach standards and educate as well as immerse our contractors in our culture. With WPI, you're investing in experience, culture, skill and passion. 

6. Real Wedding Submission: Anjie & Angelo's Melbourne Wedding

The WarPaint International Beauty Blog accepts real wedding submissions form time to time, that are not from our team. Its fun to see all of the beautiful wedding happenings out there around the world and we had the pleasure of posting this one from Melbourne, Australia. 

 Photo: On Three Photography

Photo: On Three Photography

7. Three Top Trending Makeup Looks

WPI Creative Director, Jessica Mae, drives the mission of staying true to who you are - even in your makeup routine. Sure it's fun to put on a smokey eye and hit the town or glam yourself up for something fun. But these should be the exception, not the norm. Jessica wrote about 3 top trending makeup looks that she can subscribe to. 

 Photo: Justine Louise Photography

Photo: Justine Louise Photography

8. Essential Makeup Tips For Tweens

This one takes the cake! Jessica Mae wrote this article because mothers ask her this question all the time and struggle with the direction their tween wants to take with their makeup routine. The blog post didn't get shared too much but the Youtube video from her Twin Cities Live segment lit on fire with tween-aged girls cursing and swearing and reinforcing why we are targeting their parents and not them. Read the article and watch the video!

 Screenshot from Twin Cities Live | KSTP 5

Screenshot from Twin Cities Live | KSTP 5


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