• This and That

    Since my last post, things have continued to move full speed ahead. I find that the type of work I do seems to go in cycles. Sometimes I work on commercials and sometimes it’s more television news and satellite broadcasts. Recently, I’ve worked on shows for the Food Channel, HGTV and the Speed Channel.

    HeidiWorking outside in Texas is challenging, especially in the spring and summer. Either it’s too hot, too humid or too windy. The past couple of shows, I worked with female hosts, and we were constantly battling the heat, humidity and winds gusting up to 40 miles per hour. Keeping the hair from blowing is simply impossible. I’ve posted a couple of photos from these shoots, taken in a more controlled environment.

    The key to long wearing makeup even in the Texas elements, apply it properly in the beginning! Prep the skin with sunscreen and moisturizer if needed. Apply a silicon based primer to help the makeup go on more smoothly and give it staying power. I also use a liquid or gel eyeliner because it’s more water proof than pencil and doesn’t smear. Finish with powder. As the day goes by,  I usually only have to touch up under the eyes and the lips.

    I also had the opportunity to teach for Last Looks Makeup Academy.  I taught three classes: bridal makeup, eye makeup only, and airbrush makeup. The classes were small, so the students got lots of one-on-one attention and extra tips and tricks I use on set.  Everyone had a great time and learned a lot. If you are interested in classes in Dallas, let me know or contact Heather at Last Looks Academy in Los Angeles. If there’s enough demand she’ll bring the school to Dallas.

  • Camera Ready on DFW Closeup

    Earlier this spring I was honored to be featured on a local news program, DFW Closeup demonstrating the techniques I teach in my “camera ready” makeup sessions. My model, the daughter of a station employee has beautiful skin but, needed some correction of darkness under her eyes. As I mentioned in my post “Makeup Lesson On Location” under-eye circles are the number one beauty trouble zone. I made up half of her face prior to the taping of the show then, demonstrated on camera some of the key concepts behind getting “camera ready.” In just five minutes you’ll see lots of great tips and information in this news segment. Contact me for your personal or group session to learn makeup techniques that will take you from the boardroom to the ballroom.

  • Camera Ready Every Day

    Now is a great time to book your class or personal lesson. Are you a public speaker? Actor? media personality?
    Or do you need an image upgrade to go along with your new resume and job? Knowing you look great can give you just the right amount of confidence to make a good impression. Call it a makeunder. You don’t want poorly applied makeup or dark circles under the eyes to become a distraction. Learn the techniques to look great every day. For more information you can email or check my website under makeup services.

  • Italian Style

    I’m very excited to announce my new makeup workshop, Tips From the Makeup Room or Camera Ready Makeup and Hair. This workshop will be about 2 hours and will cover topics from when and how to use eyeliner to which products really get the job done.

    But there’s more, this workshop is going to launch in Naples, Italy! and what could be more appropriate than a workshop about beauty in one of the most beautiful coastal areas anywhere in the world. Within 30 minutes you can be on the famous island of Capri or discovering the archaeological wonders of Pompeii. 

    For more event information follow the constant contact link.  To register click here!

    If Naples is not on your calendar this year ask me about a workshop in a town near you. Contact me via email: penny@pennysadler.com a presto!

  • Makeup Lesson On Location

    While having an aperitivo at Café Farnese in Rome last night, enjoying the street musicians and the perfect weather, I started a conversation with three Italian women sitting at the table next to me. One of them asked what I was doing in Rome, was I on vacanza or working? I replied, “Both,” having been hired on to work a destination wedding. Of course one thing led to another and they asked what type of work I do. When they discovered that I am a professional makeup artist, the woman in the photo immediately began to ask questions and quickly took out her personal makeup kit and showed me everything she had. Lucky that I’d drunk most of my spritz before she sat down, I spontaneously gave her a mini lesson right then and there. The number one tip was how to cover the dark circles under the eyes, followed by how to properly apply mascara to create fuller, thicker lashes.

    What you the reader can take from this . . . when in Rome always have your makeup bag with you. You’re likely to find me about 6:00PM sitting in some charming piazza absorbing the atmosphere and enjoying la dolce vita.
    Back in Dallas you can call or email me for your private lesson on location.
  • “Makeover Day!”

    Alpha Mu Tau is hosting a “Makeover Day!” Image expert and celebrity makeup artist Penny Sadler will speak with Collin County students on appropriate business wardrobe, hair styles and grooming.

    When: November 10th, 2005

    What time: 5:30 PM

    Where: Collin County Community College at Spring Creek Campus Conference Center ( will send map)

    50 students attending

  • Makeup Artist With 20 Years in Film Biz Leads Workshop at FGI of Dallas Career Day

    Friday April 8, 2005
    8:00 am – 4:30 pm
    2300 Stemmons Freeway (formerly International Apparel Mart)
    Adjacent to the Dallas World Trade Center – Dallas, Texas

    Makeup artist and hairstylist Penny Sadler will give students the inside scoop on working with celebrities and models in film, television and events at FGI of Dallas Career Day 2005, this Friday, April 8. Sadler will be leading a workshop on career possibilities in the exploding beauty industry, offering first-hand experience, what diverse career options are available, and advice for getting in the door.

    Sadler, who has worked with Sheree Wilson of Walker, Texas Ranger, Troy Aikman, Kelly Clarkson, Elizabeth Pena, Dan Rather and on hundreds of commercials, has 20 years in the beauty business as a professional salon stylist.

    Sadler says “Knowledge empowers us to make good choices.” To book an appointment or for more information visit: www.pennysadler.com

    For more information on FGI of Dallas Career Day 2005, visit: www.dallascareerday.org