My name is Marta Walsh and I’m the founder of www.talkingmakeup.com  and the Original Beauty Blogger.

I was born in Former Soviet Georgia, moved to Israel when I was 4 months old and then moved to New York City in my late teens. I didn’t begin my career in the beauty industry. My very Jewish parents only encouraged practical subjects like accounting or medicine. Following their advice, I went to New York University STERN School of Business and studied Finance and Marketing. I even worked on Wall Street as an assistant to a Market Maker.

MARTA WALSH Paradise Valley & Scottsdale Realtor & Founder of TalkingMakeup.com

I’ve always loved fashion, makeup, beauty, and glamour as long as I remember myself. Sephora was my playground and Elle, Vogue and Cosmopolitan magazines were my bibles. My bathroom in my old West Village flat in NYC while working in Finance was full of beauty products and I was often described by best friends as a product junkie. I always wanted to try every product out there. I then moved to Cheltenham England. I used to go to the local department stores in the UK like House of Fraser and Space NK and literally go from counter to counter and check what new products are out. Feel them and touch them, sometimes even sniff them. I would then go home to my lap top and search for the products I became obsessed with online and read about them. I was looking for reasons for why I should or shouldn’t buy that product. One day I just began writing my blog and the rest is history.

How I Started a Fashion & Beauty Blog?

I have never been to a beauty school or fashion school and I’m NOT a makeup artist. In fact I consider myself a total amateur, even today. I just love fashion and makeup (like you, I hope).

I currently live in sunny and beautiful Scottsdale Arizona. LOVE it here. WOW factor:) My other passion and business venture is Paradise Valley & Scottsdale Real Estate.

Marta Walsh and Talking Makeup In The Press

What I’ve done, which celebs I’ve met and interviewed, and who interviewed Marta Walsh? Visit the In The Press page to find out.

My Philosophy

Talking Makeup is never about telling you what to do, how to apply your own makeup, or decide your style for you. Feel free to make your own decision on how you want to look, what ever works best for you. I really like what Nicolas Degennes, Givenchy’s Artistic Director and who I met in NYC, once said: “makeup is freedom…freedom to become whoever you want to be in that moment…to experiment…to create..to express…”

Growing up in Israel and English as my second language I could never imagine being able to write in English for a beauty magazine, so for me it’s a huge achievement and realizing I can do anything I want in life. There are no limits!

About Talking Makeup

Talking Makeup is a top daily fashion, beauty, and Pop Culture blog.

Press materials about your product, brand, and personality, or, if you are looking to schedule an interview with your celebrity client, please contact us at email address below.

Brands & Advertisers Please note: Products submitted and shipped to TalkingMakeup.com do not guarantee a review! We only write and review products we love. We currently accept sponsored posts. Due to a vast amount of brand requests TalkingMakeup.com accepts only paid giveaway offers. All offers are subject to approval. Please contact us to discuss rates.

DISCLAIMER: Talkingmakeup.com receives many free products from beauty brands and PR companies. On occasion we also receive other gifts. Gifts and free products do not influence the content of our posts. Sometimes talkingmakeup.com will be given financial incentive to make posts, such posts will always be clearly marked as a ‘Sponsored Post’.

Marta Walsh

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marta at talkingmakeup dot com

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