MUFE_Bronze powderMAKE UP FOR EVER’s new Pro Bronze Fusion, a breakthrough bronzer that creates an ultra-natural, mistake-proof radiance, all year long. Wear color, not powder with this unique waterproof gel-powder formula, it blends seamlessly for a weightless, silky-smooth, luminous sun-kissed glow. Its wavy product surface pattern is specifically designed for optimal powder pick-up and a non-powdery finish. Available in 6 shades and in 2 different finishes—luminous matte and softly iridescent—Pro Bronze Fusion optimizes any skin tone. An easy swipe leaves the complexion always sun-kissed, without a trace!  For the perfect golden glow, apply Pro Bronze Fusion using the Pro Bronze Fusion Kabuki. – Pro Bronze Fusion $36 and Pro Bronze Fusion Kabuki brush, $32

NEW PRODUCT: Venetian Daydream Collection FROM MUD COSMETICS

MUD Cosmetics
(Make-Up Designory®) Summer hues collection – Venetian Daydream creates a natural look for summer that turns reverie into reality with a single glance.

The Venetian Daydream Collection from MUD is both glamorous and cool. The collection boasts an invigorating burst of color against soft neutral tones for any dream destination. Eye Colors Compacts and Refills include: Deco, Dulce de Leche, Spanish Gold, and Smoked Sapphire. Add in a Just Peachy shade of MUD Lipstick for the perfect summer look. Get the Venetian Daydream look with this simple to follow how-to guide – $14.50 per eyeshadow and Lipstick, $15.

INDUSTRY NEWS: Warpaint: Alexander McQueen and Make-Up

AlexanderMcQueen_warpaintThe London College of Fashion is staging an exhibition that showcase the inspiration and methods behind the beauty looks created for Alexander McQueen Shows. Warpaint: Alexander McQueen and Make-Up spotlight key make-up looks from the designer’s catwalk collaboration with makeup-up artists such as Val Garland, Peter Philips, Topolino and Sharon Dowsett.  Garland noted all the direction for the make-up came from McQueen’s “point of view.” “It had to be absolutely specific, he knew when it was just right, when it came as near as possible to his own vision of the look. There was no right or wrong, just his vision,” she said. Continue reading


Nars_eyelashesNARS Cosmetics recently launched their very first line of ready to wear lashes.  It’s a set of 8 natural lash looks designed by François Nars.  It compliments any eye shape, from Numéro 1 Eyelashes, a fringe set for an everyday style, to Numéro 8, made to layer over any style for a set of fuller glamorous lashes. The NARS lashes are versatile, reusable and made for everyday use – $20

MILESTONE: Thirty Years of Cinema Secrets

CS1Cinema Secrets, the Burbank destination for pros in the know, celebrates an amazing 30 years in business this year. This family run business created my makeup master Maurice Stein and his wife Barbara has been at the center of the makeup community since the day it opened its doors. Full of personality and the combination of an at-home feeling combined with on-set professionalism, Maurice and his team have managed, since day one, to make everyone who enters the world of Cinema Secrets welcome and part of the family.

The first time I met Maurice Stein, and truly began to understand the impact of the culture of Cinema Secrets on our industry, was at The Makeup Show NYC. Continue reading

INDUSTRY NEWS: Rose Chatterton New Local 798 President

RoseChatterton_Local798The East Coast union of makeup and hairstylists, Local 798, has elected a new president, Rose Chatterton, a New York based hairstylist! Chatterton replaces outgoing president Todd Kleitsch on a nine member board. Her goals as president are to further members’ education, careers, and to increase volunteerism within the union for Local 798.

“As President of IATSE Local 798, I want everyone, especially Local 798’s members, to know that our strength is in our support of each other” said Rose. “To me, Union means Together Everyone Achieves More — In Solidarity” Continue reading

INDUSTRY NEWS: $750,000 of Rick Baker’s Legendary Work to Be Auctioned

RickBaker_auctionAn American Werewolf in London, Planet of the Apes, Batman & Robin, Hellboy, Men in Black II and Mighty Joe Young are famed for their amazing masks, creature suits and make-up effects by legend Rick Baker. This May 29 you can own a piece of this rare collection! $750,000 worth of original treasures from these films and more, go under the hammer in an exclusive live auction at Prop Store. The full Rick Baker: Monster Maker catalog can be downloaded here.
Brandon Alinger, Prop Store COO, said: “Rick Baker’s career needs no introduction and Continue reading

New Product: TEMPTU Color True Lips Collection

TEMPTU_TrueColorLipstickTEMPTU, a leader in high-performance airbrush and professional makeup, is adding lipstick to the brand’s wardrobe of cosmetics designed to deliver professional results. The Color True Lips Collection features an advanced formulation that balances intense color with lightweight texture, providing an exceptional result with a demi-matte finish. The continuous color maintains a long-lasting coverage that resists fading and feathering. TEMPTU Color True lipstick is an assortment of eight intense and vibrant hues ranging from red, pink, and brown that can easily transition for each season. $24


The Artist Summit 2015 The Powder Group has announced the line-up for the beauty industry’s most pro-focused event of the year — The Artist Summit 2015.The event will be held from October 4 – 9, once again in beautiful Provincetown, MA. The program consists of a welcome event, three days of keynote sessions, and a two-day optional makeup and hair, hands-on workshop program. Featured speakers will include Albert Sanchez, Alee Cao, Chad Hayduk, Charlie Wan, Christ McCarthy, Dani Fonseca, Eugenia Weston, Eve Pearl, James Vincent, Leslie Christin, Michael DeVellis, Pedro Zalba, Roque Cozzette, Stephanie Flor and William Edge. Participation starts at $690.00 for the three-day program and $125.00 for each four-hour hands-on workshop.

NEW Product: IT Cosmetics BUILD-A-BROW

build-a-brow_auburnImagine a creme gel stain that gives natural looking eyebrows with 24 hour staying power. Enter IT Cosmetics – Build-ABrow Waterproof 5-in-1 Micro-Fiber Crème Gel Stain that coats brow hair and adheres to skin with melted fiber technology that looks like real hair, fills in gaps and tames each strand. This waterproof gel stain not only lasts, it releases ingredients (biotin, lecithin, peptides, anitoxidants) to deeply condition brow hair while shaping and defining. Everything you need to build that brow in one step. Available in five shades. $24.00