INDUSTRY NEWS: MAC + Broadway Bares

  • Bottoms Up! Photo: Jonathan_Tichler

A celebration of proportions that only the best of Broadway could put on took place Sunday, June 21 as the annual benefit production of Broadway Bares celebrated 25 years of entertainment for a great cause. MAC Cosmetics was, once again, the Presenting Sponsor for the event. The event has been produced since 1992 when Tony winning choreographer Jerry Mitchell hosted the first Broadway Bares events, along with seven of his friends, dancing on the bar at Splash in Chelsea and raising $8,000 to help those living with HIV/AIDS.

222 performers in 11 numbers were featured at this year’s event, and also featured a number of surprise celebrity performances. Special guests included Andy Cohen (Watch What Happens Live), Laverne Cox (Orange is the New Black), Bianca Del Rio (Ru Paul’s Drag Race), four-time Tony Award winner Harvey Fierstein, two-time Tony winner Judith Light, Olivier Award winner Lesli Margherita and two-time Tony nominee Christopher Sieber.

Three of Broadway Bares favorite women – Jen Cody, Nikka Graff Lanzarone and Rachelle Rak were Continue reading

NEW PRODUCT: Ardency INN MODSTER Easy Ride Waterproof Liquid Liner

ARDENCY_INN_MODSTER_EASY_RIDE_SUPERCHARGED_LIQUID_LINERARDENCY INN MODSTER Easy Ride Supercharged Liquid Liner, launching on July 1st, inspired by the Mod subculture of high fashion and all-night clubs.  A matte black waterproof liner featuring an innovative flocked applicator with a micro “straight edge” tip that makes it virtually impossible not to draw a clean straight line every time.
The perfect liner to try out a modern twist to the bold doe-eye look of the 1960s created by ARDENCY INN Director of Artistry James Vincent on DJ and Producer Audrey Napoleon. Background art by Shantell Martin.
The ultra deep black color is achieved thanks to a blend of specialty waxes, normally found only in cream and gel eyeliners, that gives a rich, opaque coverage and stays on blacker, longer.  MODSTER Lip Liner specially formulated with a copolymer that extends the wear without adding a reflective film, resulting in a matte finish that looks modern and sophisticated.
ARDENCY INN MODSTER Easy Ride Supercharged Liquid Liner in Deep Black will be available on July 1st, $20 at:,,, and Urban Outfitter’s flagship store in Herald Square NYC. Follow #ARDENCY INN on Instagram to find out about their #MODvsROCK contest launching July 1st!


Suggested_25Books_smallFrom the Archive-Spring 2008 issue: SUGGESTED 25 Books.  This list of books are timeless, in that they still hold relevance in our industry. They hold tidbits of inspiration and beauty that open our eyes to the expanse of possibilities when we as artists look upon a face, be it for editorial, bridal, commercial etc. We hope you find the beauty and inspiration in this suggested list, as we did when putting together this for our Spring 2008 issue.

There are few things more inspiring thank a good book – and in the case of makeup artistry – one filled with amazing and inspirational photos. Books connect us to things past, present, familiar and unfamiliar.  They allow us to interpret and dissect, to Continue reading


Inglot_AMC Brow Liner GelINGLOT is excited to introduce the perfect solution to unruly brows: 12 shades of waterproof AMC Brow Liner Gel. It’s the ideal product to fill in eyebrows and emphasize a distinct color and contour without looking painted-on or unnatural. This hypoallergenic formula is enriched with nourishing ceramides, and smoothes and shapes the eyebrows while ensuring long-lasting fullness. Available in twelve different colors, find the perfect shade of AMC Brow Liner Gel for every face. PRO TIP:  For best results apply with INGLOT brushes 31T or 32T. Use Brush 14M to get a perfect finish. $13,

NEW PRODUCT: Bobbi Brown Introduces The Telluride Collection

BobbiBrownTellurideCollectionThis summer, Bobbi Brown introduces The Telluride Collection, inspired by one of her favorite destinations. Telluride, Colorado famous for its natural beauty, is a constant source of inspiration for Bobbi. Each product in this collection delivers the gorgeous glow that the late afternoon sun in Telluride casts on the face. “This collection gives a warm, tawny glow that’s subtle and pretty.” – Bobbi Brown. A beautiful collection with shades of tawny nude, rose gold, and pink bronze, perfect for summer and transitions beautifully into fall. The collection features the Telluride Eye Pallette, $52, Shimmer Brick , $46, 3 Sheer Lip Color, $27 and 3 Pot Rouge for Lips and Cheek, $29.

NEW PRODUCT: Bdellium Tools New Maestro and Studio Brush Collections

BdelliumBrushesAs makeup artists, we know it is essential to have top quality, great performing brushes for a flawless makeup application, be it foundation, blush, eye shadow, lipstick. Bdellium Tools have introduced two new brush collections containing a brush to help with each type of makeup application.  From the Studio series, comes The Collection, a 14pc set that brings together the ultimate line-up of brushes.  This set is artist inspired, created to combine a lot of aspects from their Eyes and Mineral sets.  Next from the Maestro series, comes The Key Essential, a 10pc brush set that was built by a makeup artist to fulfill your every need when completing a full look.  Each brush is made of premium quality fibers with a nickle-plated brass ferrule and a black lacquered wooden handle. Each set is $110, and $100 respectively and can be picked up at

INDUSTRY NEWS: Charlotte Tilbury + Norman Parkinson Summer Makeup Collection

CharlotteTilbury_NormanParkinson_Collection2This Summer brings together a piece of Fashion and Beauty History, with the collaboration of Charlotte Tilbury and legendary fashion photographer Norman Parkinson, for a New Summer Makeup collection.  Charlotte Tilbury had always been fascinated and inspired by Parkinson’s work and jumped at the offer from Parkinson’s grandson Jake to visit his archive of over 750,000 negative and 3,000 original prints.  This visit lead to the idea of creating a limited edition line in homage to Norman Parkinson’s work.

“It is a dream come true to feature his images on this series of compacts and makeup bags. It is something that I never thought would be possible, to feature so many iconic images on my products. I’m so proud of how each piece looks – like covetable vintage compacts that you can be proud to use in public. The makeup bags are like carrying around a mini piece of art in the clutch of your hands. With the collaboration of the archive, we knew that we would honour Parkinson in the best light possible. I’m incredibly proud to be celebrating one of the fashion greats in this way, and bringing his work to life for a new millennial generation.” Charlotte Tilbury

A few items in the collection includes a creamy Sun Tan Bronzer, Dreamy Glow Highlighter, Lip and Cheek Glow, Matte Revolution Lipstick, and 2 makeup bags, all featuring gorgeous iconic images from Norman Parkinson.

The Charlotte Tilbury x Norman Parkinson collection will be available from June 29, 2015 at, from July 9, 2015 at Bergdorf Goodman, and from July 23, 2015 at Nordstrom,, and


MUFE_AquaCollectionEver dreamed of having real stay put makeup in the water this Summer? Well MAKE UP FOR EVER has answered your prayers with the addition of the hottest new Summer shades to its iconic, Aqua waterproof Collection.  The Aqua Matic crease-proof eyeshadow pencils and Aqua Rouge double-ended, smudge-proof liquid lip, all tested under water for up to five hours. The Aqua Matic shadows are easy to apply, long-lasting, and ultra gliding. Joining the current 10 shade range are 5 new shades —M-11 Matte Black, D-21 Diamond Light Turquoise, ME-32 Metallic Golden Khaki, I, and ME-80 Metallic Pink. , $22. Aqua Rouge is welcoming 2 new must-have shades this summer —#21 Cool Candy Pink and #23 Apricot Pink to its existing 18-shade range. Aqua Rouge provides waterproof, kiss-proof color that will not transfer, $24.

INDUSTRY NEWS: NAHA Announces 2015 Makeup Artists of the Year Finalists!

Each year, The Professional Beauty Association in corroboration with NAHA (North American Hairstyling Awards), celebrates the artistry and skill of the professional salon industry. This year’s finalists have been announced and a celebration for top honors will be held on July 12, 2015 in Las Vegas. On Makeup Magazine is pleased to once again be among the Media Supporter for NAHA. Becoming a NAHA winner is a pinnacle achievement for beauty professionals. The greatest talent in hair, nails, and makeup continue to push the boundaries of trend-setting style year after year. NAHA is the culmination of styles, beauty trends and sheer artistry. 2015’s Makeup Artists of the year NAHA finalists are Aeriel Payne, Katelyn Simkins, Kymm Ernst, Sara Lindsay, and David Maderich. Good Luck to this year’s finalists! Visit NAHA Makeup Artists of the year section to find out more about each of 2015 Makeup Artist of the Year NAHA Finalists.

INDUSTRY NEWS: How to Fake Real Beauty! From Makeup Artist Ramy Gafni

how to fake real beautyMakeup artist, TV makeover specialist and eyebrow expert Ramy Gafni, shares secrets in his upcoming book How to Fake Real Beauty: Tricks of the Trade to Master Your Makeup. Ramy having worked with the likes of Rihanna, Taylor Swift, Britney Spears, and Juliana Margulies, shares his tried and true secrets to enhancing a woman’s natural beauty while faking what she doesn’t have. In the book he shows the powder of makeup and includes the tools and products needed to help any woman fake whatever she covets most, be it clear complexion, fuller lips, brighter eyes, a radiant smile and much more. According to Ramy, “I’m a strong believer in little makeup, maximum effect. Women are naturally beautiful and it is the job of the makeup artist to enhance that natural beauty by using minimal product; it’s all a matter of knowing how!”

Ramy’s book is a fun and user-friendly guide, on How to Fake Real Beauty and teaches every woman how to get ready for her close-up, and confidently take center stage in any situation. How to Fake Real Beauty: Trick of the Trade to Master Your Makeup, available now on, and — $19 .