NEW PRODUCT: KEVYN AUCOIN ELECTROPOP PALETTE

New from Kevyn Aucoin comes this limited-edition curated ElectroPop eyeshadow palette, containing 12 high-impact shades. This bold palette was inspired by the iconic Mary J. Blige look fro Kevyn Aucoin’s Face Forward book.

Get immediate rich color payoff with just one swipe of these chrome eye shadows— featuring finishes from light sheer shimmer to rich metallic opaque. The creamy textured formula is Paraben free, have a weightless feel and glides on effortlessly. PRO TIP: For more high intensity color, spray water on a small eyeshadow brush and apply on eyelid.

Get a sneak peak of the ElectroPop palette, $57 at Sephora.com on Cyber Monday November 27. www.sephora.com

INSPIRED: THE INSTAGRAM OF JORDAN LIBERTY

We are continuously inspired by the ever talented makeup artist, photographer, educator and creative director Jordan Liberty. His body of work speaks for itself and has been featured in various magazines, like our very own On Makeup Magazine, Allure, Glamour, and W Magazine, to name a few. Jordan’s work can also be seen across various makeup campaigns like those for Anastasia Beverly Hills and Urban Decay.

Jordan Liberty has the ability to make skin not only look flawless, but like skin, naturally retouched and unblurred. And a lot of the iconic images are a result of not only his talent as a makeup artist, but also being the driving creative force behind each beauty story. From the initial concept, to the wardrobe, the nails, and the photography. We hope you are as inspired as we are by some of Jordan’s images below and work as a whole. Also be sure to check out Jordan’s Profile focus from our Spring 2016 issue to learn how he got his start in this industry and what continues to both challenge him and inspire him as an artist. @jordanliberty | www.jordanliberty.com

Don’t miss Jordan Liberty’s upcoming program Beauty for Photography with The Powder Group on December 11, 2017 in LA!

 

NEW PRODUCT: MAC GRAND ILLUSION GLOSSY LIQUID LIPCOLOR

New from MAC Cosmetics comes the Grand Illusion Glossy Liquid Lipcolor! A futuristic sheen of pure pigment packed with iridescent pearls, giving the lips a holographic appearance. The line consists of 13 shades such as Lunar Module, a pale blue iridescent pearl, Broken Halo, a multi-color silver, Race Bunny a bubblegum pink with electric blue iridescence, and Peace, Love, Unity, Respect, a green with pearl iridescent.The Ultra-holographic metallic pearls give the illusion of plumped up lips, and the tingly cooling sensation makes lips feel fuller instantly. The smooth formula allows the product to glide on effortlessly,  with a brilliant shiny finish. The Grand Illusion Glossy Liquid Lipcolor, $21, are available in store and online at www.maccosmetics.com #MACGrandIllusion

GIVING: DR. BRANDT FOUNDATION

Born in New Jersey on June 26, 1949, Fredric Brandt set out to change the beauty world and change it he did. After graduating from Hahnemann Medical College, Brandt held residencies at New York University and The University of Miami. In 1982 he opened his first practice in Miami and later, in 1998 set his sights on New York. As a cancer researcher specializing in Leukemia at the renowned Memorial Sloan- Kettering Hospital in New York City, Dr. Brandt began his discovery of natural antioxidants to fight free radical damage. This work would be the catalyst for the development of his eponymous skincare line.

Brandt’s cutting edge artistic approach set him apart from the rest of the industry. This included being the first person to incorporate the healing power of green tea into skincare. He launched the first ever in home treatments and peels allowing his clients to treat themselves from the comfort of their own personal space.

His client base became the biggest names in Hollywood and he became a celebrity among them in his own right. He would even joke with journalists, asking Continue reading

MILESTONE: 65 YEARS OF ALCONE

When, where and by whom was the company founded?
Alcone was founded in 1952, in New York City, by Alvin and Harriet Cohen, hence the name Alcone. The company is now owned by the Mallardi family who purchased it in 1983.

How many people were involved in the founding?
It was the two of them. They realized there was a market for supplying makeup and necessary tools for showgirls and theatrical performers. Alvin’s parents owned a pharmacy in the same building where Alcone first started. It was probably a motivation for he and his wife to start a company of their own.

What was the first product the company produced?
Initially, it was mainly false eyelashes which were a very hot commodity for showgirls and actresses in New York City. However, as they grew, Continue reading

NEW PRODUCT: VISEART GRANDE PRO VOL. 1

From Viseart – the company that brought you pro makeup artist cult favorites palettes like the Neutral Matte, Paris Nude, and Dark Matte – staples that have quickly become a part of a professional makeup artist kit essentials, comes the Viseart Grande Pro Volume 1 Palette. This exclusive collector’s palette curated by Alphonse Wiebelt, Co-founder of MUSE Beauty.Pro and Viseart, feature 30 matte shades, 6 highly requested classic shades some from the Neutral, Cool and Dark Mattes palettes, and 24 brand new shades.  Each of the 24 new shades were chosen from the archives of some of the most desired pigments and follow the traditional formulation of Viseart’s iconic matte pigment-rich, creamy, blend-able with a smooth application formula.

The palette range of colors were systematically laid out within the magnetized easel palette to help pros work effortlessly, the first two column of shades are best used as bases, the 3rd and 4th columns are best for contour work, the 5th column can be used to intensify or bump up a look and the last column of shades are best for adding definition. “The vision was to design a work-ready palette of essential hues that every artist can use on a daily. There are so many trend palettes on the market of mixed textures that the goal was to curate a collection of matte shades from the Viseart archives that accommodate all skin-levels in a range of key undertones in both warn & cool. Plus, I wanted something sleek and a bit sexy for the artist too – I think we hit it!”, said Alphonse Wiebelt Co-founder of MUSE Beauty.Pro.

We had a chance to Continue reading

KIT FOCUS: KATE BEST

From our Fall 2017 issue we focus on the kit of Jennifer Lopez’s personal makeup artist on TV show Shades of Blue, Kate Best!

Regarded as one of the most well rounded and diverse artists in our industry, Kate Best has built a solid reputation as a makeup artist/designer who is able to transition between theater, television, editorial and fashion effortlessly. Kate began her work in makeup artistry working with photographer Richard Burbridge in London and together they moved to New York where a chance meeting with Chita Rivera changed the course of Kate’s career and life. She was asked to design Chita’s Broadway show Kiss of the Spiderwoman and then went on to design other iconic Broadway shows including Into The Woods, Chicago, Sunset Boulevard and The King and I. When Vanessa Williams replaced Chita in Spiderwoman, it was a meeting that would start a 23 year client/friend relationship with she and Vanessa teaming up for films, television, touring and personal appearances. Kate’s television work includes Desperate Housewives, Ugly Betty, 666 Park, 24 Legacy and Shades of Blue, on which she is Jennifer Lopez’s personal  makeup artist. Her clients also include Miley Cyrus, Farah Faucett, Selma Hayek, Adriana Lima, Naomi Campbell, Gillian Anderson, Liza Minelli and Viola Davis. Her work has been published in Vogue, Vanity Fair, Cosmopolitan and Paper and has graced the red carpet at the Emmys, Oscars, Grammys and Billboard Awards. Kate was kind enough to share her must-have products that she counts on in her diverse and unique career.

3rd Degree Silicone Modeling Compound in Medium  Anastasia Brow Wiz® in Caramel  BeautyBlender Original  CHANEL Vitalumière Satin Fluid Makeup  SK-II Facial Treatment Mask  Charlotte Tilbury Luxury Palette  Hakuhodo J170HSBkSL Flat Lip Brush  Laura Mercier Secret Camouflage in sc-4, sc-5 & sc-6 Yves Saint LaurenTouche Éclat in #3 Light Peach   La Mer Crème de La Mer  Cotton Swabs Thin  Koh Gen Do Maifanshi Natural Lighting Powder  Dr. Hauschka Clarifying Day Oil  MAC Liptensity Lipstick in DOE  La Mer The Lip Balm  Kevyn Aucoin The Foundation Brush  MAKE UP FOR EVER Ultra HD Loose Powder  Kylie Cosmetics Lip Pencil in Dolce  Kryolan Dermacolor Camouflage Creme Palette  Charlotte Tilbury Bar of Gold  Herban Essentials Lavender Towelettes  Cozzette S165 Magic Blender Brush  Vintner’s Daughter Active Botanical Serum  Cle de PeauLuminizing Face Enhancer  Giorgio Armani Eyes to Kill Classic Mascara  Skin Illustrator FX Palette  Damone Roberts Latte Duo Eyebrow Powder  MAKE UP FOR EVERFoundation Brush Large  LuMee Duo iPhone Case  Esteé Lauder Bronze Goddess Powder Bronzer  Tweezerman Slant Tweezer  Laura Mercier Skin Brightening Powder

ON SET: PATTY BUNCH + WILL & GRACE

The final episode of Will & Grace aired in 2006. What is it like to reunite on a show after more than 10 years?
Truth be told, I was retired and they dusted me off and brought me back just for this! I was the department head and did Megan Mullally, Sean Hayes and Eric McCormack
so it’s really great to be back and see my friends again. We’ve got over half the crew back. Director, James Burrows is back and most of our writers are back. We have a few new, young writers that add a lot of spice to the scripts. Everybody is thrilled to be on board. Between the writing team and acting team, they were born to do this show. They’ve all gone on to do other amazing things, but if you circle back around, Will & Grace is still their greatest accomplishment. For us, as well — the makeup and hair team. When you’re working on a project that is so strong, you up your game. You do it with passion. Everybody encourages you to do better and be better. And you want to be better.

Have there been any changes to the makeup and hair team for the revival?
Karen Kawahara who used to do Debra Messing is on Veep, so we have the fabulous Julie Hewett now. Luke O’Connor and Tim Burke are back for hair. Renee Vaca has joined them. She is a wigmaster and she’s really great. Farah Bunch is back, so you have Mama Bunch and Baby Bunch.

When did Farah join the show?
Farah came in on our second season of Will & Grace and it was cast-chosen. She was doing a sitcom next door to us and she would come over and visit. At that time, Continue reading

ARTISTRY BY EMMA HACK

From our Fall 2017 print issue, Michael DeVellis sat down with amazingly talented artist Emma Hack. Emma, an Australian based artist, utilizes both bodypainting, installations and photography to capture her exquisite body of work. She is known for her redefined body painting camouflage technique which combines both painting on canvas, body painting and then photographing, all resulting in a rich visual narrative.

Check out her full interview here and some of her amazingly inspiring work. We hope you are as inspired as we are by Emma’s work and her process. www.emmahackartist.com.au

How did you get started in bodypainting?
My teacher, Bill Peacock at the Peacock Academy of Makeup Artistry had noticed the face painting I had been creating and suggested I try painting all over the body, I
painted lingerie on my model and loved the illusionary effect. I was hooked! I created my first body art in 1990, I guess I’m one of the pioneers of the art form with 27 years
under my belt!

Where are you from and where do you live now?
I am from Adelaide, Australia and its exactly where I live and work now. It’s a smaller city with wonderful artistic culture, beautiful beaches and wine regions in each direction.

When did you see the connection between the makeup you do and creating printed works of fine art with it?
I always wanted to be an artist so it was a perfect melding of that world and makeup artistry. Makeup artistry allowed me to be creative while I worked on technique and I created on the side. I was working with celebrities, body painting for my calendars but was feeling oppressed in what I was able to create on them due to time-frame and what they were comfortable doing, my first art exhibition ‘Petal’ was born from just wanting to create in my own space. Continue reading