Millions of visitors descend upon Time Square to experience the bustling metropolis that is New York City.  They come to see and experience not only the historic landmark, but the the sight and sounds of the quirky atmosphere, filled with street performers, businesses and what has been dubbed the “Crossroads of the World”.

This summer however, Time Square’s painted topless ladies and costumed performers alike, came under scrutiny by the NYC Mayor’s office. Mayor Bill de Blasio announced the formation of a multi-agency City task force to address the painted topless individuals and costume characters in Times Square. “It’s wrong, it’s just wrong,” the mayor said of the painted ladies. “I don’t like the situation in Times Square.”  The Mayor goes on to say that the experience of Time Square by families and visitors “has been diminished by the proliferation of topless individuals and costumed characters who too often harass people and expose families to inappropriate acts. To ensure all are welcome, and to continue the great success that is Times Square, the City will aggressively pursue every avenue for regulating these behaviors.”

The regulation and potential crack down on the aggressive and tourist-targeting “painted topless ladies” who also refer to themselves as “Desnuda”, the Spanish word for naked, have caused the unfairly targeting Continue reading


Each year The Creative Arts Emmy, a precursor to next Sunday’s (Sept 20), Primetime Emmy Awards, is presented in recognition of creative, technical and behind-the-scenes efforts and other similar achievements in television. Behind-the-scenes personnel such as makeup artist, hair stylists, art directors, costume designers, cinematographers, and casting directors are recognized for their talent and contribution to television programming.  On Saturday September 12, 2015, the 67th Creative Arts Emmy’s were held at the Microsoft Center in Los Angeles.  Some of this year’s nominees for the Makeup Category included a variety of talents artists from programs such as Sons of Anarchy, American Horror Story: Freak Show, Bessie, and Game of Thrones, just to name a few.  See below for a full be list of Nominees and Winners.



  • American Horror Story: Freak Show – Eryn Krueger Mekash, Department Head Makeup Artist FX NETWORKS (WINNER)
  • Bessie – Debi Young, Department Head Makeup Artist
  • Houdini – Gregor Eckstein, Co-Department Head Makeup Artist
  • Olive Kitteridge – Christien Tinsley, Department Head Makeup Artist
  • The Secret Life Of Marilyn Monroe – Jordan Samuel, Department Head Makeup Artist

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NEW PRODUCT: Youngblood Fall 2015 INTIMATTE Mineral Matte Lipsticks

YoungBlood_MatteLipsticksNew from Youngblood Mineral Cosmetics, INTIMATTE Lipsticks! Super-rich, on trend, perfectly matte lipsticks, they provide high-impact payoff and are ultra-pigmented. Enriched with Vitamin E, Sunflower Seed Oil, Honeysuckle Flower Extract and other emollients, each luxurious shade glides on effortlessly with a beautiful matte finish.  These INTIMATTE lipsticks are also great for dry skin too, unlike other matte lipsticks that leave the lips feeling dry after application. Each moisturizing ingredient leaves the  lips with a healthy glow. $19 each, available at


BeautyBlender_blotterazziBlotterazzi™, the newest product brought to you by Beauty Blender. The first super absorbent, washable, reusable blotting cushion. An alternative to traditional blotting papers, the blotterazzi, shaped to fit all contours of the face, it absorbs excess oil without disturbing makeup, leaving skin looking radiant.  Comes in a chic mirrored vented compact containing two blotting cushions – $20, available at and


urban-decay-brow-tamerBrow Tamer Flexible Hold Brow Gel the latest from Urban Decay Fall 2015 collection, will tame even the unruliest brows, defining and sets for a fuller, more polished look. The paraben-free formula has a conditioning feel and dries down quickly. Brows will feel controlled and soft, never crunchy! The precise, easy-to-use microfiber brush gives you TOTAL control (making it easy to fill in sparse areas), and the lightweight formula provides flexible, comfortable hold without getting stiff or sticky. The Brow Tamer is available in four tints—Taupe, Neutral Brown, Warm Brown and Dark, for natural-looking definition and a clear shade. $20 and available at, Sephora, ULTA and select Macy’s stores. Or, online at,,, and


From our Summer 2008 Issue, these pieces of art were created entirely from makeup!
Artwork: Stephanie Born | Photography: Richard Gary


Stila_Modern_MuseThis Fall, Stila releases a mythic beauty meets modern-day muse collection, consisting of never before seen formulas and groundbreaking textures, where colors play off each other in a bold ways, creating a mixture of chic yet soft and opulent with a touch of whimsy looks.  Meet the Modern Goddess collection, consisting of a range of products that will be sure to help you create the most striking look, while unleashing you inner Goddess.

The Modern Goddess collection consists of a HUGE Extreme Lash Mascara, with a  triple-pigment formula, this mascara drenches the lashes with weightless color with each stroke, building a dramatic volumized look without the clump or crunch. The Lash Stunner Extreme Lash Primer, works like magic to deliver incredibly full, lush lashes. It contains two different kinds of fibers built into the creamy, easy-to-apply formula. Each fiber work simultaneously to deliver a faux-looking, lash look while a proprietary blend of soft waxes and thickening agents ensure lashes stay flexible and perfectly sculpted. Next is the Got Inked Cushion Eye Liner, a highly pigmented, long-wearing liquid eye liner creates a variety of looks. The first of it’s kind dispenser features a cushion-y sponge saturated in beautiful, vivid color. Consisting of 6 shades from flat to metallic.  A great eyeliner is even better with the perfect brush like the La Quill Precision Eye Liner Brush, designed to be used with the Got Inked Cushion Eye Liner.  This brush dips into the sponge eyeliner like a calligraphy pen and draws across the lid in a slow, smooth, fluid motion, creating the perfect line every time. The Perfectly Poreless Putty Perfector, a combination of a pressed powder and cream foundation. It’s bouncy, putty-like texture is perfect for buildable, undetectable coverage, creating flawless skin. Great for all complexions and available in 5 shades.  The final product in the collection is the Wonder Brush for Face and Body, this brush is perfect for sculpting, blending, highlighting, and buffing.  A versatile ergo-dynamic brush can be swiped across the entire face or body and great with the Perfectly Poreless Putty Perfector. Prices in the collection range from $23-$58 and products available at #stilamoderngoddess


MUFE_ULTRA_HD_Foundation_StickMAKE UP FOR EVER once again leads the beauty industry into the next era of makeup innovation and technology. As the original pioneer of the HD makeup category, MAKE UP FOR EVER continues to redefine and elevate beauty standards with the launch of its new ULTRA HD FOUNDATION.  Completely invisible under the latest, ultra-magnified resolution, these innovative foundation formulas look completely natural on camera – and to the naked eye.

To keep complexions flawless at any resolution, MAKE UP FOR EVER developed ULTRA HD FOUNDATION’s innovative formula with Amino Acid Coated Pigments that blur flaws, Hyaluronic Spheres to hydrate and plump skin, and Sericite, a fine grained mica that add light reflecting properties for a radiant luminous effect, mimicking the vibrancy of beautiful skin.  It provides a completely silky coverage while staying even, feeling comfortable and looking natural.  Available in both liquid and stick formulas, the ULTRA HD LIQUID FOUNDATION comes in 40 shades and the ULTRA HD STICK FOUNDATION available in 15 shades and blends beautifully for a natural finish. The Liquid version available July 2015 and the stick version Sept. 2015, $43



MAC Cosmetics introduces it’s first ever Makeup Studio, dedicated to the MAC’s trusted makeup services, applications, lessons and professional artistry. Open on July 15, 2015 and located on the Upper East Side of Manhattan, this concept sets a global precedent for the brand.

“Consumers are constantly seeking out the most efficient and reliable services to keep up with their demanding schedules and fast-paced lifestyles, particularly in New York City,” said Karen Buglisi Weiler, Global Brand President, MAC Cosmetics. “We noticed an increased need for an application-centric space as makeup appointments are growing rapidly in our existing locations. The MAC Makeup Studio is a response to this void in the market place, putting MAC’s renowned artistry and makeup authority front and center.”

While MAC’s full product range is available for sale, merchandising is discreet and minimally visible upon entry, allowing artistry and services take center-stage. “The MAC Makeup Studio introduces Continue reading


NAHA_SMThe Professional Beauty Association (PBA) is pleased to announce the 2015 North American Hairstyling Award (NAHA) winners. The winners were recognized during a star-studded awards ceremony on July 12,2015 at the Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino in Las Vegas. The ceremony was held during PBA Beauty Week, North America’s largest, beauty event.  NAHA drew more than 3,000 attendees to the event, and thousands tuned in to watch PBA’s live streaming broadcast online at

NAHA Awards Ceremony & Artistic Presentations: Recognized the artistry and skill of the professional salon industry. As the top achievement for professional hairstylists, makeup artists, and for the first time this year the addition of the Nail Professionals.  Both past and present NAHA entrants, finalists and winners pushed the boundaries of trend-setting style. Presenting this year’s awards includes Nicholas French, Nick Stenson and Fabio Sementilli. Past NAHA winner and finalist appearances included Chrystofer Benson, Charlie Price, Allen Ruiz and Dusty Simington.

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