BEAUTY BY: ILDE GONCALVES

Metallic Nights
Makeupilde Goncalves @ildegoncalves & Álex Cruz @alexcruzmkup
Makeup Assistant:  Victoria Salas @victoriasalas.makeup
Photography, casting and production:  Alfonso Zapata @AlfonsoZapata
Hairilde Goncalves Represented by Artist Management www.ildegoncalves.com
Fashion Stylist: Ifigenia Martinez @ifitthestylist
Models: Andrea Farias @andreaisf  +  Victoria Lima @victoria.limm
Model Agency@Baxtmodels

 

ON SET: DENISE KUM + MULAN

What did you know about Mulan going in?
I missed the generation of the whole Disney princess film, but of course I knew about it because it was the only Chinese princess in the genre. Because my ancestry is Chinese, I knew more about the story of Mulan that had been handed down through fables, so I was aware of the story. 

This marks your sixth collaboration with director Niki Caro. How did you get chosen for this film?
Niki and I are old friends and long-time collaborators. When it got announced she was doing it, she asked me to do it, and we’ve been talking about this for several years. Of course, I had to get approved by Disney, but they must have liked what we did together in the past because here I am.

Disney has had a great success rate with transforming its animated classics into live-action films. Were their certain looks from that movie that needed to be replicated?
They were never descriptive in that way. Our film is rooted more on the fable than the other Disney princess fairytales. Of course, we were very aware of the Continue reading

CONCEPT: SATYA LINAK + WIG HEADS

WIG HEADS
Makeup: Satya Linak @satya_linak
Photography: Julia SH @juliashoots
Model: Joanna Benecke @joanna_jem
Fashion Illustrator: Glenn Sandoval @glnsndvl

How did this concept come about?
Being on lockdown during these crazy times makes it even more important to express ourselves creatively. It is therapy amidst the chaos. I thought, how could I paint a face without actually painting a face? So, my brilliant creative partner, Julia SH, and I dreamed up a project during quarantine along with a way to execute it safely.

Were there any challenges you faced during the creation of these images?
There were 4 of us involved, so getting everyone on the same page took good communication. The process was slowed down by the logistics of moving the Styrofoam mannequin heads to different locations during the Covid-19 lockdown. The heads had to be shipped to me to be painted, then carefully delivered to Julia to photograph. Then the shoot itself with our model, had to be done safely with social distancing. We also had to map out Continue reading

INDUSTRY NEWS: BEEKMAN 1802 + ULTA BEAUTY

Iconic beauty brand Beekman 1802 has launched a brand new skin care range to delight of beauty lovers and pros nationwide. The brand has partnered exclusively with makeup artist favorite, Ulta Beauty, on the launch, making the new, 17-piece collection available in 400 Ulta Beauty stores nationwide and at ulta.com. The Ulta Beauty launch represents the first national retail partnership for Beekman 1802, who until now has only been available at the brand’s own Mercanantile, and other local retailers nationwide, on QVC and online at beekman1802.com.

Beekman 1802 was founded by Brent Ridge and Josh Kilmer-Purcell. The New York City couple famously left the city, buying a 19th-century home and farm in Sharon Springs, NY about 50 miles west of Albany, where, Continue reading

ON SET: CANDICE ORNSTEIN + LUCKY BROMHEAD + SCHITT’S CREEK

How did you get involved with Schitt’s Creek?
Candice Ornstein: Schitt’s Creek reached out to me in its second season, based on a  recommendation from actress Sarah Power, who had Dan Levy’s ear. That’s how my five seasons as makeup department head on the show began. Lucky Bromhead: I used to be the head of makeup for MTV in Canada where I met Dan, who was one of the hosts. We started our working relationship back in 2006, and had developed somewhat of a shorthand when it came to communicating things visually. I also worked with  Catherine O’Hara before Schitt’s Creek on the Match Game, so we started our relationship a bit before Schitt’s Creek, as well.

What was your inspiration for Moira Rose’s look?
LB: Catherine and I really wanted her to look chic, wealthy, timeless, and a touch eccentric. Catherine, myself and Continue reading

NEW PRODUCT: MAKE UP FOR EVER ROGUE ARTIST LIPSTICK

MAKE UP FOR EVER newest addition, the Rogue Artist Lipstick, reinvents lipstick with it’s formulation and packaging. It combines the intensity of a matte with the comfort of a cream, to deliver ultimate color impact & flawless lips in one swipe. Available in 60 gorgeous long-lasting shades, with15 shades found exclusively online, it instantly blurs, smoothens and offers up 24h hydration.

The unique packaging, inspired by every pro’s essential tool: the brush, delivers an artist-like application every time, acheiving an effortless, feather-proof look easily. These lipsticks were designed to be worn alone or can be mixed to create your client’s very own custom shade. With Key ingredients like Amino Acides for added hydration and Camellia Oil for added softness and comfort, the Rougue Artist Lipstick is sure to be your client’s new go-to favorite.

The Rougue Artist Lipstick, $23.00 is available exclusive at Sephora or online at www.makeupforever.com

 

PROFILE: NICKI LEDERMANN

Where were you born?
In the Bavarian Alps and grew up outside of Munich Germany, in a town called Ebersberg.

Where do you live now?
Brooklyn. I have been a NY resident for 30 years.

What’s your sign?
I am your typical Capricorn: stubborn, hardworking, very loyal.

When you were young, what did you want to be when you grew up?
My first love was music. I wanted to become an opera singer when I was little. I went to Munich’s High School of Music and Art. Then I wanted to be Continue reading

KIT FOCUS: THE NEW CLASSICS

The New Classics 
Beauty Stat Universal C Skin Refiner 80.00 FENTY Beauty By Rihanna Brow MVP  20.00 Givenchy Teint Couture Foundation 52.00 Herbivore Emerald Deep Moisture Glow Oil 48.00 Viseart Warm Mattes Palette 80.00 B3 Balm Rose Squalane 32.00 Royal & Langnickel Omnia Professional BOM-180 20.99 Shiseido Kajal InkArtist 25.00 ESUM Pro Pinky Puff S/6 21.00 BdelliumTools Golden Triangle 730 Duo Fibre Bent Lash Fan 12.00 Menaji Hi-Def Antishine 38.00 Cinema Secrets Hand Sanitizer 6.00 Sephora Jumbo Liner in Turquoise 14.00 Glossier Cloud Paint in shade Dawn 18.00 ATTN! Beauty Makeup Sanitizer Mist 16.00 Colored Raine Focal Point GlowLighter in shade Watch Me Werk 19.99

Sara Happ The Lip Slip Balm 28.00 Skindinavia The Makeup Remover Spray 29.00 Mented Everyday  Continue reading

PROFILE: ALEXX MAYO

Where were you born?
In the land of enchantment, Albuquerque, New Mexico.

Where do you live now?
Los Angeles, Hollywood to be exact.

What’s your sign?
I am a true Taurus!

When you were young, what did you want to be when you grew up?
Well, when I was younger I had a very strong interest in marine biology, I loved knowing there was a whole world under water that was different than ours. I was drawn to different colors of sea life.

How did that transpose into a working in makeup?
Having an interest in marine biology sparked creating paintings and drawings of Continue reading

ON SET: BURTON LEBLANC + THE HANDMAID’S TALE

How did you come to work on The Handmaid’s Tale?
I heard The Handmaid’s Tale was going to be shooting in Toronto late summer/fall. I was working on the Stephen Spielberg produced show, American Gothic, at the time. I
contacted The Handmaid’s Tale production office and requested a script. Once I read the fantastic script, I realized that I needed to be part of it! I talked to the Production
Manager — we worked together on a show about a year before and had a great rapport. He thought I would be a perfect fit for the show and Elisabeth Moss, in particular, and
said she would be in touch.

Soon after she phoned me, we chatted about what ideas I had for the show and her character, Offred/June, for Gilead and flashbacks. I phoned the PM the next day to see when he wanted me to come in for an interview. He said, no need Lizzie loved what you had to say and the job is yours. Amazing!

Where did you draw your inspiration for creating the makeup for the women in Gilead?
I was so taken aback with the script and the rawness of the story that I knew the makeup had to Continue reading