REALITY CHECK: WHAT DO YOU WANT US TO KNOW?

We are at a crossroads in our society — one that is long overdue — and addressing the single most important area of social justice our country has struggled with since its birth. As far as we may have come in some people’s eyes, the truth is that, while we been moving forward slowly, we continue to also take steps backward in this fight.

The beauty industry, and makeup artist industry in particular, may be making an effort in many cases, but is it enough? Is that effort focused on the right things? Our  perspectives are irrelevant if we are not walking in the shoes, and the skin, of our Black brothers and sisters in beauty.

We wanted to understand, from the Black makeup artist community themselves, what we can do better as an industry. We want to understand what we don’t know about the Black experience as a makeup artist. So we ask simply — What do you want us to know?

Thank you to the 100 artists who participated in this program and everyone who is helping us listen and learn during such an important time.

Michael DeVellis
Editor, On Makeup Magazine

Beauty brands, please hire Black makeup qrtists and experts to consult when creating products for black skin. It is important that to have experts in this area to guide you in
product development so that the products actually represent who you are selling to.  Adeola Gboyega

All we want is the same respect and consideration as other artists — to not have to work twice as hard to be thought of as half as good. Aina Lee

For years we, Black creative artists, lived in the shadows of the industry and now as our color is being celebrated its time to highlight its true essence. AJ Cimson

Judging a book by its cover will only take Continue reading

INDUSTRY NEWS: TEMPTU + THE TREVOR PROJECT

In support and celebration of the creative and diverse members of our LGBTQ community, TEMPTU is proud to partner with The Trevor Porject, the  world’s largest suicide prevention and crisis intervention organization for LGBTQ Youth, to launch a Limited Edition TEMPTU Air, in Metallic Rainbow – a brilliant alchemy of color inspired by Pride. $10 from every purchase will be benefiting the life-saving work of The Trevor Project.

The Trevor Project works to save young lives by providing life-saving and life-affirming support through free and confidential suicide prevention and crisis ntervention programs via their 24/7 phone lifeline, chat, and text, and through additional community resources and education.  The work that the Trevor Project does is more important than ever in showing LGBTQ Youth that even though they may be physically isolated, they are not alone.

If you’re not familiar with the TEMPTU Air, it’s the first cordless airbrush beauty innovation that Continue reading

INDUSTRY NEWS: WORLD BODYPAINTING FESTIVAL 2020 GOES ONLINE

For more than 20 years, the World Bodypainting Festival has been at the forefront of the global bodypainting art movement. Set in the picturesque region of Carintia, Austria the festival has attracted tens of thousands of competitors and attendees from every corner of the world over the years and this year was set to be the biggest event yet. However, given the global health pandemic the live event had to be cancelled but not one for taking a challenge sitting down, founder Alex Barendreg has taken this years event online with the World Bodypainting Festival – Covid Crisis Edition.

The online event will consist of an online competition featuring various categories and theme from July 6th – July 10th 2020.  Along with the online competition there will be selected programs with live activities in Klagenfurt, Austria from July 5th – July 11th 2020. The World Bodypainting Festival Week 2020 will still shine in the colorfulness and celebration online!

Sponsors for this years online program include Kryolan, Base Formula, Snazaroo, Asia Colors, On Makeup Magazine and The Powder Group.”I am so excited that Alex Barendregt and the WBF team have brought the passion and artistry of the festival online for this year” said Michael DeVellis, founder of The Powder Group “The event is one of  the most exciting events of our year at The Powder Group. We are so honored to have been a part of the event for so many years and to participate in the WBF online.

For the online competition starting on July 6th, there will be a total of five categories over five days.

  • July 6 – Amateur Award: Brush/Sponge Bodypainting, Theme: Psychedelic Circus
  • July 7 – World Award: Facepainting, Theme: Wonders of Nature
  • July 8 – 2020 Special Award: SFX Make-up, Theme: Evolution,
  • July 9 – Special Award: Creative Make-up, Theme: Candy
  • July 10 – World Award: Brush/Sponge Bodypainting, Theme: Psychedelic Circus

Participants are allowed to participate in more than one categories, and entry into each  competition category is €10. During the competition, winners of the World Awards Facepainting and Brush/Sponge Bodypainting categories, will still be awarded Champions of the World Bodypainting Festival 2020 Special Edition. All winners of all Awards will be announced on Saturday, July 11th 2020. On the last day of the festival week, an online program will provide a full review of the week, the awarding of the online competitions and presentation of a lot of various content from past events.

And don’t forget to mark your calendars for next year’s event as The World Bodypainting Festival will be back stronger than ever on July 15 – 17, 2021.  For more information on The World Bodypainting Festival 2020 and competition guidelines you can download the program PDF here or visit: bodypainting-festival.com

INDUSTRY NEWS: THE MENTORS PROJECT

Debbie Zoller, Bill Corso, Mike Mekash, Eryn Krueger Mekash, Richard Redlefsen, Selena Miller, Tym Buacharern, Ve Neill, Jake Garber and Kim Greene

From award winning Local 706 IATSE makeup artist, Debbie Zoller, comes The Mentors Project, an amazing, unique opportunity for ten Makeup Artists working toward a career in Film and Television from every area of artistry focus from  Beauty to Character and Special Makeup FX.

Along with Zoller, she has invited nine fellow makeup artists to join her in volunteering their time for this eight week program in support of artists developing a career in the field who are not yet a part of the IATSE union. In addition to Zoller, the mentors include industry icons Bill Corso, Mike MekashEryn Krueger Mekash, Richard Redlefsen, Selena Miller, Tym Buacharern, Ve Neill, Jake Garber and Kim Greene. Each mentor will Continue reading

ARCHIVE: 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

ARCHIVE: BEAUTY BY MISS FAME

From our FALL 2015 issue, we absolutely love this stunning beauty story from Miss Fame, shot by the talented duo Albert Sanchez and art direction by Pedro Zalba. We hope you find this beauty story inspiring and helps your creativity flow.

Makeup Miss Fame
Photo Albert Sanchez
Art Direction Pedro Zalba
Model Miss Fame
Hair Tony Medina @ www.hisvintagehair.com
Nails Marisa Carmichael @ Streeters

INDUSTRY NEWS: MAC VIVA GLAM TO DONATE $10 MILLION TO SUPPORT COVID-19 RELIEF

In an effort to help those affected around the world by the current COVID-19 pandemic, MAC VIVA GLAM fund is donating $10 million (USD), to over 250 local organizations around the world to help support vulnerable communities affected by this virus. Miley Cyrus, a past VIVA GLAM spokesperson will be announcing MAC’s COVID-19 relief efforts.  Kicking off the 2020 VIVA GLAM Campaign on her Bright Minded series that she created to connect people in isolation during the virus outbreak.
The additional support provided by MAC current partners will help provide services such as food delivery, medication support, testing and treating diagonised COVID-19 cases in vulnerable communities especially among the immuno-compromised.
MAC VIVA GLAM was created 26 years ago as a hardship fund for people in need and since 1994 the sales of MAC’s VIVA GLAM has been making a huge difference in the lives of those affected by HIV/AIDS. 100 percent of the sales from it’s VIVA GLAM Lipsticks are dedicated to supporting vulnerable communities. “To leverage this 100-percent giving model to help people affected by COVID-19 is a continuation of the principles VIVA GLAM was founded on from its inception,”  John Demsey, chairman of the MAC Viva Glam Fund and executive group president of The Estée Lauder Companies, said in the statement.

To help support the efforts, you can purchase any current shade of Viva Glam Lipstick or post an Instagram message sharing a “virtual kiss of gratitude to those on the front lines” using the hashtag #mackissofgratitude.

ON SET: TARRA DAY + MESSIAH

How did you come to work on Messiah?
Stewart Lyons, my Line Producer from Breaking Bad recommended me to David Nicksay the Line Producer of Messiah and he contacted me while I was shooting
Green Book. He said Messiah would be an epic journey and after reading the first two episodes, I knew I wanted to do it.

Tell us about the challenges of working in Jordan and how you met those challenges? 
Having never been to that part of the world, I had no idea what we would be up against. My first concern was the availability of a qualified crew. Much to our surprise, we found Continue reading

INDUSTRY Q+A: WHAT DOES INTEGRITY MEAN TO YOU?

As we enter a new year and a new decade, in our industry, we at The Powder Group and On Makeup Magazine want to help guide our makeup artist community perspective with the help of our friends in the industry.  We will be adding new features in print and online to showcase our brand partners, the industry’s most inspirational artists and the projects that we think we help you get to your own next level in your career.

Starting with our first feature today and continuing throughout the year, we are introducing a new series online called INDUSTRY Q+A. This series will feature big ideas and small, product discussions, industry insight and pro perspective on everything from set-etiquette and must-have products to working as an assistant and finding wellness in your career and life.

We will ask our industry’s most inspirational voices and product leaders about topics that are important now to our craft and our artists.  This month, as we kick off Q+A, we look at how we think and act as a community for how we move our own careers and the industry-at-large forward into a new age. Today we ask “What Does Integrity Mean To You?


Vivian Baker
Makeup Artist Local 706
MUAHS/Critics Choice /Oscar Winner for Bombshell
@vivianbaker

It’s easy to spout words that sound honest. But integrity is who you are, even when no one is watching.


Matin Maulawizada
Makeup Artist, Founder Afghan Hands
@itsmatin @afghahands

Integrity is to be honest, loyal, fair, respectful and aware of oneself and others physically and spiritually in all aspects of life.


Carl Ray

Makeup Artist, First Artist to Michelle Obama
@carlraymua

Integrity is everything to me in what I do everyday. To me it’s not only delivering on my commitments, it’s showing up for my clients and providing them with a positive experience where they feel like the most important person.


DeShawn Hatcher
Makeup Artist/Author Assisting Rules
@deshawnhatcher

Integrity to me is, put your BS, pretense, and ego aside and remain open, honest and 100% accountable for your actions.


Anastasia Sparrow
Founder, Viseart
@anastasiavsparrow 

We may assume that there is a universal understanding about what integrity means, yet often we are shocked to find that people behave with conscious-less actions and justify their lack of responsibility for their actions. Integrity is the space where your actions consistently reflect an alignment with your own moral compass and creates a pattern or a loop of consistent reliable behavior and confidence in oneself. I believe that a person who acts and speaks with integrity will face the same direction as their moral compass.


Jessica Williams
Makeup Artist
@jessica_theartist

This is what integrity means to me—Moving with the intention of helping others move forward without the need for validation, understanding how one’s actions can be much louder than words, and knowing that the sole purpose of those actions is to activate that “spark” in those who are seeking that next level in their career. We can’t hold the torch forever, so my job is to prepare those after me so I can pass it along.   


Terri Tomlinson
Founder, Terri Tomlinson Makeup Training Academy
@territomlinsonmakeup

Integrity is the continued alignment between thought and action. It is fluid and active, always evaluated, meditated on and being adjusted. Integrity is a big part of my brand and my classes. It is something I practice daily as a professional and a person. Not that I’m perfect, but that is why I call it a practice. 


Linda Mason
Makeup Artist/Artist, Founder The Art of Beauty
@lindamasonnyc

When Michael asked me to answer the question what does integrity mean to me, I thought how appropriate as I had decided this year to have the courage to speak out. Not necessarily about my point of view but in support of those who were not afraid to express without hatred  a point of view that could be controversial but brought up interesting points that needed to be addressed. Living life with Integrity means not condemning but trying to understand, to be honest without being hurtful which is not always easy. Do unto others as you would have them do unto you.


James Vincent
Makeup Artist, Co-Founder Rebels and Outlaws
@jvincentmakeup

Integrity is about the consistency and authenticity of our actions in elation to our values and principles. It is honesty in our words, the way we work and what we create as artists. As part of an artistic community integrity is staying true to our word and working to share ourselves and our truth.

 

SEEN: SKINDINAVIA CELEBRATES PRO LA 2020


On January 10 in Hollywood, the team at pro makeup artist favorite, Skindinavia, once again kicked off the biggest weekend in makeup artistry with their Skindinavia Celebrates Pro LA event! The party, which annually falls on the eve of the Make Up Artists & Hair Stylists Guild Awards (MUAHS) hosted more than 150 of the industry’s most talented makeup artist, hairstylists and industry insiders for what has become the pre-party of the year.

Hosted by Skindinavia founder, Allen Goldman and Director of Brand Development Deb Milley, the event brings together the MUAHS nominees along with the makeup artist membership of the Local 706 to celebrate their pro community in grand style in advance of the most important night in makeup. Attendees of this year’s event were treated to Continue reading