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 →
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.
Integrity is to be honest, loyal, fair, respectful and aware of oneself and others physically and spiritually in all aspects of life.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Larry Traevon, Christina Patch, Deb Milley, and Jordan Liberty
Vivian Baker, Donald Mowat
Barrie Gower, Lizzie Yianni Georgiou, Tapio Salmi and Deb Milley
John Stapleton and Ve Neill
Dianne Holme, Rita Ciccozzi, Krista Seller, Julie McHaffie
Michael DeVellis, Barrie Gower and Allen Goldman
Carleigh Herbert, Jason Collins, Judyann Conners
Kirsten Coleman and Doniella Davy
David DeLeon, Melissa Sandora_Tyson Fontaine, Cool Benson
Angelique Valez and Michael Brown
Amy L. Forsythe and Tom Denier Jr
Abby Clawson and Nix herrera
Marc Pilcher, Anne Nosh Oldham and Sam Smart
Allen Goldman and Mike Fontaine
Cindy Escalante, Melanie Mills, Debra Denson
Carla White, Frida Aradottir and Mike Fontaine
Alastair Muir, Burton LeBlanc
Sunday Englis, Tania Ribalow and Michael DeVellis
Gabrielle Haens, Rachel Sterns and Julia Becker
Eugenia Weston and Allen Goldman
Danielle Minnella, Amy L Forsythe and Heidi Pakdel
Eryn Krueger and Jeong-Hwa Fonkalsrud
Jason Milani, Stephen M Kelley, Amy Tagliamonte, Mike Fontaine, Brandon Leffew, Dave Presto
Tim Welsh, Deb Milley, Allen Goldman and Art Swanburg
Lawrence Mercado, Louie Zakarian and Carleigh Herbert
Amy Lederman and Elena Arroy
John Blake and Alastair Muir
Angela Moos and Julie Socash
Iantha Goldberg, Sean Sansom, Eryn Kruger Mekash and Mike Mekash
Faye Crasto and Burton LeBlanc
Helen Robertson and Robin Slater
Keesh Winkler-Smith, Kym Nicole Oubre, April Chaney and Erin LaBre
Sue Cabral and Deb Milley
Jennifer Garcia and Helen Robertson
John Blake and Mike Marino
Josef Rarach, KC Mussman and Or Mussman
Leonard Engelm, John Stapleton and Allen Goldmanan
Lee Joyner and Marielou Mandl
Sari Lietzman, Silvia Leczel, Chanti LaGrana Gina Ghiglieri_
Lisa and Ned Neidhart
KC Mussman, Anna Stachow and Chloe Sens
Nikki Lederman and Mike Marino
Melanie Mills and Tym Shutchai Buacharern
Liz Harlan, India Haley Barton and Pedro Zalba
Sean Sansom and Michael Astolos
Tonia Green and Monique Hyman
Michelle Bear, Keesh Winkler-Smith and Kym Nicolr Oubre
Pedro Zalba, Albert Sanchez and Louie Zakarian
Rocky Faulkner and Nicola Bendrey
Monica Halligan, Eugenia Weston, Kristina Goldberg and Jeff Fetzer
Nana Fischer, KC Mussman, Frida Aradottir, Daniella Milton, Christina Smith
Richard Redlefsen, April Chaney and Daniela Pop
Victor Castillo and Abby Clawson_
Stephen M Kelley and Anna Stachow
Stacey Alfano, Vanessa Dionne and Deb Milley
Shelby Smith, Cindy Escalante and Christina Smith
Tim, Mike, Nikki, Jeong
Tegan Taylor, David DeLeon and Melissa Sandora
Allen Goldman. Deb Milley, Michael DeVellis and TPG Team
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 →
INDUSTRY NEWS: THE WINNERS – 2020 MAKE-UP ARTISTS & HAIR STYLISTS GUILD AWARDS
John Brotherton, Melina Kanakaredes..Photos by Craig T. Mathew and Greg Grudt/Mathew Imaging..
Commercial and Music Videos – Best Hairstyling – Joe Matke and Barry Lee Moe.
Commercial and Music Videos – Best Makeup Kerry Herta, Sherri Lawrence
Vivian Baker, Kazu Hiro, Richard Redlefsen
Kel Mitchell and Ian Harding
Da’Vine Joy Randolph, John Corbett.
Hair Stylists Mary Guerrero, Kimi Messina, Gail Ryan..Photos by Craig T. Mathew and Greg Grudt/Mathew Imaging..
Theatrical Productions – Best Hairstyling Daryl Terry
Children and Teen Television Programming – Best Makeup Krista Seller, Rita Ciccozzi, Tanya Hudson
Richard Redlefsen, Vivian Baker, Cristina Waltz
Da’Vine Joy Randolphmaging..
Jon Jon Briones, Jakey Hicks, Isa Briones
Craig Brewer, Justice Singleton, Rob Smith
Children and Teen Television Programming – Best Hairstyling Julie McHaffie, Dianne Holme.
Daytime Television-Best Hairstyling Roberta Gardener-Rogers and Noogie Thai
Theatrical Productions – Best Hairstyling Daryl Terry
Glen Alen, Melanie Mills, Kate Linder, Motoko Honjo-Clayton, Jonathan Del Arco, Uzmee Krakovszki
Michael Apted and Martin Samuel
Kate Linder and Jonathan Del Arco.
The community of IATSE Local 706, celebrated the best in the industry in an evening filled with community and craft this week at the 7th annual Make-Up Artists and Hair Stylists Guild (MUAHS) Awards! Winners were announced in 23 categories of film, television, commercials and live theater, during a formal gala at the NOVO by Microsoft at L.A. Live Downtown on Saturday night, January 11, 2020.
The event, which celebrates excellence in artistry in makeup and hairstyling in the film, theater and television categories, awarded the best of the best including Vivian Baker, Kazu Hiro, Cristina Waltz and Richard Redlefsen for Bombshell, Nicki Ledermann, Tania Ribalow, and Sunday Englis for The Joker, Anne Nosh Oldham, Elaine Browne, and Marc Pilcher for Downton Abbey, Makeup Artists Debbie Zoller, Dave Presto, and Jackie Risotto for Fosse/Verdon, and Louie Zakarian, Amy Tagliamonti, Jason Milani and Tom Denier for Saturday Night Live.
This year’s Distinguished Artisan Award went to award-winning actor Sir Patrick Stewart, best known for his work in the Star Trek and X-Men series, The award celebrating Continue reading →
For the first time ever, the pro makeup education leader, The Powder Group, has been invited to curate the makeup artistry program at the International Salon + Spa Expo (ISSE) Long Beach, January 25-27, 2020. The roster for our The Powder Group x ISSE makeup program touches a broad range of areas of makeup artistry and experience levels and the entire seminar program is accessible only to attendees of ISSE.
“I could not be more excited about this partnership,” said Michael DeVellis, founder of The Powder Group, “ISSE has always been one of the most important shows in the pro beauty space and I am so honored to be curating this new level of focus on makeup education for the show”
The roster includes nine sessions over the three-day show, including a special first-time hands-on workshop by MUSE Beauty Pro founder Alphonse Wiebelt. The roster includes seminars including programs by Youtube star Jordan Liberty, celebrity makeup artist AJ Crimson, bridal expert Joanne McDonough, Brow guru and founder of Senna Cosmetics Eugenia Weston, body art icon David Gilmore, expert Tanya Deemer and Michael DeVellis!
Registration to ISSE is open to industry professionals only, hair stylists, makeup artists, distributors, freelancers, employees, salons, spas, suppliers, beauty schools, and students.
Entry starts at $40 (for TPG Pros and PBA members) to $80 for non-members. Not a member of TPG Pro yet? Join today by clicking here
Saturday, January 25 Michael DeVellis – Ten Words – For A Stronger Career. 12:00-1:00 pm Tanya Deemer – Tattoo Cover Perfected. 1:30-3:00 pm David Gilmore – Incorporating Graphic Artistry. 3:30-4:30 pm
Sunday, January 26 AJ Crimson – A Focus on Global Complection. 10:00-11:30 am Eugenia Weston – Beauty and the Brow. 12:00-1:30 pm Jordan Liberty – Flawless Beauty: The Real-Life Retouch 2:00-3:30 pm Joanne McDonough – The Business and Beauty of Bridal 4:00-5:30 pm
Monday, January 27 Joanne McDonough – A Focus on Skin. 10:00-11:00 am Alphonse Wiebelt – ***Total Beauty Workshop (Hands On Event). 11:30-3:30 pm***Total Beauty Workshop is at an additional charge of $165 for TPG/PBA Members, $215 for non-members. All programs are on a first come, first served for participation. Presenters, times or topics subject to change.
FORREST WHEELER, IAN CHEN, CONSTANCE WU, HUDSON YANG -FRESH OFF THE BOAT
FRESH OFF THE BOAT
FRESH OFF THE BOAT
HUDSON YANG, IAN CHEN, FORREST WHEELER, RANDALL PARK, CONSTANCE WU, LUCILLE SOONG – FRESH OFF THE BOAT
RANDALL PARK, LUCILLE SOONG, KEN JEONG -FRESH OFF THE BOAT
How did you come to work on Fresh Off The Boat?
I was lucky to have worked with the Production Manager, Jennifer Anderson on Pretty Little Liars, as well as other projects throughout the years and when she was looking for a Department Head Makeup she thought of me.
The show revolves around a family who is acclimating to a new experience in a new country. How did the social or cultural considerations that would go along with this concept come into play in your makeup design?
The only difference I would say is the shape of the Asian eye, and you apply eyeshadow differently to compliment that shape and accent with lots of lashes.
Were there any specific inspirations for any of the characters' looks?
The show is based in Orlando Florida, during the ’90s, so it is a period show. Back in the '90s, tans were a big thing, defined groomed eyebrows, body shimmer, lined lips, as well as a Smokey eye.
Can you tell us about the looks for Constance Wu's character; Jessica Huang?
Constance Wu plays a housewife, who has written a book and is involved in her kid’s school. Her characters look is very put together. I give her character a smokey eye using the Anastasia Soft Glam palette, with DIOR Brow Styler to give her that perfect brow, and Urban Decay Corrupt eyeliner pencil to accent the Continue reading →
Kristen Stewart and Ella Balinska star in Charlie’s Angels/
How did you come to work on Charlie’s Angels? I have worked with Elizabeth Banks for quite some time; often on smaller films as well as the first film Elizabeth directed which was Pitch Perfect 2 and again on Pitch Perfect 3. In total, we have collaborated seven times. She asked me to be a part of Charlie’s Angels and I was excited by the modern twist she put on this script and the fact that she wrote it, was directing it as well as starring in it. I was excited to be a part of this film and I liked the concept in the story and that it shines a light on the hero in all of us. It was important for me to put time aside to work on this film as I believe in unification and sisterhood is a great thing. If I was able to put my artistic spin on a project like this, I was ready to do it.
How much time was put into pre-production? I think we were prepping 6 weeks out. We were working on tear sheets and meetings and there was so much to collaborate on. We hired an international crew, which meant finding people with the right work ethic and everything that would work well for us. It meant finding a crew that was up for the challenges for traveling to multiple locations such as Germany and Istanbul. All of this needed synchronicity under incredibly demanding situations and I think we walked away with a feeling of unification of artistry. It was incredibly rewarding. We all learned so much from each other and I truly don’t think the learning ever stops. Continue reading →
INDUSTRY NEWS: 7TH ANNUAL GUILD AWARDS NOMINATIONS
The industry’s biggest night celebrates honoring outstanding achievements in make-up and hair styling in motion pictures, television, commercials and live theater.This year we are celebrating talented artists like Vivian Baker, Cristina Waltz, and Richard Redlefsen for Bombshell, Amy L. Forsythe, Heidi Pakdel, and Danielle Minnella for Russian Dolls, Janine Rath-Thompson, and Michelle Diamantides for Once Upon a Time … in Hollywood, and Debbie Zoller, Dave Presto, and Jackie Risotto for Fosse/Verdon, along with many other talented artist. Check below for a list of all nominees in each category, winners will be honored at the black-tie gala on Saturday, January 11, 2020, at The Novo by Microsoft at L.A. Live. Continue reading →
Taking the time to find a renewed sense of energy and spirit might mean meditation or yoga for some. But, in my case — with a mind that is always racing onto the next thing — even the act of sitting still leaves me feeling more flustered than motivated. For me, wandering around and exploring a someplace that is new to me is something I find much more relaxing. Of course, there are also those go-to spots that I return to over and over again, where I know that just the smell of the air is powerful enough to make my heart soar. Discovering interesting culture and art and food and life, is the ultimate in rejuvenation for my mind and body. Letting my mind soar with possibility is always best
done where the experience of being is as important as the act of seeking. I’ve been so lucky in my life and career to have been able to experience so many amazing places that I have truly enjoyed. But there are definitely those incredibly special places that have me longing for more me time and a chance to come to a terms with my own most inspired moments.
1. SANTE FE, NEW MEXICO
The desert has always held my spirit close and made me feel connected to myself and Sante Fe is the ultimate desert town to become grounded in, if you want a mix of culture and calm. The galleries on Canyon Road — or maybe more so the ones hidden on side streets. The low road to Taos via the artists enclave of Madrid. Ten Thousand Waves Spa for a salt scrub and a soak in a tub hidden among the trees.
2. SHANGHAI, CHINA
More Western than they probably want you to think, yet completely authentic. Filled with modernity, tucked amidst centuries old temples and tightly packed street markets. Art is Continue reading →
How did you come to work on Euphoria?
I designed the makeup for a film called Under the Silver Lake, starring Andrew Garfield, and directed by David Robert Mitchell. The film was put out by the amazing A24, who are also very much responsible for bringing Euphoria to life, along with HBO. Based on my work on that film, A24 brought me in to interview with Sam Levinson, who was the writer, showrunner and director of the project. I also met with the director of the pilot, Augustine Frizzell.
The makeup on Euphoria is so experimental, how did you approach the design process?
I got most of my inspiration from Gen Z and experimental editorial makeup on Instagram, but I also drew from the late 1960s, taking inspiration from Twiggy, Nina Simone’s rhinestone eyebrow looks, as well 1970s Glam Rock moments. Gen Z is completely redefining what makeup can and should be used to do, by embracing a total freedom in expression and defying beauty and makeup norms.
Aside from designing the Euphoria makeup to be visually captivating and help propel the various story-lines forward, I was encouraged by Sam to Continue reading →