Do you have a signature style?
People always say I do very natural looking skin. Then I add fun eyes and lips to keep it interesting and a bit more dramatic. Skin is important to me especially on red carpet. I don’t want my clients to ever look phony or too made up.

What’s coming next in makeup artistry?
I hope it goes back to real talent and things that matter. Less self promotion. More art and more fun as opposed to the same one-note beauty all the time.

What should someone who is looking to develop a career in makeup know before getting into the business?
Be really good at your craft. Assist good people that do more than just celebrities and put selfies on Instagram. Be versatile and when you’re new, try to learn as much as you can and don’t worry about getting a lot of exposure yet. In my humble opinion, a lot of new artists today worry too much about becoming visible when their skills are not ready yet.

What type of work do you find most satisfying?
I really enjoy working in different genres. I just wrapped a fun editorial with Harpers Bazaar, with fine art photographer Laurie Simmons, where I Continue reading


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


Where were you born?
St. Petersburg, FL

Where do you live now?
Los Angeles

What’s your sign?

What did you want to be when you grew up?
Rich! I never again wanted to feel the shame I felt growing up poor. Fortunately I found out early on I was really good at something I truly loved and was able to make a decent living at.

How did that transpose into a career in makeup?
I started out as a hairdresser. I grew up working in Continue reading


On Makeup Magazine had the pleasure of sitting down with Vlada Haggerty, a Los Angeles based makeup artist and beauty innovator. Vlada has made her mark in the beauty world with her exquisite and instantly recognizable lip-art (as seen and hugely popular on Instagram @vladamua). Newly appointed as the Lip Editor-in-Chief with Smashbox Cosmetics, Vlada had the opportunity to collaborate on the two new liquid lip collections, Be Legendary Liquid Metals and Be Legendary Liquid Pigments. Using the new collections, she worked with Smashbox to create beautifully intricate lip-art to promote the new collections, with looks that include her signature glossy lip drips. So what exactly does the role of Lip Editor-in-Chief entail? Check out our interview with Vlada below for details on her role and the upcoming Lip Art World Tour. Continue reading


Where were you born?
Cape Town South Africa

Where do you live now?
Sydney, Australia

What’s your sign?

What did you want to be when you grew up?
Something creative. I was always busy painting and making things, not much of an academic. I wanted be a fashion designer, as I loved color, texture and shapes. There weren’t many choices in New Zealand in the ‘60s. Most women became secretaries, nurses, teachers or hairdressers, or went to university.

How did that transpose into a career in makeup?
I started a hairdressing apprenticeship, as I left school early with no qualifications and Continue reading


kevynaucoin_shimmershadowJust in the time for the upcoming Holiday 2016 season Kevyn Aucoin introduces a limited edition Loose Shimmer Shadow Kit.  These Vitamin E enriched multidimensional shadows are perfecting for creating a sparkly eye for your client’s party look.  The unique roller ball applicator glides on lids with ease, while the ultra light weight formula blends easily. Shades include Rose Quartz, Topaz, and Candlelight and can either be worn alone on lids or mix with the Celesital Liquid Lighting for an amplified look. The Loose Shimmer Shadow Kit, $65 now available


SENNA_DivineShineNew from SENNA Cosmetics comes DIVINE SHINE, a brilliant addition to the Brilliant Collection. Divine Shine, a baked glossy highlighter delivers a high impact gloss that will have your clients begging for more. The extra-refined baked powder consists of natural mineral pigments, that are oils, talc, fragrance and parabens free, so it glides onto the skin flawlessly enhancing features.

This duo hued highlighter is great for enhancing different high points of the face or mixed together for an all over body shimmer. The white gold side is great for enhancing the cheekbones, brow arch and cupid’s bow, while the rose gold is adds extra definition over your bronzer.  SENNA DIVINE SHINE. $48 available at SENNA Makeup & Brow Studios, select Rite-Aid stores, boutique beauty retailers nationwide and online



Transform you lashes with just one coat of Superhero™ Elastic Stretch Volumizing Mascara, new from IT CosmeticsThe Elastic Stretch technology wraps each individual lash in a volume-boosting, lengthening and ultra-conditioning black cape of power and color. Your lashes will appear stronger, longer, thicker and defined. Your lashes are wrapped from base to tips with powerful peptides and proteins, strengthening biotin, lash-lifting polymers and plumping collagen, taking your lashes to new heights!  For more dramatic results, apply additional coats to volumize and lengthen.  Superhero™ Elastic Stretch Volumizing Mascara, $24 is now available at, Ulta Beauty and


SPACE NK and NARS have teamed up to bring beauty enthusiasts a new limited edition Modern Minimalist Beauty Box.  Launching today February 2nd, this box of beauty created by NARS Make-up Ambassador Andrew Gallimore. This look in a box, contains all the essentials to create the perfect, minimalist SS16 make-up look.

“It is all about subtle enhancement and definition. It’s about making you look like the A+ version of yourself. It is a look that is very relevant to SS16 trends – there was a lot of hyper-real, healthy skin. YOU look amazing rather than your make-up,” said Gallimore.

The beauty box features the new Velvet Matte Skin Tint, which is exclusive to Space NK, and the best part is you can choose your shade before purchasing the box. Additionally  there are five mini products, a mini blush in cult classic Orgasm, a mini Gloss, a Black Eyeliner and a Satin Lip Pencil. The Modern Minimalist Beauty Box will be available on February 2, online and in Space NK Stores.