INDUSTRY NEWS: MAC X ROSSY DE PALMA

MAC does it again with it’s limited release collection inspired by the stunning artist/Spanish actress Rossy de Palma. de Palma is described by many as a “Picasso painting come to life,” she is an uninhibited, creative soul, the original muse in the Spanish art, fashion and cinema world. This collection captures de Palma’s essence in a 22 piece line, all housed in Cubist inspired packaging featuring the glamour of Rossy’s eyes, lips and nose.

The artsy collection includes both lipstick and gloss options with shades like Frenesi, a red bright fuchsia or Plum Bite, a deep plum. Rounding off the collection are also two eye shadow palettes, cream colour base duos, two blushes, finishing powders and body glitters.  The Picasso-esque collection drops on October 5, 2017 and will be available online and in stores until November 16, 2017. www.maccosmetics.com #MACRossydePalma

INDUSTRY NEWS: QOSMEDIX SUPPORTS PBA DISASTER RELIEF AT TMS DALLAS

In light of all the recent devastating natural disasters, Qosmedix will be donating a 100% of proceeds from The Makeup Show Dallas, held on September 23rd and 24th, 2017 to the Professional Beauty Association Disaster Relief Fund. The PBA fund, was established in 1995 by the National Cosmetology Association to assist beauty industry professionals who have been affected by natural disasters. Join Qosmedix at booth D14, this coming weekend and help them support victims of the recent Hurricanes Harvey and Irma.  The Makeup Show Dallas will be held at The Hyatt Regency Dallas and If you are unable to attend the show and would still like to donate to our fellow pros affected, you can do so on the Professional Beauty Association’s direct donation page www.probeauty.org/drf/donate

INDUSTRY NEWS: RITUEL DE FILLE x CHELSEA WOLFE

Fall/Winter Season is almost here and with that brings new makeup shades and new collaborations. We look forward to the deep, rich color spectrum to warm our souls during the cold season. This Fall, Rituel de Fille is teaming up with visionary artist and singer/songwriter Chelsea Wolfe, for an exclusive collection. Wolfe is know for her musical blended elements of folk, gothic, electronic and heavy metal, and her music has been featured in promotional pieces for television series such as Game of Thrones, Fear the Walking Dead, as well as for How to Get Away with Murder. Products from the new collection are inspired by lyrics from Wolfe’s songs.

The Rituel de Fille x Chelsea Wolfe collaboration was borne of sound and color, creating two new products that were inspired by strange natural beauty, channeling Wolfe’s dark, feral and intimate world in the form of pigment. The first product in the collab is the Exuviae Ash and Ember Eye Soot, a deep taupe with a hint of rose, that evokes a feeling of Emergence…Rebirth and renewal, and draws inspiration from the husks of cicadas, the subtle shimmer of shifting insect wings, and the blush of a ripened fig. The next item is the Swarm Enchanted Lip Sheer, a rich, vibrant blood red, that evokes blood in fresh soil and the deep flush of the sky at sunset. Both products $38 and $24, respectively are available now at ritueldefille.com

 

 

INDUSTRY NEWS: ANTONYM COSMETICS LAUNCHES AT SEPHORA

Sephora has been delving into the natural beauty world by including more natural beauty lines among their coveted beauty brands, and among them now is Antonym Cosmetics. Launched this July at  Sephora, Antonym was founded by French makeup artist Valerie Giraud who believes “Your skin deserves clean ingredients, it just shouldn’t be at the expense of the looks you love”, hence why Antonym products are all natural organic, and EcoCert certified.

Antonym packaging and brushes are all made from sustainable materials, while the products are highly pigmented to create gorgeous looks without compromising performance. While being gentle on the skin, environment and cruelty free. Antonym’s line includes 17 makeup products including eyeliner pencil, blushes, highlighter blushes and eye shadows, as well as 20 vegan brushes, ranging from $19 – $42. Antonym is now available in-store and online at www.sephora.com and www.antonymcosmetics.com

 

INDUSTRY NEWS: 2017 EMMY AWARDS NOMINATION FOR MAKEUP AND HAIRSTYLING

This year we were introduced and re-introduced to so many memorable characters on TV. And behind each amazing character’s makeup and hair design, were a team of uber-talented Makeup Artist and Hairstylists. Like the work from Christien Tinsley’s team on the android-humanoid drama Westworld to Melissa McCarthy’s portrayal of Spicer from Louie Zakarian’s team on Saturday Night Live, to Eryn Krueger Mekash team’s work on American Horror Story: Roanoke and FEUD: Bette And Joan to Ewan McGregor’s Ray and Emmit Stussy portrayal in Fargo designed by Gail Kennedy’s team.

We congratulate all of the 2017 Emmy Award nominees like Louie Zakarian, Eryn Krueger Mekash, Mike MekashKim AyersTym Buacharern, Enzo Mastrantonio, David WilliamsAndrew Sotomayor, Amy Tagliamonti, Darcy Gilmore, Zoe Hay, Craig Lindberg  and so many many more. Please find a complete list of all nominations in the makeup and hairstylists categories below. Continue reading

INDUSTRY NEWS: SEE YOUR WORK IN ON MAKEUP MAGAZINE FALL 2017 ISSUE!

It’s that time of year again, On Makeup Magazine is accepting submissions for the Fall 2017 print issue. The Powder Group and On Makeup Magazine are pleased to, once again, offer our TPG Pro members a very special opportunity to submit their work for inclusion in On Makeup Magazine.  Not a TPG PRO Member? No problem, you can get more information about the TPG Pro Membership program and join at www.thepowdergroup.com
Members have the opportunity to submit four to five pages of their previously unpublished beauty of creative makeup stories. There are no fees or purchase necessary to submit, however this offer is open ONLY to TPG Pro members whose membership is current and valid.  Also each artist has the opportunity to submit multiple stories for consideration, and upon submission each story will be reviewed by The Powder Group/On Makeup Magazine production team and the chosen member(s) story twill be included in the Fall 2017 issue.  All submission MUST be received by August 4, 2017.
For questions about submission and to submit you beauty or creative story email members@thepowdergroup.com. A complete break down on submission criteria for images sizes, and all submission guidelines can be found here:  conta.cc/2u1Nnvx 

INDUSTRY NEWS: BEAUTY AND TECHNOLOGY UNITE WITH HiMIRROR


HiMirror, the latest piece of technological innovation to bridge the gap into the beauty world. This skin analysis engine, can help beauty professionals assess their client’s skin condition, from wrinkles and fines lines, to complexion, dark spots and circles, to pore analysis. All so that you can effectively target problem areas and help move your clients towards recommended beauty goals. “As beauty and technology continue to intertwine, consumers are looking for sharper and more personalized experiences,” said Simon Shen, CEO of HiMirror and New Kinpo Group. “Beauty is no longer skin deep. Our technology combines the latest advances in image processing, facial recognition, and Big Data analytics to result in accessible, accurate beauty and health solutions that enhance daily lifestyles.”

This smart mirror, was created with the help of dermatologists to analyze and track skin firmness, texture, clarity, brightness and overall skin health. Therefore, with HiMirror, you will be able to Continue reading

INDUSTRY NEWS: RUBY ROOM EXPANDS INTO CHICAGO’S GOLD COAST

What began in 2002 as North America’s first all spiritual spa in Chicago, Ruby Room has since expanded into a second location, now in the Gold Coast. Deemed the “tiny store”, by founder Kate Leydon, at just 170 sq ft, this location is devoted to the expanded line of Ruby Room branded products, essence sprays, crystal infused candles, detox bath salts, pendulums, smudge and crystal bar, and healing jewelry to help clients heal from the inside out. At the Gold Coast location, it was important for Kate to minimize their focus and feature products that makes Ruby Room unique.  “My company and products are part wellness, part beauty, and part fashion. I live and love to create healing tools which help to unlock intuition, inspire people to stay positive, feel beautiful and live fully.” – Kate Leydon, founder Ruby Room.

The experience you get at the Ruby Room location is truly unique, they focus on creating a connection with each person by starting each shopping or service with Continue reading

INDUSTRY NEWS: YOUR BIG PRODUCT IDEA IS UP NEXT AT VOLITION BEAUTY


What if you the professional artist had the say or ability to introduce your big product idea as the next revolutionary product in the market. This is where Volition Beauty comes in, if you can dream it, Volition wants to create it. They use the power of community to create the next big things in beauty products Inspired by You. Powered by All. Their mission, collaborative and transparent innovation, drives their belief that new beauty products should be created by real people with real beauty problems.

Volition development process puts consumers in the driver’s seat so to speak and encourages users to submit their own ideas for beauty products and in turn vote on other ideas, as well as Continue reading

INDUSTRY NEWS: INSIDE THE WORLD BODYPAINTING FESTIVAL WITH FOUNDER ALEX BARENDREGT

Our Editor/Creative Director, Michael DeVellis sat down recently with World Bodypainting Festival founder Alex Barendregt, to get the inside scoop on the upcoming festival celebrating it’s 20th anniversary.  It will be held from July 28-30, 2017 at its new location Klagenfurt at the Lake Wörthersee. For details about this year’s festivities see our feature here or visit bodypainting-festival.com

This year, The Powder Group is also proud to be feature among the prestigious educational programs with Michael DeVellis presenting his session Turn Your Passion into Business: Marketing and Branding in Bodypainting, to be held on July 27, from 11am – 5pm. He will take artists through how to move from art to commerce with their work, and making a successful career through strong business development. Michael will also participate on the judging panels for The Purple Brush Make Up Award on Friday 28 sponsored by Matilda Make-Up Academy, and the Make Up Battle on Saturday 29th, sponsored by NYX Professional Makeup.  Check out Alex interview below and for more information about the festival visit bodypainting-festival.com

What was the reason you started WBF?
When I was 21 I got hired from the local tourism organisation to create events in our area. I did many different kind of events but when I saw a bodypainting photo from Veruschka von Lehndorff I got really Continue reading