When On Makeup Magazine learned that makeup artist, educator, and author, DeShawn Hatcher collaborated with one of our favorite pro brands, Graftobian, to create a brand new palette focused on deeper skin tones, we knew our readers had to know more! We were excited to try out the new palette and to get the e scoop on the formulation of this new collection as DeShawn and Graftobian partner to continue to move forward the Inclusion Revolution with The HD Cream Inclusion Collection Palette. This palette, $84.00 is available now online at

Why was it important for you to create this multi-cultural palette?
Being a black woman, I didn’t feel that we were represented well by many makeup companies I feel that people of color have just been on the back end of the consumer makeup world, and it is beyond frustrating. But when it comes to pro-focused makeup companies this is where I bow down and say thank you. Pro brands have recognized and risen to the occasion for people of color, but I just couldn’t Continue reading


Congratulations to all the winners at this year’s Make-Up Artists and Hair Stylists Guild (MUAHS, IATSE Local 706) 6th Annual MUAHS Awards. Winners were announced in  23 categories of film, television, commercials and live theater, during the gala at the NOVO by Microsoft in L.A on February 16, 2019.  The awards were once again hosted by returning Actress/comedienne Loni Love (The Real) for the fourth year in a row. Julie Socash, newly installed President, and Randy Sayer, Business Representative, presided over the awards ceremony.

Some of this year’s winners in various categories include: Makeup Artist and Hairstlists in various categories such as: Ve Neill, Debbie Zoller, and Sarah Tanno  for A Star Is Born, Hairstylists, Heike Merker, Sophia Knight for Crazy Rich Asians, Special Effects make up Continue reading


It’s officially that time of year again! The nominations for 2019’s 6th annual  Local 706 Make-Up Artists and Hair Stylists Guild Awards (MUAHS) have been announced, with awards honoring outstanding achievements in make-up and hair styling in motion pictures, television, commercials and live theater. Winners will be honored at the black-tie gala on Saturday, February 16, 2019 at The Novo by Microsoft at L.A. Live. This year we see nominations from the talented makeup and hair styling teams of films such as Black Panther, Bohemian Rhapsody, Boy Erased  and from TV shows such as American Horror Story: ApocalypseSaturday Night Live,  and The Handmaid’s Tale. Congratulations to all of the nominees!

Additionally, Academy Award®-nominated comedian Melissa McCarthy will be honored with the 2019 Distinguished Artisan Award, while outgoing Local 706 President and Emmy®- nominated make-up artist, Susan Cabral-Ebert and Robert Louis Stevenson, legendary Emmy-winning hair stylist, will receive Lifetime Achievement Awards.



The Creative Arts Emmy Awards kicked off on Saturday September 8 and Sunday September 9th 2018, in Los Angeles at the Microsoft Theater. More than 40 awards were given out in various categories including makeup and hairstyling. This year’s teams of Makeup Artist and Hairstylists winners included Louie Zakarian and Amy Tagliamonti for Saturday Night Live,  Eryn Krueger Mekash,  Tym Buacharern and David Williams for The Assassination Of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story, Elisa Marsh for Westworld and so many more.

Congratulations to all of the 2018 Emmy Award winners! Please find a complete list of all winners in the makeup and hairstylists categories below.

Outstanding Makeup For A Limited Series Or Movie (Non-Prosthetic)

The Assassination Of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story – FX Networks
Eryn Krueger Mekash, Department Head Makeup Artist
Robin Beauchesne, Department Head Makeup Artist
Silvina Knight, Makeup Artist
David Williams, Makeup Artist
Tym Buacharern, Makeup Artist
Ana Lozano, Personal Makeup Artist

Outstanding Hairstyling For A Limited Series Or Movie

The Assassination Of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story – FX Networks
Chris Clark, Department Head Hairstylist
Natalie Driscoll, Key Hairstylist
Shay Sanford-Fong, Additional Hairstylist
Helena Cepeda, Additional Hairstylist
Massimo Gattabrusi, Personal Hairstylist

Outstanding Makeup For A Single-Camera Series (Non-Prosthetic)

Westworld – “Akane No Mai” – HBO
Elisa Marsh, Department Head Makeup Artist
Allan A. Apone, Key Makeup Artist
Rachel Hoke, Makeup Artist
John Damiani, Makeup Artist
Ron Pipes, Makeup Artist
Ken Diaz, Makeup Artist

Outstanding Hairstyling For A Single-Camera Series

Westworld • “Akane No Mai” – HBO
Joy Zapata, Department Head Hairstylist
Lori McCoy Bell, Assistant Department Head Hairstylist
Dawn Victoria Dudley, Additional Hairstylist
Karen Zanki, Additional Hairstylist
Connie Kallos, Additional Hairstylist
Norma Lee, Additional Hairstylist

Outstanding Prosthetic Makeup for A Series, Limited Series, Movie Or Special

Game Of Thrones – “The Dragon And The Wolf” – HBO
Jane Walker, Department Head Makeup Artist
Paul Spateri, Special Makeup Effects Artist
Emma Faulkes, Special Makeup Effects Artist
Barrie Gower, Prosthetic Designer

Outstanding Hairstyling for A Multi-Camera Series Or Special

RuPaul’s Drag Race – “10s Across The Board” – VH1
Hector Pocasangre, Hairstylist
Gabriel Villarreal, Personal Hairstylist

Outstanding Makeup for A Multi-Camera Series Or Special (Nonprosthetic)

Saturday Night Live Host: Tina Fey – NBC
Louie Zakarian, Department Head Makeup Artist
Amy Tagliamonti, Key Makeup Artist
Jason Milani, Key Makeup Artist
Rachel Pagani, Makeup Artist
Sarah Egan, Makeup Artist
Daniela Zivkovic, Makeup Artist


Here is your chance to be part of the pro-driven On Make up Magazine, we are accepting submissions for the Fall 2018 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

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 2018 issue.  All submission MUST be received by August 21, 2018.
For questions about submission and to submit you beauty or creative story email A complete break down on submission criteria for images sizes, and all submission guidelines can be found here


Crystal Hearts Cosmetics a cruelty-free brand founded in the USA, with love and giving at their core. Headed by a team with over 30 years of experience in the beauty industry, they believe in giving back to the community and partner with various non-profit organizations throughout the greater Los Angeles area where they are based. The pigment rich brand offers up a variety of products, among them, an array of Liquid Matte Lipsticks, the Déjà Vu Eye and Cheek Palette, and the Glacial Water Cleansing Sherbet, also available in deluxe.

The Liquid Matte Lipsticks are available in 16 shades, five of which are launching soon, and all portray female names like Dahlia, a classic bright red, or Chloe, a gorgeous berry or Elizabeth, a nude pink. These super saturated liquid lipsticks glides on smoothly and dries to a matte finish, while offering up the same consistency as a traditional lipstick. We had a chance to try out some of the new colors like Chrissa, a bright lovely pink and as promised it offered up a rich color payoff that stayed put and lasted, without having to reapply.  You are sure to find one of these colors to meet your clients needs.

We also had a chance to try out the Glacial Water Cleansing Sherbet, and loved its jelly, balm-like consistency. It cleanses ever so gently, but is fantastic at breaking down makeup like the budge-proof liquid lipstick. Lastly the Eye and Cheek Palette, contains everything you need to create your client’s complete look. The palette contains ten eyeshadows, 5 matte and 5 shimmer, along with three shades that can be use for contour/highlight and one blush, all housed in a light weight mirrored palette.

Crystal Hearts also offer an affiliate program, where affiliates receive a 20% percent discount off the retail price when making a purchase on their site. Crystal Hearts Cosmetics, $14.00 – $28.00 are available online at


The beauty industry took an innovative step forward within the natural beauty space this past Earth Day with the launch of Seed Phytonutrients. The new natural, skin, hair and body care company is based in Doylestown, PA and is committed to much more than selling great products – they are starting a movement.

Founded by Shane Wolf, a beauty industry veteran with deep roots in farming, and supported by L’Oreal, the brand is setting out to change the perspective of the beauty industry to one where a company looks at taking care of our bodies, our planet and each other is as important as the products themselves.

The launch collection consists of 16 products across three categories — Hair, Face and Body. This initial product selection is considered the brand’s essentials collection and covers all skin and hair types, has a unisex appeal and has been designed to make your daily skin and hair care routine simple and highly effective. All of the products are paraben, sulfate and gluten free, use only natural aromas, and all but two products are Continue reading

SEEN: Skindinavia Celebrates Pro LA and the MUAHS Guild Awards!

Celebrating the professional makeup artist industry is nothing new for pro-favorite cosmetics brand Skindinavia. The brand has been involved with supporting this community since founder Allen Goldman brought the brand to life in 2005. Since then, Skindinavia’s The Makeup Finishing Spray has become the go-to way to seal-the-deal on the most important makeup applications across every genre of makeup artistry. From bridal to editorial, film and television to red carpet – Skindinavia has helped countless makeup applications stay their course in the most incredible of conditions. The later introduction of the brand’s The Makeup Primer Spray along with last year’s Post-Makeup Recovery Spray, found Skindinavia deepening their connection to pros across the industry and, in particular, Hollywood’s biggest projects and most well stocked makeup kits.

Always one to give back, to the artist community who have supported Skindinavia since day one, Allen enthusiastically joined the most important businesses in the pro-beauty space, once again this year, as a sponsor of the Make-Up Artists & Hair Stylists Guild Awards (MUAHS). Also, for the second year running, Skindinavia  Continue reading


Knowing how to read and write means having the freedom to express yourself fully and build your own future freely, Lancôme’s belief. This is why they created the Write Her Future initiative, a commitment to combat illiteracy among women in both developed and developing countries. Surprisingly the number of illiterate women has not changed for the past 20 years, 76 million young women around the world are illiterate. With the Write Her project, Lancôme has committed to raising awareness of this cause, and has partnered with CARE to invest nearly 3 million US dollars over the next five years to fund international literacy programs and develop local support communities to help. “Young women lack basic reading and writing skills. Often hidden, this handicap causes young women to face exclusion and dependence, with serious consequences for themselves, their families. This is why Lancôme has committed give a voice to this invisible reality.”  Françoise Lehmann, Lancôme International President

Lancôme believes that to claim each woman’s right to education, they claim the right to become fully herself. They have also partnered with various ambassadors such as Julia Roberts, Lupitia Nyong’o, Lisa Eldridge and others to bring awareness to the cause via social networks.  “Literacy is one of the most defining human skills. We read and write—that’s how we communicate, how we share, how we express our feelings, and how we learn to understand the world. To not have that accessible to everyone everywhere is really a crime. It’s so great for Lancôme to be involved and get serious about supporting young girls in the world through the work of Write Her Future.” – Julia Roberts, Lancôme Ambassadress, Actress. 

Get more information about the Write Her Furture program and write your name here #writeherfuture



ON MAKEUP MAGAZINE IS CELEBRATING TEN YEARS! And here is another chance for TPG Pro Members to see their work in On Makeup Magazine, the Spring 2018 issue! Not a member yet? Join today and access this opportunity. March 5, 2018 is the deadline to submit your work for consideration in this issue. All Submissions will be reviewed by The Powder Group/On Makeup Magazine production team and member story will be chosen to be included in the Spring 2018 issue.
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  • Submissions of four to five pages for beauty or creative makeup stories will be accepted. Story submissions must be complete, retouched and have both photographer and model rights-of-publication signed off on before submission.
  • Only stories that include between four and five pages will be considered.Only beauty or creative makeup focused stories will be considered. Photographer contact information and permission to publish must be included with entry. On Makeup Magazine may edit the story to no fewer than three images.

  • There are no submission fees or purchase necessary, however this offer is open ONLY to TPG Pro members whose membership is current and valid. Information on how to join TPG Pro can be found at

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