Iconic beauty brand Beekman 1802 has launched a brand new skin care range to delight of beauty lovers and pros nationwide. The brand has partnered exclusively with makeup artist favorite, Ulta Beauty, on the launch, making the new, 17-piece collection available in 400 Ulta Beauty stores nationwide and at The Ulta Beauty launch represents the first national retail partnership for Beekman 1802, who until now has only been available at the brand’s own Mercanantile, and other local retailers nationwide, on QVC and online at

Beekman 1802 was founded by Brent Ridge and Josh Kilmer-Purcell. The New York City couple famously left the city, buying a 19th-century home and farm in Sharon Springs, NY about 50 miles west of Albany, where, Continue reading


While the 72nd Creative Arts Emmy Awards took place virtually this year, they were not going to let a pandemic stop them from honoring the best of what makes television so magical.  The awards were given out over four consecutive nights and with the final ceremony taking place Sunday, September 21st, at the Staples Center in Los Angeles.  This year’s Makeup Artists and Hairstylist winners included Doniella Davy, Kirsten Sage Coleman and Tara Lang Shah for Euphoria. Check out the On Set: Doniella Davy + Euphoria feature from our Fall 2019 issue. Other winners include Patricia Regan, Claus Lulla, Joseph A. Campayno, Margot Boccia, Michael Laudati, Tomasina Smith, Roberto Baez, and Alberto Machuca for The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel, James Robert Mackinnon, Vincent Van Dyke, Richard Redlefse, Neville Page, and Michael Ornelaz for Star Trek: Picard “Absolute Candor” and many more.

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The Makeup Show announced that it will host its first The Virtual Makeup Show, due to COVID-19.  The Virtual Show will be on September 13-14, 2020 from 10am – 6pm both days.

The Makeup Show has been creating a place in the beauty industry to learn, network, and explore for the past 10 years in a variety of cities and countries.

The two-day event will have over 25 pre-recorded educational sessions, 6 live presentations, and live demos with top brands, and artists in a virtual show experience.  The brands include The Powder Group, Danessa Myricks Beauty, Rebel and Outlaws, MYKITCOAlcone Company, B3 Beauty Balm, Crown Brush, Bdellium Tools, Glamcor, Melanie Mills Hollywood, TEMPTU Pro, Viseart, and many more.  The artists that will be presenting are James Vincent, Julia Dalton Brush, Danessa MyricksJames Molloy, Jon HennesseyLijha Stewart, Yvonne MacInnis, and more guests to be announced soon.

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This year the World Bodypainting Festival had to postpone the World Bodypainting Festival edition to 2021.  However, due to the overwhelming interest from the bodypainting community, they created the WBF 2020 COVID Edition.  The online competition took place from July 6th to July 10th, complete with sponsors, awards, and prizes.

The WBF 2020 COVID Crisis Edition was supported by Tourismusregion Klagenfurt am Worthersee, Kryolan Professional Makeup, Karnten – Its my life, FH Karnten – Carinthia University of Applied Sciences, Asia Colors, On Makeup Magazine, The Powder Group, Snazaroo, KT1 Privatfernsehen, and Base Formula.

At this special online competition, winners were selected in 6 categories, including 3 world awards.  613 incredible artists from 55 nations in 17 time zones around the world participated in the festival.  Continue reading


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


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:


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


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.


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


The Powder Group + ISSE

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

Once you are registered you can go check out the makeup programs for The Powder Group Super Track by clicking here. No further registration is need for these programs except for the hands-on workshop with Alphonse Weibelt, register for his program here. For Questions, please contact Kenya at:



    • 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.