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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Kat Von D’s iconic Studded Kiss Crème Lipstick just got an upgrade, with 40 new coveted reformulated shades. The new collection features a higher pigment formula that delivers a rich luxurious weightless texture, and color payoff and is 100% vegan. Kat’s goal was to create the perfect lipstick that is romantic yet edgy, and classy yet sexy in unbelievable colors.

The 40 shade range lipsticks comes in three finishes, Stain Matte, Glimmer and Metallic and not only features some timeless resurrected best-sellers, and hues from Kat’s Everlasting Liquid Lipstick Collection, but also the new White Out, an artistry inspired opaque white shade that can be used as a base or mix with other shades to customize lip creations for all your clients needs. Studded Kiss offers a full spectrum from nudes to bright bold pops of color for all skin tones.  “The newly reformulated Studded Kiss Creme Lipsticks are truly unlike any lipsticks out there. They are the longest-lasting lipsticks with the most insane color payoff. From the perfect nudes for any skin tone, classic reds, all the way to those weirdo-pops and Everlasting Liquid Lipstick shade faves – we have any color your heart desires!” said Tara Buenrostro, Kat Von D Beauty Artistry Collective Artist.

Studded Kiss Crème Lipstick, $19 is available now online at and January 26 at all Sephora stores. #STUDDEDKISS


Another epic year in film and television and with it we once again honor the best of the best in our industry at the Local 706 2018 Make-up Artist and Hair Stylist Guild Awards(MUAHS). Set to take place on Saturday February 24, 2018 at The Novo by Microsoft at L.A. Liveit will hosted by Comedienne Loni Love.  This year we see nominations from the talented makeup and hair styling teams of films such as Blade Runner 2049, The Shape of Water, and Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 and from TV shows such as The Handmaid’s Tale, Saturday Night Live and Glow.

Nominees were announced from 23 categories and will honor make-up artists and hair stylists outstanding achievements in motion pictures, television, commercials and live theater. “Congratulations to all the nominees who should be very proud of their extraordinary creations! We had a record number of artisan entries this year, and we look forward to celebrating their unique achievements and exceptional bodies of work,” said Sue Cabral-Ebert, MUAHS President.

All winners will be honored at the annual MUAHS awards, along with legendary Academy Award®-nominated actor Gary Oldman who will be honored with the 2018 Distinguished Artisan Award. And Oscar®-winning Make-Up Artist Greg Cannom and Emmy®-Winning Hair Stylist Mary Guerrero who are both set to receive the Guild’s Lifetime Achievement Awards. Congratulations and good luck to all of 2018 nominees! Find a complete list of all nominations below. And get more details at Continue reading


From the brand that brought us the Veil Mineral Primer and Ambient Lighting powders, along with other high performance products, comes a new Hourglass Cosmetics flagship store at 42 Crosby St. in SOHO NYC! This being brand’s second location and first on the East Coast, the state-of-the-art designed store features a unique service menu, along with it’s full line of luxurious cosmetics and skincare. Visitors to the new boutique will also have first access to six new shades of Vanish Seamless Finish Foundation Stick, along with the new Graphik Eyeshadow Palette collection which includes four palettes featuring five complementary shades of finely-milled, ultra-smooth matte, satin and metallic formulas.

The 830-square-foot space features captivating materials and dynamic visuals that mirror the brand’s luxurious and innovative spirit. Highlighted are the brand’s “Innovation is Luxury” art piece along with a blend of marble, bespoke champagne gold metal finishes and custom movable floor to ceiling screens to allow for private rooms which will offer up beauty treatments and applications. “The design was inspired by Hourglass Cosmetics products themselves,” says Mary Langan partner at O’Neil Langan Architects. “Shapes and finishes throughout the store are a nod to Hourglass’ sculptural packaging, product minerals and brand colors.

Visitors are invited to customized their own palettes at the “Ambient Lighting Bar,” or try out one of the many new services crafted for the store such as the new Keratin Lash Lift, a nourishing treatment infused with Keratin to achieve lifted lashes for 6 to 8 weeks. Also available are express services such as a personalized 15-minute makeup application, and an Ultimate Masterclass where guests can learn cutting-edge makeup techniques and essential basics from Hourglass’ resident makeup artists. “We want to engage our clients in our brand story,” says Carisa Janes, founder and CEO of Hourglass. “In working closely with Mary Langan and her team, we’ve created a sleek, modern and luxurious space that is the perfect backdrop for our high performance products and packaging design.

Hourglass Cosmetics also plans on becoming fully vegan by 2020, aligning with its existing 100% cruelty-free platform and dedication to creating products with integrity. Hourglass is also available online and at Barneys New York, Sephora, Nordstrom, Bergdorf Goodman and Space NK in the US and more than 770 doors worldwide.


Tom Ford Beauty debuts its first standalone store in historic Covent Garden, London this November. This opening, the next pivotal moment for the evolution of the brand will highlight Tom Ford’s makeup collection, skincare and fragrance for women and men. Ford’s touch can be seen and felt throughout the store from the LED screens featuring the brand’s latest campaigns, to the white marble slabs showcasing product designs. Visitors will be fully immerse in a sea of glamour, beauty and technology. The store features enhanced shopping experiences, equipped with various digital technologies, like a Color Room for example, where visitors can discover the latest launches, most wanted colors and augmented reality allowing them to virtually try on shades from eye color to lip color.

The store features 2 levels, with the first floor housing the Color Room, a Makeup Room, an intimate space that offers personalized makeup services and demonstrations by a Tom Ford Beauty Specialists, and where customers can record their makeup application for later use at home. Also on the first floor is the Fragrance Room, a personal scent laboratory that features an interactive scenting installation where visitors can digitally explore unconventional scents from the brand’s artisanal Private Blend Collection, along with a dramming bar that offers customized services from the sampling to styling of a scent.

Finally on the lower level of the store it houses a VIP/Event Space, a private Makeup Services Room, or masterclasses and bridal services and a Grooming Room, where consumers can experience Ford’s Men Skincare and grooming collection. Guests can choose from a range of services from an expert barber, express facials or a classic hot towel and close-cut Wet Shave, all services are bookable online. This will surely be the hottest luxury destination just in time for holiday season for all your beauty needs.


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. #MACRossydePalma


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


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




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 and



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