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


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
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 A complete break down on submission criteria for images sizes, and all submission guidelines can be found here: 


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


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