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.
*Please submit stories to
*Questions about submissions contact

Submission Criteria: 

  • 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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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.