The uber talented Danssa Myricks —  Pro Makeup Artist, Global Educator, Mixologist, Photographer and Product Developer. Her approach to beauty, is quite distinct and offer up a unique perspective in beauty industry. One look at her body of work on instagram ignites the creative ambition in each of us.  Danessa’s unique style and approach to beauty has given her the opportunity to work with a broad range of clients in the makeup, music, print, tv and trade show industries. Her work has appeared in publications such as Vibe, Essence, Teen People, Today’s Black Woman and a host of national and International Beauty Publications. While her brush has touched the faces of many well known celebrity clientele such as Madonna, Britney Spears, Chris Rock, Allison Williams and more.

Along with Danessa’s role as co-creator with global beauty brands like Kiss and her on-going role as Director of Product Innovation at Benefit Cosmetics, she also heads up her own brand Danessa Myricks Beatuy, and Elevation Lashes. “A  global beauty blend of professional insight and wearable cosmetics available to every makeup devotee on the planet.” We hope Danessa’s images and work inspire you as much as they have inspired us. @danessa_myricks |

Danessa Myricks will be a keynote speaker at The Artist Summit 2017, the year’s most inspirational pro-focused event.

Photos Courtesy of: @danessa_myricks 


I first met Gerald DeCock across the bar at our favorite haunt, Le Singe Vert. The spot has become the go-to hang out over the years for many of us in the neighborhood and Gerald is one of those regulars. He is the kind of person one notices – dashingly handsome and silver bearded, stylishly eclectic and always put together in that effortless way that I have always envied in those who could carry it off. Gerald is the kind of person that one immediately knows is definitely “a somebody.” One of those somebodies who do things, many things…important and fabulous things.

Having dinner at the bar next to Gerald one night around a year ago, my husband Brad and I finally, properly introduced ourselves. The three of us struck up a conversation and we learned that Gerald was Continue reading


How did you first develop an interest in makeup?
My interest in makeup came from my friends and nightlife when I lived in LA. When I started going to clubs I wanted to dress up and do looks but I didn’t know a thing about makeup so I developed a style comprised mostly of glued on elements to decorate my face. In the meantime, I slowly taught myself different techniques starting with eyeliner and blocking out brows. I didn’t pursue it much beyond what was needed to do simple graphic designs because I had no intention of becoming a makeup artist, it was all just for fun. I was more serious about photography which inspired me to do self portraits as a way of documenting my looks. It wasn’t until I moved to New York that I got more involved in makeup.

Do you have an art background other than makeup?
I do. I grew up in an artistic family and I majored in studio art in college. There wasn’t a Continue reading


Dubbed the most influential makeup artist in the business by Vogue, Pat McGrath inspires us on and off the runway, and one glimpse at her Instagram is proof that her range of work envoke inspiration, emotion, and project beauty unlike any other.  The images tell a story, like pieces of art hanging in a museum. With looks ranging from simple glowing beauty seen at the SS17 Givenchy show to more avant-garde, with the handcrafted black-lacquered face masks seen at Alenander McQueen SS15 show. McGrath, whose looks seem to set the tone for each season, has worked with some of the biggest names in fashion from Dior, Prada, to Alexender McQueen and John Galliano, and featured in multiple magazines like Vogue, i-D, Garage and W. Therefore, It was hard to narrow down to just a few from all the stunning looks, but we have put together some of favorites from @patmcgrathreal

Photos Courtesy of: @patmcgrathreal
Images displayed in order from @id_magazine Sept, 2004, April. 2002, Vogue Italia March 1997, Gisele Bundchen for @Dolcegabbana Winter, 03.
Vogue Japan Sept. 2001, @id_magazine Sept. 2004  Givinchy PFW Fall 2014.
Alexander McQueen SS15 PFW,  Vogue Italia Nov. 2006, @versace_official FW’98 campaign, Dior Haute Couture, 07.
#Bts Met Gala 2013, @elleuk  Sept. 2009, @jgalliano #margielaSS16 PFW, #Bts Looks Givenchy NYFW.
Galactic Gothic Splendor John Galliano, John Galliano Jan 2016, Givenchy SS14