PROFILE: COLLIER STRONG

Where were you born?
St. Petersburg, FL

Where do you live now?
Los Angeles

What’s your sign?
Libra

What did you want to be when you grew up?
Rich! I never again wanted to feel the shame I felt growing up poor. Fortunately I found out early on I was really good at something I truly loved and was able to make a decent living at.

How did that transpose into a career in makeup?
I started out as a hairdresser. I grew up working in Continue reading

ON STAGE ANGELINA AVALLONE + WAR PAINT

How did you become involved with War Paint?
In the Spring of 2016, I was asked by the producers of War Paint if I would be interested to design a new musical starring the iconic Tony Award winning Broadway actors, Patti LuPone and Christine Ebersole. The Tony Award winning creative team was equally impressive and I accepted the invitation. This was the beginning of a very exciting journey.

What is the production about?
War Paint explores the infamous rivalry between two cosmetic titans, Helena Rubinstein and Elizabeth Arden, during the height of their careers in the early and mid 20th century. It is about beauty, makeup, power, ambition, discoveries, innovation and the business of makeup at the beginning of the 20th century through the 1960s.

How did you prepare for this project?
I worked very closely with costume designer Cathy Zuber and wig designer David Brian Brown in creating the looks for the characters in the show. It was particularly challenging to design the Continue reading

NEW PRODUCT: MAC FRUITY JUICY COLLECTION

Step into Spring and Summer with MAC Cosmetics latest frootilicious collection Fruity Juicy! This tropical color inspired collection features 23 vibrant new products with fruit-inspired packaging. From highly pigmented lipsticks and glosses in Love at First Bite and Shake, Shake, Shake to makeup brushes and eyeshadow palettes in Oh My Banana and Love in the Glades, you are sure to find something to brighten up both your clients and kits this season. The fruity collection even features a coconut scented Prep + Prime, along with a pearlmatte face powder in Oh My Passion! The MAC Fruity Juicy collection ranges from $17 – $42 and will be available online and in-store starting May 18, 2017. www.maccosmetics.com #MACFruityJuicy

 

INDUSTRY NEWS: 2017 WORLD BODYPAINTING FESTIVAL

Since 1998 the most colorful event in the world has taken place in Carinthia, South of Austria, The World Bodypainting Festival. Celebrating its 20th anniversary this year, the festival brings together top bodypainters from 50 nations all competing for the awarded title of World Championship of the best Bodypainters. Brought to you annually by festival founder, Alex Barendregt, this year’s events will be held at a new location, Klagenfurt at the Lake Wörthersee, from July 28-30, 2017. Among the festivities held during the weekend is an open-air art park –  Bodypaint City, a Bodypainting Makeup Fair and the party to end all parties,The Body Circus. 

Bodypainters from across a variety of styles of work from around the world will be featured, including Jinny (Canada), Emma Hack (Australia), Alex Hansen (Brazil), Craig Tracy (USA), Einat Dan (Israel), Filipo Ioco (Italy), Karen Yiu (Hong Kong), Yulia Vlasova (Russia) and dozens more over the week-long event.

Leading up to the festival weekend is the WB Academy which runs from July 24.-27. It offers a unique opportunity to be taught by the world’s best Bodypainters, Makeup Educators, Photographers and Makeup Artists. This year, The Powder Group is proud have this prestigious educational program include a very special session by our very own Editor/Creative Director of On Makeup Magazine and TPG founder, Michael DeVellis. His session, Turn Your Passion into Business: Marketing and Branding in Bodypainting, will be held on July 27, from 11am – 5pm and take artists through how to move from art to commerce with their work, making a successful career through strong business development. Michael will also participate on the judging panels for The Purple Brush Make Up Award on Friday 28, and the Make Up Battle on Saturday 29th.

Sponsors for the event include Gold Sponsor Kryolan, Silver Sponsors MAKE UP FOR EVER, MAC Pro and Snazaroo, Bronze Sponsor Diamond FX, Co-Sponsors/Partner NYX Professional Makeup, The Powder Group and On Makeup Magazine. A full list of sponsors can be found on the event website. All program details, travel information and ticket options can be found at bodypainting-festival.com

NEW PRODUCT: HOURGLASS IMMACULATE LIQUID POWDER FOUNDATION

Hourglass Cosmetics newest solution for Summer’s oily skin, the Immaculate Liquid Powder FoundationThe breakthrough non-comedogenic formula absorbs oil, camouflages imperfections, all while delivering a long-lasting matte finish. Available in 6 new shades and 22 total, the airy mousse-like texture, feels weightless on the skin and contains key ingredients like Kaolinite Clay, which has been shown to absorb 75% of its weight in oil while retaining moisture in skin. The new Immaculate Liquid Powder Foundation, $56 is available now at hourglasscosmetics.com

ARCHIVE: BEAUTY BY

Some of the amazing beauty stories we have featured over the years by an incredible group of Makeup Artists and Photographers. Archive Beauty By Images above are listed by Makeup Artist name, followed by Photographer name for each row, Top to Bottom. Left to Right. Followed by Issue it was featured in.  To subscribe to On Makeup Magazine print, click here.

Sara Robey by Albert Sanchez Fall 2016
Olia Gebel by Eduard Gebel Spring 2015
Sonia Tabor by Jonathan Sevilla Spring 2016H
eiko Palach by Anja Frers Spring 2012
Kela Wong by Albert Sanchez Fall 2016

Valeria Kole by Sebastian Smith Spring 2015
Gregory Arlt by Albert Sanchez Spring 2015
Kathy Jeung by Albert Sanchez Fall 2012
Sharon Gault by Sean Armenta Spring 2012
Donald Simrock by Albert Sanchez Spring 2014

Rachel Goodwin by Steve Erie Spring 2009
Anthony Gordon by Klara G Fall 2012
David Gilmore by David Gilmore Spring 2011
Gilbert Soliz by Kat Morgan Spring 2014
John Stapleton by Vijat Mohindra Spring 2012

Roshar by Brandon Showers Fall 2011
Miss Fame by Albert Sanchez Fall 2015
Angelique Valez by Will Haddad Fall 2012
Stephen Dimmick by Albert Sanchez Spring 2016
Priya Maharaj by Sebastian Smith Spring 2014

Mathu Andersen by Austin Young Spring 2009
James Vincent by Alexander Thompson Spring 2011
Michelle Webb by Max Barnett Spring 2014
Orlando Santiago by Mark Sacro Fall 2009
Edward Cruz by Marc Richards Spring 2010

NEW PRODUCT: URBAN DECAY VICE LIQUID LIPSTICK

Addictive, High-intensity Color with a velvety finish, Vice Liquid Lipstick, new from Urban Decay. A nondrying waterproof formula with zero transfer, Vice Liquid Lipstick is ranges from shimmery to matte. Available in 30 shades, from neutrals to bold brights like Big Bang, a bright pink sparkle, Back Talk, a matte mauve and 1993 a cult-favorite matte medium brown. The extra long, flocked paddle applicator provides nice, even
color every time, while the tip allows for precision lining—perfect for areas like the corners of the lips and the Cupid’s bow.  Pro Tip: Get endless color in three steps: First line lips with the precise applicator, then apply one coat to fill. Do not press lips together. If desired opacity is achieved, let dry. A little  goes a long way, but for more coverage, apply a second coat and let dry completely.

Also available in the Vice collection is Vice Special Effects, a long-lasting water-resistant lip topcoat. Go from business to party all night in one swipe with Vice Special Effects. It transforms any lip color beautifully. Shades can be worn over any Vice Liquid Lipstick or alone. Available in Shimmer, glitter and metallic finishes. The gel-cream formula dries quickly on application and provides long-lasting wear that doesn’t feel sticky. The marine rich collagen formula is both moisturizing and soothing to the lips. Vice Liquid Lipstick and Vice Special Effects, $18 ea. is available at Sephora,  and Ulta Beauty Or, online at urbandecay.com

NEW PRODUCT: THE MAKEUP LIGHT KEY LIGHT 2.0!

The second generation of The Makeup Light is here! The Key Light 2.0 LED light, while similar in it’s day-light balance high-quality and versatility to the first generation, it also boasts improvements to the core light system and exterior. The LEDs have been improved, with color rendering index (CRI) of 96+.  Additionally the Key Light 2.0 features a new sleek metal case on the exterior, along with a streamlined power supply for quicker setups and storage. Version 2.0 comes in two colors Graphite and Gold and along with it’s slim 1/2 inch thick profile, it has a smaller universal power assembly featuring in-line, touch-style, flicker-free dimmer switch.

The Key Light 2.0 is still compatible with all existing (and new) TML Key Light accessories and mounting options. Available in three starter kit options, with an EZ-Clamp, the original starter kit with Stand, and starter kit with suction mount, and prices range from $330 – $360. The new starter kits and accessories are available at tpgproshop.com