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


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


Monsterpalooza back for another year in celebration of The Art of Monsters and Movie Magic! Taking place on April 7-9, 2017 in Pasadena, CA, Monsterpalooza brings together professionals of film, makeup, special effects, aficionados, collectors, art and most importantly Monsters! Since it’s inception in 2009 Monsterpalooza has become internationally known, and the event to meet the award winning masterminds behind some of the most memorable creatures featured in film, television and the haunt industry.

The three day event features over 250 exhibitors, live makeup demos, a monster museum and celebrity guests from the world of Horror, Science Fiction and Fantasy. Each year at Monsterpalooza unique panels and presentations are featured all weekend, spotlighting fan favorite films from the past and future. This year’s guests include Robert Englund of A Nightmare on Elm Street, Cassandra Peterson aka Elvira, Academy Award and Emmy Award winning makeup artist Ve Neill, Academy Award Winning Makeup Artist Michael Westmore and many, many more.

Aside from the presentation, demos and guests, there will also be a 30th anniversary Makeup Tribute to The Lost Boys, featuring three of the original Oscar Winning makeup artist, Ve Neill, Greg Cannon, and Steve La Porte and joining them is Bill Corso. This tribute will be hosted and curated by Eryn Krueger Mekash, and take place on Saturday April 8 at the PPI Premiere Products, INC booth.

Some of this year’s exhibitors include PPI Premiere Products, INC.  Makeup Designory (MUD), and Frends Beauty Supply. Tickets are $30 per day of $70 for all three days. For more information about Monsterpalooza and to purchase tickets, visit:


The Artist Summit 2017, is THE pro beauty industry event of all events. Every two years 200 of the industry’s most driven, focused and committed professionals unite in Provincetown, MA for three days of insightful and inspiring discussion about artistry, career and industry. This year’s summit held October 1-4th followed by two days of supplementary workshops October 5 & 6th is sponsored in part by MAKE UP FOR EVER, Skindinavia, The Makeup Light, Bdellium Tools, Kett Cosmetics and IT Cosmetics.

This is the sixth program under The Artist Summit brand, the third to be held in Provincetown, MA, and brought to you by The Powder Group (TPG), the company known for creating the The Makeup Show, On Makeup Magazine and The American Beauty Tour.  They are continuing their commitment to bring the pro beauty community together through unique inspirational experiences with this unique program.

“Our industry is one of the most exciting and unique in the world.” said Michael DeVellis, founder and Executive Director of The Powder Group. “With the next evolution of The Artist Summit, we continue to elevate the craft and careers of pro beauty professionals in new ways, celebrating not only the work of the makeup professional but the community of pro beauty.” Continue reading


On Makeup Magazine had the pleasure of sitting down with Vlada Haggerty, a Los Angeles based makeup artist and beauty innovator. Vlada has made her mark in the beauty world with her exquisite and instantly recognizable lip-art (as seen and hugely popular on Instagram @vladamua). Newly appointed as the Lip Editor-in-Chief with Smashbox Cosmetics, Vlada had the opportunity to collaborate on the two new liquid lip collections, Be Legendary Liquid Metals and Be Legendary Liquid Pigments. Using the new collections, she worked with Smashbox to create beautifully intricate lip-art to promote the new collections, with looks that include her signature glossy lip drips. So what exactly does the role of Lip Editor-in-Chief entail? Check out our interview with Vlada below for details on her role and the upcoming Lip Art World Tour. Continue reading


Make spring more colorful with SEPHORA COLLECTION Lip Powder! Play with texture and dimension with this lightweight, matte metallic finish on lips. This pearlized pigment powder is perfect for creating editorial styled looks when used alone or layered over any lip color. The unique sponge tip applicator makes it easy to apply the powder without any fallout. Available in six shades: Gold Reserve (gold nude), It’s Natural (peach nude), Rethink Pink (burgundy), Red Hot (bright red), Rust Red (rusty red), Brown-ie (brown nude). Sephora Lip Powder, $12 available in-store and online


Kat Von D has been the main driving force behind her brand for over a decade, Kat Von D Beauty, and is now expanding her beauty family, with the Artistry Collective. The brand’s first official makeup artist team, all hand-picked by Kat, the team includes four top beauty, professional artists and influencers Leah Carmichael, Steffanie Strazzere, Tara Buenrostro, and Kelseyanna Fitzpatrick, who will represent the brand globally.

Each of these artists will not only brings a diverse experience and skill set to Kat Von D Beauty, but also their unique background from makeup education, working with top clients and celebrities and editorial work. The team will represent the mission and talent of Kat Von D Beauty – unscripted, authentic, vegan, high-performance product and freedom of self-expression, from the everyday to the avant-garde.

“I am so excited to expand the Kat Von D Beauty family with these extremely talented women who are the perfect reflection of the brand. I discovered these gifted artists through their remarkable work on their personal Instagram accounts, and while each one of these ladies is brilliant in her own right, we are unstoppable together as the Artistry Collective. I can honestly say that I am a fan of each of these artists – Leah excels with complexion and has the ability to make anyone look flawless, Tara has a raw style that stems from her art background, Steffanie’s gothic aesthetic is romantic and beautiful, and Kelsey blows me away with her power to manipulate makeup to look like a painting, especially at such a young age. These ladies are true artists with big hearts and are so essential in spreading Kat Von D Beauty all over the world on a much more profound level. I hope that the unique content we create with the Artistry Collective will also be an inspiration to others.” – Kat Von D Continue reading


New from MAC Cosmetics comes Metallic Lips! A matte, metal-plated lipstick look that is rich and vibrant in color and give the lips a metallic chrome finish.  The luxurious 18 shade collection comes in an array of full spectrum copper, bronze and titanium color-infused shades.  Some shades included are Zerocool a metalized emerald green, Jupiter a bronzed neutral, Nightly Ritual a blackened navy and Hades Fire a cool red burgundy.  The new MAC Metallic Lipsticks, $17 available on March 23 online and in-store.



New from MAKE UP FOR EVER comes two additions to the ULTRA HD family. The ULTRA HD Skin Booster is the first step for a flawless complexion. This serum instantly plumps, while increasing the skin’s moisture with every application. The hyaluronic acid not only hydrates the skin, but improves the skin’s ability to hold makeup while the collagen and Argan oil extract with Vitamin E helps to plum and diminish the appearance of fine lines, improving the skin’s overall look. Pro Tip: apply to skin 15 mins .before applying makeup primer or foundation for best results.

The next addition to the ULTRA HD family, the ULTRA HD Lip Booster, perfect for healthy looking smooth lips.  This unique serum helps to hydrate lips with the aid of hyaluronic acid, along with loofah oil, which help moisturize and prevent dehydration. The combination of emollient oils provide a glossy, luminous finish. Available in two shades, Clear for a subtle shine or Tinted, for a natural glossy color.  Best when applied as a first step in your lip prep routine as a prepping lip mask, dab away excess before applying lip color.

Both ultra HD boosters are a perfect addition to your pro kits to smoothe, hydrate and illuminate your clients one complexion and lips at a time. ULTRA HD skin Booster, $41, and Lip Booster, $23 available now at


Debuting this Spring The Makeup Show first annual Pro Awards will recognize innovation and excellence in the Pro Makeup Artist community. The Pro-driven awards, allow industry professionals and makeup enthusiasts the opportunity to vote not only for their favorite products but honor their peers in the industry.  Nominations for both products and Artist of the Year have officially been announced.

This year’s nominations, were entirely curated by industry professional and include categories such as, Tools of the Trade, Prep and Prime, About Face, Concealer Weapon, The Eyes Have It, Lash Out, Seeing Red, Perfect Palette, New Kid on the Block, Artistry Essentials, and finally Artist of the Year! The Pro must-haves nominated includes some of your favorite products from the most pro focused brands in our industry including Continue reading