Determined, Able, Beautiful, Loved, Present, Ready, Enough, Strong, Happy, Confident #IAMFIRST  The new campaign from Bdellium Tools created with the intentions to generate and drive positivity, self-worth and putting yourself and loving yourself FIRST. The idea is to start each day and each makeup regimen both personal and for clients with a state of mind that banishes self-doubt and criticism. Studies show that we criticize ourselves more often than we realize. Therefore, Bdellium Tools launched the I AM FIRST FIRST brush set to help in silencing that dialogue with a this set of empowerment tools.  Tools to help you and your clients reflect and focus on themselves first, by resetting your mind and actions every day.

This limited edition brush set includes 10 best-selling brushes from the Studio Line, each displaying a positive affirmation to help promote empowerment and reminds you to both love yourself and extend on to others. “Out of all our collections, this is the one I am most proud of. The I AM FIRST Brush Set is for everyone who wants to change their mindset to something positive every morning. It’s a way to express and unite, and redefine what it means to be beautiful.” -Edward Kim, Founder of Bdellium Tools

Take part in the campaign by using the hashtag #IAMFIRST and sharing your own stories related to the brushes on social media.  The IAMFIRST brush set, $75 available now at



MAC Cosmetics comes can be seen on the runways at 34 fashion week shows throughout the world, and they work with talented artists and industry leaders to produce innovative beauty styles. So, it was only natural for MAC to team up with three well known makeup masters to create individual color collections– Diane Kendal, James Kaliardos, and Kabuki.  With the MAC Make-up Art Cosmetics Collection, you can see each artist’s unique style shine through with each product and hue. “M∙A∙C gave me complete freedom with this collection and turned my wish list into reality. Whether you’re a make-up artist or if you just like getting dolled up, I think you will love the colors, textures and long-lasting wearability of these products” Said Kabuki.  We love that each artist collection is so distinct, yet they complement each other.

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nars-soft-matte-complete-concealerThe new Soft Matte Complete Concealer from NARS Cosmetics is sure to become a must have in your pro kit. This high coverage concealer delivers natural looking coverage that blurs, conceals and smooths imperfections. The oil-free cream formula will be available in 16 shades, so you are sure to find a hue that matches your client’s needs.
The unique formula of this concealer is designed to absorb and refract light that will blur imperfection. While the collagen-boosting pepties smooths and reduces the appearance of wrinkles and pores. Also packed with hyaluronic acid which will help hydrate, soften and plum skin for a healthier complexion, along with Vitamins A, C and E. The Soft Matte Complete Concealer, $30, will be available January 1st, 2017 at


La La Land, ta love story between a jazz musician and an aspiring actress following their dreams in the city of stars. The musical explores the importance of everyday life in the pursuit of a once-in-a lifetime love or the spotlight. La La Land grabbed the spotlight, with seven Golden Globe nominations, including best picture, best director and best lead actor and actress nods for stars Ryan Gosling and Emma Stone.

On Makeup Magazine’s Editor at Large Shannon Levy, had the pleasure of sitting down with La La Land makeup department head Torsten Witte for the Fall 2016 print issue. Check out the full interview below. We wish La La Land Nominees the best of luck for the upcoming award season.

How did you get your start in the makeup industry?
I started my career as a hair and makeup artist in Germany working in print and commercials. When I was 21, I moved to Paris, where I got my start in fashion. I just knew that I was going to be a makeup artist. I’m very fortunate to do what I believe I am supposed to be doing and that I love what I do.

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LimeLight by Alcone introduces a brand new collection in collaboration with Lottie Stannard. A well respected makeup artist worldwide, Lottie’s work has grazed countless fashion magazines, runways in New York, Milan and Paris and on countless celebrity faces. The limited-edition Lottie for LimeLight collection consists of two eyeshadow palettes and three long lasting enduring lip colors.

The eyeshadow palettes were designed by Lottie herself and the creamy powder shadow offer great coverage with staying power. The “Dazzle” palette is a celebration of color that will bes sure to add a bit of excitement to your client’s look.  The second shadow palette, “Dream On” is a collection of neutrals that are a staple to any pro kit. The consistency of the shadows layer well for bold application or blend for a more seamless look. Both eyeshadow pallets are versatile enough to use as accents for the cheeks and lips and look great on a range of skin tones.  Rounding out the Lottie collection are three matte liquid lipsticks that are long-lasting, highly pigmented and will not dry out your lips. It’s great when used alone or pair up with a lip gloss for added shine that will last.  Available in 3 shades, Mia, Elle and Ash.

LimeLight, a family-owned and operated business, is also primarily female-owned, operated and rewarded, and expanding to help women everywhere be their best with natural skin care and personalized makeup. The Lottie for LimeLight collection, $22 – $78, now available at


wbf2017logo-1The World Bodypainting Festival (WBF) will celebrate it’s 20th anniversary in July 2017! The festival held from Friday 28th – Sunday 30th, has a very long tradition and founded the modern bodypainting art movement. Artists from over 50 different nations come together over a weekend to stun and entertain attendees of the festival with high quality art, combined with music and shows.

WBF has taken place in Carinthia, Austria since 1998, but for the 20th anniversary, the festival moves to the inner city of the state capital Klagenfurt, Austria. Klagenfurt is an international established event location that will allow the festival to flourish and develop for many years. The picturesque historical theater buildings, art house and city gallery, will all serve as a great backdrop for the festival, WB Academy program and the side events. The open air park “Bodypaint City”, will house the festival main events, turning into a unique and vivid art experience.  This will allow visitors to look over the shoulders of artists at work, while experiencing art, music and various shows. The Powder Group and On Makeup Magazine are proud to be sponsors of this event. Get more details about the World Bodypainting Festival 2017 at

Artists: Yulia Vlasova, Daniele Piovane, Houyam Hajlaoui, Flavio Bosco, Leonardo Giacomo Borgese, Maria Cozman, Alex Hansen
 Andrea Peria, Daniel Janesch, Klaus Neubauer, Gunther Weirum, Dirk Hartung, Karin Upahl, Dmitri Moisseev




MAKE UP FOR EVER announces its newest global artistic collaboration with UK’s iconic singer Jessie J. The MUFE Artist lip and face collection has several launches slated for 2017 and is showcasing Jessie J’s transformative self-expression along with the artistic talent of renowned celebrity and editorial makeup artist Sammy Mourabit. As a professional artistry makeup brand, MAKE UP FOR EVER is committed to giving professional makeup artists a platform to work creatively. Therefore, teaming up with Mourabit was a natural fit. “I’m honored to be part of the MAKE UP FOR EVER Tribe and to collaborate with JESSIE J. She is fascinating and she represents what an artist in the music world should be today: a songwriter, a singer and an amazing performer. She is also a very skilled makeup artist, so our collaboration is organic, unique, and fantastic,“ said Mourabit.

The collaboration kicks off with a music video in which MAKE UP FOR EVER sets the stage for the transformation of Jessie J.“I enjoy revealing different parts of my personality in my look which makes MAKE UP FOR EVER such a great partner,” said JESSIE J. “The core of the brand is what I am about: creating characters to showcase who you are, exploring and expressing yourself in the way you want through makeup, colors and energy.”  Throughout the year MUFE is also encouraging people everywhere to celebrate makeup’s power to express, explore and transform all individuals with the create movement #IAMANARTIST.  Celebrate the power of makeup with this creative and collaborative movement!



What kind of research did you do to prepare for this early 1900s medical drama? My research for the general look of the period was mostly based on studying and reproducing portraits by American realist painters like Thomas Eakins, famous for all his amazing paintings of the medical theaters, and wonderful portraits by Sargent and Sorolla. I hosted a painting workshop led by my mentor, Cassandra Saulter, a former scenic artist turned makeup artist, and long-time painter and sculptor. My core team and I worked for two weeks on replicating their artwork to understand more of light and contrast, as well as the texture and colors of the faces of the turn of the 20th century, to translate it with painting rather than applying makeup. We had a lot of fun. I also spent a long time researching how and who used makeup since it wasn’t really commercially available back then. The easiest part of the research but crucial to a show about medicine, was researching illnesses, various conditions and their corresponding symptoms and what they do to the body. Because those haven’t really changed, the internet, medical books and our medical consultant on set were our main guides.

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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


The expansion of Kett Cosmetics continues throughout 2016!  You can now Gett Your Kett Fixx in 4 more major locations Worldwide, Atlanta, Moscow, Toronto and Spain.

What began in 2000 as a niche brand for professional makeup artists in the film and television industry has transformed into a crossover collection of cosmetics products and airbrush equipment.  Kett Cosmetics, is distributed in over 20 countries and has developed a cult following among professional makeup artists, celebrities and general consumers.  “We are committed to serving the needs of artists and will continue to build our loyal base by providing superior products that are Vegan and paraben free” Sheila McKenna, President and Founder of Kett Cosmetics.

Kett’s complete line of makeup products and equipment are currently available at Selfish by Mimi in Atlanta, The Makeup Academy Givana in Moscow, Blur Cosmetics in Toronto, and Technoair in Spain.

Today, Kett Cosmetics is globally recognized and considered an essential brand for professional artists, makeup academies, film studios and television networks.