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 hosted a gorgeous pre-MUAHS cocktail event to celebrate the nominees of the awards as well as the pro community of LA. “As a small but growing indie brand, we know that support goes both ways.” said Goldman, “We are humbled and appreciative of the support and enthusiasm that the pro community generously gives to Skindinavia and happy to celebrate this incredible community on the eve of such an important night.”
Produced by Michael DeVellis and The Powder Group, the event drew top artists from every area of the industry to the iconic The Hollywood Roosevelt for the event. Teddy’s Bar, once again set the scene for the celebration, with the dynamic street-scape of Hollywood Blvd in the background. The room was packed with members of the Local 706 and 798, who joined Local 706 President Sue Cabral-Ebert and the nominees of the MUAHS for an evening that was the perfect kick off to a weekend celebrating the top talent in our industry. “We are truly honored to support an industry that is so tirelessly committed to their artistry and is filled with immeasurable talent, courage and philanthropy.” added Deb Milley, Director of Brand Development, “As I look around the room tonight, I am blown away by how fortunate we are to be a part of such an amazing community.”
Attendees included MUAHS nominees Burton LeBlanc nominated for The Handmaid’s Tale, Amy Forsythe and Jillian Erickson for Stranger Things, Tami Lane for The Orville, Leo Won, Kirsten Sylvester and Tonia Ciccone for The Big Sick, Ronnie Specter for Wizard of Lies, Naomi Bakstad for Wonder, Donald Mowat for Blade Runner 2019, Amy Tagliamonte and Thomas Denier for Saturday Night Live, Brian Sipe for Guardians of the Galaxy, Vol. 2, Alessandro Bertolazzi for Bright. Emily Tatum, for Mudbound, Deborah Lania Denaver for I, Tonya and Ghost in the Shell, Jen Fregoso, for RuPual’s Drag Race, Jennifer Aspinall and Ned Meihardt for Walk the Plank, Robin Beauchesne for Feud, Mike Hill, for the Shape of Water, Teresa Vest for I, Tonya, Koji Ohmura and April Hutchinson for Katy Perry Swish, Swish, Mary Lee Traum for Just Add Magic, Larissa Palaszczuk for Anne With and E, Brandi Strona for Salome and The Tale of Hoffman and Margret Prentice for Spectrum/Parent Teacher Night. Also in attendance were David Malinowski and Lucy Sibbick, who went on to win the MUAHS Award for their work on Darkest Hour; as well as Vanessa Dionne who won for Mama Mia, and The Bold and The Beautiful.
Check out highlights from the Skindinavia Pro event below.
Photos: Brandon Showers