Fall Makeup’s Artistic Inspiration

Written by Tasha D. Manigo-Bizzell, makeup artist and aesthetic nutritionist
This fall, makeup trends feature an eclectic mix of tradition and taboo, redefining beauty and pushing the limits of fashion. The fall season welcomes all degrees of artistic expression, but the challenge lies in interpreting the runway's over-the-top style for the everyday wearer; the dos and don'ts of makeup, like lining the eye crease in black pencil or drawing outside of the natural lip line…

The Wonderful World of Body Painting

Written by Amanda Azar, founder and executive artist for Azar Beauty
Skin is the new canvas for both skin care professionals and makeup artists. Pushing the boundaries beyond the face, makeup artists create illusions, characters, and works of art on the entire body. Body painting has become increasingly popular in the last few years due to media exposure and markets a different kind of customer. Like any other craft, body painting requires specific supplies and equipment…

Micropigmentation

Written by Anita Dawn Jones, national master instructor for Nouveau Contour USA; Nelly Kirschner, executive director for Nouveau Contour USA; and Armand Hoes, CEO of Nouveau Contour USA
Micropigmentation is one of the fastest-growing specialties in the beauty industry. Over the past few decades, this specialty has evolved from modest approaches to superior techniques. Although implanting pigment into the skin has been evidenced since the Ice Age, implantation devices have drastically improved over the years.  

The Evolution of Eye Shadow

Written by Mary Ann Lovre, president of Audrey Morris Cosmetics International
The use of eye shadow can be traced back to ancient Egypt where women used eye shadow to help them look more like the deities they worshiped and to help reduce the effect of the sun’s glare off the desert landscape.

Candy-Inspired Makeup Trends

Written by Pamela Taylor, professional makeup artist
This season’s colorful palette is reminiscent of a vintage candy shop, with shades ranging from pixie-stick blue to crystal pink.

August 2022

Brands of the Month

  • Eminence Organic Skin Care
  • Celluma by Biophotas, Inc
  • Repechage

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