BE attended The Make Up Show, NYC held at the Metropolitan Pavillion in NYC on May 18-19, 2008.  The only trade show for makeup professionals of it's kind, it's co-produced by Metropolitan Events & Production. 

BE arranged an exclusive interview with makeup artist James Vincent, who has worked in all mediums of make-up including magazines, runways and television. His client list includes Good Morning America, The Today Show, CNN, Fuse, MTV, BBC and BET.  Nylon magazine and WWD have named James as the "makeup artist to watch".

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~ Top 5 Fall/Winter 08/09 Color Cosmetic Trends - James Vincent

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Latest trends, tips and color technologies were also shared by Eve Pearl, 5 time Emmy award winning, celebrity makeup artist, David Klasfeld, print, runway and film Make Up Artist CEO and Creative Director of OCC, Trae Bodge co-founder of 3 Color Custom and Lori Taylor, Pro Artistry Manager at Smashbox.

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James Vincent, Make Up Artist

Innovative Cosmetic Application Tips:
  • With face powder application, the size of brush matters! “ People have a tendency to over powder their face after foundation application.”  James recommends using a small face brush (he uses a crease brush) to finish the face and create a flawless look.
  • His favorite finishing powder?  Make Up Forever HD powder.
  • A natural looking brow is important! Use a gel liner to sketch in individual hairs.  If needed, follow with taupe shadow or pencil in the brow to create a natural look.
  • James prefers to use taupe powder followed by a pencil to line the eyes.  It offers a natural shadow and creates a softer gradation of color than lining completely with a dark black line.  It also offers a guideline to follow so you don’t have to worry about making mistakes.

OCC - Lip Tricks! Like your current day lip color, but need a little more intensity for night wear? Layer a small amount of OCC’s Tarred lip balm, a black lip base color, over your favorite day lip color to intensify the look for evening wear.



3 Custom Color - What's Old is New! Trae Bodge, Scott Catto and Chad Hayduk, the “Three” Specialists in Three Custom Color just introduced Light Brights, a lip color collection reminiscent of the 80’s dance scene.  Launched a few weeks ago, the lip colors are right on target for 2008’s Spring/Summer color season that features bold, hot, and neon-like tones.  The gleaming colors of fashion do not necessarily translate well when worn bold on skin.  Day Glo Florescents collaborated with 3 Color Cosmetics to create 4 soft, sheer, modern, playful, wearable tints. The moisturizing stains are great for all skin tones and have names that evoke the nightlife of a totally awesome decade!



Smashbox:  Look for “Wicked Lovely” color story launching for the holidays.  The color story is a smouldering smokey eye paired with a rich, dark lip color.  It’s both intense, “wicked” and luxurious, “lovely” at the same time!


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