• If you thought your super light-up, 20x magnifying mirror was harsh on your pores, your not-so-perfect eyeliner, your wrinkles or your slightly-shiny forehead, you haven’t stepped in front of a high definition camera. While we may be thankful for our DVRs, our DVDs, our MP3s and our LCDs, makeup artists and aficionados weren’t necessarily so <... >

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  • With twenty years to her credit as a professional makeup artist, Susan Posnick has worked with supermodels, celebrities and legendary photographers. But when she was diagnosed with skin cancer in the late ’90’s, Posnick’s true calling came into focus – the development of her signature cosmetics line, best known for its high SPF COLORFLO Foundation. <... >

  • Much like the Material Girl herself, there are beauty products high and low that make their way into our collective consciousness (and makeup bags.) Classics for formulation, color or payoff, this month, we salute these must-haves by asking the experts – makeup artists – and the companies themselves what exactly makes these icons so special. <... >

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  • Tattoo You L.A. Ink hottie Kat Von D collaborates with our friends at Sephora this June, launching a gorgeous collection of ink inspired makeup. We’re loving both eyeshadow palettes, dubbed Ludvig and Beethoven after Von D’s Sphynx (that’s cat speak for hairless, loves) kitty and favorite classical composer. With eight bold shades each, they’ll satiate <... >

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  • Feeling Cheeky Makeup artist Mally Roncal wants to make your life easy with her new Get Cheeky! dewy blush. The blissfully non-sticky, layerable cream blush is quite simply, idiot proof. Mally says it best, “We always want to lighten up for spring, it’s so liberating to shed the heaviness and go for a very soft, <... >

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  • With the spring relaunch of makeup artist Alison Raffaele’s signature line of cosmetics, we at BN could think of no better time to sit down and talk shop. BN: When did you begin your career as a makeup artist? How did you get your start? AR: My obsession with makeup started at age 10 when <... >

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  • It’s only natural that a chemist’s daughter with an eye for cosmetics would understand the importance of craftsmanship in makeup artistry. Joanna V. Austin, president of the recently introduced makeup line Le Métier de Beauté (and ironically a chemist’s daughter), has teamed up with makeup artist Justin Henry to create a line of luxurious foundations, <... >

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  • (please also check out our 2014 update on The Golden Rules of Lip Liners) Next to mascara, lip liner is the one product when applied incorrectly makes it obvious that you are wearing makeup. Overdrawn liner looks cheap and harsh; subtle liner plays up your pout in assorted, gorgeous ways where lips appear fuller, younger, <... >

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  • Legendary in the New York club scene, designers Richie Rich and Traver Rains of Heatherette make no qualms about their love of color, glitter and shine in their new limited edition collection for MAC. James Gager, Creative Director for MAC Worldwide says that the collaboration was a natural fit, “…we were both founded as renegade <... >

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  • BN: Hi Julie, We at BN are great fans of your line. Can you tell us a bit about how you got your start as a makeup artist in Hollywood? JH: I started out in fashion design and so I was asked by the photographers if I could do make up for their shoots. I <... >

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