Cosmoprof’s Extraordinary Gallery Shows Off Innovations
For those fans of innovation, the Extraordinary Gallery was a feast of new products, strategies and viewpoints. Here is a sampling of some niche offerings that stood out.
Emmy award-winning makeup artist Eve Pearl was also on hand. Known for her extensive work in the entertainment industry, Pearl was showing a range of multifunctional foundations, concealers, blushes and powders, which aim to create a natural look that appears flawless even on high-definition television.
“We feel, truly, that it’s skin care, that’s going to give you immediate results and lasting benefits,” Pearl said, referring to the various treatment ingredients present in her three lines, Eve Pearl, Pearlfx and E-P Pro. The powders, for instance, contain hyaluronic acid, aloe and vitamin E, while the liquid foundations contain retinol, aloe, coconut oil and vitamin E; all have no fragrance or parabens. “It’s skin care with a little bit of color,” Pearl noted.
She also said that while many of her clients are professionals, the brand targets all women who want a no-fuss, straightforward skin and makeup routine. With a boutique in New York on Third Ave. and 50th St., Pearl also sells her products on QVC across the U.S. and in the U.K. In June and August, they will be available on QVC in Germany and France, respectively.
Pearl noted that men, too, have been buying her foundations, viewing them more as tinted moisturizers. “For us, the men’s market has been the fastest-growing market,” she said.
So, there’s a little story behind this post! I was asked if I wanted to try Eve Pearl HD Dual Foundation and I said no because it looked faffy and annoying to do; the range is based on colour neutralising and contouring, or if you do it the Eve Pearl way, “reverse contouring”. Jesus, I can’t even do it the right way round. However, the PR was so sure I’d like it that it came anyway. Obviously, I hated it on sight…. until I tried it!
Eve Pearl HD Dual Foundation
As you can see, the cream foundation in two tones comes with a little diagram that tells you exactly where to put it. The paler shade goes on over the eyelids and the lower section of the face, the darker shade goes everywhere else. Absolutely simple, no brainer application method. Personally, I didn’t like it under my eyes where it’s supposed to neutralise blue, because it makes fine lines even worse, and it’s absolutely no surprise at all that Eve Pearl’s background is in theatre, TV and film. You can see there is a direct correspondence to what she’s used there to the consumer product, and it’s a wee bit ‘panstick’ in feel on the skin.
Eve Pearl HD Dual Foundation
See… those are two shades that really shouldn’t work on my face.. but do! Once you’ve got the hang of the little sponge, the shades blend surprisingly easily (there are fat sponges and a brush so you can blend, blend, blend), so there’s no way you look like you have two different shades at play. In fact, I think I would say it’s very flattering and I seem to have accidentally contoured – rather brilliantly. There’s no doubt that it’s given definition to my face, and if you like a heavier weight foundation this coverage is delightful. Kinda film-starry! I’m so impressed. Also impressive is the colour line-up… lots of shades available.
The drawback, however, is that you get only a tiny amount – I think if you were doing this every day you’d whip through the palette in days.. there’s a very large space for the thin sponge within the compact that gives the impression that there’s far more product than there actually is. At £41.50, for the sliver of make up you get (along with the sponge and a brush) this would be for special occasion use only.
The product you’re most likely to hear a lot about from this range is the ‘salmon concealer’ to neutralize blue under your eyes.. hope it’s less line-making than the foundation.
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I have three stages of makeup. There’s my daily, which is for going to studio and working. I use Make Up for Ever concealer and tinted moisturizer with SPF by Nars. Because I have really sensitive skin around my eyes, I use only Aveda mascara. Sometimes when I use other brands, my eyelids get puffy and swollen. As far as lipstick, Nars has a great Velvet Gloss lip pencil. It’s fast and not too makeup-y and gives you color. I like to have something I can share with my daughter, too, so I might have some really sheer and pale Bite lip glosses around. Bite is edible, so I feel it’s relatively safe.
Then there’s my midrange makeup, if I’m attending an event or going to a meeting. I use this wonderful palette by Eve Pearl. There are three eye shadows and two blush colors, and it’s small enough that I can take it with me. I also really like the Bobbi Brown shimmer brick.
For the stage, it’s a heavy cake foundation. You put it on with a sponge — we’re talking complete coverage. Then comes powder and cake eyeliner with a brush and water — you have to do big lines around the eyes and maybe some contouring. And we always wear eyelashes. Eyes need to be expressive on the stage.
Growing up I was a tomboy. I was awkward, had bad skin, short, frizzy hair and body image issues. I played sports because I was tall, gawky and my grades were not that great. I played basketball, racquetball, volleyball and was a color guard. Later in high school, I discovered drama class and started participating in the school musicals, where I first began helping out with the hair and makeup. My dancing skills were pretty good; singing…not so much. But since I was able to coordinate the hair and makeup for the shows, I was able to participate in the leading roles. From Grease to Hair to Cabaret, it was always about the hair and makeup.
How did this tranform into your career as a makeup artist?
I never imagined being a professional makeup artist. I didn’t even know that was a career choice. As an eastern European immigrant, I thought that was something you did if you did not have a formal education. My mother was a hairdresser ever since I can remember. It was the type of work she was always able to get, traveling through several countries. Even when I was helping out with the hair and makeup in school, it was just because it seemed easy to do. I even did the makeup for… >> For the rest of Eve Pearl’s answer to this and other inspiring questions, Order the Spring 2015 issue here
EVE PEARL LAUNCHES PRODUCT LINE AT NAIMIES BEAUTY CENTER
Eve Pearl gives Tutorial to Naimies Staff
New York — June 12th2009 — Five-time Emmy award-winning celebrity makeup artist Eve Pearl successfully launched her product line at Naimies Beauty Center yesterday.
Eve delivered a makeup tutorial to Naimies Professionals, who now know the exact properties of her High Definition makeup line.
“The Naimies staff is very passionate about makeup,” said Eve. “It was very exciting to teach new techniques to professionals who might have seen it all. It’s great knowing you can always grow in your approach and your method.”
Although Eve’s makeup line may be smaller compared to others, she feels that her line provides only the essential products that can be used on all skin tones.
“It is extremely important to explain my methods to the Naimies’ makeup artists so the makeup can be used correctly for maximum results,” said Eve.
"The event was also attended by many of Eve’s YouTube fans from the West Coast.
“It’s always great to teach my techniques, not only to makeup artists, but to fans of my products and my beliefs,” said Eve.
"The launch was so successful that Naimies bought out all of the products that Eve had with her for the IBS Show in Las Vegas. Therefore, Eve will not be exhibiting at the IBS Show but she will be in attendance.
On June 20th and 21st, Eve will be performing makeup classes at the IMATS Beauty Show in Pasadena, California. Some of the class titles include ‘How to Get the Job, Make Money and Beyond,’ ‘High Definition Beauty and Business,’ and ‘Turn Your Work/Talent/Skills into a Business.”
"I love working with professionals and I look forward to helping other makeup artists at the IMATS Beauty Show by showing them the fulfilling power of makeup through simplicity," said Eve.
The EVE PEARL Makeup Experience Studio and Boutique is located at 805 Third Avenue in the heart of New York City. For more information, please visit www.EvePearl.com, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 212-223-2229.