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.
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
Exclusive Interviews and a Behind-the-Scenes Look at V.F.’s Cover Queen: Caitlyn Jenner’s Beauty Prep
Vanity Fair / By Sunhee Grinnell
Marilyn Monroe once famously said, “Fear is stupid. So are regrets.” And in this century, the bravest girl just stood up: Caitlyn Jenner. As this exclusive cover queen is making major headlines, I turned to the trusted glam squad: makeup master and artist Mark Carrasquillo, hairstylist giant Oribe, and celebrity manicurist Deborah Lippmann, who helped Caitlyn to love who she saw in the mirror on our set.
Caitlyn Jenner getting prepped for the photo shoot. (All photographs courtesy of Kathryn MacLeod.)
“I didn’t want her to look like a man in a dress. I wanted her tolook like a beautiful 65-year-old woman," said Carrasquillo—and that is exactly what he achieved.
Makeup artist Mark Carrasquillo working on Jenner.
As for the makeup, he wanted to give her a soft look and wanted to keep the skin semi-matte without too much shine. And since she has great features, he did not do any contouring and left the shadows alone. He used Tom Ford Traceless Foundation S.P.F. 15, and then Eve Pearl Salmon Concealer for additional coverage under the eyes, around the nose, and in any trouble spots. The eyebrows were lightly filled in with Estée Lauder Stay-in-Place Brow Lift Duo in Soft Brown. He curled her lashes and used Velourmink lashes, but topped only with a few individual ones, as they both wanted beautiful but very real-looking lashes. Then they were coated with Estée Lauder More than Mascarain Rich Black, concentrating on the root of the lash, less toward the tips, and he applied one coat of mascara to the bottom lashes. Then, to emphasize the eyes a bit further, he used_Tom Ford Eye Defining Pen in Black along her top eyelid following her lash line. Wanting to keep her eyes clean and sophisticated, he opted for very little eye shadow, and instead used the Sculpting Powder by Kevyn Aucoin in Medium, and softly blended in her crease and along her lower lashes. This was followed by a soft, peachy blusher on her cheeks, by Serge Lutens in Shade No. 2, which is one of Carrasquillo’s go-to favorites.
On the lips, he used Serge Lutens Lip Pencil to shape and define her lips, as no lipstick was used (only a bit of the pencil mixed with a lip balm).
“For me, I felt deeply responsible to represent what her goals were . . . She said, her whole life, looking in the mirror had different meaning and now, looking in the mirror (at the shoot), she felt more beautiful, and that was good enough for me," said the soft-spoken and much-sought-after makeup artist Carrasquillo.
2009 Editor’s Choice Awards-Part 3-The Cheeks & Face
EVE PEARL would like to thank Temptalia (www.temptalia.com) for choosing our Salmon Concealer® & Treatment for the 2009 Editor’s Choice Award for “Best Concealer”.We’re thrilled to have been a part of this years picks and look forward to sharing our signature Concealer with new fans!
Each award is broken down into a best high-end winner and budget-friendly winner. For each award, the winning brand/product gets a brief description of why, and where appropriate, a link to any in-depth review. These awards are given out by me based on my personal experience with the products. Readers’ Choice Awards are completely separate :)
Part 3 focuses on my favorite products to use on the cheeks and face — from blush to foundation to primer. These were not restricted to new products in 2009; any brand, any product, from any time can win.
Best Concealer (High-end):Eve Pearl Salmon Concealer
Eve Pearl Salmon Concealer ($35.00) is a very creamy and emollient concealer that works really well to camouflage those nasty under eye circles. This concealer really does conceal with a vengeance, because it’s a very thick, creamy product that fully covers whatever you need it to cover.
Thank you Matthew for sharing with us. We are touched to know we apart of your work and as you stated in your article "... relieving some of the family's pain by giving their loved one a look of vitality." Beautiful Article.