If you are intrigued by the history of Makeup, love things that are Pink — and you also crave an out-of-the-house adventure before NYC imposes its next Covid Lockdown (because you know it’s coming) — you can head on over to the newly-opened Makeup Museum (which is a thing that exists) for its debut exhibit entitled Pink Jungle: 1950s Makeup in America. Pink Jungle explores the Makers and Muses of that decade through fascinating and never-before-seen beauty artifacts, and the museum features other makeup-themed exhibits as well. I’ve already booked my visit and will be posting on that very Pink experience in the upcoming weeks!
The Makeup Museum: Pink Jungle is Located at 94 Gansevoort Street, Accross from the Whitney Museum in NYC’s Meatpacking District. Visit This Link For More Information, and to Book and Purchase Your Timed-Entry Tickets. General Admission is $36 but You Can Get a 20% Discount By Entering the Promo Code “NYC” at Check Out.
‘Never Take a Break From Looking Great’ is the fun tagline for Intermission Beauty, a cosmetics line I discovered while visiting BroadwayCon in late January. The line was created by Douglas Otero, a singer, dancer and actor-turned celebrity makeup artist who wanted to create a line of fabulous lipsticks. Douglas also wanted to team-up with Broadway’s finest stars, and bring awareness to the cause of preventing animal cruelty. He decided that the lipstick shade names would be inspired by the vibrancy of the theater’s fiercest Divas, as well as his own love of musicals. After years of rehearsal, the big red curtain finally lifted and the Broadway Diva Seriesfor Intermission Beauty took the stage.
Intermission’s Broadway Diva Series features lipsticks named after, created and hand picked by the Divas themselves. The lipsticks are paraben-free, gluten-free, and made with as few ingredients as possible so they are good for you and good for the environment. Whether you’re the lead, in the ensemble, or behind-the-scenes, you are sure to find a color that will complement your style. Portions of the proceeds from sales of the Broadway Diva Series lipsticks benefit the ASPCA and The Humane Society, pushing the efforts to end cruelty to animals once and for all!
All long-wearing lipsticks are manufactured in the U.S.A.
Above: Matilda, Hairspray, Hamilton and Kinky Boots Are Just a Few of the Gorgeous Shades!
Intermission has also recently introduced a line of organic, all-natural-ingredient facial mists in two varieties: The Enchanted Rose and Under the Sea. Both are beneficially hydrating, with a pure ingredient list unlike other mist products, which are generally made mostly of water, and can contain fragrance or alcohol. The Enchanted Rose is for all skin types while Under the Sea is ideally suited for drier skin types. Both mists will have you glowing in a few minutes time, which is why Intermission suggests misting after cleansing, and before your skincare routine. You may also mist after applying your makeup or in the middle of the day to recharge and refresh.
Read more about Intermission Beauty products, and shop online, by visiting This Link. If you are a retailer with an interest in selling Intermission Beauty products in your store, you can get more information on ordering wholesale by sending your inquiry to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Do you recognize this object? Do you know how works? How old are you? Don’t answer that. It’s hard to believe that this totally rad Pink Rotary Dial Desk Telephone was once the height of cool and contemporary consumer design. Now, it’s just a sculpture, or a piece pop culture ephemera.
Maybe you’ve seen one used as a prop in an old movie you enjoy for its nostalgic pull.
It is beautiful though, ins’t it? Sure it is.
Photographed at ICFF at Javits Center, NYC, in May of 2018
Neil and Liane as Alice and Alice (Photo Courtesy of Liane Butler)
When my friend Liane and her husband Neil were invited to a Wacky Alice in Wonderland-Themed 40th Birthday Party, they took the term Wacky as seriously as possible. Not only did Neil go full drag as an extremely authentic blonde-haired Alice, but Liane took her look even further, recreating the classic Shock Rocker eye makeup of Alice Cooper. Seriously, that is just genius. Genius! Continue reading Alice Cooper in Wonderland→
Anne and I spent a couple of hours on Saturday afternoon checking out Beautycon NYC over at Pier 36 event space. While this event appears to be very finely focused on Teens, we managed to have some fun checking out the various Beauty Brands bringing their products directly to the enthusiastic throng of fans that came out on a cloudy day for this annual event.
We especially enjoyed our time spent at the bareMinerals booth, where they are celebrating the launch of their new liquid foundation make up and eye primer, BARESKIN, which is a fantastic product. Their whole line is making waves, even the best anti wrinkle cream from established brands should watch out!
BARESKIN is non-nomedogenic, containing no oils, silicone, water, parabens or fragrance. But while it’s formulated with the bare minimum ingredients, there is no sacrificing of benefits. As it was explained to us, the ultra-thin fluid harnesses dynamic mineral pigments suspended in a serum base. Combined with the potent blend of vitamin C and Lilac plant stem cells, this good–for–you formula is a tone–correcting mineral foundation and skincare serum in one. It also has a 20 SPF. Wow!
What’s fun about applying the foundation is the special “buffing” applicator brush that been designed just for this purpose. Engineered with a unique fluid reservoir in its center, the intelligent brush design lets you adjust your coverage, adding one drop at a time, for a truly seamless application. It also feels really good on your face. However, we always recommend to do a blackhead vacuum procedure before using makeup.
Both Anne and I had our skin tones matched to the appropriate BARESKIN shade and bareMinerals PR rep Quinta Gaines was kind enough to give each of us a professional application so we could see how the product looks on our skin. Quinta pointed out that because there’s no water in the foundation is important to shake it very thoroughly before applying it to your skin (each bottle has mixing beads in it, just like you find with nail polish). She said to think of the application process in this way, Shake, Drop, Buff. Just one drop actually goes a long way and you can report repeat the application with several drops until you get the coverage you like. She also very generously gifted each of us with a bottle of our appropriate shade of BARESKIN, and the applicator brush.
BARESKIN is available in 20 shades and retails for $29, while the unique brush applicator has a $28 retail price. Shop for both and other Skinstitut products online.