Monday, August 4, 2008

Makeup Artist Corner: The American Beauty Tour Summer 2008!



Summer 2008 - The Powder Group is pleased to bring you the next round-the-country tour of the biggest talents in the makeup industry. Please join us as we travel the land celebrating the art of makeup with this season’s touring artists, celebrity makeup artist Sharon Gault, The Powder Group Lead Artist James Vincent and a Orlando Santiago as our featured artist in Airbrush Nation!

James Vincent - Beautiful Makeup

James Vincent - Beautiful Makeup

In this workshop James Vincent demonstrates the application techniques and product choices that have made him the favorite of clients across the world in literally every medium of makeup. Learn how to take your beauty makeup application to super-star status by perfecting your technique, detailing your work and understanding control and precision in beauty makeup applications for everything from bridal to red carpet, commercial work to film, television and print. James will discuss incorporating creativity into your work while maintaining a strong beauty aesthetic to your applications that will get you more and more work. James will also review the editorial collaboration and creative process, review story telling in your work in editorial and discuss creating inspiration and story boards to get a clear message of your concept across to your client. James will demonstrate essential techniques and product choices in keeping your work modern yet appropriate for the project and the client. Artists of all levels of experience and all those who love makeup are encouraged to attend.

Sunday July 13 - Las Vegas - 10:00am - 1:00pm
Sunday July 20 - Washington D.C- 10:00am - 1:00pm
Sunday August 3 - Los Angeles- 10:00am - 1:00pm
Sunday August 10 - Toronto - 10:00am - 1:00pm
Monday August 11 - NYC - 10:00am - 1:00pm
Sunday August 17 - Chicago - 10:00am - 1:00pm
Sunday August 24 - Montreal
- 10:00am - 1:00pm

Sharon Gault - A Career in Makeup

Sharon Gault - A Career in Makeup

Rightfully one of the most buzzed about artists in the business, Sharon Gault has a career that spans two decades in fashion and entertainment. Among her who’s who list of the top celebrity clients in the world are Courtney Love, Scarlett Johansson, Madonna, Katie Holmes, Drea de Matteo, Brittany Spears, Lindsey Lohan, Hillary Duff. Muse and artist to renowned photographer David LaChapelle, Sharon’s list of top photographer clients expands to include Ellen Von Unwerth, Herb Ritts, Mathew Rolston and Michael Comte and her work can be seen on the pages of Italian and British Vogue, W, Vanity Fair, The Face and Arena, as well as in the videos of Christina Aguilera, Britney Spears, Avril Lavigne, Elton John. In this intimate event, Sharon shares stories, demonstrates technique, discusses her favorite products, and talks about how to make it big and maintain as a professional makeup artist. Whether you’re a pro, a student or simply someone who has a passion for makeup artistry - Join us for a few hours with Sharon Gault and allow “Mama Makeup” and be inspired, entertained and educated like no other can. Artists of all levels of experience and all those who love makeup are encouraged to attend.

Sunday August 3 - Los Angeles - 3:00pm - 6:00pm
Sunday August 10 - Toronto - 3:00pm - 6:00pm
Monday August 11 - NYC
- 3:00pm - 6:00pm

Orlando Santiago - Airbrush Nation

Orlando Santiago - Airbrush Nation

Whether you are new to airbrushing, looking to update your product and equipment selection, or looking for a few new tips on technique - The Powder Group presenter Orlando Santiago will bring it all together as he presents Airbrush Nation in this artistic and informational new event. Join Orlando as he reviews all the need-to-know information about airbrushing that will ensure that you can be the most up-to-date artist you can be when it comes to now essential technique. Airbrush Nation will include a review of the range of airbrush equipment and products available, demonstration of the equipment and technique demonstrations for face and body work. understanding how to determine when airbrushing is preferential to traditional makeup techniques and how to incorporate both into your application and explore additional your product choices as an airbrush artist. No airbrush experience is required for this event and all levels of airbrush experience are encouraged to attend.

Sunday July 13 - Las Vegas - 3:00pm - 6:00pm
Sunday July 20 - Washington D.C - 3:00pm - 6:00pm
Sunday August 17 - Chicago
- 3:00pm - 6:00pm

Las Vegas events are held at Desert Ice Studio 6346 Sout Pecos Road, Las Vegas, NV

Montreal events are held at Danielle Huard Studio Backstage 4209 St Jacques O. Montréal, Quebec

Washington D.C events are held at Studio 400 8532 Terminal Rd. Unit N Lorton, VA

Chicago events are held at Ruby Room 1743-45 W. Division St Chicago, IL

Toronto events are held at Industry Cosmetics 546 Yonge Street, Toronto, Ontario

Los Angeles events location to be announced

New York City events location to be announced

In each city, our featured artist will present a 3 hours seminar consisting of multiple application demonstrations, Q & A, and of discussion about the craft and career of makeup artistry.

The seminars have been developed from the pro-artist perspective, but as always, the techniques and product information discussed is fascinating for all attendees - pro and non-pro alike - who share a passion for the art of makeup.

Event fee is $85 for each event.

To register or for more information please call 212.627.7447, 866.876.9337 or email

*please note that event dates are subject to change. Full refunds of fees will be provided for any tour date that was changed by The Powder Group.

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