All classes and speakers subject to change
In this class, body painter Trina Merry (ABC, NBC, ESPN, Sports Illustrated, Rolling Stone) will take you step by step through the process of a painting. You will learn how to translate cosplay characters into body paintings, working with your model’s natural anatomical structure to create designs that complement his or her unique form. You’ll learn what materials to use, how to base coat, different brush strokes, contouring, highlights, shadows, using stencils to add embellishment and character symbols, adding 3-D elements, sealing your design and how to work with photographers and your model to achieve your creative vision. This is an intensive three-hour workshop with limited class size for more one-on-one time.
Alex LaMarsh will show you how to properly groom men for photo shoots and video, including basic grooming and sports grooming.
Fashion and celebrity make-up artist Kendra Richards will demonstrate her red-carpet tips and techniques to create the appearance of glowing, flawless-looking skin, from prep to the finished look. Topics include: skin prep, color selection, covering discolorations, addressing skin imperfections, highlighting and contouring. Richards is an unapologetic fanatic about creating the look of gorgeous, glowing skin using make-up as a tool, and she loves to share her tips. The class will be followed by a question-and-answer session as time allows.
As make-up professionals, we look for the best tools and brushes to complete work to its full potential. In this seminar, Dani Fonseca will demonstrate how to think outside the box when using makeup and body-art brushes to create an editorial beauty look from an artist’s perspective. She will demonstrate traditional and non-traditional uses of several brushes from the Royal & Langnickel line, showing how to achieve different textures and sharing how brushes can “inspire” the final product. This class is perfect for those working in print and film alike, as both make-up and technique will be HD-worthy.
Thomas Surprenant shares techniques for making quick changes to produce HD-quality character effects that can be done on set, such as blood, bruises, dirt and illness.
Watch as the stars of tomorrow face off in the student make-up competition. Models will present the final make-up creations of make-up students, who are competing for cash and prizes. This year’s beauty-category theme is Art Through the Ages.
It’s been more than 25 years since I first discovered my cosmetic addiction. If you had told me that this obsession would eventually transform me into an award-winning artist, educator and cosmetic industry expert, I would have laughed. I really didn’t care where my career would take me as long as I was submerged in everything that had to do with make-up. The accidental discovery that I was pretty good at sharing my collected make-up information (and that people wanted to listen) was an unexpected bonus. So for my keynote address, I’ve invited my friends from Make-up Designory to help me indulge my cosmetic addiction and do what we both do really well: make-up education and, of course, a little playing with make-up!
See tricks of the trade to help you achieve a strong, clean, gorgeous make-up. Eve Pearl demonstrates the Eve Pearl Method step by step, including how to hide flaws and imperfections and create defined brows, lips and cheeks using her Reverse Contouring method for all skin types. See how using products wet and dry changes your results. Become that top artist everyone requests and receive the compensation you deserve, because you will be worth it. Let Pearl show you how to achieve the look that will keep your clients calling you again and again.
M.A.C. Pro senior artists focus on recreating the looks of iconic style setters: Marilyn Monroe, Marlene Dietrich, Diana Ross, Lucille Ball, Queen Victoria and Madonna, all whom have influenced and epitomized the fashions of their times. Learn to recreate the signature looks of these icons by first identifying their key features and styles, then transforming your models or actors.
High-definition photography is inevitable in today’s media world. Whether TV, film or photography, Jos Brands will show you the ideal Kryolan Professional Make-up products for every skin type and for the various types of media.
Join Oscar-nominated make-up artist Robin Mathews and IMATS show director Michael Key as they discuss what it takes to create buzz-worthy make-up.
Go Behind the Scenes of Jackass Presents: Bad Grandpa with Make-up Department Head Steve Prouty.
A goddess should never sacrifice her good looks! Beauty doesn’t have to make a dent in your wallet when you have the right products, tools and techniques. Stop by for a step-by-step course on how to achieve some of the most coveted beauty looks in Hollywood using NYX Cosmetics’ affordable yet high-quality products!
Melanie Mills demonstrates a glamour make-up look live on a model. This fun and educational presentation will cover eye shape, eyebrows, contour and highlight, lashes and body make-up, and Mills will take questions from the audience as she works.
Terri Apanacewicz will be using one model to demonstrate a red-carpet look she likes and the process she goes through on event days with her clients.
Meet industry pros Sheila McKenna, of Kett Cosmetics, and Alphonse Wiebelt, creator of Esum Brushes. Learn how to detail your work through a combination of advanced and traditional make-up techniques. Discover the make-up artistry skills essential for all genres of the beauty industry (not just TV/film). From airbrush to fine-detailing your work with professional brushes and products, you can take your make-up and business to a whole new level.
Cast members from all five seasons of Syfy’s Face Off share their experiences and the challenges they faced on the hit show, as well as what they’re up to now. Panelists include Scott Ramp (season 5), Jo Holland (Season 1), Laney Parkhurst (season 5), Nicole Chilelli (winner of season 3), Eric Fox (season 4), Derek Garcia (Season 3, Derek shown at top left), Nix Herera (season 2, shown at left above Frank Ippolito), Heather Henry (Season 2), Rod Maxwell (Season 3), Adolfo Barreto (season 5), Katie Machaiek (season 4) and more.
In this class Robert will demonstrate techniques needed to quickly create a halloween event make-up. This will include silicone and foam prosthetics, airbrush techniques, acrylic dentures, silicone build-up and much more.
Derek Garcia will show you how to apply a realistic temporary tattoo step by step for film work. Learn how to make a stencil for the tattoo and how to apply the stencil. Garcia also will be showing how to paint the tattoo on step by step.
Philip Luque, Youngblood Mineral Cosmetics’ global educator/make-up artistry executive for the West Coast, leads a class on foundation basics using Youngblood Mineral Cosmetics. Get color matched and find the perfect foundation for your skin tone. Plus, learn the latest and greatest beauty trends for Spring 2014, including new colors, products and pro tips. You will surely “spring forward” with the best daytime and evening looks.
No matter what type of make-up artist you are, perfect skin is always requested. Join pro artist Cory Bishop for Stila Cosmetics as he walks you through the newest technology for perfecting the skin for multiple skin tones.
For decades, drag queens have not only embodied ever-evolving beauty trends but have also stood as a standard of technique for make-up artists and make-up lovers alike. The demand for bold beauty has never been higher. If you’ve ever wanted to know how to amp up your make-up application, or if you’ve just wondered what’s it like to be as glamorous as a drag queen, Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics’ global brand manager and lead make-up artist Courtney Tichman will show you how by guiding you step-by-step through fabulous drag techniques to create an illusion that is singular and show-stopping!
Working in the world of high definition has placed new demands on busy make-up artists. Siân Richards wants to show that high-definition filming does not mean you need to dash off and buy a new selection of products, but that it is all about the quality of application. Richards will be doing make-up on a model in her 40s and showing that color correction and refined blending is the key to HD. The class will include a quick question-and-answer session at the end.
Mirielle Bertrand presents a new femme-fatale beauty look with the use of radiant metallics and unexpected pigments. The presentation includes spring make-up trends from the runway to everyday wear, and a Spring/Summer 2014 trend forecast.
In the last year, David Hernandez has been working very closely with Le Maquillage Professionnel from Paris, creating new colors and products for the American market. You are not going to want to miss this!
Wow your client and your audience! Camouflage body paint is used in ad campaigns, fine art, events and even political protests by artists. Come learn the method behind the magic. During this live demo, Trina Merry will cover perspective, different technologies you can use and brush techniques.
Over the past two decades, Spectral Motion has established itself as one of the industry’s leading make-up/creature effects studios, with an impressive list of credits that includes Hellboy, Blade: Trinity, Fantastic Four, Lady in the Water, X-Men: The Last Stand, Hellboy II: The Golden Army, Land of the Lost and Hansel and Gretel: Witch Hunters. To celebrate the company’s 20th anniversary, Spectral Motion chief Mike Elizalde and a number of his key team members will talk about some of the highlights from their eclectic and often cutting-edge body of work.
Go behind the scenes of The Lone Ranger with Joel Harlow, Bill Corso, Mike Smithson, Robin Beauchesne, Steve Buscaino and Ken Niederbaumer.
In Showtime’s critically acclaimed drama series Dexter, Michael C. Hall plays a police forensics expert and serial killer who dispenses his own brand of blood-spattered justice to other serial killers. Make-up department head Keith Hall sits down to discuss his eight seasons with the series and share a few behind-the-scenes secrets.
Finally, a class that tackles minor and major skin imperfections, including correcting and covering dark circles, acne and acne scarring. Autumn Scruggs demonstrates the necessary tools to help you achieve flawless skin.
Take your make-up application to the next level with contouring. Create the ideal bone structure, facial harmony and symmetry with the proper placement of light and shadow. Eugenia Weston demonstrates the principles and techniques of chiaroscuro using creams, powders, mattes and shimmers. Learn how to create dimension with the appearance of higher cheekbones, diminish a prominent nose, reduce a high forehead and define the jaw line. Also learn reverse contouring for use on dark skin tones.
Join makeup artists and CMS graduates Melissa Jimenez and Luis Vega as they creating a full body original design alien warrior on creature performer Mick Ignis.
Because of its exponential growth, the Hispanic community in the U.S. is an increasingly important market for cosmetic and fashion companies. This has created new opportunities for make-up artists who are interested in targeting the Hispanic market. These opportunities include work in editorial, celebrity, TV and spokesperson roles. Based on his experience in all of these areas, Luis Casco will share his insights, give advice and hold a question-and-answer session to help you tap into this expanding market.
Being creative is only half the battle of being onFace Off. Having good time management and lab skills will help you pay more attention to the art. Frank Ippolito discusses schedules, molds, techniques and how to plan ahead, so that you don’t stress out (too much). All of these techniques apply in the real world too, but this is a must attend class for anyone thinking about applying to be on Face Off.
This class will show how to do a quick zombie make-up. Derek Garcia will be using Smooth-On silicone, applying and sculpting it right on the skin. He will explain what type of silicone to use and how to apply and paint it.
Not all brushes are created equal. There are hundreds of types of make-up brushes in different sizes, materials, colors, shapes and prices. Let Emmy winner Kevin James Bennett help you discover the perfect brushes for your type of artistry. He’ll explain how quality make-up brushes are designed and manufactured and share insider tips and tricks for getting the most out of your tools.
Let creativity guide your style of make-up when designing an avant-garde make-up. Jos Brands will demonstrate the brand-new Kryolan Aquacolor Plus in combination with classical beauty make-up products. A fusion of avant-garde and fantasy make-up will inspire you.
Jordu Schell leads a two-hour demonstration on creating a fully realized character in clay, including design, overall form, detail and finishing.
Watch as the stars of tomorrow face off in the student make-up competition. Models will present the final make-up creations of make-up students, who are competing for cash and prizes. This year’s character-category theme is The World of Comic Books and Graphic Novels.
Join Face Off alumni and CMS graduates Laney Parkhurst and Miranda Jory as they create a Faerie Queen make-up inspired by the artwork of Cameron Scott Davis.
Vargas teaches a class on understanding eye shape and bone structure from an artist’s/photographer’s point of view, including how to enhance, maximize and dramatize a look for fashion or editorial work. He’ll discuss working with lines, arches and angles to perfect your technical skills.
Eve Pearl’s seminar focuses on building a brand and the key elements that led to the EVE PEARL® brand’s worldwide appeal. Pearl, a featured presenter on ShopNBC, is a five-time Emmy winner, celebrity make-up artist and author who began her brand while working as the make-up supervisor on ABC’s The View. Two years later she opened a retail store in Manhattan. The store has been running for five years now, and the brand is flourishing—it’s sought after by professionals and make-up lovers alike. Be inspired by this talk, and take your career to places you’ve only imagined!
From the runway to your reality: What really went on backstage at the shows in London, Paris, New York, and Milan shows? Discover the “it” shades before they’re “it” and see how to use them.
Join the cast of the Syfy body-painting reality show Naked Vegas: Nix Herrera, Heather Aguilera, Kelly “Red” Belmonte. Drew Marvick and Wiser Oner. The artists will discuss the techniques they use on the show and do a question-and-answer session with the audience.
Stila Cosmetics is responsible for creating the most talked-about looks at New York City’s Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week. Join pro artist and fashion week regular Cory Bishop as he shows you this season’s most talked about looks for Spring/Summer 2014.