Author Archive | Kevin James Bennett

Lorde Partners With MAC

The 17-year-old Kiwi singer Ella Marija Lani Yelich-O’Connor –  better known as Lorde, not only has a fistful of hit records… she’s also got a color cosmetics mini-line debuting with MAC Cosmetics on June 5. Be honest, we all knew this was inevitable…right? The visual, shot by Charles Howells, was unveiled this morning by MAC […]

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Red Lips – A 21st Century Reboot

What never goes out of style? RED LIPS! They’re like your favorite little black dress, a timeless classic  - and this classic is getting a 21st century reboot. Red lips have been reimagined and rebooted into a myriad of tones and finishes.  From sheer to matte, deep rich berry to juicy tomato, there are reds to […]

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Mineral Makeup - Fact Vs Fiction

Mineral Makeup – Fact vs Fiction

It’s time to cut through the marketing hype and separate fact from fiction about mineral makeup. Is it really good for you? Or is it simply too good to be true? FACT:  Kevin has never been a mineral makeup hater. I DO have an aversion to dishonest mineral makeup marketing/advertising and agenda driven special interest groups […]

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Eyebrow Emergency

Eyebrow Emergency

What’s an eyebrow emergency and how does it happen? Please allow me to share this scenario – So, you were feeling all DIY and decided to cancel your scheduled eyebrow shaping appointment. You start plucking away with reckless abandon thinking, “wow, this is a cinch”. You’re busy yanking out hair after hair, when you suddenly […]

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Makeup History – Origins of Lip Color

Makeup history sometimes reveals rather provocative information, like Mother Nature’s part in the origins of lip color. Are you intrigued yet? Mother Nature decided that part of the mating process of many creatures (including humans) should include the “enhancement” of lip color. Who could have guessed we would create a multi-billion dollar global industry based […]

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Understanding The Modern Metrosexual

I don’t normally address guy grooming in this blog. But from what I see, some dudes are in desperate need of guidance. They need to understand the modern metrosexual. The term metrosexual was coined in 1994. It is a neologism (ie; made up word) which is a combination of metropolitan and heterosexual. It refers to an urban […]

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Teen Makeup – How much is too much?

Your teen storms out of the room looking like a Goth vampire drag queen (think Taylor Momsen), heads to her bedroom and dramatically slams the door. You’re fuming about the overdone makeup on an underage girl…but how much is too much? What happened to the nice little girl who used to live in your daughter’s body? […]

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Professional Rivalry

Makeup artistry, like any job, has its share of professional rivalry.  I can appreciate a healthy competitive spirit where the intent is to challenge complacency and push ourselves towards higher goals. But sometimes competition turns toxic, crossing the line into deceit, sabotage and plain old back-stabbing. We can’t escape the existence of rivalry, because we can’t […]

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Pantone Fashion Color Report – Fall 2014

New York Fashion Week is here again and Pantone has released its Fashion Color Report – Fall 2014. In an intriguing twist, the top 10 colors for women and men are almost identical. But when you consider the stronghold androgynous sportswear has on fashion trends and that gender lines are being blurred both on and […]

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