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On a sunny day in May, a bevy of beauty industry experts, influencers, bloggers and creative directors assembled in the Grand Ballroom of the New York Hilton to hear an informative Fashion Group International panel of six offer up their unique perspectives on what’s hot now and in the future and why.
Karen Young, President of The Young Group opened the luncheon event by introducing Jessica Matlin, Beauty Director of Harper’s Bazaar and co-founder of the podcast Fat Mascara. “Everything is niche today,” said Jessica. “Brands with a clear point of view that bring something no one else has said before are in demand. They feel authentic and relatable.” She added that if your brand doesn’t hav
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Are you obsessed with the size of your pores?
You are not alone. Far from it.
A survey of nearly 2,000 women by Lâ€™Oreal Paris found that 45% of women would change the size of their pores if they could, and almost a third say they’re more worried about pore size than wrinkles.
Itâ€™s called Porexia and if these numbers are right, itâ€™s something of an epidemic.
â€œPorexia is the term for an unusual concern over pore size,â€ explains Christopher W Robb, MD, PhD a Nashville, Tenn-dermatologist.â€œPore enlargement is not a disease, itâ€™s a cosmetic concern.â€ Pores tend to appear bigger when they become clogged with dirt, oil and bacteria.
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Margret Avery is a renowned makeup artist who’s been in the business for 30+ years for a very good reasonâ€¦when she’s got a makeup brush in her hand, it’s pure magic! She’s done makeup on numerous beauty icons and all time greats like Cindy Crawford, Naomi Campbell, Christy Turlington, Barbra Streisand and Goldie Hawn, worked with major fashion and beauty brands including J.Crew and L’Oreal and has been featured in too-many-to-count magazines such as Vogue, Harperâ€™s Bazaar, Elle and Vanity Fair. She recently worked on the campaigns for Kensie, Nanette Lepore and Catherine Malandrino with the photographer Haley BallardÂ — you’ll see themÂ in the Fall/Winter â€™15 magazin
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Walter Obal is one of the most sought-after makeup artists in the beauty world. He started his extraordinary career as a makeup artist in New York City when he was only 20 years old as the personal makeup artist to model/actress Jamie King for MTV’s television show House of Style. When the show ended he started working with Make Up For Ever Paris as a Senior Artist conducting training seminars before signing with an agency and booking fashion and beauty advertising and editorial work.
Obal has also been the brand ambassador and spokesperson for Esika (a major South American Cosmetics brand) and the Beauty Director for the New York City arts and culture publication, BlackBook. His client r