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For Your Next New York Trip, Checkout Audrey Hepburn And Marilyn Monroe’s Beauty Products Straight From Their Vanities

There’s no denying the staying power of makeup. It has a long and rich that researchers have proved to have had 10,000 years. In celebration of its past and former times, the Makeup Museum is being established in New York. Fans of cosmetics will get a chance to celebrate the history of makeup. It opened next May 2020 in the Meatpacking District. 

The new museum will celebrate the history of beauty and cosmetics and its influence on our culture and society.

The new museum will feature a series of exhibitions that will touch on the trends of decades that span over 10,000 years of makeup history. To kick of the exhibits, the Makeup Museum will debut “Pink Jungle: 1950s Makeup in America.” The retro exhibit will feature the iconic makeup trends of the 50s and highlight the decade’s most celebrated beauty icons. That’s right, you can bet a whole lot of images of blonde bombshell Marilyn Monroe, classic leading lady Audrey Hepburn and the ever divine Greta Garbo. 

Speaking about the new museum, Doreen Bloch, the executive director and co-founder of The Makeup Museum has said that “The Makeup Museum is a critical institution for the cultural landscape in New York and globally. Makeup has a 10,000-year history, spanning from the ancient Egyptians and the kohl eyeliner they used to kabuki and geisha makeup in Japan, all the way to drag makeup and the influence it has today on pop culture.”

According to Bloch the museum will display, one-of-a-kind items including creams, powders, and skin pastes straight from the vanities of Hollywood’s 1950s starlets.  “Our goal is to be able to house many exhibitions and immerse people in different time periods, and give people a really deep understanding in a very fun way, how integral the beauty aspect of each era was and how it played out,” Rachel Goodwin, the makeup artist to Emma Stone, also co-founded the Makeup Museum, told The Hollywood Reporter. “What I really do hope is that makeup artists get a museum that legitimizes their craft in a way that has not happened before. We’re called artists, but still seen as being on the fringe. I want to elevate the huge impact makeup artists have had on cultural norms and how they have shifted the way we see ourselves. I want to elevate them to fine art status.”

Visitors of the exhibit can get pumped to see beauty products that run the gambit vintage items.

From brands like Elizabeth Arden, Helena Rubinstein, Max Factor and Sally Hansen, fans of beauty will get a chance to see the evolution of trends like cay eye and bold red lip. The fifties-themed exhibition is set to also include the skin-care products used by Marylin Monroe. According to Bloch the museum will start its show with the display of the 1950s because of its role in developing and molding the makeup industry of today of which brands like Elizabeth Arden and Sally Hansen were born.

Latina beauty boss and Besame Cosmetics chief executive officer, Gabriela Hernandez has worked with other executives to launch the museum.

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⭐︎ В Нью-Йорке откроется первый Музей макияжа История макияжа и грима богата событиями, которые повлияли на развитие общества не меньше, чем модная индустрия. По словам организаторов, первая выставка расскажет о стилистике 50-х и абсолютной любви к розовому. В мае 2020 года откроется первый Музей макияжа в Нью-Йорке, который будет прославлять культовые бьюти-образы и рассказывать о видении прекрасного в разные промежутки времени. Грядущие выставки будут охватывать около десяти тысяч лет истории макияжа и грима, а детальные экспозиции поведают о бьюти-предпочтениях одного десятилетия. Дебютный проект The Makeup Museum имеет название «Розовые джунгли: макияж 1950-х годов в Америке» и будет рассказывать о знаковых тенденциях макияжа и влиятельных женщинах того времени, включая Мэрилин Монро, Грету Гарбо и Одри Хепберн. Более того, на выставке будут представлены в виде экспонатов косметические принадлежности Монро и Гарбо. «Музей макияжа является важным учреждением для культурного ландшафта в Нью-Йорке и во всем мире», — рассказывает Дорин Блох, исполнительный директор и соучредитель Музея макияжа. «Макияж имеет тысячелетнюю историю, начиная с древних египтян (кайал-подводки для глаз), и кабуки-макияжа, который наносили гейши в Японии, и заканчивая современными тенденциями мейк-ап культуры». По словам директора The Makeup Museum, первый проект расскажет о 50-х только потому, что это логическое начало рождения всех культовых американских брендов косметики: Elizabeth Arden, Helena Rubinstein, Max Factor and Sally Hansen. Над выставками нового музея также будут работать владелица бьюти-марки Besame Cosmetics Габриэла Эрнандес, а также известные визажисты Рейчел Гудвин и Влада Фоменко-Хаггерт. . #хаб_стильжизни #музеймакияжа #makeupmuseum #newyork #themakeupmuseum

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Hernandez is reported to have worked with fellow beauty executives and makeup artists to sponsor the museum’s first exhibit.  Hernandez is said to be working alongside celebrity makeup artists like Rachel Goodwin and Vlada Haggerty. 

“The ’50s was a time of immense change,” Bloch said in her interview. “You have the advent of the color TV, which is game-changing for the makeup industry, where all of a sudden you can actually see the color of Lucille Ball’s lips in I Love Lucy, and how that impacted the sale of cosmetics. You see also how many rules there were at the time for how you were meant to use makeup… We’re going to create a spin on that to shine a light on this system in a unique and modern way.” 

The Makeup Museum is set to debut at a key time in the industry of beauty and makeup. 

Less than a decade ago brands like Urban Decay M.A.C. and Anastasia Beverly Hills felt like the Queen Bees of the beauty industry. The brands undoubtedly contributed to the swarm of beauty tutorial videos that were created on platforms like Youtube and Instagram and subsequently redefined their forms. Today, the U.S. makeup brands, like their industry have seen a massive fall in sales according to a report by the NPD Group released this year. With newer and brands like  Kylie Jenner’s Kylie Cosmetics and Glossier changing up the game and ranking in multi-million dollar deals, these brands have been cast to the back burner.

The new museum is set to premiere at 94 Gansevoort Street and will be open for six months with plans to remain in a New York flagship after it closes. 

Kat Von D Just Announced That She’s Totally Cut Ties With Her Makeup Line Effective Immediately

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Kat Von D Just Announced That She’s Totally Cut Ties With Her Makeup Line Effective Immediately

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Kat Von D has become a titan in the beauty industry due to her eponymous makeup line’s ultra long-wear highly pigmented products that also happen to be vegan and cruelty free. 

And although fans have long looked to the Queen of Ink because of her unconventional aesthetic and beauty expertise, the Von D recently announced she has decided to permanently step back from her successful business to focus on other projects as well as her new family.

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This past year has been one of great change for me. As many of you know, I gave birth to my beautiful baby boy, launched my vegan shoe line, and am now busy prepping to release my long awaited album in the Spring, followed by an international tour! As much as I wish I could balance all of this, on top of continuing my makeup line, it has become clear to me that I just can’t do everything at the maximum capacity. It's hard to admit this, since I’ve always said “You can do everything and anything.” But I don’t think admitting one's limits is a bad thing. With that said, I’ve decided to sell my shares of the brand, turning it over to Kendo, my partners for the past 11 years. This was not an easy decision, but after careful consideration, I decided I wanted the makeup line to continue to thrive and grow, and I believe Kendo is primed to do just that. The transition for you, my loyal customers, will be seamless. In order to avoid any confusion with such a big change, Kat Von D Beauty will take a moment to rebrand itself, so you will start noticing the change from KatVonD Beauty to KvD Vegan Beauty. I'd like to thank my beloved fans+followers who supported my vision to create a brand that stood for compassion, true artistry, and challenged modern ideals of beauty — most of which I never could relate to. I was able to create a makeup line that made outsiders like me feel like we have a place in this “beauty” world, and gave myself and others the tools to express ourselves in our own unique way, whether it was embraced by the majority or not. And I just couldn’t have done any of this without you! Lastly, thank you for understanding+respecting my choice, as it was a difficult one to make, but one I am proud of regardless, and am confident that the team will continue the KvD legacy! Here’s to many, many more years of KvD Vegan Beauty!

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On Thursday via Instagram, Kat Von D announced the unexpected news that she was selling her shares in Kat Von D Beauty in order to focus on other projects.

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In the lengthy statement, Von D explained that 2019 had been a year of “great change” due to the birth of her baby boy as well as her expansion into music. She went on to explain that, while she tried to balance all of her projects to the best of her ability, she wasn’t able to fully contribute to each of her projects at “maximum capacity.” Therefore, she would be officially stepping down from Kat Von D Beauty.

“I’ve decided to sell my shares of the brand, turning it over to Kendo, my partners for the past 11 years,” she said. “This was not an easy decision, but after careful consideration, I decided I wanted the makeup line to continue to thrive and grow, and I believe Kendo is primed to do just that.”

Von D went on to reveal that the beauty line would be re-branded as KvD Vegan Beauty in order to “avoid any confusion” for the brand’s customers.

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Although the Sephora-based Kat Von D Beauty came out of the gate strong–even being named Sephora’s fastest-growing brand in 2018–the brand subsequently suffered from a highly-publicized dip in sales after Von D herself was embroiled in multiple controversies. Among the controversies was Von D declaring that she would not be vaccinating her child. Additionally, Von D had long been plagued by accusations of antisemitism throughout her career. 

The line will in all likelihood be in good hands with the LVMH beauty incubator Kendo, which also produces other popular brands like Fenty Beauty and Marc Jacobs. The former Kat Von D Beauty website has already been updated with the name change along with a statement from the CEO of Kendo. “I want to thank Kat for helping to change the beauty industry with us,” the statement reads. “We are fully positioned to continue the brand’s growth and development in both product and marketing…The same KENDO team that made history with KVD Vegan Beauty is ready to do it again.”

Since its inception, Von D has been extremely hands-on with her makeup line, involved in every aspect of the business from product inception to packaging.

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“I name every shade, design every piece of packaging, help choose the colors and textures, the finishes and formulations,” she told HELLO! magazine in 2016. “There isn’t a font used on my packaging – I personally design and draw every letter on it. I even curate the content for our Instagram. I poured myself 100 per cent into this and I know that my customers appreciate that.”

And the tattoo artist and television personality obviously hit a chord with customers who felt connected to her through her products. In addition, Kat Von D’s products were truly high-quality at an affordable price-point. You could say that Von D was a trailblazer in the media personality-turned-businesswoman model that so many celebrities have since tried to replicate.

As for fans of Kat Von D, they took the news with a mixture of admiration, disappointment, and acceptance. 

Kat Von D has such a devoted fan base that many of them would follow her to the ends of the earth.

This person expressed undying devotion to Von D, no matter what she decides to do next:

Some Kat Von D supporters are ride-or-die.

This person thanked Kat for all she’s done for the beauty community.

Part of Kat Von D’s appeal is that she’s always marched to the beat of her own drum. For her, makeup was a means of artistic expression, not a means of blending in with everyone else.

This person shared a touching story about how Von D’s past generosity changed her life.

This kind of personal touch is hard to replicate once a brand becomes super corporate. 

This person was 100% supportive of Von D’s decision to step back.

It’s especially hard to juggle so many products as a new mom.

This person was just excited to hear Kat’s new album.

Not many people go from being a makeup mogul to being a rock-star. Talk about a pivot.

Selena Gomez Celebrated The Drop Of Revival With A New Tattoo—And We Bet You Didn’t Know These Celebs Had Neck Tats Too

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Selena Gomez Celebrated The Drop Of Revival With A New Tattoo—And We Bet You Didn’t Know These Celebs Had Neck Tats Too

Selena Gomez dropped her third solo studio album just last week. And she celebrated the years-in-the-making project by getting some new ink on Wednesday night. And we got thinking —did you know all these celebrities have neck tattoos too? Read on for more. 

Selena Gomez celebrated the release of her long-awaited third album Rare by getting a new tattoo. 

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Did it again @bangbangnyc 🦋 rare

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Taking to social media, the pop star revealed she’d inked the album’s title on her neck, just below her right ear. “Did it again…rare,” Gomez captioned a video of herself checking out the finished product in the mirror for the first time, also tagging famed New York City tattoo shop Bang Bang NYC. 

The dainty tattoo—written in the same script as the album’s cover art—isn’t her first one. 

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There must be a sweeter place. #Rare

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Although the singer’s brand new tattoo is just the most recent of her extensive collection, it does seem to be the first ink to directly reference one of her three solo studio sets. Her latest album features Hot 100 chart topper “Lose You To Love Me” and “Look At Her Now,” Rare serves as a years-in-the-making follow-up to 2013’s Stars Dance and 2015’s Revival.

Stars are always looking for new ways to express themselves…

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MONEY IVY 🍃🍃🍃

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Sometimes artists choose to convey their sensibility with particularly challenging acting roles or with the next top 40 ballad and other times with body art. So, how well do you know these oft-hidden works of celebrity ink? Keep reading to test your knowledge of stars’ neck tattoos.

Eva Longoria’s regretful ‘nine’ 

The “Desperate Housewives” star got this tattoo in honor of her husband, basketball star Tony Parker, who’s jersey number is —you guessed it— No. 9. After their marriage collapsed in late 2010 amid allegations Tony cheated, Eva began the painful process of having this tattoo (and two others that paid homage to the basketball star) removed.

Victoria Beckham’s Hebrew tattoo

The former pop star has a quote from the Song of Solomon etched in Hebrew down the back of her neck and spine in honor of her sixth wedding anniversary —although, she famously wanted to get it removed in the early 2010s, we’re not too sure whether the ink is still there. 

Jessica Alba’s little flower

The actress got this tiny design of a daisy and ladybug tattooed on the back of her neck years and years ago.

Vanessa Hudgens’ first tattoo

The “Spring Breakers” actress got the tattoo at New York City’s celeb-friendly tattoo parlor Bang Bang Tattoos in February 2011. “A butterfly landed on my mom’s stomach a week before I was born and that’s how I got my name, because Vanessa means butterfly —it’s a Latin derivative,” the “High School Musical” alum explained on “Late Show With David Letterman.”

Rihanna’s typo

The super star’s neck tat reads “rebelle fleur,” which actually translates to the equivalent of “flower rebellious” rather than the intended “rebellious flower” or “rebel flower.” In 2011, the singer launched her first fragrance for women, which she similarly named Reb’l Fleur.

Justin Bieber’s Patience and Angel Wing Neck Tattoos

The Canadian singer-songwriter has ‘Patience’ inked vertically in a Gothic style font along the right side of his neck. He also has a tattoo of two black and grey angel wings on the back of his neck.

Cara Delevingne’s Magical Yantra Tattoo

The English model/actress first inked a design inspired by Yantra tattooing and later added a pair of spooky eyes.

Cardi B’s Samuel and Sign Language Tattoos

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The popular rapper has the American sign language gesture for “I Love You” and a small black star inked behind her right ear. She also had the name “Samuel” in red ink tattooed just below her neck —although that one has probably been removed by now. 

Offset’s tribute to Cardi

Nothing says “I love you forever” like getting your girlfriend’s name tattooed on your neck. Migos rapper Offset apparently had “Cardi B” inked on his neck along with a cartoon image of Powerpuff Girls character Buttercup (a fave of Cardi B).