Artist Spotlight: Starr Blackshere

Artist Spotlight: Starr Blackshere

Meet Starr Blackshere, a beauty professional whose arsenal of skills includes makeup, hair, and specialized brow and lash services. In addition to her busy freelance career, she recently achieved her dream of opening her own makeup and brow studio, Blackshere Beauty, this past April. In this interview, she shares her journey of growth, adaptability, and [...]

Artist Spotlight: Martin Pretorius

Artist Spotlight: Martin Pretorius

Martin Pretorius is a living legend in our industry. As a hair and makeup artist, his talented hands have beautified some of the most iconic women of our time, captured by world-famous photographers for top magazine editorials and advertising campaigns. In addition, his prolific work in the music video arena has influenced not just my [...]

Halloween Makeup By Yuki Hayashi

Halloween Makeup By Yuki Hayashi

In this spellbinding video, makeup artist Yuki Hayashi designed four Halloween makeup looks using a variety of products available at Alcone Company. These otherworldly creations include a Marilyn Manson Look-A-Like, Punk Alley Cat, Romantic Blitz Pierrot, and a mysteriously spooky Spirit of the Dead. If you're looking for Halloween makeup ideas, let Yuki's creativity and [...]

Artist Spotlight: Dani Spinks

Artist Spotlight: Dani Spinks

At Alcone Company, we’re always excited for the Halloween season, but this year even more so. That’s because we’re the official makeup sponsor of Into the Dark SF's Terror Vault and Apocolypse, two fully immersive, theatrical haunt events taking place in San Francisco through November 3rd and 9th respectively. And what would a haunted attraction [...]

Artist Spotlight: Marla Belt

Artist Spotlight: Marla Belt

Marla Belt is a New York-based makeup artist known for her expertise in everything from the extreme avant-garde to beautifully clean makeup looks. Her exceptional talent saw her go from her beginnings at MAC Cosmetics to an eight-year gig assisting Pat McGrath on everything from fashion editorials and advertising campaigns to runway shows all over [...]

Artist Spotlight: Angelina Avallone

Artist Spotlight: Angelina Avallone

Angelina Avallone has been both a customer and a friend of Alcone since the late '90s. Over the years, she's designed the makeup for close to 100 Broadway shows and national tours. She's worked with a long list of the industry's most talented performers–Patti LuPone, Tyne Daly, Angela Lansbury, David Hyde Pierce, Chita Rivera, Frances [...]