For thousands of years, black has been used to line, define, and accentuate the eye shape. The most well-known early use was by the Ancient Egyptians, who used kohl powder mixed with oil or animal fats to line their eyes.* Silent movie actress Theda Bara was famous for her sultry, dark-rimmed eyes, and her iconic [...]
Professional makeup artists use a variety of products and tools, whether for makeup application or for maintaining a clean and organized kit. There are many must-haves for the pro, and you've no doubt come across them on the Alcone Company website but may have passed them by, unaware of how handy they are at home too.
Makeup artist Nancy Crossley founded BeautySoClean to create products that uphold the hygienic standards of the professional makeup industry. Here are some of the brand's most popular items that focus on maintaining a healthy environment, whether on set or at home. Cosmetic Sanitizer Mist is clinically proven to kill bacteria on makeup, including powder, eyeshadow [...]
Whether I'm using an app, cutting up pieces of paper, or arranging pans of makeup, I'm always excited by creating color palettes. Today, I'm trying something new purely for visual pleasure. Here, fine art is both the inspiration and the backdrop for these digital color palettes that replace swatches or "chips" with makeup. I hope [...]
TEMPTU has been an innovator of professional makeup products ever since its origin as the temporary body art expert and up through today. It continues to provide advanced technology and products that deliver flawless beauty looks. Whether by traditional application or by airbrush (the most hygienic method since there's no need to touch the face), [...]
When I was a teenager, the last thing on my mind was taking on any additional responsibilities whatsoever, especially if they would take me away from my active social life. Then there's Zach Dishinger, the 17-year-old CEO and founder of Formula Z Cosmetics, a beauty brand that delivers a strong message of self-love and acceptance along [...]
RCMA No-Color Pressed Powder officially launched today and we could not be more excited! The loose version has been a pro favorite for decades because it can be used with all of the brand's Color Process Foundation shades, from the very lightest to the very deepest, and this one also promises to be a hit! [...]
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 [...]