Learn from legendary artists making an impact on our industry’s past, present and future at our Main Stage Keynotes. These not-to-miss sessions allow artists and industry insiders at all levels of the industry to watch, listen and learn. The Keynote & Business Forum is a must for the attendees who want to learn how to advance their own artistry and careers. Keynote presentations are included in your show ticket.
Artistry and Innovation: 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM Roshar
Roshar is an international makeup artist based in both New York and Los Angeles who is recognized for creating unforgettable looks. Roshar is a master renowned for incorporating a creative use of color and texture in all of his work. With editorials featured in publications including VOGUE, Harper’s BAZAAR, ELLE, GLAMOUR, and InStyle magazine, among many other publications, Roshar’s work captures the imagination and makes a strong impression. Roshar has developed a reputation for innovation and an understanding, working with photographers and clients that are also changing the game. In this first time keynote for The Makeup Show, Roshar takes the stage and shares his story and shows you one of the unforgettable makeups he has become known for.
Image & Influence: 12:00 PM- 1:30 PM Jordan Liberty
In the professional makeup industry there are few artists who have managed to make a mark for themselves. Jordan Liberty has created his brand as a well-respected makeup artist, educator, photographer, and product developer through mastering the social media game and reaching the masses. In this brand new Keynote, Jordan will share his background and the passions that led him to become one of the top names in makeup. He will discuss the importance of social media, share his styles on creating and capturing unforgettable images, and offer advice for those looking to take their career to the next level. In his personal and professional life, Jordan shows us strength and determination and in this Keynote he will inspire you to make your own makeup artist career one of influence.
A Career In Makeup: 2:00 – 3:30 PM Hung Vanngo
Hung has defined his own aesthetic and developed a refined hand and a keen eye for color and composition. These essential qualities help emphasize his artistic decisions in every make up application. Developing your own signature style is as necessary to designing a makeup application as to meeting the needs of your client and bringing your career to the next level.
Makeup Artist Hung Vanngo is one of the most respected artists working today. Having been published in the pages of magazines including Allure, Elle, I-D, Italian Vogue, Harper’s Bazaar, Vogue and W, he is sought after by celebrities like Selena Gomez, Jennifer Lawrence, Jennifer Lopez, Julianne Moore, just to name a few. Hung’s talent for combining beauty with an avant garde aesthetic has made him a go-to resource. In this session, Hung talks about his career and shares some thoughts on what you can do in your own career to make your mark. He will bring you through the decision making and product selection process. Hung will encourage you to channel your inner artist and create a memorable makeup every time.
Beyond Beauty: 4:00 PM- 5:30 PM Moshoodat Sanni
Recognized for her bold artistic choices, her ability to perfect complexion, and her unconventional ideas and free spirit, Moshoodat Sanni is a licensed Esthetician and Makeup Artist who is making an indelible mark in this beauty business. In this first time keynote, Moshoodat takes to the stage and shares her story, her unique style, and her ability to use her influence to characterize her artistic talent. She will inspire you to go beyond the ordinary while introducing some ideas you can put into practice in your own work. She will push you to find your muse, offer her thoughts on the importance of diversity and inclusivity in editorial, and inspire you take your own application to a place that achieves artistic status.
An Artist Conversation: 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM James Vincent, Kevin James Bennett, Keri Blair, Jon Hennessey, Sarah Lucero, and Nicky Posley.
In this professional makeup industry, there are so many ways now to develop and curate a successful career. In a business that is constantly changing, professional artists are making their money and making their mark in many different ways. With the influx of social media, the celebrity makeup artist and makeup influencer titles have become very common creating opportunity, options and also controversy. In this important panel, we will explore the similarities, the disparities and the disputes. Our panel of experts from the very traditional career artist to today’s multimedia makeup darlings, discuss the different options available to you and offer opinion and advice on everything from rates, bookings, creating beauty, having a career with integrity and the important relationship between art and influence.
**An Artist Conversation will also include cocktails and networking.