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.
Makeup Kit Breakdown – 10:30-12:00 PM Kevin James Bennett
When it comes to building the perfect, professional makeup kit and breaking down the ingredients in your favorite product, there is no industry voice more knowledgeable than Kevin James Bennett. In this first time keynote at The Makeup Show, the makeup master behind so many brands offers his assessment of what every artist should be carrying in their kit. He will review the essentials for every media format, help you separate the actual needs from the wants in an ever growing market and offer insight on what are the actual must-haves for the makeup pro. Listen in as he offers advice on on the significance of formulation knowledge as a pro tool, breaks down basic formulas, demonstrates the process of editing a kit for efficiency and demystifies consumer and professional product.
Artistry in Action – 12:30-2:00 PM Timothy Hung
Makeup Artist Timothy Hung has taken the title of makeup artist to new levels. With knowledge in fashion and art and the ability to combine the passions that drive him, Timothy creates and captures works of art that draws the line between makeup art and fine art. In his first keynote at The Makeup Show, you will watch a Master Artist in Action as he takes on the elements of art. Timothy will showcase the visual components of color, form, line, shape, texture and value to take you from fundamentals to the fantastical. Watch and experience how an artist can use color and texture to elevate an application and showcase how two dimensional ideas are adapted to three dimensional in an application.
Multidimensional Makeup for Photography – 2:30-4:00 PM Danessa Myricks
As a makeup artist, photographer, and entrepreneur, Danessa Myricks has mastered the perfect beauty application and made a name for herself as one of the most creative artists in our makeup industry. With the creation of her eponymous line, Danessa Myricks Beauty, and her work in the studio, Danessa continues to creatively combine art and product manipulation as she did in her role as Director of Innovation for Benefit Cosmetics. Her insight and ability to guide others on how texture, color, product payoff, and lighting can synergize on camera is unmatched. In this first time keynote, Danessa shows us why a multidimensional strategy is key to producing impactful images. She shares her tips for manipulating texture, maximizing color, and creating dimension which sets the tone for creating memorable images.
An Artist Conversation: 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM James Vincent, Kevin James Bennett, Danessa Myricks, and Special Guests
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.