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Interview with Sheila McKenna, Founder of Kett Cosmetics Cruelty Free Vegan Makeup

Tell us a bit about yourself and what prompted you to create Kett Cosmetics I am a native New Yorker, art school drop out, wife and mother of two, from a creative family of 7.  My dad was an award-winning photographer and as a small child I would spend hours with him shooting and developing film. That early exposure to the nuances of contrast and tone has served me well as a makeup artist. I…

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The Makeup Show NYC Wrap Up!

The Makeup Show NYC, our hometown show, is one of the highlights of the year for the Kett Krew. The show is the largest pro focused beauty event in the US where artists of all levels from around the world join together for two action packed days in May chock full of demonstrations, discussions, education, inspiration and kit stocking of Indie and Pro brands! We always look forward to catching up with our family of…

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Artistic Kinship

“With color theory at the core of every make-up application, it was my goal to choose colors that would represent the original painting yet not interfere with the modern direction, look and style,” says McKenna, president and founder of Kett Cosmetics. “We discussed every step, shared ideas, some better than others, and worked together towards the same end goal. Co-creating is an arena that has twice as much creativity fueling it, provided that egos are…

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10 Questions for Mykel Renner: Makeup Artist and Style Icon

Makeup artist Mykel Renner knew from an early age that he was destined for a career in beauty and fashion. Raised in Southern California, he followed his dreams to the ultimate creative mecca – New York City. He’s worked with iconic photographers such as Arthur Elgort, Steven Meisel, and Annie Leibovitz and his work has been featured in several publications including Vogue, Vogue China, 10, L’Officiel Hommes and So Chic, among others. Mykel is a…

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The iArtist Forum and Makeup Shop SF Wrap Up and more….

Lots of exciting things going on in the Pro Makeup World! Sheila McKenna, founder of Kett Cosmetics, recently returned from the iArtist Makeup Forum and Makeup Shop in San Francisco. The week kicked off with a LIVE Instagram Trend Show hosted by Alphonse Wiebelt of Muse Beauty Pro and beauty influencer Stephanie Nicole of the wildly popular YouTube channel SF Steph. The LIVE show featured runway beauty trends from Fashion Week recreated by artists James…

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