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Coco Coquette Celebrates Trans Women With Makeup Workshop
The power of the (makeup) brush
"...Coco Coquette – Austin's over-the-top wig and makeup shop known for its knockout wig parties – has..."

April 3, 2018 Qmmunity Post by Mikaila Rushing

The Hightower Report: Cosmetic Giants Wage Nonstop Makeup War
There's formaldehyde in your makeup, America. Do you even care?
"...billion a year in sales of what's commonly called "makeup." But lipsticks, mascara, eye shadow, etc., are not the..."

Nov. 7, 2014 News Column by Jim Hightower

Austin's Ethnic Makeup

April 1, 2005 News Feature

En Garde and Armed With Latex and Brushes
Three Austin special effects makeup artists compete on SyFy's 'Face Off'
"...Austin native thought he knew a lot about SyFy's makeup effects reality competition show: After all, his brother, Matt..."

Dec. 28, 2012 Screens Feature by Richard Whittaker

Our Bloody Valentine
Movie makeup artist Matt Valentine reps Austin on SyFy's reality competition show Face Off
"...of Face Off, SyFy's reality TV competition for movie makeup artists and costume creators. For Valentine, what's important is..."

Jan. 13, 2012 Screens Feature by Richard Whittaker

Face Off Recap: Boys, Girls and the Drowned Man
Catch up on Austin's Matt Valentine on the SyFy show
"...we're two episodes in to season two of SyFy's makeup challenge show Face Off and already (this isn't just..."

Jan. 25, 2012 Screens Post by Richard Whittaker

Glossier Is Coming to South Congress
The cult fave internet makeup shop pops up for a limited time only
"...daily targeted ads from Glossier – that internet-only, no-make makeup brand you can’t buy at Sephora...."

Oct. 21, 2019 Chron Events Post by Sarah Marloff

Face Off Recap: The Finale And What Came Before
So what happened to Matt? The long overdue wrap-up
"...FX maestro Matt Valentine and his adventures on SyFy's makeup challenge, Face Off. Now the series has wrapped, and..."

March 29, 2012 Screens Post by Richard Whittaker

What Men Want
Because we needed a remake of What Women Want, apparently
"...Want superficially explored his feminine side primarily for laughs (makeup, manicures, pantyhose!) to better understand the modern woman, Ali..."

Feb. 15, 2019 Movie Review by Steve Davis

Miss Bala
Drug cartel action gets an unexpectedly glamorous makeover
"...oh, hello, 2019. She’s working in L.A. as a makeup artist, a regular everywoman eating shit at work like..."

Feb. 1, 2019 Movie Review by Danielle White

Action Point
Johnny Knoxville takes one for the team (again)
"...up. Donning his Jackass Presents: Bad Grandpa old man makeup again, Knoxville plays the mischievous D.C., who reminisces with..."

June 8, 2018 Movie Review by Richard Whittaker

Avengers: Infinity War
Earth's mightiest heroes face their greatest, most nuanced threat
"...most importantly, this is Thanos' film, and under the makeup and CG, this is Brolin (previously glimpsed only in..."

April 27, 2018 Movie Review by Richard Whittaker

Sleaze, violence, and a weirdly nuanced take on race relations.
"...fare. Grisly isn’t the word: The entire effects and makeup team work overtime for some of the most splattertastic..."

April 20, 2018 Movie Review by Richard Whittaker

Harrelson dons prosthetics for this complicated biopic
"...In these quiet scenes, Harrelson (in a frequently distracting makeup job – those ears!) throws off the yoke of..."

Nov. 3, 2017 Movie Review by Steve Davis

The Neon Demon
Cinema's bad boy, Nicolas Winding Refn, strikes again
"...gets the help she needs in Ruby (Malone), a makeup artist with connections. Quickly, she becomes the new It..."

June 24, 2016 Movie Review by Josh Kupecki

A hairdresser finds his true self in a shabby Havana drag bar
"...You can almost smell the layers of makeup and taste the cheap rum in the shabby Havana..."

June 17, 2016 Movie Review by Steve Davis

Black Mass
Johnny Depp plays the notorious South Boston crime boss Whitey Bulger
"...He’s not exactly inconspicuous – not with his cadaverous makeup, receding hairline, and icy blue contacts (the pinpoint pupils..."

Sept. 18, 2015 Movie Review by Kimberley Jones

The Congress
This live-action/animated hybrid starring Robin Wright is total stoner bait.
"...“Miramount” studio boss. Robin agrees to have her chemical makeup scanned so that an eternally young and digitally animated..."

Aug. 29, 2014 Movie Review by Kimberley Jones

Jackass Presents: Bad Grandpa
Johnny Knoxville unleashes jackassery on unsuspecting bystanders while dressed as 86-year-old Irving Zisman and accompanied by his equally brazen 8-year-old grandson.
"...Johnny Knoxville is truly unrecognizable under tons of makeup and prosthetics as the movie’s titular octogenarian, Irving Zisman,..."

Oct. 25, 2013 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Atlas Shrugged: Part II
Atlas isn't the only one to shrug off this tiresome load of Ayn Rand – but with poor production values.
"...phony (although a plane-crash scene is handled nicely), the makeup looks as though it was applied by the actors’..."

Oct. 19, 2012 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Larry Crowne
Tom Hanks directs and co-stars in this rom-com with Julia Roberts, though I suspect neither actor will list it high on their résumés.
"...of the story by mugging, wearing far too much makeup (honestly, he looks like nothing so much as a..."

July 1, 2011 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Super 8
This throwback to the monster movies of the Seventies evokes the early work of Steven Spielberg.
"...from Alice Dainard (Fanning) as he applies her zombie makeup. In fact, all the kids are great, with particular..."

June 10, 2011 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

The Ugly Truth
In this formulaic battle of the sexes, no one will be mistaking Katherine Heigl and Gerard Butler for Hepburn and Tracy.
"...story, the lighting washes out the characters, and the makeup does the actors no favors. Talented supporting actors (Hines..."

July 24, 2009 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

(500) Days of Summer
This romantic comedy is a deeply funny, seductive, and surprisingly honest dramatization of the ways we snooker ourselves into incompatible love.
"...cruel, according to wherever the two are in their breakup/makeup hamster-wheel spin. Given the fetishistic scrutiny she’s subjected to,..."

July 24, 2009 Movie Review by Kimberley Jones

The director of Fight Club and Se7en switches gears here from psychological thrillers to something that more closely resembles a police procedural.
"...biggest problem. We know too little about the psychological makeup of these men to just accept the film’s easy..."

March 2, 2007 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Tyler Perry's Daddy's Little Girls
Despite the fact that Tyler Perry relies on contrivances and sentimentality, he manages to spin a good yarn in the process.
"...empire. With Daddy’s Little Girls, Perry shelves the prosthetic makeup of Madea’s Family Reunion (not to mention the five..."

Feb. 23, 2007 Movie Review by Toddy Burton

One Missed Call
Takashi Miike's latest is a disappointing, second-rate Japanese horror film.
"...the genre – the long, black tresses and pancake makeup of the female ghosts, the peer group under phantasmic..."

April 22, 2005 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Mating Habits of the Earthbound Human
"...ritual liquids (i.e., beers), making eye contact, putting on makeup, and so forth, all the way through to the..."

Oct. 15, 1999 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

"...a smudge of color breaking through the gray pancake makeup is so breathtaking to behold. First-time director Ross is..."

Oct. 30, 1998 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

"...of innate rights and human bondage. Hopkins, overcoming bad makeup, floridly scripted lines, and John Williams' bombastic Weep, you..."

Dec. 19, 1997 Movie Review by Russell Smith

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