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(Makeup Artist Jinny at the Mehron booth creates an amazing body look during The Makeup Show NYC)
While at The Makeup Show NYC, I stopped by the Mehron booth and chatted with Creative Director Stephanie Koutikas.
Mehron reached out to me prior to the show to set up the appointment through a PR agency, which made me wonder, are they trying to reach the consumer?
Short answer: Yes.
As press covering the beauty industry, I’ve always viewed Mehron as a pro brand I respected for theatrical makeup, as demonstrated in that picture at the top of this post!
But don’t we all, as everyday beauty consumers, want our foundation to last long? We want solutions to oily T-Zones and professional setting sprays. We want pigmented shadows and blushes. The concept of long-wearing is not just a theatrical concept and Mehron is embracing that.
When you open up the brand’s website you make a choice – Mehron Beauty or Mehron Performance.You can browse and shop their consumer-friendly makeup, or the theatrical, performance makeup.
“The brand has such a great range,” Stephanie said. “Our theatrical makeup has morphed into beauty.” Stephanie was enthusiastic and excited about this new direction for the brand, which is celebrating 90 years this year, and she took me around the booth, pointing out some of the standout products.
Mehron is known for its Paradise Makeup AQ pigments, which are water-activated and used in body painting:
But did you know the brand has pretty, pigmented eye shadows? Check out their iNtense PRO™ Pressed Powder Pigments – you can use these on hair, eyes, body. You can buy them in palettes or as singles, and they’re priced reasonably ($11.50 for singles and $54 for palettes).
Top left: Wind palette; slightly lower to the right is the Earth palette and on the bottom is the Fire palette.
Mehron also has liquid bronzer for the body and face, moisturizer, finishing sprays, primers and makeup remover.
Mehron also has a versatile product, Metallic Powder, which can help you achieve the metallic look that’s hot right now in a variety of ways:
There’s also pigment and glitter and of course, Mixing Liquid:
The brand also just launched a couple six-pan palettes – Celebre Pro-HD Correct-It and Celebre Pro-HD Conceal-It:
These palettes launched a month ago and the texture is a mousse-like feel, Stephanie said.
I do have the Correct palette, but haven’t tried it out yet. I will report back!
I did want to share a review of the Metallic Powder in Rose and Mixing Liquid today, though. I have been using these a lot for a variety of looks on the eyes and lips!
I used it to outline my lips in a lip look I created while playing with Tarte Lip Paint in Fairytale and Kat Von D Alchemist Holographic Palette:
I also used it in a couple eye looks. With this eye look, I used the powder as an eye shadow paired with Cozzette shadow in Trust:
I used it as a lid shadow and also as a liner. With this eye look, I used it as a liner:
I want allllllll the colors of this Metallic Powder!
The Metallic Powders are $10.95 for .5 oz, or you can purchase a Metallic Powder available in a small .17 oz container with removable sifter and Mixing Liquid in a 1 fl oz bottle together for $13.50. The Mixing Liquid is $10.95 for 4.5 fl oz by itself. You can purchase Mehron Beauty products here.
The powder lasted all day without issue as a lid color, as well as a liner. The liner didn’t flake. I can’t speak to the wear around my lips because I created that look more for the sake of play than for wear and I took it off after snapping pictures.
As a consumer, I am stoked to see Mehron take this step toward directly marketing to you and I.
There are more products I’ll be reviewing, so stayed tuned! And I have a wish list I’m working on, having seen the booth and tooled around the site. Some of what I’m interested in buying in the future includes Barrier Spray, Copper Metallic Powder (also, all of them, lol) and some of the eye/hair/body pressed pigment palettes. I’m just really psyched to see a pro brand I’ve seen for years at trade shows bust into the consumer scene!
Have you tried Mehron before? What are your thoughts on this brand and if you haven’t – is it a brand you would try?
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