Connecting with one another is a vital part of being human. One way that we do this is through art. In our Make-up Around the World Issue we explore this deep connection. This is one of our favorite issues, because it is in the sharing of ideas and artistry that we inspire and provoke more creativity.

Ilise Harris joins us in this issue with a unique photoshoot about “Connecting the Dots.” Read all about this project based on the tribal markings used by African tribes and their prevalence in today’s make-up world. Our exposé on body painters around the world delves into the living canvas and the growing unity of these artists. Also, on the eve of launching IMATS Atlanta, we look at the recent productions shot there (Goosebumps 2: Haunted HalloweenThe Haunting of Hill HouseSharp ObjectsFirst Man and Venom). And, did you miss IMATS Toronto? That’s OK, we got you! Follow along, as we reminisce with all the highlights and extraordinary make-ups.

ALSO: BlacKkKlansman is covered along with Galveston and Stan & Ollie—movies that incorporate top notch make-up artistry. The TV show The Deuce is examined, the Filipino fright film Beast of the Yellow Night is reviewed, the theatrical production of Mean Girls earned its place as well, along with an article on the ancient and modern use of kohl. Crazy Rich Asians gets a Beauty Breakdown and Nicole Chilelli walks us through how to make cheap Halloween props look real and, well, not so cheap!

Plus these columns:

  • What’s in Your Kit? Satya Linak’s must-have products
  • Product News: From Kryolan to Ben Nye to Graftobian and more
  • Martini Shot: Vampisaurus

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