Charity Event to Benefit Late Make-up Artist’s Foundation
Late make-up artist Jemisha McFerrin
Photo by Derek Blanks, courtesy of Tamu Davis
Posted: Thursday April 25, 2013
TAMU Artist Agency, Nakeah Cosmetics and hosts LisaRaye (VH1’s Single Ladies)
and celebrity photographer Derek Blanks will team up Thursday, April 25
for the charity fundraiser Kiss ASPS Goodbye. The event will raise
money for Jem's Life Foundation, which promotes awareness of a rare form
of cancer called Alveolar Soft Part Sarcoma.
Jem's Life was
founded by celebrity make-up artist Jemisha McFerrin before she died
April 1, 2012 from ASPS. Her older sister, TAMU Artist Agency founder
Tamu Davis, created the red-carpet event in the hopes of helping those
affected by the rare disease.
"In wake of her passing I am
striving to keep the foundation alive and her mission to help others in
her situation. My goal is to assist others affected by ASPS as well as
their families, as I know firsthand the hardships that can occur while
fighting one of the biggest fights of their lives," said Davis via
Red-carpet arrivals for the event begin 6 p.m. at Nakeah
Cosmetics and Beauty Lounge at 7471 Melrose Ave. in Los Angeles. The
event runs from 7 to 11 p.m.; guests can enjoy beauty treatments by
Nakeah Cosmetics, exclusive gift bags, a photo booth and the launch of
the limited edition Kiss ASPS Goodbye LipGloss. Tickets are $25 and may
be ordered at jemslifeforasps.eventbrite.com. All proceeds go to the Jem's Life Foundation.
For more on McFerrin, see Issue 96 of Make-Up Artist magazine.
London-based make-up artist Angela Holthuis and photographer Izabela Habur set a challenge for themselves: Habur
asked Holthuis, a fashion pro, to create “a small story with bold looks
within a small time frame, to test out how far we [could] push
ourselves creatively,” Holthuis said.
Make-Up Artist magazine is now accepting student competition
applications for the 2009 Los Angeles International Make-Up Artist
Trade Show. The themes for this year are Gothic and X-Men Mutants. The competition is open to students of a recognized make-up school and
to those who graduated 12 months prior to the competition. Make-Up Artist will only accept competition entries postmarked by May 22, 2009.
If you like Prescriptives products, you’d better stock up while you
can: On Sept. 17, Estée Lauder Companies announced it will stop
production and global wholesale distribution of the brand by Jan. 31,
2010. The brand will still be sold online at www.prescriptives.com
while inventory lasts.