Product Development

In his role as Global Makeup Artist for the ARTISTRY® brand, Rick works closely with Marketing and Product Development on innovating the face category with textural advancements and shade extensions, making color trends wearable for all, and training and educating distributors.

Here are some products he loves.

ARTISTRY YOUTH XTEND® LIFTING SMOOTHING FOUNDATION

Description:

A rich, hydrating anti-aging foundation that helps lift and firm the look of skin for a youthful, radiant finish.

Why Rick likes it:

This foundation offers both long- and short-term skincare benefits: proven anti-aging ingredients plus immediate skin enhancing properties—full-to-medium coverage with a flawless finish.

Application tip:

You always want your foundation to look like second skin. So, before applying, make sure your skin is clean, exfoliated and well hydrated. Warm a small amount of foundation on the back of your hand. Dab a dot of product to lips first. This will allow you to see imperfections on the skin more clearly. Beginning in the center of the face, blend foundation outward towards hairline. Continue to other areas of the face. I prefer to use a foundation brush to apply foundation, but a sponge or fingertips works just as well.

 

ARTISTRY SIGNATURE COLOR® Eyeshadow Quad (Fall 2015)

Description:

Color-coordinated, refillable eye shadow palettes designed to be mixed and matched for mistake-proof play. Five distinctive color combinations—Plumberry, Smoky, Pink Chocolate, Spiced Bronze and Natural Glow—come in matte, metallic, shimmer and satin finishes to highlight, accent, contour and define.

Why Rick likes it:

The colors are stunning and the collection is easy to use for a range of looks taking any women from day to night, weekday to weekend.

Application tip:

Starting along the upper lash line, apply shade #1, the lightest shade, over the entire eye area upward to the brow as a base. Shade #2 (left side) is your lid color applied in the same manner from lash line to crease. Now take shade #3 (middle) and buff into crease to create a soft contour. Shade #4 (right) is your definer. Use this shade along upper and lower lashes as a liner to define. This shade may also be used to set your eyeliner. Follow with mascara to finish your look.

 

 

ARTISTRY SIGNATURE EYES® Longwear Eye Liner

Description:

Intense, rich glide-on color instantly accentuates and defines eyes for looks that go from fine to bold, natural to dramatic

Why Rick likes it:

Like a tattoo, it sets after 90 seconds and won’t budge until you take it off.

Application tip:

Apply eyeliner pencil along the lash line using short feathery strokes. Forget perfection! Your goal is to create darkness and lushness as the base of the lashes. For a more natural look, start the line where your lashes begin and blend outwards. For more drama start liner from inner corners and blend, extending just beyond the outer corner for a lifted effect.

 

ARTISTRY SIGNATURE EYES® Length & Definition Mascara

Description:

What every woman wants from mascara: ultra-long, well-defined, lushly separate lashes that enhance the eyes for allure and mystery. Breakthrough FlexFX formula extends lashes up to 70 percent while resisting humidity and high temperatures for virtually smudge-proof lashes all day.

Why Rick likes it:

Lengthens lashes instantly with dark, defined separation and no clumping.

Application tip:

To add volume, curl and lift to lashes tap mascara over top of lashes using an up-and- down motion. Then sweeping up under lashes, wiggling wand at the base of lashes to create more volume. Move wand through lash tips as a final step.

 

ARTISTRY SIGNATURE COLOR® Blush (Fall 2015)

Description:

Six light and luminous shades in matte or satin finishes ranging from sheer to dramatic.

Why Rick likes it:

We previewed Signature Color Blush in the Peachy-Pink shade at the Pamella Roland fashion show during New York Fashion Week and it worked beautifully on every model who walked the runway.

Application tip:

Once you’ve settled on your shade, line up the middle of your blush brush with the middle of your ear, blending down toward the tip of the nose. The brush will naturally lift off the skin following your individual bone structure. To create a subtle/natural contour, sweep brush towards corner of mouth.