Emmy Award Winning Makeup Artist, Skincare Guru and Curator of OpenSky.com’s Beauty Closet Provides the Inside Scoop on Whip Hand’s “Set The Stage” Makeup Primer.
Known to industry insiders as the “MacGyver of Makeup”, Multiple Emmy® Award winning makeup artist Kevin James (KJ) Bennett reviews Whip Hand Cosmetics “Set The Stage” Makeup Primer for OpenSky.com. Kevin curates OpenSky’s “Beauty Closet”, where the artist shares his makeup and skincare “essentials.”
About Kevin James Bennett
KJ began his career in retail cosmetics in the 80′s. This evolved into photo, runway and celebrity makeup. The next step was TV and within 3 years he received his first Emmy nomination. In less than 10 years he had received 5 nominations and won 2 Emmy Awards for Outstanding Achievement in Makeup. His broadcast resume includes prime time network and cable productions (including the Law & Order franchise), talk shows, news magazines, daytime dramas (Another World and As The World Turns) and regional/national commercials.
KJ has appeared on international entertainment and news shows including Access Hollywood, Entertainment Tonight, Good Morning America, Today, “E” Entertainment Network and HSN (Home Shopping Network).
He has also appeared on a number of realty shows for MTV, VH1, TLC, Style, HGTV and TV Land, where he was featured Makeup Expert on “She’s Got The Look”.
His insightful, honest and sometimes irreverent beauty advice has been featured in Vogue, Glamour, Elle, InStyle, Town & Country, Vanity Fair, Good Housekeeping, Self and Health magazines as well as respected trade publications WWD, American Salon, Skin Inc and GCI. He is also quoted regularly by popular on-line publications, beauty blogs and in YouTube videos.
KJ is a contributing editor for Key Publishing’s Make-Up Artist Magazine, which is the #1 international makeup artist trade publication. He also contributes to the “Expert Advise” section of their very popular Makeup411.com website.
KJ is an “Industry Expert” for BeautyPress.com and the ”Cosmetics Expert” for NY Times best-seller, Dr. Leslie Baumann’s International Esthetics Advisory Board. He is also a contributes to Dr. Baumann’s popular Skin Guru blog on Yahoo Health.
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