Saturday, May 09, 2009

9 Questions with Michael DeVellis

How long have you been in the industry? 16 years.

What are three of your must-have products for any artist? mascara, salmon (the color not the food!) concealer, and a great moisturizer

What are the last projects you worked on
? Evolution Provincetown,
The Makeup Show LA, On Makeup Magazine Spring 2009

Why do you love being in the industry
? There is no career or craft
more invigorating or inspirational than one that works to transform others. In the case of makeup artists - transforming the client. In the case of The Powder Group - transforming careers.

In one word, what inspires you? Honesty.

What makes you a good at what you do
? I tell it like it is.

What was your first job in the industry? Retail Manager, MAC at Westfarms Mall, CT

How would you describe your favorite style of makeup
? One that is
true to both the artist and the client.

If you could work with one person in the industry who would it be? Way Bandy

Michael DeVellis is the Executive Director of The Powder Group, and the Creative Director and Editor of On Makeup Magazine. He will be speaking at The Makeup Show NYC on Sunday May 17th at 10 am, presenting Marketing You and Founders Forum on Sunday, May 17 at 2:00pm. For more information and to purchase tickets for The Makeup Show NYC on May 17 & 18 please visit

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