january, 2022

19jan11:00 AM6:00 PMA Celebration of Color11:00 AM - 6:00 PM Lightbox

Event Details




Cave paintings dating back to pre-historic times are found in various regions of the world.   Colors used were derived from hematite iron (III) oxide ochres, manganese oxide browns, bauxite, a red aluminum oxide.  Since that time humans have continuously dedicated effort to developing a wide range of colors as their artistic talent developed.   Ancient Egyptian art shows both men and women adorned with eye makeup that may have been used for medicinal purposes, to keep parasites away from the eye area, in additional to use as a makeup and for religious purposes.  Through the 1800’s, light skin without makeup was considered the ultimate desirable look.  Moving towards and during the 1900’s red lipstick becomes popular as a symbol of women’s independence.  The famous mascara under the brand name “Maybelline” was developed. Beyond the eyes and lips, a light blush on the cheeks, was becoming popular.  Late 1920’s-30’s the desire of women to look like their favorite movie stars makeup use was focused on the eyes and eyebrows, the “smokey eye look was in fashion.” The look of the 1940’s was back to natural; makeup was not as available during the war years. Red lipstick, light brown eye shadow and mascara were trendy at the time.  Marilyn Monroe became the inspiration of the look during the 1950’s.  In the film, Asphalt Jungle she appeared wearing winged eyeliner that popularized a sense of increased desire to express a higher level of creativity in the personal use of makeup.  Creamy foundations replaced powders and red lipsticks.  Each decade color fashion seems to go from a natural look to one of heightened personal color expression.

Fast forward to the 2020’s, what will the iconic trends be this decade?  We started this decade wearing a face mask, makeup forgotten as people worked from home and found little need to apply makeup while wearing a mask when they went out.  As we move towards a more normal “lifestyle” can one predict what the makeup trends are likely to be and how can we achieve the look?  This is what the NYSCC January event is all about!

Registration Online Prices:

  • Members $45
  • Non-Members $85
  • Student $10
  • Emeritus FREE
  • $45 for members

Door prices:

  • Members $70
  • Non-member $110
  • Student $10
  • Emeritus FREE


11:00 AM‐ 11:15 AM Welcome and Introduction to Event

11:15‐ 11:40 Speaker: Greg Smith‐Virtual ‐ Ancient Color: Chemistry & Culture

11:40‐ 12:05 PM Speaker: Sarah Jindal‐ Live ‐Color Trends

12:05 PM ‐1:35 Buffet Lunch

1:35 PM‐ 2:00 PM Speaker: Cherry Le ‐Live ‐ Achieving the Desired Look

2:00 – 2:25 PM Speaker: Jane Hollenberg‐ Virtual‐ Choosing the Surface Treatment Based on the Desired Performance Benefit

2:25‐ 3:15 PM Break

3:15‐ 3:40 PM Speaker: Stacey House‐ Live‐ The Art & Science of Color

3:40‐ 4:05 PM Speaker: Josey Casto‐ Live‐ Formulating with Pearlescent Pigments to Achieve Decorative Aesthetics

4:05 PM ‐4:30 Q&A

4:30‐5:45 Makeover Demo

5:45 PM Closing remarks



Gregory Dale Smith, PhD

Otto N. Frenzel III Senior Conservation Scientist, Indianapolis Museum of Art, Indianapolis, Indiana

Presentation: Ancient Color: Chemistry & Culture

Throughout history humans have sought to depict their world, decorate their environments, and even adorn their bodies with color. Historic documents and material recovered from archaeological sites reveal the technology and techniques used to color the ancient world and its people. Explore how modern science is used in museums to detect, study, and preserve these colorful artifacts, as well as the detective work used to root out objects meant to deceive.


Gregory Dale Smith received a B.S. degree from Centre College of Kentucky in anthropology/sociology and chemistry before pursuing graduate studies at Duke University as an NSF graduate fellow in time‐domain vibrational spectroscopy and archaeological fieldwork in Israel’s Galilee region. His postgraduate training included investigating pigment degradation processes and palette studies of illuminated manuscripts at the British Library and the Victoria and Albert Museum in London, developing synchrotron infrared microscopy facilities at the National Synchrotron Light Source at Brookhaven, and researching cleaning issues related to artists’ acrylic emulsion paints at the National Gallery of Art in Washington, DC. In 2004, Dr. Smith joined the faculty of the conservation training program at SUNY Buffalo State College as the Andrew W. Mellon Assistant Professor of Conservation Science. In 2010 Dr. Smith became the Otto N. Frenzel III Senior Conservation Scientist at the Indianapolis Museum of Art at Newfields where he designed, constructed, and now operates a state‐of‐the art research facility to study and preserve the museum’s encyclopedic collection. Dr. Smith’s research interests include undergraduate education at the Arts‐Science interface, assessing pollution off‐gassing of museum construction materials, and understanding the chemical degradation of artists’ materials. In 2018, Dr. Smith was selected to receive the American Institute for Conservation’s national award for conservation advocacy for his work in public lecturing and curating exhibitions that focus on the role of Science in the Arts.

Sarah Jindal
Associate Director, Global Beauty & Persona Care
Mintel Group Ltd., Chicago, Illinois,

Presentation: Color Trends


As Mintel’s Associate Director of Global Beauty, Sarah brings with her over 20 years of experience working in the beauty industry with a background in both marketing and product development. She works closely with major and emerging brands helping to map innovation and strategize for future success. While collaborating with key clients, Sarah also creates strategic insights covering all aspects of the beauty industry including technology, retail and future trends.

Cherry Le
Makeup Artist / Esthetician / Hairstylist, New York, New York

Presentation: Achieving the Desired Look

With ever‐changing and ever‐evolving beauty trends, one thing that’s for sure is there will always be a demand for services or products that will compliment customers’ natural beauty. In this event, I will be discussing how I started as a makeup artist and esthetician, general overview of how I achieve the desired look on my clients, how my work transforms my clients, what is trending and missing in today’s color cosmetics, and what is the driving force behind the trend. I will also be giving a makeover on someone from the audience as a demo.


Cherry is an award‐winning makeup artist and licensed esthetician who has been in the industry for 11 years. Her work has graced covers of a variety of magazines, and she has worked with various types of clients from celebrities and company founders to musicians and athletes. It is her mission to stay true to the natural beauty possessed by each client, instead of hiding or altering their features. If someone compliments the makeup on her client, she has done too much on the makeup. But if someone says they look beautiful she has done her job. In other words, “Cherry understands that beauty comes from confidence of a person and not the makeup. She simply uses makeup to show the world how beautiful her clients really are.”


Jane Hollenberg
JCH Consulting, Red Hook, New York

Presentation: Choosing the Surface Treatment

Based on the Desired Performance Benefit Surface treated pigments enhance performance of pigments and fillers in the range of color cosmetics, including pressed and loose powders, anhydrous hot pours, and water in oil/oil in water emulsions. Prior to the introduction of treated pigments and fillers, pressed powders were much harder with less pickup and a rougher skin peel. Optimization of wetting can produce flowable hot pour formulas made with high pigment loads to achieve dry feeling, soft feeling “powdercreams”. Hydrophobically modified pigments made possible the formulation of light feeling water in silicone or water in oil foundations having excellent playtime and blendability. Many options among synthetics and natural compounds are available for the type of surface treatment to utilize in new product development. Factors to consider when making the choice include the desired effect, compatibility with formulation ingredients, and potential claims.


Jane Hollenberg has over forty years’ experience in the cosmetic industry, working with fillers, pigments, and color cosmetics at Coty, Revlon, and Rona. Since 1996, she has operated JCH Consulting to provide services in the formulation, scale up, and troubleshooting of pigmented cosmetics. Jane has taught in the education programs of the Society of Cosmetic Chemists (with Edwin Faulkner), Fairleigh Dickinson University’s Masters in Cosmetic Science program, and succeeded Edwin Faulkner teaching color in the University of Cincinnati’s Cosmetic Science program. She has given many lectures at industry meetings and symposia on topics relating to cosmetic pigments and colored cosmetic formulations. Jane has authored a number of patents in the area of surface treatment molecules and their application. She authored Color Cosmetics: A Practical Guide to Formulation (Allured, 2016) and edited the new edition of Ed Faulkner’s Coloring the Cosmetic World (Wiley Interscience, 2021).


Stacey House
Global Head Innovation
KDC‐One’s Beauty and Personal Care Division, Saddle Brook, New Jersey

Presentation: The Art & Science of Color

Color is expressive and dynamic, a constant in our daily lives and extends beyond geographies. We will touch on color history with its influence that carries over to today. Progressive shifts that have redefined the color landscape including the current impact of Covid‐19’s touch on color cosmetics as well as tech advancements and restriction lists will be captured.


Stacey House is the Global Head of Innovation for KDC‐One’s Beauty and Personal Care Division responsible for driving industry leading product development for the organization. Previously, she was the Vice President of R&I/Regulatory for KDC‐One’s East Coast. Together with the talented teams at Acupac, Chemaid, Innovation Lab and Kolmar she was focused on customer development of elevated, high touch formulas in categories spanning the industry. Stacey has been involved in hundreds of product launches and helping emerging brands develop product lines.

She started her career on the brand side at Revlon and Coty, supporting all facets within R&D over a combined 14‐year period. She then moved into the supplier side of the cosmetic industry as the Director of Applications for Kobo Products managing labs in the USA, Brazil, and France. During this time, she was involved in ingredient development of sunscreen technologies, surface treatments and dispersions to optimize pigments in support of diversity & inclusivity, and on natural platforms. Afterwards, she joined MANA Products as the Director of R&D prior to joining KDC/One.

Stacey holds a patent on Low Viscosity Phenyl Trimethicone Applications. She has written several published industry articles and has given presentations globally for the Society of Cosmetic Chemist (SCC), IFSCC, and in‐cosmetics.

Stacey graduated from Northeastern University’s D’Amore‐McKim School of Business with MBAs in International Business, Operations and Supply Chain Management. She received her Bachelor of Science degree at Rutgers University‐New Brunswick with a focus on Microbiology in Cosmetics. Stacey is an active member of SCC, CHIEF, Cosmetic Executive Women, the NYSCC Scientific Committee and will be the New York SCC’s 2022 Chair, Elect.


Josey Casto
Technical Service & Application Specialist Pigments and Functional Materials
EMD Electronics‐Surface Solutions, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Presentation: Formulating with Pearlescent Pigments to Achieve Decorative Aesthetics

Color cosmetics has always been heavily relied upon to easily generate excitement and enhance one’s feeling seen. As we continue to emerge from the Pandemic state and realize a new normal, there will be a profound emphasis on decorative aesthetics as means to celebrate a return to being social. A major way to design a compelling visual aesthetic is via pearlescent pigments. Known for their versatility and ability to elevate decorative looks, pearlescent pigments can optically shift the visual nuances of a cosmetic application in a multitude of ways. Let us discover 4 impactful avenues of impactful light play to achieve next level effects – Visual Texture, Glow Infused, Make Bold Colors Bolder, & Oscillating Color.


Josey Casto is the Cosmetic Technical Service and Applications Specialist for EMD Surface Solutions, an affiliate of Merck, KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany. She has a B.S. in Biochemistry, an M.A. in Cosmetic Science, and 15 years of experience in the Cosmetic Industry. Josey is a true color connoisseur, with viable experience and expertise in color applications and product development across a broad and diverse scope of industry fields, from global finished goods corporations to family owned contract manufacturer.



NYSCC strongly encourages all eligible meeting participants to be vaccinated prior to traveling to in-person programs or meetings. Any public space where other people are present holds an inherent risk of exposure to COVID-19 and other communicable diseases. By attending this event, I agree to voluntarily assume all risk related to exposure and agree to not hold NYSCC or any of their affiliates including partners and sponsors, directors, officers, employees, agents, contractors, volunteers, or sponsored venues liable for illness. I will take necessary precautions while at the event including, but not limited to, following all state and local regulations and following the guidance of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). I agree to not attend any NYSCC program or meeting if I feel ill, had recent exposure to a COVID-19 case or have tested positive for COVID-19 within the last 14 days.



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