“Makeup for the modern woman today, is about how can I share with the world who I really am, and be really proud of that” – Johanna Hathcock
The future of beauty was the main subject at the discussion panel event, hosted at the Esé Azénabor’s bodega, showing a preview of her latest collection, at the design district, in Dallas, TX.
This public event was organized by the Fashion Group International of Dallas, and moderated by FGI board member, Melissa Rountree.
A lot of different viewpoints were discussed about the subject by panelists Susan Posnick, Joanna Hathcock, Terri Tomlinson, and Gary Walden.
“Women in their 50’s now are more confident, have more money, and have a lot more willingness to change.” – Gary Walden
They debated the use of what is labeled as natural makeup and makeup that works. Terri Tomlinson argued that “most makeup is natural, I think that a lot of people that jump in it, don’t really know what it means. And I would rather have paraben in my makeup than mold” explaining that, from the production stand point, she would rather use a makeup product that is made of good quality materials, and hold on for the entire day. She also explained “I am fine with makeups that are well made, with high quality ingredients, regardless of what those ingredients are, as long as they’re not animals, and they’re produced properly.”
When approached with the subject of social media, Terri also mentioned that social media isn’t keeping up with fashion, “because they don’t look to fashion for trends, they look to themselves, and nobody is changing it, and it becomes repetitive”.
Technology has always been present in beauty and cosmetic products, just as Susan explained the trend of single-use makeup might catch up quickly. She also gave some tips about sun protection since “it is extremely important in your 50’s, but it is more important during your 20’s, because it is the damage of your 20’s that shows up in your 50’s”.
Overall, it is hoped that in the future of beauty, there will be more technology to help everyone with their daily routines. “I think that in the future, you are going to see a lot of apps, apps that will tell you if your skin is dehydrated, if you need to do something different about it, and will remind you to put your sun protection on”.