He combines his technical expertise, his deep product knowledge and his intrinsic love for the craft to help guide product development. He also helps educate and engage Amway Business Owners to build interest and excitement around ARTISTRY color cosmetics and skincare products.
A master of what he calls “real beauty,” Rick is steadfast in his belief that makeup has the power to transform and that every woman owns the power to be beautiful.
Even though he’s worked with supermodels and Hollywood stars, Rick has earned a reputation as an accessible, empathetic artist who understands the needs of real women.
“The one piece of advice that I carry with me always, I received early in my career from a model friend. She said, ‘You will learn something from everyone who sits in your chair.’ And I truly have,” he said.
It has been said that good things come in threes. We’d like to think that ARTISTRY is no exception as we celebrate the beginning of a global launch of three new collections.
ARTISTRY Youth Xtend Lifting Smoothing Foundation begins with the ultimate color palette. By revamping its existing foundation palette with a truly scientific approach, the ARTISTRY team conceived of a range of colors representing the maximum number of global skintones with minimum shade offerings.
ARTISTRY Youth Xtend Ultra: Four new products specifically target the signs of advanced aging, aiming to lift both the appearance and tone of skin. Skin is micro-cleansed and its function optimized allowing anti-aging ingredients work to their best ability.
ARTISTRY Fall 2013 Galaxy Collection: Let your beauty reach beyond the stars with shimmering accents that create bright, cosmic looks. “The Galaxy Collection goes from day-to-night, working for all women, of all skin tones and of all ages,” said ARTISTRY Global Makeup Artist Rick DiCecca.
We hope you enjoy these new products as they become available in your market!
Arguably one of Monet’s most talked about artworks, “Water Lilies” both perplexed and riveted the Impressionists’ most loyal admirers in the early 1900s. The series was scrutinized for its blurry, edgeless forms and somewhat clumsy paint handling by art novices, but applauded by connoisseurs and artisans, alike, who appreciated the whimsical quality of the mural and understood its greatest facet – accumulation, the layering of color and the build-up of texture.
With “Water Lilies” as its muse, ARTISTRY introduces the stunning Enchanted Garden Spring 2013 color collection, a true work of art, comprised of spring colors for eyes, cheeks and lips, beckoning everyone to unleash their inner artist.
Take a look at this video featuring ARTISTRY Global Face Teresa Palmer and ARTISTRY Global Makeup Artist Rick DiCecca to inspire your own enchanted, colorful look.
Zombies were the talk of the town – not to mention alive and well – at the highly anticipated Warm Bodiespremiere at the Arclight Cinerama Dome in Hollywood earlier this week. The romantic zombie-comedy – cleverly coined a “zomedy romance” in film circles – stars Nicholas Hoult, John Malkovich and, as the female lead, Australian actress Teresa Palmer, who is also the global face of ARTISTRY.
Palmer literally took guests’ breath away in a stunning, sheer-lace embellished gown by Phillip Armstrong with makeup by Melanie Inglessis for ARTISTRY. The premiere attracted scores of Hollywood A-listers and entertainment industry professionals on the heels of a New York City premiere hosted by ARTISTRY and The Cinema Society. Penn Badgley, Kelly Rutherford, Amber Tamblyn, Parker Posey, Helena Christensen and Gabourey Sidibe were among the celebrities who swarmed in droves – despite the arctic temps – to show their support for the quirky love story.
Warm Bodies hits theaters today in U.S. and will roll out around the globe later this year.
A true reflection of the prestige beauty of the ARTISTRY brand, our packaging team has captured the elegance and innovation of two very luxurious ARTISTRY products. Taking home Honorable Mention in the Health & Beauty category was ARTISTRY Creme L/X Eye. The ARTISTRY Escape to Paradise Spring and Fall 2012 Color Collections won the Silver award in the Color Collections category.
“It was very exciting to see color on the runways at NYFW, both in the fabrics and on the models’ faces. (Some of them sported a bright red lip!)
“There was a wonderful use of sheer fabrics, most of them with a soft luminosity. That was adapted into many of the makeup looks, too.
A sheer wash of magenta on the models’ eyes at Donna Karan
Shimmering teal at Derek Lam
Sunny yellow eye shadow at Badgley Mischkca
Bright color on cheeks at Ralph Lauren.
And the smoky eye look at Gucci by Frida Giannini.
“It was also terrific to see a beautiful luminosity to the models’ skin at many of these shows. Some of it was added, but many of the girls already had that post summer glow.
“I was truly impressed with the melding of styles: ‘50s colors mixed with ‘70s graphics and ‘60s and ‘70s fashion cues melding seamlessly with modern colors. It was the continuation of color, texture and femininity, but most of all confidence as the most important fashion accessory.”
Hollywood A-listers strutted their trendy threads and posed for the paparazzi outside the Nokia Theatre in Los Angeles, Sunday evening prior to one of Hollywood’s most fashionable events – the 64th Primetime Emmy Awards.
Who rocked the Red Carpet? We caught up with ARTISTRY Global Makeup Artist, Rick DiCecca, to get some of his fashion favorites.
Heidi Klum rocked it in sea foam! Her makeup was luminous – she just keeps getting better and better.
Ginnifer Goodwin wore a beautiful makeup trend that never gets old: sexy smoky eyes, softly defined cheeks and an almost nude lip. Perfection.
Jessica Lange was stunning in red! With soft, natural makeup, she looked absolutely beautiful.
Tina Fey was a big hit! Great hair, great dress and great makeup!
Indulge in this fall’s most sought-after paradise: Switzerland’s St. Moritz.
We immersed ARTISTRY Global Face Teresa Palmer in the restorttown’s luxury and natural beauty for a photo shoot to promote the new limited-editioncolors of the ARTISTRY Fall 2012 Escape to Paradise Color Collection, reminiscent of the icy blues and silversfound in thetown’s majestic mountains and the rich golds and warm caramels found inside the chalets.
For a glimpse of true paradise, watch this behind-the-scenes video featuring an exclusive interview with Olivier Van Doorne, the French-born President and Worldwide Creative Director of the New York based ad agency for the ARTISTRY brand.
When it comes to makeup, Rick DiCecca says there are four essentials no woman should leave the house without!
“Sunscreen, mascara, bronzer or blush, and lipstick or gloss,” says Rick DiCecca. ”These products provide a profound payoff with minimum effort.”
As the new global makeup artist for ARTISTRY, Rick will bring keen insights and global inspiration to ARTISTRY’s seasonal color collections, assist the Global Color Cosmetics Marketing team in product formulation and shade development, as well as offer technical expertise on application.
“I’m drawn to the ARTISTRY brand for all the passion and potential of its people and its products,” he says.
Rick’s clients have included some of the world’s most famous beauties – renowned supermodels Heidi Klum, Cindy Crawford and Iman. But what Rick relishes the most is working with “real” women with real lives, kids and time constraints – making makeup work for them on their own terms, and giving them the tools and know-how they need to look beautiful every single day.
Please join us in welcoming Rick to the ARTISTRY team!
Disclaimer: The authors of these blogs are Amway employees. The opinions expressed here are not necessarily reviewed in advance by anyone but the individual author. These opinions do not necessarily reflect the view of Amway or any other person or company.