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The Eyes Have it
By: JD Kraemer
Tuesday, October 1st, 2019
Halloween is right around the corner, and here at Alcone, we're all hard at work planning our costumes and makeup. So far I've considered being a Greek God, a Demon Clown (the old standby), and even a Wicked Witch. All of these looks are doable and should be fun, but this year I really want to amp it up. I've decided that no matter which character I choose, in addition to my usual efforts, I'm going to add contact lenses!

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Mark Traynor: The Man Behind The Tapes
By: Marisa Fazzina
Thursday, May 16th, 2019
If you’re like most makeup artists, when you hear the name Mark Traynor, the image conjured in your mind is an elastic string with tape tabs attached to both ends. In other words, the Temporary Face Lift–the beauty tool that’s been the secret weapon of professional makeup artists and celebrities since its launch 50 year...

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Welcome to the Alcone Archives
By: Marisa Fazzina
Monday, September 24th, 2018
Since we’re opening the doors to the "Alcone Archives" for this blog journey, we figured the best place to start is with us. As the “Our Story” page on our website explains, Alcone Company was founded in 1952 by Alvin Cohen who saw the need for a specialty store that could serve the city’s thriving creative and theatrical industry. In addition to providing various production...

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