company history

Yolanda Halston, celebrity makeup artist and founder of Classified Cosmetics®, developed the first and only true aerobrush makeup. Packaged in an ultra-light, 1.5 oz aerosol canister, the makeup is sprayed directly onto the skin through a revolutionary, internationally patented delivery system.

Aerobrushing is one of the hottest beauty trends of the 21st century and Classified Cosmetics has been at the forefront, bringing affordable luxury to the beauty consumer.  Cosmetic aficionados and makeup junkies have experienced history in the making and a revelation in beauty™ with Classified Cosmetics.

Since the company’s launch, Thanksgiving weekend 2001, Classified Cosmetics has been globally recognized as the “Aerobrush Expert” by creating a unique and recognizable makeup category many have tried to emulate.  The company has started an aerosol revolution that has extended from cosmetics to sunscreen and self tanners. The flagship product of Classified Cosmetics, ERA® FACE spray on foundation, is available in prestige cosmetic boutiques, doctors offices and spas worldwide. The medi-spa potency vitamin and botanical based ERA® line also includes ERA PRIMER spray on makeup primer, ERA® RAYZ spray on bronzers and ERA GLAZE spray on shimmers.

In July 2007, Classified Cosmetics partnered with HSN to debut ERA Everyday: “The Lighter side of Luxury” as a Today’s Special.  The makeup collection features the same flawless aerobrush technology as the original ERA line with a light, daily formula at a mid-range price. Today, the ERA Everyday line is sold in select retail outlets, ShopNBC and the company’s website. 

Spring 2009 saw the launch of Aero Minerale™ Makeup Mist to the mass market. The aerosol makeup line combines the benefits of minerals with the beauty of aerobrush. The Aero Minerale™ Makeup Mist is oil-free, hydrating and features the largest color selection in the aerobrush category. It's available in fine drug stores nationwide and on the brand's website,

Classified Cosmetics does not conduct nor endorse animal testing. Aerobrush makeup lines do not contain ozone-depleting chemicals. Please recycle empty containers.

founder and creator

yolanda halston

Her love for fashion and a passion for beauty products have seen Yolanda Halston carve out a career as a professional makeup artist, and define the new category of “aerobrushing” within the beauty industry. With over 20 years of beauty experience, Yolanda’s portfolio of work includes editorial shoots, celebrity session work and working on the sets of shows or with characters on location for film. 

Her experience as a makeup artist helped her develop a vast knowledge of the skin, what does and doesn’t work and the limitations that makeup products on the market have. This information led to Yolanda developing a prestige line of patented aerobrush makeup - Classified Cosmetics which after 5 years of product development launched in 2001. Immediately gaining a cult following, A-List celebrities such as Gwen Stefani and Demi Moore and world renowned industry makeup artists Pat McGrath and Carmindy all became fans of the line. All who tried and experienced the products quickly became addicted to the performance, results and unique application method.

Known as a makeup artist who specializes in gorgeous, natural-looking skin Yolanda understands what a product needs to do in order to create that stunning look on a magazine cover, or to give a celebrity that flawless complexion on the red carpet. Yolanda's beauty knowledge and ability to spot trends has also given her the opportunity to speak on Future Trends in Beauty and provide tips and quotes on the beauty looks for upcoming seasons.

Halston’s makeup brand Classified Cosmetics has been credited in hundreds of beauty and fashion magazine spreads worldwide. 2007 saw the launch of ERA Everyday which is sold exclusively on HSN and the company’s website; 2009 will see the launch of the highly anticipated mass market product line, Aero Minerale™ Makeup Mist.

Businesswoman, entrepreneur, makeup artist and mom, Yolanda Halston has defined a whole new category within beauty and continues to create products that give the average women the ability to create a professional look, with a flawless finish.

Yolanda resides in California, USA.