Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Sticks & Stones & Birds of Paradise

I just received some fabulous Shu Uemura product in anteprima for the big contest. These fantastic pieces are part of the Shu kits the lucky "top twenty artists" will receive to compete in the Mystic Nature contest. The Eyelash Curler is a must for every artist. I have raved about this curler before, but truly can't say enough. It is the best Eyelash Curler on the market, end of story. Shu's Stage Performer Instant-Glow, Immediate Radiance Skin Perfecting Cream works like a multi-functional product, meant to be worn under makeup. The cream is rich and luxurious, with tiny specks of glow delivering a pretty, polished finish. It goes on smooth, translucent and delivers 24 hour moisture. Perfect for your Mystic Nature inspired look's base. Shu's Rouge Unlimited Creme Matte in RD 165 M is a blue-tone, cool, sexy red. It reminds me of a sophisticated woman from the forties and a decadent, lost elegance. The piece de resistance is Shu's Painting Liner eye liner in gold. It goes on smooth, stays put, is smudge proof and waterproof. I can imagine painting some delicate golden branches and twigs down the face, with this highly pigmented liner. Perhaps adding some real leaves, and a bit of dew creating your very own Mystic Nature goddess. The possibilities are endless. The contest only has a few days left to enter, so what are you waiting for? To make it into the top twenty would be a dream come true. One filled with rockin', Shu Uemura products in abundance.

About the contest:
"MONTREALMarch 8 /CNW Telbec/ - Mr. Shu Uemura, the legendary make-up artist and beauty pioneer, made history by introducing the first make-up competition in 1972. Today, the international competition continues to exhilarate, motivate and inspire participants to go beyond common techniques. We are proud to announce the 1st North American shu uemura Beauty Art Make-up Competition under the theme of Mystic Nature.
Starting March 8th, 2011, upcoming industry talent and aspiring make-up artists can register for a chance to participate in the competition. Amongst all applications received, a panel of judges will select 20 outstanding artists. They will take part in the 1st shu uemura North American Beauty Art Make-up Competition by completing 5 make-up challenges with videos posted on the shu uemura Facebook page at
The 20 candidates will have to create unique looks that will demonstrate their artistic talents and showcase their potential to be an exceptionally creative make-up artist. By voting for their favorite looks, Facebook fans will ultimately select their 5 favorite contestants.
On June 14th, 2011, the 5 selected finalists will have the chance to attend Luminato, Toronto Festival of Arts and Creativity, where they will complete the final make-up challenge during a live event in Toronto, Ontario. Only one lucky winner will be selected by a jury of industry professionals during the live event. The winner will become a member of the shu uemura make-up Artist team and will represent the brand in North America.
Visit for contest registration, rules and regulations"