The pressure is on for make-up artists competing in Lifetime’s new reality series Blush: The Search for the Next Great Make-Up Artist. Contestants from around the country have their eyes on some pretty good prizes: a Max Factor contract, an In Style shoot and $100,000 in cash. The show, hosted by Vanessa Marcil, premiered Nov. 11 with a Los Angeles-based house full of contestants: Sharzod Kiadeh, Jessica Millington, Myke Michaels, Farah Carter, Maura Mo Lewitts, Todd Homme, Nolan Makaawaawa, Rainell Chivonne and Maxi. Victoria’s Secret make-up artist Charlie Green is mentoring the artists through two different make-up competitions designed to test their technical skills and chair-side manner. Celebrity make-up artist Joanna Schlip (a frequent IMATS guest speaker) and In Style fashion director Hal Rubenstein are the judges, and will choose a finalist by mid-December. We’ll have the results here, plus an interview with the winner. Until then, we’d like to hear your comments about the show on our message boards! Blush airs Tuesdays on Lifetime. Check local listings for show times.
London-based make-up artist Angela Holthuis and photographer Izabela Habur set a challenge for themselves: Habur
asked Holthuis, a fashion pro, to create “a small story with bold looks
within a small time frame, to test out how far we [could] push
ourselves creatively,” Holthuis said.
Make-Up Artist magazine is now accepting student competition
applications for the 2009 Los Angeles International Make-Up Artist
Trade Show. The themes for this year are Gothic and X-Men Mutants. The competition is open to students of a recognized make-up school and
to those who graduated 12 months prior to the competition. Make-Up Artist will only accept competition entries postmarked by May 22, 2009.
If you like Prescriptives products, you’d better stock up while you
can: On Sept. 17, Estée Lauder Companies announced it will stop
production and global wholesale distribution of the brand by Jan. 31,
2010. The brand will still be sold online at www.prescriptives.com
while inventory lasts.