Eye Make-up Expertise Could Win You Cash and Prizes
Photo by Peter Buckingham, courtesy of Carmindy
Posted: Monday March 15, 2010
As a make-up artist, Carmindy has seen some serious hygiene hang-ups,
like reliquifying old mascara with hot water and introducing bacteria in
the process. "It's scary looking into make-up bags—it's amazing what
you can see," she says. "People don’t always care about their eyes and I
want to tell them it's the most important thing."
she'll be a judge in the Air Optix Aqua "Surprise Your Eyes" contest.
The contact lens company is soliciting tips and tricks for keeping eyes
healthy and looking beautiful (so far, tips have included applying lip
balm with sunscreen around the eyes for sting-proof sun protection). Two
grand-prize winners will receive $5,000 and a spa day with a friend; an
additional six runners-up will receive a $500 Sephora gift certificate.
To enter, fill out the entry form on the company's Web site (www.airoptixcontest.com),
describe your best tip in 200 words or less and upload a photo or
one-minute video demonstrating your tip. The entry deadline is April 30;
Carmindy will help choose winners in May and the company will announce
the results in June.
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.