Make-up brush manufacturer Anisa International Inc. wants to see your
brush design. The company is hosting the Sustainable Cosmetic Brush
Design Contest, which is open to anyone with a design concept for a
cosmetic brush made with sustainable materials.
receives $2,500, international recognition and a trip to New York City
for an unveiling of the brush during the HBA trade show in New York City
in September. The winner may also see his or her brush manufactured.
"I believe that this is an opportunity for lay designers,
inventors and really anyone with an idea to produce some cutting-edge
cosmetic tools that they would like to see in the market," said Anisa
Telwar, the president of Anisa International, Inc., in a prepared
Applicants are required to submit drawings
and/or a product prototype to be judged on the following criteria: use
of sustainable materials, innovation/originality, design aesthetics,
marketability, cost to produce and the overall product life cycle. The
contest closes on Aug. 15, and the winner will be notified Aug. 30.
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.