Shu Uemura Eyebrow Gel

Promo Image of Shu Uemura Eyebrow Gel

Shu Uemura's Japanese website has been updated with the upcoming release of Eyebrow Gel, which is set to be launched on July 1st in Japan. Available in 5 shades, Eyebrow Gel is a waterproof powder gel formula.

Swatches of Shu Uemura Eyebrow Gel

The brow products I use are Shu Uemura Hard Formula eyebrow pencil in 02 Seal Brown and Kate Designing Eyebrow N palette in EX5. Shu Uemura's Hard Formula eyebrow pencil has always been my favorite since I started using it in college. It allows for easy and even application for well-defined brows.

Product Review: AG Hair Cosmetics Photos

AG Hair Cosmetics is a Canadian brand established in 1989. The AG products are distributed through salons, and are currently available in North America. I had the opportunity to try out some products from AG Hair Cosmetics. This is a review on the Xtramoist Moisturizing Shampoo, Ultramoist Moisture Treatment, Re:coil Curl Activating Balm and Liquid Varnish Smoothing Polish.

My hair is fairly fine and thin. After styling my hair, it still falls flat and becomes limp easily, especially on rainy or humid days. I had a perm about half a year ago. Now, the permed hair has become less curly, and been growing past the shoulder blades. The middle-length part and the end are prone to dryness and frizz.

Xtramoist Moisturizing Shampoo & Ultramoist Moisture Treatment
Xtramoist Moisturizing Shampoo is formulated with naturally occurring moisture binders, amino acids, proteins, panthenol and herbal extracts, etc to restore the moisture and hydration of the hair. Ultramoist Moisture Treatment is complimentary to the moisturizing shampoo in the treatment of dry brittle hair and split ends.

The Xtramoist Moisturizing Shampoo has a scent of berries and cream. It is easy to lather up. The consistency of the Ultramoist Moisture Treatment conditioner is not so smooth, which can make it difficult to spread on the hair evenly, if you have long hair. In my opinion, the Ultramoist Moisture Treatment conditioner is more suitable for people who have dry short to middle length hair.

The moisturizing shampoo and conditioner leaves my hair fairly moisturized, soft and vitalized. Also, it adds long-lasting volume to my hair. Most of the moisturizing shampoos and conditioners I have used tend to weigh down my limp hair. After using the products for almost two months, I see the split-ends have been greatly reduced. The ends have been stronger than before. However, on the down side, I didn't find my hair silkier as I'd expected. I think AG Hair Cosmetics' Xtramoist Moisturizing Shampoo and Ultramoist Moisture Treatment focus more on renewing and vitalizing the hair.

Re:coil Curl Activating Balm
I enjoy using this curl activating balm very much. The Re:coil Curl Activating Balm is AG's #1 selling product. The curl activating balm redefines and enhances the curls. It supports the curls and controls the frizz against the humidity.

The way you apply the Re:coil Curl Activating Balm and the amount of the balm you use are critical to creating a successful look of airy curls. My experiences with the product were not successful during the first trial. After several times of try-and-error, I have figured out a way that works for me. And, the result does live up to what the product claims.

The Re:coil Curl Activating Balm has a confectionery scent and thick cream texture. I would recommend to emulsify a dime-sized amount in the palms first before applying on the clean damp hair. Otherwise, it goes on balmy. The next step is to distribute the emulsified curl activating balm evenly on the hair. Then, use the fingers to scrunch the hair. It is important that you make sure the cream is evenly spread on hair. The hair becomes stiff if one strand of hair absorbs too much amount of cream. If I have time, I would further encourage the curls with rollers after I scrunch the hair with fingers. After half an hour or so, I let go the rollers and blow dry the hair at low temperature.

What I enjoy using this product is it enhances the curls of my permed hair, and plumps up the roots of hair at the same time. It also tames the frizz and flyaways. There is no build-up on the hair or any stiff or heavy feeling, if the amount of balm is correctly applied. In between every two days I wash my hair, my hair is kept wavy and fluffy.

In order to achieve a desired result with
the Re:coil Curl Activating Balm, you probably have to figure out the best way and right amount that work for your hair type. All in all, the Re:coil Curl Activating Balm does a good job creating definition, volume and texture with long-lasting hold. I like this product, and will continue using it to style my curls.

Liquid Varnish Smoothing PolishThe Liquid Varnish Smoothing Polish gel provides moisture and seals the hair cuticle with a shine finish. It smoothes the frizz, flyaways and split-ends. This Liquid Varnish is free of oil and alcohol. It leaves my hair soft and manageable without sticky and greasy feeling.
Introduction to Make-up Courses

Introduction to Make-up Courses

Kym Menzies-Foster

Lorraine Milligan

Abigail Alexander

The world of high fashion make-up is extremely competitive! Talent alone (although essential) is not enough - a determination and drive is just as important. Most make-up artists are self employed and therefore have no guarantee of regular income until they have made contacts with photographers, stylists and agents to promote their work. However the financial rewards and job satisfaction once you have reached the top of your chosen profession are great.

Nowadays it is becoming essential for make-up artists to have hair “dressing” skills to meet the demands of the industry. Having multiple skills will make it easier for you to gain contracts and employment and increase your potential earnings. We recognise this, and therefore include a comprehensive hair styling module in our eight week diploma course. This is also available as a separate course for those who have already completed a foundation course in make-up.

The London School of Beauty & Make-up has long been revered as the number one school in Europe to learn high fashion make-up techniques.This reputation has been achieved by an intensive ‘no time-wasting’ curriculum plus being the only school to use top international working make-up artists to teach and hand over their valuable experience and knowledge.

Make-up training courses will take place within a make-up studio environment using products provided by the school from all the top international fashion houses: Mac, Shu Uemura, Shiseido, Chanel, Nars, Estée Lauder, Benefit and Bobbi Brown etc.

Other than make-up demonstrations the emphasis of all of our make-up courses is very much towards practical sessions with the minimum of theoretical work.This gives the student more hands on experience so they can improve their skills and this in turn makes the courses particularly suitable for overseas students with limited English vocabulary. Students start with a foundation course covering all aspects of preparing the skin, choosing and applying the right colour foundation.They will then practice applying lipstick, eyeliners and shadows plus blending of make-up and eyebrow shaping. They will also cover bridal and special occasion make-up.

After these skills have been perfected students can then choose from a list of higher level courses from creative photographic make-up to fashion, catwalk or special effects including ageing, casualty make-up and body painting. Our creative and intensive courses are directed towards those who wish to work in high fashion make-up, and will include a photographic shoot using a top fashion/beauty photographer and professional models from top London agencies.

Whichever level you wish to aspire to, you will find make-up application both rewarding and enjoyable.

We consider it essential that students have the opportunity to work with many different make-up lectures. Therefore from our creative course level and through to the Fashion Photographic and Media Make-up courses we engage several make-up artists with different opinions and ways of working.

These artists will bring their own portfolios and make-up kit along so that students have the opportunity to view what a professional working make-up artist considers a complete and comprehensive portfolio and make-up kit.
High Fashion Makeup

High Fashion Makeup

High Fashion Makeup
Makeup, Styling, and Photography by
Katherine Loretta Makeup Artistry

Fashion Makeup
Makeup and Styling by
Katherine Loretta Makeup Artistry, Photography by E C Photography

Glamour Makeup

Welcome to Cinema Makeup School's E-Newsletter, which is created to keep you informed of what's going on at Cinema Makeup School. It features news about our students, alumni and esteemed instructors.

Prosthetics and Special Effects students were given an incredible opportunity to visit one of the top four effects shops in Los Angeles, Amalgamated Dynamics, Inc. Sculpting Instructor, Davis Fandino has been with ADI for over five years, and toured students through an amazing display of award-winning work. Owners, Tom Woodruff, Jr. and Alec Gillis started ADI in 1988, and have accumulated almost forty film credits including Academy Award Nominations for “Starship Troopers”, “Alien 3”, and a win for “Death Becomes Her”. Some of ADI’s other film credits include: “Santa Clause” 2 and 3, “Spider Man” 1, 2, and 3, and “Alien vs. Predator” 1 and 2. ADI is a full-scale shop, with the capability to make everything from props and masks, to massive, groundbreaking animatronic creations. We are very grateful to everyone at ADI for allowing us to have this opportunity.

Cinema Makeup Students had the pleasure of attending the 2007 Motion Picture Academy’s Makeup Symposium on February 24th. Attendees were able to meet the 2006 Academy Award nominees in makeup, and even participate in a one-on-one question and answer session with them. This year’s nominees included David Marti and Montse Ribe for “Pan’s Labyrinth”, Aldo Signoretti and Vittorio Sodano for “Apocalypto”, and Kazuhiro Tsuji and Bill Corso for “Click”. It was very inspiring to see achievements of this caliber, and we are very thankful to the Academy for putting the event on.

Cinema Makeup School would also like to extend our sincerest thanks to Instructor Leonard Engelman, who arranged the generous donation of a prosthetic display head from the movie “Apocalypto”. Mr. Engelman is the Governor of the Makeup division of the Academy, and hosted the Symposium. The head was on exhibit at the event, and was completed by the “Apocalypto” makeup team.

In other news, Mr. Engelman has been working as personal Makeup Artist to Julie Andrews while she completes two different promotional tours. Ms. Andrews is celebrating the release of “Shrek 3”, as well as her new book, Thanks to you: Wisdom from Mother and Child.

Graduate Kayla Barry has been busy working on the horror film “Spike”, directed by Robert Beaucage. Kayla assists Key Makeup Artist Robert Wild, as well as the Effects team, headed by our very own Greg McDougall. More information about “Spike” can be seen in last months “Fangoria Magazine”. Kayla just finished assisting on yet another feature, “Mutant Vampire Zombies from the Hood”, and starts work on two more pictures coming up soon.

2007 Graduate Morgan Muta is working on several projects, including Key Makeup on short film “Us the Damned”, written and directed by Chuck Michael (Credit’s include “Apocalypto” and “The Chronicles of Narnia”). She is also working on a series of “Webisodes” for TBS, directed by Ross Novie (“Arrested Development”, “It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia”), as well as Key Makeup on “The Monster Comedy Roast”series for Fuel TV.

2006 Graduate Andy Chavez was hired to create effects for a new werewolf feature, “Neowolf”. Just some of the many effects include: severed limbs, torn flesh, and large gunshot wounds. When asked what it was like to take on a project of that enormity, Andy says, “It’s stressful because you have a very short time frame to get everything together, but the payoff is so worth it because you know that your work has been immortalized on screen.”

Liz Mendoza is going to be working as Key Makeup Artist under Dept. Head Gage Hubbard on a new feature called “Bled”, by the executive producer of “The Texas Chainsaw Massacre”. Both Liz and Gage are graduates of CMS, and will be creating a full creature suit for this effects-heavy horror flick. Look for the DVD release within the next year! You can check out more at

2006 graduate, Fabiana Mizukami recently teamed up with Photographer Robert Wilson for an amazing chance to make up some well-known faces. The photos are currently on display at the LACMA Gallery, and include actors such as Macaulay Culkin, John Baptiste, Salma Hayek, and Johnny Depp. Fabiana has worked on numerous projects since leaving school, and we can’t wait to see what’s in store for her in the future.

Current students Ryan Stogner, Christina Jeet, and Elmine Gadimyan have already been making great industry contacts with the work they’ve done for “Fashion Meets Music”. Each month, new collections are featured from upcoming designers for a runway/live performance/after party event like no other. The theme is constantly changing, which has allowed the makeup artists to use their own creative spark for inspiration. For more information on upcoming events, visit

Graduate Corinne Dutra with assistant Josh Segerman, recently finished up on a music video for the band “Maylene and the Sons of Disaster”. The video will be airing on MTV2, and Corinne had the challenge of creating the “deaths” of all six members with makeup that was able to withstand water, and without the use of a lot of gore. Corinne was able to use her knowledge of special effects and pair that with imaginative solutions for the constraints that she had. Corinne has also completed work on Asylum films’ “Transmorphers”, which will be released to Blockbuster on DVD this June, as well as a prosthetic gag for a Japanese reality show, in which a crane hook impaled a man in the face. “The challenge of reality TV is that it has to look real.” She says. But she was able to pull it off. Great job Corinne!

Cinema Makeup School welcomed M.A.C. Artist Relations Manager, Monique Boyer and Senior Artist John Stapleton for a demo and Q & A session with current students and graduates. John just returned from New York where he was introduced to M.A.C.’s new Fall Collection, and both were able to share a huge amount of cutting edge information. We had an amazing turnout, and thank them for coming.Victoria Uboh is a graduate of our Master Program, and will be starting production on the Sci-Fi action movie “Trenches” later this month in Virginia. Victoria is Key Makeup and Hairstylist on the film, and will be working with Director Shane Felux, who was hand chosen by George Lucas to receive a “Lucas Select Award”. Find out more about the film at

Keith Faychak, who graduated from the CMS Master Program in 2003, is currently working as Special Effects Department Head on science fiction Television series “InZer0”, which was recently picked up for a feature. Keith has worked on over ten films while residing in his hometown of Detroit, Michigan. “Keep an eye on Detroit.” He says, “The independent film community is growing!” Michigan is just one of the states to recently implement bills giving tax credits to filmmakers, which is a very groundbreaking step in the film industry as a whole. You can see more work from Keith at

We are very excited to announce that Tim Turner has joined the team of instructors here at CMS. Tim has been a special effects makeup artist for over 24 years, and has worked on films such as “The Addams Family”, “Harry and the Hendersons”, “Gorillas in the Mist”, and “Army of Darkness” to name a few. In addition to his long running film career, Tim is also owner/creator of the world famous Ghoulish Gallery. Tim was the first person to bring the concept of the “Changing Portrait” to the consumers market, and has earned several national awards for quality and excellence including Haunted Media Magazine’s “Best New Product” Award for 2005. Tim’s artwork has been seen on “CSI: Las Vegas”, “The Tonight Show”, and is featured in the nation’s #1 Halloween event at Knotts Berry Farm. Just a few of Tim’s collectors include Brad Pitt, Dick Smith, Peter Jackson, Elvira, and Tom Savini.

Full Moon Productions presents “Decadent Evil 2”, the sequel to the cult-classic 2005 horror release. Special Effects Instructor Chris Bergschneider is currently in production as Special Effects Supervisor on the project, and recently stopped in to give lab students the chance to watch him perform a life cast on one of the film’s actors. The film is being produced by Charles Band, (who brought us favorites such as “Puppet Master” and “Ghoulies”), and is expected to be released on DVD in July.

Graduate Tara Lang finished production on short film “Bill”, produced by John Salcido (E! Channel, “Starting Over”). Tara was Key Makeup for Rachel Dratch, and had a great time working with the actress/comedian.

The work of graduate Kalyani Thiruchelvam was just featured in a three-page style editorial for the New York Post. Kalyani also worked with Photographer Michael Rowe for the April issue of Ebony Magazine. This feature highlighted single-mother entrepreneurs, and her work can be seen on the last page of the spread. In more exciting news, Kalyani recently received sponsorship from Napoleon Perdis Cosmetics, and is now finishing a package for a cable network pitch.

Graduate April Metcalf is currently studying as an intern under Makeup Artist Greg Aronowitz, at his effects lab. Greg’s work can be seen in “Memoirs of a Geisha”, “Artificial Intelligence”, and “Jurassic Park: The Lost World”. April is also working on a play for the Pasadena Play House, and after wrapping, will be flying off to Florida for the feature, “Above Your Dreams”, written by a New York Times best selling author.

2005 graduate Graham Schofield is now working under Mathew Mungle at WM Creations, where he is currently heading all of the silicone body fabrication and blood rigging for Clive Barker’s “Midnight Meat Train”. Graham also worked as Lead Sculptor on “Knocked Up”, Directed by Judd Apatow (Writer/Director “The 40 Year Old Virgin”), soon to be released in theaters.

Graduate Carlton Coleman recently finished work of the film “Demons of Cairo”, directed by popular Egyptian Director, Ahmed Atef. Carlton was flown to Egypt for a week, where he headed all of the special effects for the project. Carlton is currently working on “Midnight Meat Train”, with Graham Schofield, and was brought on to WM Creations after his graduation in May of 2005.

High Fashion makeup and hair creation created for the HIgh Fashion Photographic Makeup professional photo session.

Full Fantasy makeup look created for the High Fashion Photographic Makeup professional photo session.

Sigma Brushes

SS150 Large Powder Brush

What makes a great powder brush? Soft dense fluffy fibers combined with good powder pick-up ability! All of this applies to Sigma Powder Brush. SS150 applies powder evenly and makes it appear natural and almost invisible. The brush is big and feels nice in the hand. You can also use it to apply blush.

SS190 Foundation Brush

Love this brush! Even though the bristles are firm, the brush is extremely soft and mild to your skin! It has a tapered shape, is thick but flat and is perfect not only for all-over application but also to access and apply foundation on the narrow areas around nose, mouth and eyes. Applies and blends foundation (and concealer!) without streaks. You can build coverage up or blend out any lines with this brush easily.

SS187 Duo Fiber Brush

Also referred to as a stippling brush. This brush features 2 length soft bristles and has a dual application. You can use it to apply liquid foundation or blush. I use it mainly for blush. SS187 Duo Fiber Brush picks up just the right amount of blush, distributes color evenly, buffs it in and diffuses the powder blush very nicely. The result looks very natural! I tried applying illuminating powder with it but, in my opinion, it is too fluffy for this.

SS168 Large Angled Contour Brush

This brush features angled shape and soft thick bristles. It is quite fluffy and due to this and porous goat fibers, it picks up color very well. You can use SS168 for contouring your face or to apply blush. This brush easily creates the right shadow in the right place and is great not only to apply but to blend and smooth out any seams.

SS194 Concealer Brush

This brush is flat, slightly tapered and has firm bristles which is great for precise application! Bristles are mild to the skin and do not scratch or tug. SS194 makes conceler glide smoothly and is great for under eyes application. Sigma Concealer Brush is also convenient for targeted coverage of certain skin imperfections (acne, scars) and expression lines.

pedicure nail art

They’re not yet on the brand website, but Sally Hansen Nail Art Pens have been popping up in random Walgreens stores and generating quite a buzz. Available in 8 colors (white, black, light pink, hot pink, blue, red, silver and gold), these markers are $7.99 each and make nail art a breeze, thanks to the water-based formula.

Embrace your inner polish Picasso and doodle all over your manicure. Mistakes can be easily corrected with a moist Q-tip and some patience. But because the formula is water-based, you must seal your manicure masterpiece with a top coat - or all of your hard work will have been for naught.

So keep your eyes peeled next time you’re at the drugstore or supermarket. And if you live/work near a Walgreens, by all means start your sleuthing there. I’m hoping to get my hands on these stylos, so expect a formal review soon!
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Clinique High Impact Curling Mascara

Clinique High Impact Curling Mascara

Tried & Tested: Clinique High Impact Curling Mascara

Clinique introduced their new High Impact Curling Mascara on the 1st of February and I had the privilege of testing out the product. The mascara uses thermal technology which provides a smooth, thin film that when dry , holds the curl in place. It also uses a new brush applicator which is curved and specifically designed to curl the lashes. I love innovative products so was definitely excited about trying it out.

Initially I was a bit sceptical as the brush was quite thin and I am a regular user of the massive, chunky mascara brushes which produce a lot of volume. The first time I used the mascara I did as the instructions told me which was to scoop lashes in the curve of the brush before flipping the brush over and using that side to hold the curl in place for a few seconds. However the next day I tried it a different way and I much preferred it- instead of scooping lashes in the curve I flipped the brush over and coated my lashes this way which meant that my lashes were coated and curled at the same time.

Despite my reservations over the thin brush, I was really impressed by how the mascara left the lashes separated, lengthened and covered with a glossy thick black colour. It also did deliver the claim of creating a good curl. If a few coats were applied then the curling mascara could create a truly dramatic effect. I also liked how the mascara didn’t clump or smudge which is sometimes a problem with the voluminous mascaras.

My only criticism of the product would be that it does claim to be easily removable with warm water however I did need a eye make-up remover.



Men Luxury Manicure
Men's Manicure Grooming Set with Clippers, Tweezers and Scissors: Keep your nails in top condition with this simple grooming kit. Including toe and fingernail clippers, tweezers and grooming scissors, have a perfectly manicured appearance without trying.
Men&39s Leather Manicure Set Black Personalised Leather Cased Manicure/Grooming Kits. Our ‘his and hers’ sets make ideal gifts for the well-groomed lady or gent, are perfect for travel and offer
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Men Manicure

Not many men regard male manicure as an essential part of beauty grooming. But, if the modern man finds neat appearance and good looks important in his pursuit of success, then neat nails becomes inevitable.

In earlier days, women assessed men by the cleanliness of his shoes. Today, women like men who dress well and well-attended--men with clean hands and trimmed nails.

A good manicure will ensure that one's nails are clean, neat and trim. Here are easy at-home steps manicure to give nails a trimmed appearance.

Easy Do-It-Yourself Male Manicure

Before starting, make sure to get a Male Manicure Grooming Kit that contains nail brush, orange sticks, emery board, nail buffer, nail filer, and cuticle nipper including a fingernail clipper.

To prepare, cut nails using a fingernail clipper to ideal length then shape nails with an emery board. Remember to cut straight across. File away rough edges so the tips are smooth and round. Brush nails gently to remove dirt from underneath the nail tips, along the nail folds and across the nail plates.

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