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November 11th, 2015

November 11th, 2015


20 years ago Chanel’s Rouge Noir was the big beauty story and in the decades since it has claimed its place as a cult nail polish, season after season. For the Holiday 2015 make-up collection, the Chanel Make-up Creation Studio has paid homage to Rouge Noir and built a whole collection around it. The star is the Signe Particulier palette (£44). This palette of four eyeshadows offers a vibrant, soft, luminous and dark echo of the iconic colour. Revolving around a deep, luminous and matte rouge noir, a warm saffron gold lights up makeup, a velvety parma violet adds a touch of softness and a slightly rosy satiny beige delivers a dash of light. Each of these eyeshadows can be used on its own or in a duo for intense eyes or a blend of colours. For the skin there’s Joues Contraste Lumiere 12 Coups de Minuit (£31), that illuminates cheekbones with a halo of light. The soft texture of this beige highlighter catches the light and accentuates contours. It can be applied on its own in the morning for a fresh cheek effect and over a slightly darker shade of Joues Contraste. As a highlighter, it can also be applied to areas that catch the light: on top of cheekbones, between eyebrows, on the chin, in the dip of the décolleté and on the top of shoulders. Chanel’s classic Illusion D’Ombre cream shadow now comes in Rouge Noir for this collection (£25). A rich garnet red, it’s perfect for a smoky eye look when used with Rouge Noir Le Volume De Chanel (£25), deep garnet shimmers enhance the intense black. The Rouge Noir mascara can be applied on its own for intense rouge noir glimmers or layered over Le Volume Ultranoir De Chanel Noir Khôl Mascara on the tips of lashes. Le Crayon Yeux is an intense tone-on-tone line of Le Crayon Khol Rouge Noir (£17). For a touch of light, Le Crayon Yeux Or Safran revisits the radiance of golden tones found in the palette. For the lips you can choose nude or red, Rouge Allure Vaporeuse (£26) is an innocent pink with a hint of parma violet whereas Rouge Allure Velvet La Merveilleuse, is a deep raspberry red. The Levres Scintillantes glosses (£22) are two delicate and ultra-luminous shades. Rose de Lune, a pale pink with silver shimmers and Étincelle is rouge noir in a sheer version sprinkled with gold.

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The Makeup Revolution Aqua Priming Base (£6) is a lightweight spray primer providing the perfect base underneath make-up. This easily absorbed water, enchanced with multi-vitamins hydrates skin for hours revitalising the complexion and boosting radiance all in one spritz. Simply hold bottle 8 to 10 inches away from face and spray a light mist distributing easily across the skin.


For radiant, glowing, beautiful skin try BECCA’s hero Shimmering Skin Perfector®. The Shimmering Skin Perfector® Poured (£30) is a luxurious crème formula available in five shades. Pigment rich crème imparts a hint of mattified luminosity whilst the velvety texture melts into the skin and creates a soft, sophisticated glow.

Quickliner Intense for Lips in Intense Jam Quickliner Intense for Lips in Intense Blush

Clinique has unveiled their new Quickliner for Lips Intense (£14.50) and Clinique Pop Lip Colour + Primer shade extensions to redefine what it means to have the contoured lip. Quickliner for Lips Intense, a new lip liner that delivers a soft creamy texture and convenient application with intense colour pay. This new formula does double duty by contouring the lip line and extending the life of the lipstick application. The combination of ingredients in the formula create an instant creamy glide-on feel that provides up to 12 hours of comfortable and durable wear with just one easy stroke. The water resistant lip liner reduces lipstick feathering and bleeding over time and is presented in colour matched barrels for ease shade selection. Available in Intense Cola, Intense Cayenne, Intense Cranberry, Intense Blush, Intense Passion, Intense Sassafrass, Intense Café, Intense Cosmo, Intense Hibiscus, Intense Punch, Intense Licorice and Intense Jam. The Clinique Pop Lip Colour + Primer (316) is a rich colour lipstick + smoothing primer in one. The longwearing velvety finish lipstick + primer now comes in eight new shades. Have a pop of colour with the newest additions to the Clinique Pop Lip Colour + Primer, available in Mocha Pop, Papaya Pop, Party Pop, Sugar Pop, Rebel Pop, Kiss Pop, Blush Pop and Raspberry Pop.


Creative Media Skills offer courses and training for make-up artists who want to work in film and television. Courses are delivered by make-up designers who have worked on films such as Mad Max: Fury Road, Maleficent, Titanic, Gladiator, the Harry Potter series and TV productions such as Game of Thrones.

Specific courses include:

SFX MAKEUP Two days of make-up mastery involving bruises, cuts, gunshot wounds, burns, blunt trauma and injury.

BALD CAPS Four days of tuition to create a simple bald head, a raised hairline or partial baldness.

PERFECT POSTICHE Three days spent refreshing and perfecting your postiche skills.

PERIOD MAKE-UP Intensive five day courses covering styles from select decades throughout the 20th century

The Hair courses include:

PERIOD HAIR Intensive five day courses covering styles in either the 18th, 19th or 20th Century periods

PERFECTING THE WAVE Five days specialising in finger waving, pin curl setting and Marcel Waving

HAIR SETTING TECHNIQUES Two days focused on different setting techniques, tonging, hotsticks and rollers.

WIG APPLICATION Two days focused on different ways of wrapping a head, applying and blocking wigs.

MAKING WIGS WORK Five days making wigs that have not been pre fitted, dressing wigs on the head & perfecting the finish

HAIR FOR FILM Two days introducing the art of hairdressing for film, for those with previous hair experience

Courses run in Glasgow, Cardiff, Manchester and Belfast. Please click here for further details.


Make-up artist Ve Neill and hair stylist Yolanda Toussieng, both Oscar® and Emmy® winners, will receive the Lifetime Achievement Awards at the Annual Make-Up Artists and Hair Stylists Guild Awards, honouring both make-up artists and hair stylists outstanding achievements in motion pictures, television, commercials and live theatre. The black tie event will be held Saturday, February 20, at Paramount Studios Theatre, Hollywood. The announcement was made today by Susan Cabral-Ebert, President of IATSE Local 706.

“The bodies of work of Ve Neill and Yolanda Toussieng are legendary, and we are proud to rank them among the best in the history of our profession. They are extraordinary artists and accomplished leaders in the industry, and it is our pleasure to name them as this year’s Lifetime Achievement Award recipients,” said Cabral-Ebert.


Ve Neill is the first female make-up artist to win an Oscar and is also the first female make-up artist to receive the Lifetime Achievement Award by the Make-Up Artists and Hair Stylists Guild. She has won a total of three Oscars for Mrs. Doubtfire (1993), Ed Wood (1994) and Beetlejuice (1988). She has four Academy Award® nominations, a Primetime and a Daytime Emmy win, 31 additional nominations including BAFTA, MUAHS Guild Awards and Saturn, and more than 100 film and television credits to her name. Best known for The Hunger Games (2012), The Amazing Spider-Man 2 (2014), Pirates of the Caribbean and The Hunger Games: Catching Fire (2013), Neill has produced some of the most creative make-up looks in cinematic history.

She’s recognized as a unique talent in the craft of film make-up, special make-up effects and in designing unique character and beauty make-up looks. She seamlessly transforms actors into iconic film characters with incredible realism including the late Robin Williams into Mrs. Doubtfire, Martin Landau into Bela Lugosi in Ed Wood, and Michael Keaton in Beetlejuice. She received a Daytime Emmy for her work on 1997’s The Shining.

Hair stylist Yolanda Toussieng is the first hair stylist to win an Oscar, and she has won two for Mrs. Doubtfire (1993) and Ed Wood (1994). She is best known for her work on Edward Scissorhands (1990), Oz The Great and Powerful (2013), Hairspray (2007), Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World (2003) and Batman Returns (1992).

Toussieng won a Daytime Emmy in 1989 for Pee-Wee’s Playhouse, ten other award nominations and has over 60 film and television hair styling credits spanning three decades of work. Her creativity, expertise and remarkable craftsmanship have been greatly admired for both period and contemporary films. Yolanda is recognized as one of the most sought-after hair stylists in the entertainment industry. Her credits range from Insurgent (2015), Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen (2009), The Taking of Pelham 1 2 3 (2009), Poseidon (2006), Batman and Robin (1997), The Way Back (2010), plus dozens more.

Ironically, Neill and Toussieng won Oscars on films they did together as a team: Ed Wood and Mrs. Doubtfire. They both won Daytime Emmys together for their work with Paul Reubens on Pee Wee’s Playhouse.

Previous recipients of the Lifetime Achievement Award for Make-Up Artists are Rick Baker, Montague “Monty” Westmore, Bob Schiffer, John Chambers, Jack Pierce, Daniel Striepeke and Dick Smith. Previous recipients of the Lifetime Achievement Award for Hair Stylists are Kathryn Blondell, Sydney Guilaroff, Vivienne Walker, Paul LeBlanc, Colleen Callaghan and Gail Ryan.

The entry and voting timeline for the 2016 Make-Up Artists & Hair Stylists Guild Awards is:
• Submissions Close – Friday, November 20, 2015 at 5:00PM (PT)
• Voting for Nominations Begins – Monday, December 7, 2015
• Voting for Nominations Close – Monday, January 11, 2016 at 5:00PM (PT)
• Nominations Announced – Wednesday, January 13, 2016
• Final Ballot Voting Begins – Monday, January 18, 2016
• Final Ballot Voting Close – Tuesday, February 16, 2016 at 5:00PM (PT)
• Winners Announced at the Local 706 Make-Up Artists & Hair Stylists Guild Awards – Saturday, February 20, 2016
*Dates subject to change

In addition to presenting one Lifetime Achievement Award in each discipline, awards will be given in more than fifteen different categories, with a special Distinguished Artisan Award for an actor or actress who was a distinguished creative partner in the process of making memorable characters throughout their career, to be announced in the near future.



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