With over 70 entries from some of the country’s most exciting upcoming make-up artists narrowed down to just five, the recent shu uemura make-up artist finale saw crowds gather to watch the finalists battle it out on the shu uemura stage at David Jones, Elizabeth Street, for the ultimate title. With a chance to win a trip to Tokyo for 5 nights, including a make-up masterclass in Tokyo lead by shu uemura’s international artistic director - Kakuyasu Uchiide and $3000 RRP worth of shu uemura products up for grabs the completion was tough. After 30 minutes creating the ultimate eye with the shu uemura calligraph:ink Liquid Eyeliner Pen, the Judges - brand ambassador Yan Yan Chan, VOGUE Australia Editor Edwina McCann, David Jones Merchandise Director Donna Player, shu uemura General Manager Ali Shoraka and shu uemura international guest Misumi Kitano - made their decision…And the Shu Girl Make- Up Pro 2016 Winner Is…Julie Tran.
“This is the first make-up artist competition I have ever entered and I can’t believe I won! I’d like to thank shu uemura for this amazing opportunity!” says Julie. shu uemura General Manager Ali Shoraka says: “shu uemura has been breaking the boundaries of beauty creation for over 50 years. It is a brand steeped in the history of quality ingredients and innovative technologies, both in our skin and colour collections, whilst embracing the spirit of a true artist. It's this creativity and artistic quality that we saw here tonight, as we discover artists who are here, in true tradition of shu uemura, breaking all boundaries in artistic expression.”
Goldfield & Banks is less than two years old. Founded by Belgian Frenchman, Dimitri Weber – a veteran of the fine fragrance world, working across Europe – the brand is inspired by the natural wonders of the Australian landscape - Australian made fine fragrance highlighting scents unique to Australia’s scenery.
Michael Marzano, the National Education Manager for Agence de Parfum, Australia’s leading niche perfume and home fragrance distribution company, believes that fragrance is the first layer of dressing. It’s what you wear closest to the body and everything follows after that. “Both women and men should absolutely have a fragrance wardrobe that reflects their style, changing moods and every occasion”.