Never thought i'll be seeing the Shu Uemura finale with my very own eyes, have to thank the team for having me that night alongside with many other big names from the makeup and fashion industry as they come together to celebrate Shu Uemura Haute Street- Vision of Beauty Collection 2.0 where both fashion & makeup has always been hand in hand.
Haute Street Definition Quoted by Uchiide-san:
"awaken creativity to reveal undiscovered beauty"
Haute street is a combination of street art creativity and make-up which represents the beautiful vibrant colours for this season's collection and who else is a better candidate for this collaboration to represent Shu Uemura's Vision of Beauty Collection Vol.2 than Uchiide-san and Oyama-san.
Truth be told when i first set eyes on the Haute Street collection released by Shu Uemura thanks to Kittie Yiyi's posts (darn you for tempting my wallet woman! Lol) i really love their eye colour pencil.
The texture is super smooth and vibrant, you can easily create an effortless unique look with these pencil liners. Best part is each pencil has 2 colours (dual ended) so you can mix them around depending on your mood seriously suitable for people like me who rarely uses eyeshadows, so why not use coloured eye liners instead? :P
So what's your fav in the Haute Street collection? And also now Shu Uemura is having an ongoing promo, with every purchase from the Haute Street collection customers are entitled for a free 10 minutes complimentary touch up. Visit your nearest Shu Uemura store today to try them out and trust me if you love art & colours, you would seriously fall in love with these.
Shu Uemura Make Up Artist Competition 2015 was led by Lisa yap, an extraordinaire make up guru and shu's very own atelier artist with master artists presented their works for the opening of Shu Uemura Haute Street -Vision of Beauty Collection Vol.02 that night. Each Master Artist works carefully represent their interpretation of Haute street.
My Favourite look presented during the introduction round, always liked how the right shade of purple compliments blue without looking like a drag queen.
During the 20 minutes finale task given, all make up artists were giving out such a tense vibe lol didn't have to stand close to them to feel it. Imagine the passion oozing out from all 10 talented artistes as they compete their way to winning the grand prize which includes a trip to Japan.
We were allowed on stage to actually see them working their magic but personally didn't think it wasn't a great idea to be there as we might distract them and the stage wasn't too big to accommodate so many curious spectators lol :P
With the amount of time given for the contestants the results is nonetheless amazing, never imagine such art can be done in a short period of time.
Lol purposely went up one floor to get a clearer view of the event, downstairs was too crowded and wasn't wearing high heels so i couldn't see much *sobs* lesson learnt always wear high heels to events lol.
The results we all have been eagerly waiting for was announced and the Grand prize winner is Cheong Hui Kuan, congratulations girl! You totally rock the finale look, seriously that astounding prism geometric look blown my mind away, totally unbelievable how you manage to create such detailed look in such a such timing. You can view an upclose picture of Hui Kuan's winning work HERE.
All the best in your event in Tokyo, and enjoy your trip because you deserve this. Can imagine how much countless nights of practices just to master something like this.
1st Runner Up: Dean Ong Yeow Way
2nd Runner Up: William Yap Wei Li
People's Choice Award: Tee Ai Shin
To view all contestants's looks that night feel free to browse here: http://shuuemuramy.com/makeup-competition-2015
Uchiide-san, international artistic director giving a live demo on stage which i sadly missed catching him in action *sobs* if only i didn't have to rush off, can tell by the way how he hold his equipments he's works does represent delicacy and accuracy.
Thank you David Gan for allowing me to feature your beautiful shots on my blog. So if you guys are looking to hire event photographer to get professional shots you know who to find :)
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