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in collaboration with photographer teddy chau and a definite up and coming model effie tsorovas, i created a summer look using shu uemura partial floral feather lashes and the dreamy petal palette. i was truly inspired by shu uemura’s international director kakuyasu uchiide’s artistic style. a fresh floral look fit for the summer sun.

to showcase shu uemura mini khaki lashes, photographer mark darren mui and i worked with a theatre student from york university, amanda z, to put together a serene beauty look. or in mark’s words: “a cold and peaceful beauty”. this is our creation:

beautiful and talented model fei ren from vancouver contacted me on facebook to see if i was interested in collaborating for a creative shoot. photographer mark darren and i were totally on board. we worked together for 2 days creating 4 different looks, one of which i used shu uemura’s rouge unlimited lipstick. the photo turned out to be a true work of art.

it was down to 5 of us! we were to compete live in toronto during the luminato festival in toronto. jugdes included:

  • Kakuyasu Uchiide; International Director shu uemura
  • Janice Price; CEO Luminato
  • David Teeter, Divisional Vice President Cosmetics, Holt Renfrew
  • Vanessa Craft, Beauty Director, Elle Canada
  • Janna Johnson, Beauty Editor Elle USA
  • Alexander Keller, Vice-President Luxury Division, L’Oréal Canada
  • Jehanne Simon, Marketing Director shu uemura
we had 30 minutes to create a look with makeup and brushes that we had never used before. it was intense, but such a great experience. the highlight of my night was meeting international director kakuyasu uchiide.
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10 of us were left in the competition and our last video challenge was a birds of paradise theme. the look that i created was inspired by the golden back tropical bird using shu uemura’s sunset gold palette – which i love to use for my bridal clients!

as a “wow-factor”, photographer mark darren mui and i came up with the idea of using two models for the photo. i wanted to use janice wu’s younger sister, stephanie wu, and have her nestled into her older sister like two birds in a nest. this was my submission:

to watch the creation of this look. The video was created by talented videographer Teddy Chau.

5 contestants were eliminated after challenge#1; 15 of us moved on to create the tribal jungle look for challenge#2. Using shu uemura’s blue morphorium palette we were to create a look fit for a jungle queen. I was inspired by patterns from creatures of the jungle. This was my submission:

photographer mark darren mui added a royal crown onto our lovely jungle queen, janice wu.

my photo was used on holt renfrew’s website for shu uemura:

watch the creation of this look:

after making it to the top 20 finalists, the competition was on! we all received a box of makeup from which we had to work with and specific guidelines for each challenge. the first challenge was a makeup look inspired by the japanese cherry blossoms using shu uemura’s dreamy petal palette and partial floral lashes. with the help of photographer mark darren mui, this was my submission:

watch the creation of this look:

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