Shu Uemura Hosts 1st North American Beauty Art Makeup Competition


Starting March 8th, 2011, upcoming industry talent and aspiring makeup artists can register for a chance to participate in Shu Uemura’s 1st North American Beauty Art Makeup Competition.

The theme for this year’s competition is “Mystic Nature”. Allow your imagination to be influenced by the enigmatic combination of colors and patterns found in wildlife to expose the irrefutable beauty that nature reflects.

Amongst all applications received, a panel of judges will select 20 outstanding artists to complete 5 makeup challenges with videos posted on the Shu Uemura Facebook page at

The 20 finalists will have to create unique looks that will demonstrate their artistic talents and showcase their potential to be an exceptionally creative makeup artist. By voting for their favorite looks, Facebook fans will ultimately select their 5 favorite contestants.

On June 14th, 2011, the 5 selected finalists will have the chance to attend Luminato, Toronto Festival of Arts and Creativity, where they will complete the final makeup challenge during a live event in Toronto, Ontario.

Only one lucky winner will be selected by a jury of industry professionals during the live event. The winner will become a member of the Shu Uemura Makeup Artist team and will represent the brand in North America.

Good luck!

Phyllis Li is the Founder and Editor-in-chief of Makeup For Life, one of the top 50 beauty blogs that focuses on celebrity makeup breakdowns, product reviews, makeup tutorials and all things beauty. Having lived and traveled in North America, Europe and Asia, she was exposed to different techniques and products at an early age and hopes to put a global perspective towards beauty. Phyllis won the Best Content Award by Total Beauty in 2008 and has been featured in various publications and websites including ELLE,, Yahoo Shine!, AOL Stylelist, Nylon Korea, VOGUE China, Ming Pao Daily (Canada) and Shanghai Weekly. In 2010, she was appointed one of the nine Real Women Ambassadors in the United States to take part in the Latisse® Wishes Challenge, working with Hollywood celebrity Kathy Ireland and raised over $400,000 for the Make-A-Wish Foundation to grant wishes for approximately 54 children. In 2012, she teamed up with luxury skincare brand TATCHA and released a limited-edition 3-Piece Set of her favorite beauty products. Phyllis currently lives in Chicago, US. She is a regular contributor to Shanghai Daily's StyleHai Magazine and a member of the Glam Beauty Network.


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