Want To Be The Next Big Makeup Artist?

Shu Uemura’s competition starts today

Photo courtesy of Shu Uemura

Shu Uemura is on the hunt for the next big name in makeup—and it could be you. The luxe beauty brand is holding its first North American competition for beauty up-and-comers, offering the winner the opportunity to join Shu Uemura’s team of artists and represent the brand in North America. Starting today, students and recent grads (from within the past two years) can apply on Shu Uemura’s Facebook page until the 17th. A panel of judges will choose the top 20, who will be asked to complete five makeup challenges with videos posted to Facebook. Users will then get to vote for their favourite artists to whittle the competition down to the final five. The last stage of the contest will take place live at Luminato, the Toronto Festival of Arts + Creativity, where the finalists will complete a makeup challenge judged by a panel of industry pros. The theme of the competition is “Mystic Nature,” so tap into wildlife and get painting!

Go to for rules and registration.