Archive for October 2007

Makeup School - Learn From One Of The Best

I had a chance to stop by and tour the Vancouver Film School for Makeup. I met with Charles Porlier, who has been a makeup artist for nearly 30 years. He and I worked together on one of the biggest budget feature films of its time "Mission To Mars". We spent a summer (2000), working with great actors such as Tim Robbins, Gary Sinise, and Jerry O'Connell.
Charles has created a fabulous institute for up coming Makeup Artists , who want to achieve the highest form of makeup techniques in film making. In the past 4 years, he has changed a local Film School into a world renowned Technical Institute. VFS Makeup Design Program for Film & Television receives hundreds of applicants a year but only a few, 16 to be exact, per class, will be interviewed and then chosen by Charles to experience and learn Makeup Artistry for Film. This year, the makeup class has students from Japan, Greece, U.K., California, New York and Canada. From the airbrush/ beauty makeup, to computer labs for facial reconstruction, to body casting stations, to ventilated FX rooms, this school has the creative edge.

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Test your Lipsticks For Lead - Breast Cancer Alert

A very interesting article was emailed to me and I know this would be of great interest to my readers.
From: Dr. Nahid Neman (breast cancer unit) at Mt. Sinai Hospital, Toronto, Canada
Please share this with all the females you care about.

Recently, a lipstick brand called “Red Earth” decreased the price from $67.00 to $9.90. It contained lead. Lead is a chemical, which causes cancer! The lipstick brands that contain lead are: CHRISTIAN DIOR, LANCOME, CLINIQUE, Y.S.L., ESTEE LAUDER, SHISEIDO, RED EARTH (LIP GLOSS), CHANEL (LIP CONDITIONER), and MARKET AMERICA-MOTNES LIPSTICK.
The higher the lead content, the greater the chance of causing cancer. After doing a test on lipsticks, it was found that Y.S.L Lipstick contained the most amount of lead! Watch out for those lipsticks, which are supposed to stay longer. If your lipstick stays longer, it is because of the higher content of lead.
Here is the test you can do yourself:

1. apply some lipstick on the back of your hand.
2. use a gold ring to scratch on the lipstick
3. If the lipstick COLOR changes to Black, then you know the lipstick contains lead

Please send this information to all your girlfriends, wives and female family members. This information is being circulated at Walter Reed Army Medical Center.
Dioxin Carcinogens cause CANCER…..Especially, BREAST CANCER