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A few weeks ago, I attended the Open House for the new Make Up For Ever Academy that will officially open in the heart of Union Square in NYC in January 2012.  It’s located at 853 Broadway.  So on a rainy autumn evening, I trekked over to see what’s up.

The original academy is located in Paris, France and was founded by Dany Sanz, the brainchild behind MUFE.  So for this NYC location, Floriane David is the Director of Education and the curriculum is based off of the French academy.  Applications are now being accepted for future semesters. This makeup program is internationally renowned for providing intense, in-depth training to turn up-and-coming artists into multi-faceted, full-fledged artistes.  There are 3 modules that cover various topics in make up artistry:

  • Beauty & Fashion
  • Film & TV
  • Artistic & Stage

At the Open House, Attendees were treated to two demos, showing a little something of what one could learn at the Academy, artistic/body makeup by Floriane

Floriane doing Artistic/ body makeup "Fire & Ice"

and beauty makeup by Jenn Evans.

Jenn Evans doing a beauty look

We also got more information from Michael DeVellis about what was involved in getting the academy to NYC.

Jenn Evans doing a beauty look

By the way Bethany Townes will be taking the first set of classes!!! Congrats to her!  I seriously would love to join to academy, let’s see where 2012 takes me! Hey to all the people that I met, especially Ms. Sherry Blossom.

So here are some of the pictures that I took.  For more information on the MUFE Academy, call 212-377-3960 or email academy@makeupforeverusa.com

Using highlightling, contouring and shading to create texture

Applying a dusting of glitter

Glitter detail

Jenn's coloured smokey eye

Superb blending! No sharp edges. Some Mist + Fix to set.

She actually layered purple mascara over black to make the lashes pop!

Beautiful red lip topped with a black gloss