When improperly applied, makeup can have a harsh and unsettling effect on its onlookers, much like Richard Nixon's portrayal of Hamlet. Go easy on the eyes with today's Groupon: for $35, you get a Hollywood makeover (a $79 value) at Cinema Secrets in Burbank.
Cinema Secrets sells professional-grade, highly pigmented cosmetics and educates beauty buffs on how to apply them. A makeup artist with ample film and TV experience will administer aesthetic augmentations, possibly including eye shadow, setting powder, and stick-on googly eyes. During the makeover, the glamour guide will explain the transformation process, allowing elegance enthusiasts to recreate the look at home or while traveling along a conveyor belt. After the pampering procedure, shop Cinema Secrets’ private line of oil- and petroleum-free makeup at a 20% discount. Comely cosmetics include nonmelting lipstick ($9.50 before discount), blush ($11 before discount), and industry-grade makeup tools. The store also stocks an eclectic inventory of wigs, foam-latex prosthetics, nail accessories, costumes, FX supplies, and more, enabling easy impersonation of a roommate or favorite local news anchor.
Cinema Secrets, a family business devoted to the quality and artistry of professional cosmetic products, supplies industry insiders and lay faces alike with superior makeup as well as beauty-related classes. Academy Award winner, makeup artist to the stars, and certified mensch Maurice Stein founded the beauty hub and its cosmetic line, which features products that elicit stunning effects appropriate for daily wear or for film, television, and theater work. The range of colors in each signature foundation palette blends to camouflage skin crises more subtly than single-color correctors or paper bags, and the brand's own signature brush cleaner keeps bacteria at bay. Skincare products by trusted brands such as Dermalogica and Sun Laboratories also line the store's shelves, helping skin stay healthy between rougings. A multitude of skills awaits the steady-handed in classes that include applying advanced effects makeup for faux gore that reads on any big screen or any jury-duty interview, as well as corrective makeup courses for concealing moderate to severe scarring.