Without makeup, the only viable Halloween costumes would be sheet-draped ghosts and insurance actuaries tangled in laundry. Don a more exciting ensemble with today's Groupon: for $25, you get $50 worth of halloween costumes, makeup and accessories at Cinema Secrets in Burbank.
Founded by experienced screen makeup artist Maurice Stein, Cinema Secrets plays home to a vast selection of professional-grade cosmetics. Enhance colorless kitchen aprons with an ounce of fake blood ($5.50), a skin-safe solution that drips realistically and boosts scaring capacity more than an internship with a necromancer. Face and body wax ($4) augments limbs and features with extra peaks and valleys of biological growth, and a prosthetic nose ($8) clings to mugs to augment cheery getups and allow for holiday anonymity. Liquid latex ($9 for 4 oz.) serves to add bounce to lacking molds and affix gruesome fake wounds used by filmmakers to create horror sets or call in sick.
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, Jack Black, and L'Occitane 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.
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