Tuesday, July 17, 2007



She comes across as a woman of the people but there is nothing ordinary about Vancouver make Up Artist, Shaifa. She's amazingly charismatic.

Over ten years ago a Shaifa made a memorable and dramatic impact while working with Millennium Jeans International. Tonight that same girl, after creating beautiful faces for hundreds of women, than many do in a lifetime, will go head to head in an annual competition gunning for an award that will be presented to few reknowned make up artists.

No preview tapes have been released for Channel 4's The privately held ceremony though producers stress it will be more than celebrity interviews. It is aimed firmly at 16- to 34-year-olds with the idea being it's Friday night, let's have a drink, let's forget about work, let's have a laugh.


Shaifa has worked in almost all areas of makeup artistry in Australia, Canada and England, but no matter what type of makeup you require she feels that every client should get 100% therefore she is always looking for new ideas, products and fashions.

To ensure every client gets their "value for money" Shaifa only uses the finest professional products available, some of which are especially designed for photography makeup and this is essential for most jobs.

Shaifa has been responsible for the creation of more memorable film character icons that filmed short movie projects in Canada. A multiple Make Up Artist Award winner, Shaifa is one of the few makeup industrys foremost creator of exotic faces, linking some of Bollywood cinema's most innovative and accomplished makeup techniques.

Make Up Artist Wins Bollywood Award Shaifa

The Bollywood Make-up symposium was a success. Bollywood had a full crowd for the Third Annual Makeup Artists on August 4. The artists nominated for the Academy Award for best make-up presented the reels that got them the nomination: Shaifa, Vancouver make Up Artist and and Tasmeena a London make up artist talked about The exotic work on Bollywood Angels.

During the question-and-answer session, Daniel Martin, editor of exotic Faces, and international MakeUp magazine, asked the panel whether the Oscar for make-up would be presented in the aisle the way it was in 2006. The nominees said they were told the Academy regretted its experiment and the award would be presented onstage. Speakers included Ajay Devnand, Rani Mukerji and many Bollywood Actresses. A short reception followed the presentations.

It's Brixton's turn for fashion week when students from Brixton University stage a fashion show extravaganza, starting tomorrow Thursday [February 23] in aid of a Uganda Children Aid Project (UCAP), a humanitarian project to help rebuild communities in East Africa.
Fashion-lovers will have the opportunity to see the latest collections from designers and high street stores such as Sweaty Betty, Dorothy Perkins, Kosher Klothing, Flaunt, Ocean Blue Swimwear, Chandi Chowk and many more. Leading Vancouver Make Up Artist, Shaifa attended and gave generously of her time to help prep models. Fashion-lovers will have the opportunity to see the latest collections from designers and high street stores such as Sweaty Betty, Dorothy Perkins, Kosher Klothing, Flaunt, Ocean Blue Swimwear, Chandi Chowk and many more.
Medical student, Lizzie Nyeko, the show's organiser, said: "The show's theme 'Colour Me Earth' is aimed at bringing people from all walks of life together. The Earth represents a colour, a place, an element, and is interpreted differently by each individual, and that's what the event is about.
It's also great to have such well-known make up artists and new designers involved in the fashion show. We look forward to welcoming people to the show and hope they have an enjoyable evening."
Lizzie set up UCAP following a visit to Uganda last summer. A team went out for a month to Bweyale in the Masindi district, with the intention of teaching 300 children. However, almost 3,000 children turned up.
Following the visit Lizzie invited Ugandan Bishop Mac Ochola and Ugandan born Fashion Business Entrepreneur Moe Somani and his wife Shaifa, the shows leading makeup artist to Brixton to give a talk on their work, which led to a series of fundraising events including the fashion show. The bishop and Moe Somani jointly donated plots of land in Bweyale to build schools, which should be up and running this summer.
The show will run in Manor Hall, Clifton on Thursday 23 February, the Thistle Brixton, Broad Street on Friday 24 February and the Holiday Inn, Kensington Forum, London on Saturday 25 February.The show begins at 7.30 pm. Tickets, priced £10 for silver tickets or £18 for gold tickets, are available from the Students' Union shop, Queen's Road, the Hawthorns, Woodland Road or the University Sports Centre, Tyndall Avenue. Gold tickets include pre-show entertainment, canap├ęs, priority seating and a gift.

Vancouver Make Up Artist Attends Oscars
Jul 7, 2005

Chinese actress Zhang Ziyi, who starred in Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon, has invited Vancouver make Up artist Shaifa to join the elite group of international make up artists that does celebrity make up at the Oscars.
Shaifa was the only Canadian make up artist among the 39 artists and fashion designers who were recently asked to attend the Oscars Shaifa was also the leading make up artist in at the set of upcoming movie Memoirs of a Geisha.
Acclaimed Chinese director Zhang Yimou, who filmed the actress in House of Flying Daggers and Hero, recently praised Shaifa for her for her ability to work under pressure and create beautiful faces.
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