Cinema Secrets is the premiere Halloween and special effect makeup shop located in Burbank California. In business since 1984, its founder, Maurice Stein, is an Academy Award winning makeup artist who worked on films like Planet of the Apes (1969).
"My father was a makeup artist, and my brother was a makeup artist in the studios," said Daniel Stein, who is Maurice's son and co-owner of Cinema Secrets. "We created a cosmetic line and a Halloween line and began wholesaling and manufacturing. Eventually, it started selling all over the world."
Besides selling top-of-the-line products to the entertainment industry and makeup enthusiasts, Cinema Secrets also has done some great work by lending itself to the medical industry and helping cancer patients and burn victims use makeup to minimize the appearance of discoloration and scars.
When it comes to planning your Halloween costume or look, Cinema Secrets should be your No.1 destination because of its large array of adult & children's costumes/wigs as well as professional makeup kits. From zombies and witches to your most devilish character, all looks can be created using their foam prosthetics, latex appliances, & FX kits.
"They really work to break it down and simplify it so that you understand what you need in order to create a look so that you can go out on Halloween and look like no one else," said Stein. "We focus on education and higher quality items as well as really teaching our customers what to do - how to get that great look."
A really nice feature is that Cinema Secrets offers FX cream makeup stacks to help customers easily achieve their chosen look. Designed by Hollywood makeup artists, the cream makeup stacks pair four or five complementary colors to easily create brightly colored characters and Woochie (Cinema Secrets Special FX) appliances. These makeup "stacks" contain pots that screw together for easy, organized storage.
Campus Circle is told that this year zombies are the hot trend. Whatever look you want, the friendly & knowledgeable staff at Cinema Secrets is there to help. They can do professional makeup application for you or explain how to do it yourself.
Another notable product worth looking at for Halloween & beyond is Cinema Secrets' Ultimate Corrector 5-In-1 PRO Palette ($36)
Features & Benefits - It all goes back to color theory and canceling out purples with peachy corals and redness with neutralizing olive greens. Pigment-rich correctors are the ultimate for correcting unwanted undertones, highlighting, contouring, and adjusting foundation color. The creamy formula provides full coverage to diminish the appearance of dark circles, blemishes, hyper pigmentation, scars, rosacea, and tattoos.
Don't forget their professional grade makeup brush cleaner ($8-$36)
Currently, they are offering all Campus Circle subscribers 20% off ALL purchases when you use the code CIRC20 online or in store (bring in coupon at http://www.campuscircle.com/coupons/). Coupon is only good on merchandise not on any applications.
The retail store is at 4400 Riverside Drive #110 Burbank, CA 91505.