Yes it was the first Make-up update Workshop held in the new The Style Studio for Style Me Confident last Monday night. And what a night it was!
We started with assessing every ones colour qualities as even this effects what colour make-up you wear e.g. if you are warm toned then you suit golden glows and yellow based make-up and if cool toned then you suit pinky/bluey based make-up.
Chis has a cool skin tone and used dark grey eyeliner to ‘open up’ her eyes
We then showed how a 10 minute dash out the door make up could be applied.
Here are some of the top tips + best buys
To make a foundation into a tinted moisturiser add a little moisturiser to the back of your hand and add a little foundation.
- MAC Blot Powder, the most common shade is Medium dark for almost all skin tones. This acts like blotting paper and will set foundation and take away shine.
- A great powder for under the eye is by Laura Mercier and is called Secret Brightening Powder. It is so finely milled it goes on fantastically and as the skin under your eye is so thin does not look too heavy.
- Avoid ‘stick’ concealors as these can drag on your skin. Liquid concealers are best and go for a shade lighter than your colour. YSL Touché Eclait is great but beware that in flash photography you may well end up with white panda eyes due to the high content of Titanium Dioxide in it. MAC Select and Laura Mercier Secret concealors are brilliant.
- A great eye base for all colour eye shadows is by MAC (no surprises there!) and is their eye paint called ‘Untitled’ This goes on as a cream and dries to a powder finish, It will act as a primer for your eye make-up preventing it from creasing and disappearing.
Karen was given a smokey eye look
- For eyeliners use a soft kohl pencil to get a softer look. Bobbi Brown do great water resistant and smudge proof gel liners. Clarins do great waterproof eye pencils too which come with a smudger sponge on one end. Bourgeois Paris does a fab very soft eye pencil that lasts and last.
- High Beam by Benefit is a great product whose packaging looks like a nail polish! It gives a lovely shine to cheekbones/brow bones and can even be mixed with your foundation.
- Cream blushers are great for a natural and easy look. Barbara Daly at Tesco do good ones as do MAC.
- Juicy Tubes by Lancôme are lovely and also smell divine! Clinique do great lipsticks that are moisturising and give a gloss effect without the stickiness look at their ‘Butter shine range for some gorgeous colours.
Lyn’s lips were made luscious.
Elizabeth Arden 8 Hour Cream. A definite ‘must have’. Mix with lipstick to ‘loosen’ it up and thin it down, use alone for chapped lips or for just sheen to the lips. It is great for chapped skin anywhere, windburn, sunburn, dry skin anything really. I also use it in the summer on my cheekbones/brow bone to create a natural glow.
The ladies then were shown how to make the transfer from day to night look.
This is what 2 of our attendees said
“I must say I really enjoyed the evening, good company and learnt lots.” Lyn
“Learned a lot and it was fun”. Liz
Next dates May 13th – 1 place left and June 10th – 6 places available
Please contact Gay Richardson 01903 538774 firstname.lastname@example.org.