Aga shows me how to smoke it up…
Mika works his magic on Tali – not that she needs much help! Gorgeous girl!
So what look did we create for me? Well after applying my base, and powdering with PINK loose powder (more on that later!), we contoured and highlighted my face (using bronzer, yellow blusher and pigments in marvel and breathe) and Mika painted on some fierce brows for me – I need to practice doing this – with black cake liner in mislead!
Aga then applied a fab orange and brown smokey winged out look to the eyes, and the look was completed by an application of red lippie in the shade Box….
A couple of close ups of the eyes…
I really loved my finished look – I think I would actually wear this out for a night out too. As Alex pointed out on the night, everyone is nervous about doing something different with their makeup – people will commit to a long term thing like a tattoo, but get all worried about putting on some makeup, which can be wiped off anyway!
After finishing off the look, Mika was lovely enough to pose for a couple of photos with me –
Strike a pose!
Messing about with Mika – I’m definately not his type lol – but he was such a star – he was so patient with all our questions and really taught me a few new trick – I’m so pleased I met him!
I was also lucky enough to meet the gorgeous Alex Box in person, and I was so flattered that she actually knew my name/who I was, and all about the blog – she was lovely and she actually said thank you to me for running the contests. I was really really nervous about meeting her, but she just put me straight at ease! I really wish I hadn’t had to run off early!
So after it was all over and I had to dash off to get my train I picked up a couple of bits – loose powder in the shade 005 – this is the pink powder which I believe Sam Chapman (Pixiwoo) has mentioned in her videos. This was one of the products I was interested in finding out more about – I had heard Sam mention that it brightens the face and makes you look refreshed, sets your foundation, but doesn’t look cakey – all true – this made me look like I had just woken up from 12 hours refreshing sleep… And as you can see I don’t look red faced or flushed.
I also picked up a powder blush in Posess (I’ve since found out I snaffled the last one as a few other people wanted it too – sorry everyone!) – this is the yellow blusher. Obviously at first this might seem a bit of a strange choice, however this is great for softening up bronzer to avoid that “hello world, I have applied a lovely streak of bronzer to my cheeks there, can you see it?” look – it also works as a highlighter for darker/tanned skins in the same way that Intruige (the white one) does on us pale types. I am wearing this in the pictures together with some bronzer and I’m loving how it looks – a really clever trick!
Finally I picked up a sheer lipgloss in the shade Lily-rose, a see through red glaze, which looks great on its own, but really brings red lipstick to life as well…
So, what else did I learn?
Let your brushes do the work for you – eg when blending, dont press to hard, blending brushed are designed to work best with a light small circle motion – the outer bristles do the blending for you!
Don’t be afraid to try new products – pink powder and yellow blusher? Hell yes!
Remember, it’s only makeup! If it doesn’t work take it off and start again! I LOVED my finished look – it might not be the right thing for everyone, and yeah, I got a couple of “double takes” on the train, but do you knwo what – I didn’t care at all, and I reckon they were admiring my look! I loved the attention lol!
Although makeup artists can at times seem a bit intimidating you should still ask lots of questions about products – Mika and Aga both really knew their stuff and just by answering our questions they taught us a hell of a lot!
Don’t be afraid to clash – red lips and orange eyes might not be everyones first choice, but I think it worked amazingly!
Just because it says its blusher, doesn’t mean you can’t do anything else with it – I noticed a lot of the artists used products for reasons other than their “label” says they can be used for – blushers on eyes, shadows on cheeks… don’t be afraid to experiment! I often use cream shadows (eg hunger) as a highlighter on the cheek…
Have fun with it, and don’t stick to the “rules”.
So finally, a MASSIVE thank you to all the Makeup artists, Alex Box, Alex the model, and all the other people who helped make it such a fun night – I really hope I get the chance to go to another one of these in the future!