Yesterday was our first hands-on session for our makeup class. I went to class, a little bit sad because I haven’t bought a decent traincase for me. I went in with all my makeup housed in a green SM Supermarket Save the World bag ( those earth-friendly bags ), but of course, armed with a beautiful model – my sister Suzie, with eyebrows untouched since birth, which was the challenge for the day.
For the session, we discussed about the basics – skin care, parts of the face, parts of the eye, and we started doing makeup for a prime look. The “prime look” is the most basic of all makeup looks, and is described as a simple, everyday made-up look. The aim of the “prime look” is to look fresh, and not to draw attention on one part of the face ( such as the eyes, lips, ), so no overpowering shades, just simple, everyday shades. We were able to use medium browns and champagne colored shades for the eyes, matte pink, coral, and apricot shades for the blush, and the universal pink lipstick – which can be worn by anyone. Pink-brown is the shade that can look good on almost everyone. The people from the MAC counter recommends Twig, while my teacher RB looks at Cosmo as the universally flattering pink shade.
I must say that I really need to practice drawing and shaping eyebrows because I had real difficulty shaping my sister’s! I had to try at least 5 x ( keep on erasing, only to find out that baby wipes won’t erase quite well as the trusty eye makeup remover ) to get it right. Well, right now I’ve been drawing eyebrows for two days straight playing with my sisters’ ( good thing I have four! ), without cutting them, of course!
Well, let me sum up on the things I have learned,
1. Always, always start applying makeup on a very clean face.
2. Eyebrow grooming is a must for it opens up the eyes and frees up more space for eyeshadow application ( haha! )
3. Eyelining is most recommended to define the eyes more, specially for those who have small eyes.
4. Tightlining opens up the eyes more, even though it is a bit uncomfortable! ( tighlining is lining the inner rims of your eyes ).
5. Lipbrush does wonders in shaping the lips. Forget about applying lipstick straight from the stick.
6. A blending brush is a great makeup brush for blending eyeshadow , making it not look too harsh or noticeable.
7. Curling your lashes has three steps – one for the base of the lashes, on on the mid-lash, one by the tip of the lashes to be able to achieve that perfect curl.
Well, I think my sister went home happy with her newly groomed eyebrows! Til next Saturday!