KARLIE KLOSS! Can you believe she is 17?! Not only is she currently the 'it' model in the fashion world- she fronts Marc Jacobs Lola fragrance campaign and I like the fact she has quite small eyes (a change from all the doe-eyed models I usually see)!
First of all, really sorry but there are no photos from the lesson/haul but if you are interested in what I got up to, I'll try keep the post informative and not ramble!!
So yesterday I got to M.A.C (Harvey Nichols Leeds) at 11am and was greeted by Becky* (really terrible at remembering names sorry!!!) and was told she would be teaching my lesson. We decided to do a day look but I left it pretty much up to her- pick colours etc. as long as she used products I don't already use/have.
She started doing the eyes first and was really informative on why/how she used certain products and I never felt patronised (though sometimes I did tell her I owned certain products to save her the effort and time on explaining!!). The lesson was not 'structured' into a plan rather it was personalised to the clients needs, so instead of me actually doing the other side of my face I let her do it and I watched her with a hand held mirror in front.
Me and E.S asked her a lot of questions and she was always willing to answer them and in quite in-depth, even to the point I felt maybe she was telling me a bit too much (about working at M.A.C/retail/how to deal with clients/freelancing)!!
I was really pleased with the end result as it was exactly what I asked for- a day look. I think maybe I would be more 'amazed' if I was new to make-up but the look was nothing 'new' to me but the application was. I think sometimes people overlook application and depend on products/expect them to perform a certain way when really it usually depends on how you apply them and what tools you use.
Lately I have been using the traditional flat foundation brush but she used the M.A.C 187 (I use this for powder usually) to apply foundation and my skin looked so much better and 'airbrushed'. She also used a tiny-tiny-tiny amount on a petri dish which I am guilty of not doing and just end up using way too much.
She also used the 224 brush to do most of the eye work blending which again I was pleasantly surprised by (much softer appearance) as I'm often dependent on the 217.
The lesson ended at around 10 past 1, so half an hour overtime and we spent the end of the session talking about the products we used and me and E.S never felt she was trying to fob us off.
I would definitely recommend a lesson at M.A.C especially if you are new to make-up as you not only learn about the products themselves but also the application and tools to use. Not only that, your teacher is usually a MUA who has worked for M.A.C for several years or if your lucky you could even have the manager herself (M.C had her!!) so you know you will be in safe/experienced hands.
My only criticism is I didn't get a face chart as advertised but to be honest I didn't exactly mention anything about it and I didn't exactly need one.
WHAT SHE USED (IN NO PARTICULAR ORDER):
- PAINT POT- SOFT OCHRE
- FLUIDLINE- BLACKTRACK
- STUDIO FIX FLUID SPF 15- NC20
- CREAMSHEEN GLASS- RICHER LUSHER*
- EYE-SHADOW- HONEY LUST AND EMBARK
- POWDER BLUSH- STYLE AND HONOUR
- PREP + PRIME TRANSPARENT FINISHING POWDER
- EYEBROWS- SPIKED
- STUDIO FINISH CONCEALER SPF35- NW 35
- ZOOM LASH- ZOOM BLACK
WHAT I BOUGHT (REDEEMABLE AGAINST LESSON COST- £50):
- STUDIO FIX FLUID SPF 15- NC20, my favourite 'night' foundation ever!!!!!
- STUDIO FINISH CONCEALER SPF35- NW 35, my quest to find the perfect under-eye concealer continues....
- 109 BRUSH, I blame Pixi2woo!!!!
- 217 BRUSH, I use this brush so much!!
- AND I bought on-line- FACE AND BODY FOUNDATION IN C2, as I want a 'everyday' foundation and I don't want to use up NARS sheer glow so quickly- yes I broke my finish-sheer-matte-foundation-first promise!!!
Hope it was useful and I will try to get all my comp' troubles sorted ASAP!!