Thursday, 13 June 2013

Illamasqua: Bridal and Beyond

This week I attended the Bridal and Beyond course at Illamasqua School of Make Up at their flagship store on Beak St, London. It was FANTASTIC. I learnt about recognising eye shapes, looking after your bride, wedding kit prep, creating a themed look, colour correcting, oh there was just so much! The first day we had a morning of theory, and then in the afternoon we watched our trainer Ben Edlin create a neutral round cut crease smokey eye on one of the girls, Rachael, and then we paired up and re-created the look on each other (stupidly I didn't take a picture of my work!)


Day two was all about asian bridal makeup, firstly Ben did a demo of a bright asian inspired look on me!

We then got to design our own look from a few different themes, in our Illamasqua face chart books-

I decided to do a purple and gold Asian bridal look on Shobana-

 I had such an amazing time, I felt so creative and inspired, it was a great atmosphere to be in with everyone ready to learn, and everyone at the Beak St store was so friendly and knowledgeable. LOVED it. Now I just need to get a job there ;) 

So I came away with my lil certificate and a bag full of goodies (and a couple of things from the MAC Pro store round the corner ;) ) and a fire in my belly to get things moving :) 


Thursday, 6 June 2013

Beauty Queen

I got together with my beautiful friends Jess and Piera last week for a makeup lesson and makeover, and Piera being the awesome photographer that she is, took some photos for me!

  • Revlon Colorstay Foundation - Buff
  • MAC Studio Finish Concealer - NC20
  • MAC Careblend Powder Light Plus
  • Chanel Soleil De Tan
  • Sleek Contour Kit - Light
  • Bobbi Brown Gel Liner - Black Ink
  • Urban Decay Naked Basics - Crave
  • Urban Decay Naked Palette - Half Baked, Smog + Creep
  • GOSH Effect Powder - Pineapple
  • Red Cherry Lashes - #113
  • Miss Sporty Studio Lash Mascara - Black
  • Brows - Shadows from 28 Neutral Palette
  • MAC Creme D'Nude + Myth

Jess is a bit of a beauty queen and will be competing in the Face of the Midlands very soon! She is also running her own pageant National Beauty Supreme Pageant where I will be doing the make up for some of the contestants!

And here are some behind the scenes pics-

Using Naked Decay Basics Palette and Crownbrush Pointed Crease Brush

All Photos Copyright Piera Catalano Photography

Next week I'm going to London to do the Bridal and Beyond course at Illamasqua, I'm sooo excited! Can't wait to learn some new skills and meet some amazing, talented creatives!