Happy Thursday AMW friends!
Today is Thursday and I'm looking forward for the weekend! Why? Well, there are so many things to look forward to! For me to pack my "hospital bag" as I'm officially on my 32nd week of pregnancy and I've been very busy for the whole month of January and February I told myself I needed the rest before the sleepless nights c/o Baby AMW!
And what's the other thing that I'm looking forward for this weekend? My 3rd and final Benefit Fine One One Workshop! The first and second was super fun and I met a lot of cool Benebabes so I can't wait for the third and final installment to be held at Benefit Boutique, Rustan's Makati.
Benefit Fine One One Workshop at Greenbelt 5
February 2, 2013
Benefit Fine One One Workshop at Shangri-La
February 9, 2013
I can't wait to share more tips to the workshop attendees and speaking of tips, have you read the article I've written for Sample Room? If not, feel free to click photo below as I've written some simple Makeup Tips for Asian Eyes.
Skin: Combination (Normal/Dry)
Request: The client doesn't have any particular request
but I'm imaging her going for a very soft and natural look.
Trial makeup client exudes a very positive personality even for someone you just met for the first time. She's jolly, friendly and very cheerful so I'm imagining a makeup for her that gives a bright and positive outlook just like her personality! I was aiming for creating fresh, glowing skin!
To start off, I prepared her skin by applying ample oil-free moisturizer from Paul & Joe on dry areas; lessen the look of pores on her nose area by applying Benefit's Porefessional and a moisturizing face primer for Laura Mercier for the rest of her skin! As I let all the products to sit and do their "action", I picked up a small scissors to trim her brows and filled sparse areas with brow pencil.
As for foundation, the client doesn't have much skin problems to cover so I've decided to use a light to medium coverage liquid foundation from RMK. I also did a bit of concealing to even out the color around the eye area and the sides of her nose using my Bobbi Brown Concealer.
I want to create bigger-looking eyes; I picked several matte shades for a simple day time smoky eye makeup adding a bit of light, shimmer eye shadow at the inner corner to create an illusion of big, bright eyes! (Eye shadows used: Lancome, MAC, Bobbi Brown)
For a more natural finish, I picked Dark Brown Gel Liner instead of regular black gel liner which I usually use for a more natural look. Black gel liner could make small eyes look even smaller if not applied correctly. I also added dark matte brown eye shadow on top of the gel liner for a more natural finish.
Coats and coats of mascara were applied after curling her lashes with Shu Uemura Eyelash Curler; I also applied falsies on her by cutting 1 into 2 as applying full lashes may make her eyes droopy.
Let's not forget to contour the face and nose area for that instant "painless" nose lift and face lift!
As for the cheeks, I applied a tiny bit of cream based blush from Stila, and Shu Uemura Glow On Blush in Apricot.
As for the lips, I used a lip pencil from MAC closed to her lip color and gently apply it all over her lips and top it with Lancome Juicy Tubes.
Last but not the least; I set the area that could "oil" with a Shu Uemura Colorless Face Powder.
Client's final look on natural lighting
Hair by: Kim Tan Rodriguez
Thanks to my dear client for the lovely time and for entrusting me to do a makeover!
Do you have any other tips for Asian Eyes out there? I'd love to hear from you!
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