I had such a fab time at the Midland Hotel on Sunday. I was treated to 4 hours of tricks and treats, and taught a range of new makeup techniques! We were shown three tutorials of three different looks. We saw a red carpet favourite based on Rita Ora. The glowing complexion, red lip Hollywood classic. The second look was a Kylie Jenner look which really focused on eye and lip definition. The third look was a Cheryl Cole smokey eye look.
Here are the latest products on my wishlist thanks to the girls at the glambox!
I learnt so many fab tips, check out the top five things I learnt below
- use a buffing brush to apply eyeshadow primer and buff in circular motions – so much better than just smearing it on with a flat brush which can sometimes create creasing! Apply to both the eyelid, up to the eye bone and under the eye. Little is more with cream based primers but it’s a definite must have in your makeup bag! Applying foundation or concealer straight to the eyelid to neutralise your colour is so tempting because its quick and looks good at first. Three hours later your eyelids are a greasy melted mess! ALWAYS PRIME!
- you really only need three eyeshadow colours to successfully create a bold and precise eyelid creation. Try sticking to a highlighting colour (For example MAC Vanilla Pigment) to use on the inner corners, eyebrow bone and spotlight (which is directly in the centre above your lash line on the lid!) A transitioning colour usually a neutral tone which is used to blend the harsher colours together and can be used to buff over any mistakes! The colour pop – be it black, purple, blue or brown, whatever the colour – this is what your look will be centred around.
- Smudge your kohl eyeliner in! Whether you use it on the waterline or underneath, go over it with a black powder eyeshadow to set the kohl and make your eyeliner more smokey!
- Don’t go too light with your concealer. You see so many photos of girls who look like they’ve been skiing due to the white concealer under there eyes. It’s such a bad look and I can’t believe just how WRONG people can get it?! Try and only go two shades lighter than your natural skin colour to avoid embarressment!
- When applying red lip liner, doing so in a “ticking motion” can make things a lot easier if you’re new to it. Try doing little bits at a time by taking short swift strokes along your lip line! I always go around it afterwards with concealer and a really fine lip brush to neaten up any bleeding!
Keep an eye out on the girls social media for any future events as I can’t recommend one of their masterclasses enough! Thanks to Glambox and Ledigo PR for this amazing lesson!