Thursday, July 3, 2008

Rocky's Makeup Lesson

Hi Bellas,

So we're swiftly approaching the holiday weekend, woo hoo! My company gets half a day today and then tomorrow off. So I get off at 1pm today, yahoo! My bf and I are driving to Orlando tonight and staying until Monday. MAC Pro store here I come! I'm excited :) So I might have limited access this weekend...but I'm bringing the computer and webcam and hopefully I can get a tutorial filmed...I'm thinking of doing a pussycat doll look, woo hoo!

Anywho, back to the makeup lesson...

Last week I had another opportunity to teach another makeup lesson. My client was a part-time model who is used to having her makeup done, but was pretty much clueless about putting it on herself. We started the lesson with a question and answer session. She asked me "How often do you change your brushes?" I was a bit confused. I told her that her brushes should last years if she cleaned them regularly and took care of them. She looked at me confused, lol, and told me that she just threw away her MAC foundation brush because it was dirty. I was like, OMG! Those things are expensive! She knows better now, so another tragedy doesn't happen like that again, lol.

She wanted to go for a smokey eye look that she could recreate herself. Her favorite color was gold so we decided to incorporated a bit of that into her eyeshadow and lipgloss. One of her goals was to cover her blemishes from her recent breakouts. Beforehand, she used only concealer and went through an entire MAC concealer in less than 2 months. I showed her how to apply both foundation and concealer to get the coverage that she wanted. With the right tools and technique she'll go through a lot less product and get better coverage.

I also taught her how to fill in her eyebrows. They make such a difference in framing your face! We used a lot of her own products so that she could learn how to utilize what she has on a day to day basis. Looking back I should have applied black mascara on her to make her eyes pop a bit more, but she only had brown mascara and I wanted to use what she had.

So without further ado, here's a before and after pic. Unfortunately we didn't use the flash in her before picture so she looks 5 shades lighter, lol, than in her after picture. But I promise you that we matched her foundation correctly. I usually do one half of the face and let the client do the other half. Can you guess which side of the face she did?

14 comments:

MsRitaJanay said...

wow both sides look pretty nice! im guessing the left side is what she did???

Yellow Fever said...

looks fantastic! lol about throwing away the brush-whenever i'm cleaning my brushes, my boyfriend says "why don't you just buy new brushes?" haha I WISH!

alien man?! said...

RenRen, you are AWESOME. Rocky looks great and I really can't tell which side is her side b/c they look exactly the same. You must be a great teacher!!

Vanessa said...

Good job sis! She is so pretty!

B said...

Great lesson! Her brows are rockin'. Welcome to my neck of the woods....the East OC. You definitely have to hit up the MAC Pro. I'm there at least every week. Ohhh.....and it rains everyday around 5-7 at night so be sure to do all of your shopping then.

Askmewhats said...

you rock! both looks great, you're a great teacher!

Roxy said...

omg she looks gorgeous! can you make a post on filing your eyebrows? i got my eyebrows waxed and the lady took off too much at the ends so it looks like i only have half an eyebrow =[

Elizabeth said...

Great Job!

You seem to get A LOT of work! How do you do it? I'm just about to finish off my course and start freelancing. Its so tough building a makeup kit you just dont know where to start!

And yes, we do definitely need to talk! haha

Mrs. Lynne, MakeupFix.net said...

She looks so pretty sis. She did such a good job that I can't even tell which side she did! You have a very fast learner :D

(g)ezebel said...

wow! she did a great job with her half 'cuz i can't tell which she did!!

anyway, you are a great teacher; she looks very beautiful!

The Home Spa Goddess said...

Great makeover:)

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rmcandlelight said...

Both sides look good. She did the left side. You are a very good teacher. You will be surprised that some don't know that you can wash brushes and use them over and over again.

(g)ezebel said...

renren!!! girl, i just wanted to stop by and say goodbye as i will be deleting my blog as soon as i'm done saying bye to a couple more people. you have been nothing but kind to me, and i wanted to say thank you. *mwah* ~gail

Emilee @ GMM said...

A little part of me cringed inside when you said she threw away her foundation brush! lol.

Great makeover - you're a fantastic teacher! Makes me want to come down so you can give me a lesson. :P