I know, I know, Darling Lovelies, I’ve been very lax on the old blogging front. There WILL be a post very soon explaining all the crazy, life-changing, beyond-my-wildest-dreams thing sthat have been happening really soon – I promise.
But, in the meantime, I have been meaning to get this review up for a while. A few weeks ago, I was invited by the lovely and very talented Tori Harris (in association with Propose PR and Sweetpea PR) to participate in a makeup masterclass at The Bingham Hotel in Richmond. Never one to say no to anything makeup related (or The Bingham, which serves some of the best food in London – seriously), I headed out to join a group of my blogging buddies (pictured below) and picked up some great makeup tips and tricks along the way.
Review based on a PR sample
It’s all about skincare
First of all, Tori introduced us to the basics of skincare. I was so pleased to discover I was already on the right track (we were even using the same primer) and also really interested to learn that downward motions when applying moisturiser or makeup can actually make the skin sag – so it’s all up strokes from now on!
Dab, don’t smear!
One thing I’ve been doing wrong for donkey’s years is smearing on my under-eye concealer. This is apparently the wrong thing to do for several reasons, so I’m going to stop damaging my delicate under-eye skin and start delicately dabbing it on from now on!
Demystifying the magnificent world of contouring
I’d never understood contouring before the workshop with Tori – quite honestly it was all a big mystery to me. Tori talked us through the ins and outs of using bronzer (even for a vampire like me), cream blush and highlighter to accentuate our cheekbones and bring out our best features. It was a real game changer and I haven’t looked back since!
Eye shape matters!
Not all eyes are created equal – that’s what I discovered at the masterclass. That’s not to say they’re not equally beautiful, but there are certain ways of applying eyeshadow that enhance your best features. From now on I’ll be really aware of how I shade eyeshadows together to bring out the best in my eyes *flutters eyelashes*!
Would I recommend the makeup masterclass?
Absolutely – first of all, I would definitely recommend Tori as a makeup artist. Not only is she excellent at what she does, but she’s so personable you can’t help but love her instantly! For anyone who’s a little self conscious, she’ll definitely put you at ease and also make sure that you’re injecting your own personal preferences and style into your look.
I also really enjoyed the group experience, so it could make a really fun hen or birthday party or girls’ day out as well.
Have you got any burning, unusual makeup tips that you’d like to share? Leave them in the comment box!