All Things New: Learning Makeup

I'm sooo back! I can't believe I've been gone for more than a month. I miss blogging and I miss everybody. I went through a lot the past month, a lot of decision-making, and that includes whether I'd still continue to blog or not. But everything was mostly mature stuff. Like law schools and exams and interviews, leaving business behind and separating my cats from each other for good.

But guess what. I was able to squeeze time for one thing that I've been contemplating on for too long. Makeup school! A few weeks ago, I enrolled in HD Makeup Studio and Academy (formerly Basement Academy) for their Hi-Def Beauty and Fashion Makeup Course and today is my first day of class.

On my upcoming posts, I will tell you about why I decided to choose this makeup school. I still have to wake up early for tomorrow's class at 11 AM sharp. I don't wanna be late for I don't wanna miss on a lot of things to learn. So I'm really sorry that I need to keep my comeback post short.

Anyway, applying makeup on myself is a no-brainer for me. But today I've learned that when you apply it on another person, and follow the right techniques, and put aside what you have been so used to doing with makeup application for so many years, it's never and far from easy. It may seem just very easy to watch on YouTube and other makeup tutorials online, but in actual, I tell you it's not. I couldn't even believe that it took me a good two hours to apply a very simple makeup on my model. I'm so amateur! haha. =)

So the model I was assigned to was Carmella, a very shy teen who has no experience whatsoever with makeup. No lip gloss or lip balm since birth. And the best part? Her eyebrows are virgin territory! Never been plucked, touched, or brushed. It was her first time to model as well. Doing her makeup was really a challenge for me.

She has dark complexion and some discolorations on her forehead area. She also has scars on some areas of her face and adolescent breakouts. I was really unsure of her base tone, so I applied the wrong foundation shade on her at first. Until finally I realized that she has neutral undertones. The bad was I only got foundation shades in warm tones, so I really had to work with what I've got. Moreover, almost all of the blushes I've got were in light to medium shades too, so I had to try three blushes on her first before I found the best for her skin in my stash. Initially, I was really worried that it would be a first day disaster for both of us. But my classmates and instructors were really helpful, giving me tips and guiding me all the time. So this was the result.

Carmella Before Makeup
Carmella With Makeup
Carmella With Makeup
Carmella With Makeup

We were supposed to do a "no makeup" makeup look. We also needed to do highlighting and contouring, and eyebrow shaping of course. No concealing was done yet, so you may notice some of her skin imperfections still. But trust me, I really did my best. =)

So what can you say? She's really a nice girl and a very patient model. Plus I'd also like to mention that her eyelashes were naturally thick and lush. I like her plump lips too. She reminds me of someone, but I can't seem to figure out who at this point. =)

Products Used:

Carmex Moisturizing Lip Balm
NYX HD Studio Photogenic Primer
Graftobian Hi-Def Glamour Creme in Desert Sand, Golden Sunset and Mid. Marigold
NYX Rouge Cream Blush in Tickled
RCMA No Color Powder
Sanford Prismacolor Ebony Eyebrow Pencil in Jet Black
Too Faced Shadow Insurance
Urban Decay Naked Palette in Smog
Maybelline The Colossal Mascara
NARS Powder Blush in Luster
Graftobian Theatrical Lip Liner in Natural
MAC Twig
NB Highlight and Contour Powder



Rae said...

Your model is cute!

Love, Chay ♥ said...

she is. and very young too. =)

Kath said...

Good Job!~

Love, Chay ♥ said...

thanks kath. :)

phey said...

Good job, girl! love her new brows :)

Love, Chay ♥ said...

thanks phey. =)

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