I was literally in heaven on Saturday. Surrounded by some of my best friends/ eye lashes / Makeup and glitter ….. and Bucks Fizz ;)
After taking up the current Makeup lesson offer at Peaches and Cream in Liverpool (£25 RRP £45!) I have been dying to go back and take my friends with me!
I couldn’t be more envious of the colourful and creatively designed Salon if I tried, their whole Marketing and branding is amazing. I did Marketing at Uni so I have always been drawn to their use of the ‘Peaches and Cream’ brand throughout their shop/ website/ makeup and own products – they have their own eyelashes and Pigment eye shadow pots!! Certainly not just Make up and hair here!!!
I’ll explain a bit more of how my Make up lesson went…
I booked in for a Make up lesson to learn their signature Peaches look, called ‘Whipped Cream’, which involves browns smokey eyes and peach cheeks and lips.
The artist I had was Kate, who co-founded Peaches and Cream with Nicola, who specialises in hair ups! (You need to have a look at her YouTube videos as they’re a work of art!)
I was so excited to have Kate when I arrived, I had already watched a video tutorial and read quite a few of her blog posts before and knew I liked the way she did make up on herself, which is always a good start.
As this was a Make up lesson not a total Make over I was really trying to concentrate to make sure I remembered each step of the process. I needn’t have worried as you get a step-by-step booklet included in the price (amazing) and gives great detail… with photographs!
Kate did one eye whilst I did the other, which I thought was a great idea; creative people tend to learn better from ‘doing’ rather than being shown (on the whole). She explained where to put each bit of Make up and which tool to use where and then I recreated it on the other side.
The bit I was really interested in was how their smokey eyes were so crisp and precise, I often have tried it on myself and can never leave the eye socket free of Make up as I need everything to look soft and blended. Different techniques work for different looks, this one I hadn’t quite mastered at that point!
It was really interesting to see how she started off with very light make up and put the dark on afterwards to accentuate. This obviously made is easier to still blend the edges whilst keeping the eye socket clear of dark eye-shadow!
I also really liked the fact that the eye-shadow was applied first and then the face wiped clean to apply the foundation. I always wondered how they got away with doing such glitter smokes without the client being covered like a disco ball!
I think why I didn’t 100% like my MAC make over (See previous post) is down to the fact that I felt the Make up was sat on my face rather than being blended into it; like my skin looked very painted. The eye-shadow sat on my eye lids instead of being blended in and the mascara didn’t cover my lashes enough.
I didn’t feel like this at all with the make-up look from my lesson. I really felt that the look was designed around my eye shape and not a standard smokey eye put onto my eye… if that makes sense. Kate worked with my almond eyes to create a lovely brown smokey eye which I couldn’t stop looking at… or taking photos of in case I forgot what it looked like haha
Too many?! oops haha In my defense I was trying to get the right angle!
It is obviously again down to personal preference, but I really liked it and it was a really nice treat to go to their amazing studio in I would definitely recommend a Make up lesson from their for a defined smokey eye :)
Peaches and Cream Website below
I actually loved it so much I booked in with 9 of my friends to get #peached for a joint birthday!