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Make Overs

9 May

I have only really  had my makeup done for a Bridal catwalk show (and hated it) and have had the odd eye-shadow application at Make-up counters but never sat down for a full face treat before.

I thought it would be best to experience two Make overs and therefore treat myself twice (why not!… all in the name of research!)

I chose an over the counter Make over at MAC and a Make up lesson at an independent beauty bar, Peaches and Cream in Liverpool.

In general I would always choose to have a make over using lots of different Make up instead of being restricted to one brand, like you are with an over the counter Make over. I spend a large amount of time researching Make up to see which is considered the best for – durability (will it last all day) best for all skin types (oily/ dry) and for occasion; whether that would be Bridal, day out at the Races or Fancy dress.

I decided to try a  make over at MAC as I absolutely LOVE their eye shadows and Lip gloss;  It was also good research for me and getting a full face MAC -over allowed me to see which products I liked and didn’t like. With booking MAC I didn’t know which artist I would get and whether or not they all have their own styles?!

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I had a lovely artist who listened to my outfit choice and took charge of which colours to use;  my dress was electric blue so we decided upon a blue eye-shadow with gold!

It was interesting sitting back and letting someone else take over, I resisted the urge to keep peeking with one eye…

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The foundation was NW20 Prolongwear (I will do another post on the difference between NW and NC at MAC)… it felt nice going on and was flawless looking but the ‘look’ was quite a bit thicker than anything I would typically wear. I have heard good things about their face and body foundation that I would quite like in my kit, so will try that next time.

The eye shadow colours used were Painterly (light paint pot cream shadow)  Woodwinked (golden shimmer) , Nehru (grey) and the corners of my eyes were lined with petrol blue pencil. They looked great and complimented each other and they made my eyes look ‘bluer’.

But overall I felt my eyes looked quite small. The application was quite dark and heavy which made my eyes look a little sunken in. Where it was put was fine, I cant quite put my finger on why I just didn’t like it and I think its because it just didn’t look like ‘me’.

To be honest I’m sure if I would have said something the artist could have altered it to suit what I wanted but I didn’t say anything at the time;  I only had an hour slot which had already ran out at the end, I didn’t feel comfortable asking for anything to be changed.

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The blusher however, I did have to say something. It was extremely brown for my skin so I asked if a peachy pink could be used which looked a lot better. The artist agreed! – Blush Baby was put on afterwards!

All in all the experience was worth it as you get the Make over included if you spend over £30 on products. I would advise to find out which products you want before hand though. The only things I bought from my Make over were strobe cream and the Lips glass Oyster Girl, which is one of my favourites.  Will write up on all of my new Make-up soon!I think you should always get your Make-up done and leave it to see how it lasts before shelling out for something you might not like in a few hours!

The perfect example of this is that the eye-shadow didn’t last the night….. but I do think that was the application as I use many MAC shadows and they NEVER come off! Its a struggle with make-up remover!

I wouldn’t put people off going to counters to have their Make up done, it really is about personal preference, and really letting your artist know what your likes and dislikes are which I don’t think I conveyed well enough.MAC2MAC3

Read my next Post on my Peaches and Cream Make up lesson 🙂 ….

*All MAC images do not belong to me all rights reserved to the authors

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