One for the books: My Shiseido Makeup Workshop+How To Work That Tacky Blue Eyeshadow
A couple of weeks back, I just did my first major major makeup workshop. When Jen of Shiseido had asked me to do this event for the brand, I had second thoughts about as I'm no makeup artist-as in I don't have any PRO background at all--I mean, it's a big brand so, YIKES! But I thought it was worth the try so I just went for it! Even if I failed, at least I tried and that's what matters in all things, right?
And God has been kind to me that day. The makeup workshop turned out pretty successful! I think I have executed what I had planned to do flawlessly, and I was just in the zone when I was explaining my techniques and answering the queries of my readers. (I hope my attendees felt the same way too lol!)
My workshop for Shiseido was called HOW TO WORK THAT TACKY BLUE EYESHADOW. As I've said in my workshop, it's such a misunderstood color and not a lot of people know that it's one of the shades that beautifies the eyes, so I thought of freeing this color from the shackles of tackiness by means of a demo. I also taught them some of my personal makeup techniques.
Here are some good shots taken by Arian of Dolcellita, one of my attendees. Thank you for these, dear! :)
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Here's a mini guide on how to work that blue eyeshadow:
1. FIND YOUR RIGHT SHADE OF BLUE
- Light is to light, dark is to dark. For ladies with fair skin tone, you'll look good in pastel, baby, sky, periwinkle, teal, and light blues, while dark- skinned ladies will look stunning in peacock, cobalt, navy, denim, and dark blues. For girls with medium skin tone, you guys are lucky because you can choose to wear any of these colors!
2. AVOID THE DREADED SALESLADY LOOK
- That may have sounded a little cruel, but there's no other way to call it. Whoever told sales ladies to wear a crazy streak of blue eyeshadow on their eyes must be shot. It's just so sad that these people weren't told how to don the blue eyeshadow properly, hence they have to suffer as laughing stock and much worse, be used as an insult.
Anyway, to avoid blue eyeshadow from looking chintzy, give it a little flavor by adding different yet complementing colors such as violet, purple, green, black, gray, other shades of blue, silver, and selected shades of brown and pink. Blue could really look too tacky on its own, but infusing it with other colors takes it to a more artistic level. Don't forget to blend, blend, blend! Did I say blend?
3. GO FOR QUALITY BLUE
- High quality pigment means better and nicer color payoff-I'm talking about high- end blue eyeshadows. In my experience, pricey brands really do carry great colors, especially the color blue. You may want to invest in one pricey blue eyeshadow-something that you really, really like and looks good on you.
That's all folks! Please bear in mind that these rules are not set in stone-you can play with blue eyeshadows like how you would with other colors, but just remember that it should be wearable for you and of course, you'd need some confidence to pull it off. :)
Here's the blue eyeshadow look I did on my model for the day, Jeann. Actually, she was supposedly the photographer, but nobody was willing to volunteer as my model so I forced her! LOL! :D
Meet my lovely readers:
L-R: Arian, Andrea, and Liz
L-R: Kate, Andrea, Liz, Mhisha, and Gen-Zel
L-R: Mafe, Tine, and Arian
This time with Jen Jimenez- Yalung, Product Manager for Shiseido Philippines. Thank you, Jen for giving me the opportunity to meet more of my readers and to improve my skills! :)
Thank you for coming girls! I hope you all had fun! :)
Goodies! Now I'm one happy camper for I have just restocked my HG Shiseido Powder Foundation! :)
How about a round 2? Hmmm...Let's see. :)
In the meantime, please check SHISEIDO PHILIPPINES on Facebook for updates on counter events and workshop schedules.
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