I learned how to put on makeup back in 2010 and ever since then, I haven’t really actively looked for ways to learn more about it. With things constantly changing, what ever was in and hip before is not anymore. We have to unlearn and learn things again.
I don’t believe that you can’t teach a dog new tricks. I believe that each one is capable of expanding their own knowledge. It’s just a matter of deciding if you really want to learn. This is true with anything in life, be it blogging, business or even beauty.
Last Saturday, I attended the Topaz Mommy and Bobbi Brown intimate get together. I was invited by my good friend, Topaz Mommy herself, Frances, to come and join her learn how to put on make-up. The event was attended by a handful of blogger friends and readers of Topaz Mommy.
What I learned from the event:
1) For ladies who are always busy, and for those who want to put on makeup but feel that they don’t have enough time, you can turn to tools and makeup that are multi-functional. I was introduced to the Pot Rouge (my favorite is Pale Pink!). It can be used as blush for the cheeks and color for the lips.
I also found this really great make-up brush that I just had to buy. It’s the Bobbi Brown full coverage brush. I really love how you can use it for anything — from foundation to blush to loose powder. It feels like sponge when you use it. What I like about it (tried it for the Bobbi Brown foundation) is that it spreads liquid evenly. No lines are seen!
Another multifunctional product, which I am coming back for is the bb intensive skin serum foundation. It’s so nice because it’s perfect for daily use. It acts as a moisturizer, sunscreen, anti-aging cream and foundation all in one.
2) The next thing that I learned is that mom’s best ‘make-up’ friend should be the corrector and concealer.
See the difference! I think I definitely look fresher and cleaner (haha! I have so many pimple marks!) on the after picture!
3) The third thing that I realized is that I think we overuse using powder too much. Tamara said that our skins were made to look hydrated and moisturized. Having a matte finished face shouldn’t be the norm. Another reason why sometimes our faces look flat and large in photos, is because we put too much powder that everything looks like one flat and ‘white’ canvas. That is the reason why contouring and color is needed. That is why we need great looking eyebrows, bronzers, blush, and lip color.
These are the things that I picked up from attending this Make-up workshop. Thank you, Frances, for inviting me. Thank you, Bobbi Brown Philippines, Leuchtturm Notebooks from National Bookstore and of course, Eats Happy who provided the yummy food that was so interesting to look at — didn’t want to eat it at first.
It was a fun event. It was great seeing friends and meeting new people! 🙂