So I was reciting this incident to a friend I was doing makeup on..and she came up with this analogy. I told her how I did makeup on this beautiful girl and a very pro beauty blogger Renji (from Makeupholic World) and I seriously didn't know shiz! I applied makeup on her with my shaky hands and naive techniques. And then my subject blurts "It's like teaching squats to Neil" (Neil = our Crossfit trainer) and it hit me... Yes! Its exactly like that. An apprentice teaching the master the tools of the trade.
However, it was so enlightening! She patiently gave me tips and tricks. That time I ruined the eye liner and we had to take the whole eye makeup off..she had a smile on. Like how? And then when I got the eye-makeup right, I ruined the under eye with eyeshadow fall outs. So we (read SHE!) had to do the whole concealer routine again. While we're at it, lets just mention that she is THE concealer queen. Renji has sussed out her routine so well..it's impeccable. In all honesty, I hardly did a thing on her face and she ended up looking stunning! I'm not doing my usual before and after so please excuse that. Lets just say my photography skills were below par in the before pics so I'm gonna skip on them this one time! But can we just stare at the after please? Coz I'm in love with her dusky skin. Its EXOTIC!
She used her own base products (MAC Pro Longwear deserves a mention) and I used my trusty old TheBalm N*de Tude Palette to gave her a neutral gold eye. We added a pretty Forest green eyeliner on the bottom lashline, which totally took it to another level. I did a slight contour which obviously can't be seen. She chose a very pretty neutral lipstick for herself which definitely brought the whole look together.
Here's the list of Products used-
MAC Studio Finish Concealer NW35 (Under eye concealer)
MAC Pro Longwear Concealer NC42 (Under eye concealer)
MAC Pro Longwear Nourishing Waterproof Foundation NC40 (Foundation)
Ben Nye Neutral Set Colorless Face Powder (Powder to set under eye concealer and foundation)
Benefit Hoola (Bronzer for Contour)
The Balm Mary-Lou Manizer (Highlighter)
MAC Powder Blush in 'Style' (Cheeks)
The Balm N*de Tude Eyeshadow Palette (For Eyeshadows; Not in pic)
Collection Extreme 24Hr Felt Tip Liner in 'Black'
Maybelline Eye Studio Eyeliner Pencil in 'Peacock Green' (Lower lashline)
Eye Eyebrow Kit in 'Dark' (to fill the eyebrows)
Elizabeth Arden Beautiful Color Moisturizing Lipstick in '38 Fig'
And to my girl Renji, Thank you for being the kind and lovely person that you are. I feel blessed!
Lots of Love