|Caption courtesy of Mhaan|
Last Thursday was an out-of-the-ordinary day for me and my mommy blogger friends. We met in RamenCool once again for our first ever (informal) make-up 101 session. Thanks to our gorgeous friend Mhaan of Mommy Rockin’ in Style (and The Beauty Avenue) for teaching us the make-up basics. It was such a fun learning for us inside a cool, cozy meeting place in RamenCool, with the kids playing and messing around during the session! Lol! ZD was the best! He destroyed quite a few stuff, haha!
Of course, I’m kidding! But that was the first time I’ve ever touched a primer and it’s the awesomest thing in make up for me! Pardon the first timer! We all have our firsts, right? And this was my first. *grinning!* Wow, how are they able to invent something like this? I don’t even know what brand of primer that was but I need a primer! Hahaha! Makeup primer is a base for foundation or face makeup that allows it to go on smoother and last longer. Formulas are available in cream, gel and powder.
|us before the session. Photo courtesy of Madz|
2. A small brush can make a HUGE difference!!!
How amazing are these things, right? I didn’t know why use soooo many brush when using make up! Now I know (at least a bit) why that is. For instance, when doing the eyes shadow, there’s a thing called eyeshadow brush to use for the lightest shade or base color all over the eyelid. Then there’s tapered blending brush that we used for the darker shade in the crease area. And lastly, the pencil e30 for depth, darkest on outer v. And they really have different uses, cool! And before this session, I was just using my fingers to put a little color on my eyes!
|Mhaan helping me with my eyebrows. 🙂 Photo courtesy of Madz|
3. Highlighting and contouring (ek.ek.)
Before this session, I used to watch a few make up tutorial in YouTube so highlighting and contouring isn’t something new for me but I just want to say how chic is this method, right? Like you can lift a few areas on your face and you can also put the others in the background. This make-up thing is really an art!
|Mhaan showing Berlin what to do. Photo courtesy of Madz|
I did most of these with (of course) the guidance from “MUA” (m.ake u.p a.rtist, that’s what I called her, mwah!, lol!) and some, she did on her own, like the lashes and the shadow on my right eye. With more practice, I hope I can do this right! Now when I need to go to events, then I can do this, because as what Frances of Topaz Horizon said, we need to look good, as bloggers, you know!