The overall experience: I’m pretty good with makeup in that I know what looks good on me and what doesn’t. To me, glam is a flawless base, dark eyes, neutral lips, and false lashes. I've never been able to master the red lip, so I was excited to find out that this was the look we were going with.
One great thing about the lesson is that the artist does one side of your face before asking you to do the other, so there's no way you can leave without learning something. Walking around the store and talking about the products was also really insightful. This lesson would be especially great if you were planning on buying $150 of products anyway.
The best tricks learned:
- One of my favourite MAC products is their Prep + Prime Fix+. I'd stupidly only been using it to set my makeup. I learned that it's also a great primer and perfect for removing eye shadow fallout from your foundation. Somehow it didn't disturb my base at all.
- To make your brows appear thicker, use a brow crayon to over-draw the top of the outer half of your brows. After making these lines, brush the brow hair upwards over the line.
- Holding your brush too close to the head limits your movements. Holding it further back allows you to make smoother, more seamless strokes.
Number products used: 18.
The favourite products:
- MAC Glitter in Reflects Gold, $29
- MAC Retro Matte Liquid Lipcolour in Chateau M, $46
- MAC Prep + Prime Fix+, $32
- MAC Mineralize Finish in Soft & Gentle, $48