Hey everyone! Just wanted to post a blog about the prom makeup class I did at one of my local libraries last weekend! It wasn't really something I was organizing on my own (otherwise I would have publicized it!), but rather something I was asked to come in and do for a small group of girls. It was really fun, because some girls were somewhat experienced with makeup, while others had never used much at all! We spent time discussing makeup strengths and challenges, talked about different styles of prom makeup based on pictures, did a demonstration, and shared the products that need to be in your clutch at prom (emergency kit ideas! Thanks for bringing this up on the Beauty Broadcast Facebook page!)
Big thanks to Erin for asking me, and also thanks for recruiting the lovely Joelle (shown below) to be my model! :) She's a natural beauty with smooth skin and full, AMAZING eyelashes!
Joelle After!When I was talking with the girls, I sort of boiled prom makeup down to 3 basic categories... Classic (neutral eyes, perhaps a bolder lip), Colorful (playing off the color of your dress or using a complimentary shade on the eyes), or Smokey (bold eye, lighter lip). I showed various pics from my past tutorials to give the girls examples of each look. Joelle decided she wanted a smokey look, and had a blue dress. I thought I'd play off of that, and give her an eye look with navy tones, and something with shimmer!
I used the Coastal Scents Double Stack shimmer palette to create this look. I used a silvery shimmer on the lids and blended it with blueish/purple tones to smoke it out. It was nice to have that palette on hand, because I wasn't sure what color scheme I'd be asked to work with! Besides the eyes, I just evened out Joelle's complexion with a long wearing foundation (Rimmel Lasting Finish) applied with a damp sponge. She said she doesn't like the heavy foundation feel, so this was a way to give her a more natural finish and feel. I used the ELF Studio Complete Coverage concealer (reviewing this soon) to brighten her under-eye area, dusted NYC Sunny Bronzer lightly all over, and used a peachy blush from the CS Double Stack palette on cheeks. Joelle has a lot of natural pigmentation to her lips, so I used MAC Lip Glass in Nymphette to finish the look. She was really happy with the way it turned out, and so was her mom! :D
At the end of the "class" two girls went home with these little gift boxes I made up! They contained the ELF Day 2 Night eye palettes that I recently did a "reviewtorial" on, some ELF lip gloss, my favorite ELF eyeshadow brush, nail files, blotting tissues, and mini containers of eye makeup remover and q-tips. Thanks again to the girls who were there for the class- you were so much fun and I hope you have a great time at prom!
- It's 2 a.m. and I can't sleep... this is usually around the time when I wake up in the morning! I fell asleep on the couch while Tyler watched basketball.
- I have a new video up and it's a whopping 18 minutes! All about a kit from Tarte.
- Went to St. Louis today & did some shopping. Yes, makeup was involved! :)
- Today was a full day of beauty on QVC... oh the temptations!
- I LOVE PISTACHIOS.
- Has anyone noticed that almost every type of candy makes their own jelly beans for Easter? Now I'm eating Sweetarts jelly beans- can't decide if I like them better than the Jolly Rancher kind!
- I should probably think about sleeping now... so I don't TOTALLY throw myself off schedule! LOL :)