When I bought that Sophie Martin Lipstick in Summer Pink, I was invited by the dealer to attend the Sophie Martin Beauty class. I think this class is exclusive for Sophie Martin members so I don't really know why she invited me even if I told her already that I don't really have plan on selling this product, or any product at all. But anyway, since she said it's alright, then I just grabbed the chance.
They were actually just going to teach the basics, which I think I learned via youtube anyway, still I wanted an actual hands-on lesson.
Now let me tell you about the "event" and some of the things I learned from it.
I brought my friend Ane with me because she's a make-up junkie like me too.
So here we are make-up free and fresh-faced.
This is how the class looked like when we all started.
The make-up pallet they were using. How I wish I have one of these.
Testing the eye shadow here I think.
Because I was seated near the instructor, she used me for demonstration.
Actually I think Ane's getting impatient with all the basic stuff and was playing with all the make-up on her own.
Me trying on their Kohl eyeliner.
And here we are after the "make-over".
Now let me evaluate the event as a whole. First off, I'd like to make it clear that I am truly grateful to be given the opportunity to attend a class like this. However, I am here to make an honest evaluation.
Obviously, one of the reasons why I attended this class is because I want to try their products. Now for the products that I liked:
I liked their liquid foundation. It has medium coverage and blends well with the skin although it only comes in one shade.
Also, I like their lipsticks but I didn't get to take pictures.
Their eye shadows were just so-so.
I do not like their mascara. It doesn't do anything to my lashes at all. The wand can't even grip it.
Their kohl eyeliner barely writes and smudges easily. Their concealer does not conceal. What I dislike the most are their brushes. I think they are course and lacks variety.
The Actual Event
Sadly, the one who conducted the lesson wasn't a real make-up artist. She was more like a marketing representative and just knows the theory behind make-up. She wasn't able to provide any useful techniques and didn't even know how to blend eye shadows herself. But then again, it's a basics class so basics is what they taught.
She wasn't even able to answer my question regarding the quality of the product, which was just sad.
Stuff I Learned
I was pretty sad about the lessons, but there are useful stuff that I learned too. Let me share you some.
1. When you powder your face, do so in a downward motion because that's the direction of the growth of the micro-hair on your face.
2. When you apply a liquid foundation, do so in an upward motion to keep skin from sagging.
3. When you are doing make-up for night events where you are sure you'll be taking pictures with flash, use a foundation that is one shade darker than your usual foundation so your picture wont appear cakey and pale. I found this advice most useful. I've often been so annoyed with pictures of myself taken at night with my face all so unnaturally white because of flash.
So there you have it! My Sophie Martin Beauty Class Experience.
Have a great day!
note: this is a scheduled post. I'll be back in April when all the school works are done. As of now I cannot leave any reply or visit your blog in return but rest assured that I will do so once I get back.