It was a little daunting stripping off all my makeup at the beginning of the beauty tutorial but the lovely artist made me feel at ease. I was talked through all the products that were used including their benefits and how they can improve certain flaws. Preparation is key to achieving a flawless long-lasting finish which will instantly lift your confidence inside and out so my make-under started with using the Purifying Cleanser and the Glow Pads which brighten and renew skintone and texture for radiance. After applying moisturiser my skin felt clean and smooth ready for the makeup to be applied.
Primer was applied all over my face as well as concealer under my eyes and on a few blemishes to create the perfect canvas for a flawless application of the READY foundation. A touch of blusher and bronzer were a lovely finishing touch! When it came to my eyes an eye primer was used to provide a smooth base to maximise the colour intensity and staying power of eyeshadows which I’ve had trouble with in the past. It’s always a shame when you spend so long creating the perfect smoky eye to have it fade away and lose its statement effect throughout the day or night so the Prime Time Eyelid Primer is an ideal beauty investment.
I chose READY Eyeshadow 2.0 in Top Shelf to compliment my skin tone which has warmer undertones. The two blendable nude/gold colours were subtle enough to wear during the day but still had that touch of sparkle and with a hint of Round the Clock Waterproof Eyeliner and a flick of mascara, all the products made my eyes pop. I opted for a lipgloss to complete my look as I find it easier to apply than lipstick. bareMinerals’ new Moxie lipgloss in Hot Shot was a beautiful vibrant colour that gave a glistening shine to my lips and brought the whole look together.
What was great about the make-under, compared to other stores where I’ve had makeup applied, is that I was shown how to apply the beauty products, mimicking what the artist was doing. This unique aspect makes achieving the look a lot less daunting the next time round as you’ll leave with the basic knowledge needed to apply a catwalk ready look courtesy of bareMinerals. This is definitely a worthwhile makeup experience if you’re looking to learn handy advice and pick-up some useful tips!