This post has been long pending. Apologies for the delay!
You all must have seen a glimpse of my make-over at the MAC store in THIS post. Today I’ll share with you all my experience at the store.
I had pre-booked myself into a training session. You need to take a prior appointment, and the session can be taken only on weekdays. Currently, the session costs Rs. 6000.
|The table spread out for me. I wish I own all this and more some day!|
The MUA first discussed with me my skin type, my daily make-up routine, what all products I use from MAC (if any), what make-up brushes I own, and what I was expecting from the session. She carefully listened to all of my answers.
The MUA did the make-up on the right side of the face, and I was asked to practice simultaneously on the left side, so as to perfect the techniques. I quite liked this hands-on way of teaching/ learning, since its easy to perfect the art of make-up while you’re learning with a MUA.
So, beginning with the session, the MUA first cleansed my face with MAC wet wipes. I was not wearing any makeup, as you can see in the pics, but cleaning all dust from the face is important.
She then started with cleansing my face using MAC wet wipes, followed by Fix+ and oil control lotion.
Then we proceeded with the make-up. I basically wanted to learn face contouring, and the MUA very patiently taught every minute thing to me, and I’m so very glad I took this short lesson. I knew the basics of contouring, but I wanted to learn from a specialist how contouring should be done for me, depending on my features. Contouring can make a lot of difference, and you will see that in the images below. I have a huge nose, and see, it looks slimmer in the ‘after’ pic.
The MUA suggested a coloured smudged smokey eye, with a light plum lip. This was the first time I tried a smudged eyeliner look on me, and I loved the after-effects of the look. Thereafter, I also tried a red lipstick (my friend was shocked to hear that I even wanted to try red!), and my my, I am in love with reds now, officially! All in all, I tried 3 lipsticks.
And now for some shocking (read scary) pics (I know, the ‘before’ pics are ghastly):
|Before and after!|
|My first shot at red lipstick!|
All the tips and tricks that I learnt in the session, I shall be sharing bit by bit with you all here.
After the session, you can buy anything from the MAC store worth the amount that you pay for the session, so all in all, the session turns out to be free of cost. I bought the following items, ofcourse, the bill exceeded Rs. 6000 :-P
The total duration of the session was around 2 hours. All in all, a very satisfactory session. I picked up a lot of tips for myself, and also hauled a bit.
Have you attended the training session at MAC? How has your experience been? Do share in the comments below.