Monday, April 25, 2011

Smoky Eyes

Recently I was hooked on reading beauty blog from various blogger, Jessying is one of them. Why I was hooked? For the very apparent reason, i get lots of updates on make up, the beauty trends, product reviews and not forgetting FREEBIEEESSS!!!

Recently I was lucky enough to win the "f.o.x Makeup School @ Counter Launch and Makeover voucher giveaway!!!" After receiving the voucher from Jess, I quickly made an appointment with F.O.X Cosmetics on that weekend, coz the voucher is expiring very soon. And due to logistic issue, i choose their nearest counter to do the make over - At the 1U Parkson branch.

So after a busy Saturday afternoon, I arrived at F.O.X make up counter at 7pm :P hoping to start the class earlier (while my appointment was scheduled at 8pm) but the PIC went for dinner I guess.... so i went to Zarra for a quick shopping and come back at around 7.50pm and Stephanie is already there welcoming me!! :)

Stephanie was the make up artist (counter manager) on duty that day. Before we begin, she briefly explain to me what are the options available for me to choose, and I have been wanting to learn on how to do the smoky eyes, so without hesitation I told her I wanted to do smoky eyes!!

To start off, she ask what colours would I like to try, initially i thought of a purple hue as I saw the purple colour that Jess did for her lesson was pretty attractive, but after I discussed with Stephanie she suggested me to go with the safer colour choice as I don't make up that much and the Gold, Brown, Black (looks like dark green to me) would be more versatile and goes well with my almost all black wardrobe. She's the pro, let's just take her suggestion but deep in me, I was wondering, Gold??? Would it look too Dramatic (kua zheong?) and Brown? Not interesting at all.... but we shall see how!

While Steph is busy walking here n there taking out a lot of stuff, i was wondering, express make up wor.... y the full gear? Brush set, foundation, blusher, lip gloss, lip stick... etc etc

Apparently Steph is giving me an overview of F.O.X cosmetic and let me try out on their products. So i started off with their make up base first, as this is a trial class (and I am not going for a dinner later, Steph suggest me to just use their base + loose powder to achieve a more natural shopping nite look) Okay, I like the idea.... and she apply half of my face and request me to pay attention as later I'll need to do it myself :P I noticed that she didn't really apply the base to the eyelid, so i asked Y, then she replied, she have something for the lid.... waowww

After that, she saw my eyebrow are like a bunch of unruly grass and she helped me to trim off the unruly part (that's different than shaping ya... dun get it wrong) and then she took out the eyebrow powder to teach me on how to use it. Frankly I like the eyebrow powder idea, makes the brow more natural.

After the brow, she took out a stick which is suppose to be the base for the eyelid... it's white in colour and I should apply a thin layer onto the eyes, after which I'll see a white patch which she mentioned it's intended to be like that. Oh yah, that eye stick thing is made from bee wax and is suppose to give a long lasting power!!.

Then comes the main course of the night, eyeshadow application. She start it off with the brown colour (medium colour) and to start apply on the middle part of the crease and slowly work it out. And then use the brush, to brush inward so that the eyeshadow colour wun go too far beyong. After that we dip the brush to the darkest colour (which looks like dark green due to light reflection) and brush a bit (inward stroke) on the side of the eye and slowly blend it evenly. and of course the last part is to put on the gold powder (not glittery gold, just a gold colour) on the front part of the eye. and Then to line the lower last line with the brown colour and a bit of the dark green. Then to apply on the eyeliner.... I like their ink eyeliner... (i think after the bobbi brown's is done, I shall try it with this one.) didn't really smear after 1 hr+ :P and also not forgeting to use the gold colour to draw the line on the front part of the eyes.

After the eyes, we moved on to blusher, F.O.X's blusher comes in 2 tone, one for highlight and another for low light, we start with the darker colour and she suggest me to start from slightly below my temple and brush down (not up), coz if brush up it'd make the face look even bigger, which in my case, i want the face to look more "focused" so brushing down is ideal. And then the lighter color I just brush around my cheer area towards the temple and don't go lower then the nose line!

For Lips, initially she recommended a lip gloss which I don't like.... too pinkist and too sweet for my liking and later she changed to another lipstick colour which I think was kinda okay.

Viola, my make up is done!! Oh no... it's only half of my face! I need to complete the other half which she gives me time to explore and not just stand there and stare at me, which I like!

Overall, this is a very nice experience and I'll definately consider getting their eyeliner and eyeshadow!!

Oh yah, another pointer, they are not pushy! As in Steph wun keep pushing or promoting me to buy their products, which makes me very comfortable and will want to get their product to try!! :)

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