|My self-timer photos are improving! 50mm, f/3.5, 1/200s, ISO 100, flash -1 exp|
It cost $150 (redeemable) to spend 90 minutes with a make-up artist at MAC, working on a particular look. Caitlin at Westfield St Lukes was brilliant. She took me through what she was doing, literally one product at a time. She did the left side of my face, and I had to replicate it on the right.
Caitlin gave great instructions, and at the end she drew all my make-up on a face chart. I asked for a more detailed description of my eyes, so that it's easier to replicate. Then she listed all the items we used, so I can come back later with bundles of cash!
I spent a liiiiiiitle bit more than the redeemable amount. Actually, a lot more. This make-up has to last me for the rest of my life now. MAC cosmetics are moderately priced in some parts of the world. In New Zealand they are high-end. Here, we just have stuff that is cheap and stuff that is expensive. Nothing in-between.
I ended up buying:
- Satin Lipstick - Brave
- Pro Longwear Blush - Blush All Day
- Powder Blush - Taupe Shape (for contouring)
- Mineralize Skinfinish - Soft and Gentle
- Pro Longwear Paint Pot - Vintage Selection
- Eye Shadow x 4 - Inner Strength
- False Eyelashes - 1 Lash
For me, this was akin to having my colours done. A one-off, that will give me something to keep in mind when I want to look my best.
Have you ever tried to learn a new make-up or grooming skill? How did it go? Is it something you'd do again?