So you already know I went to a makeup class put on by Stella's Addiction. There are similar classes in Lagos and Abuja - where you learn how to do your own makeup, not become a makeup artist. Here are my notes... well, mostly photos. I started taking notes at first but it's a really hands-on class, and it's better experienced or watched on Youtube.
On Sunday after church, I headed to Stella's Addiction Makeup Studio for her Blush, Brushes & Bubbly class. I signed up way back in January but had to postpone twice. I finally made it yesterday and it was a fun time with 9 other ladies. We learned different makeup techniques, how to highlight/contour, do a simple everyday eye, and also smokey eye (hence the title of this post). And yay me, I finally put on strip lashes all by myself!!! I definitely have to practice everything going forward.
|Stella's Studio - 5 Wole Ariyo Street, Lekki Phase 1|
|I had refused to wear makeup the whole morning so I had a fresh palette to work on|
|Getting our tools ready|
|Listening and practicing|
|The photo on the right is my face in progress. There's this apparently magical highlighting powder made by Ben Nye (banana powder).|
|All done! And with my lashes! Oh and I changed my mind and went back to a smokey eye.|
The class lasted a good 6 hours, no joke! Here's what I can say about makeup overall - it's fun to do and looks nice when very well done... BUT it can be so much work and very overwhelming. Unless I have a party to go to, I don't understand why my makeup should take more than 5 minutes of my time.
I've been practicing though. My biggest challenges are getting the brows right and putting on the strip lashes. I think that adding lashes to the mix really brings out the face. I managed to get them on once this week (slightly askew sha, and not close enough to my real lashes), and I took them off after 10 minutes - I'm not sure the glue I have works very well. Just watch, my weekend update post on Monday will be Berry Lashes Weekend and all I'll have to talk about is my attempts to get them on correctly :p