One of the best things about IMATS (besides the make up haven itself!) are the classes. I WISH I had the time to attend more but I only made it to one, but it was certainly a good one!
“The Power of Colour” led by youtube guru Koren Zander and the beautiful model was none other than Tess of Makeup By Tess. Most of the people in attendance were make up artists but there were so many tips and tricks that even a novice like me was able to pick up.
Koren in his awesome Hello Kitty brush belt (and I’m not even a fan of Hello Kitty 😛 )
The all important colour wheel. I need to get myself one of these, great for determining which eye shadow colours to pair together, not to mention that it also applies to colour mixing my wardrobe!
Place complimentary colours (colours opposite each other on the colour wheel) beside each other but never on top of each other. Placing them on top of each other will “cancel” them out and the colour will look muddy
Always blend darker colour into the lighter colour with a really light hand and go in one direction (don’t do the “windshield wiper motion – that is for blending out the harsh lines of the colour at the edges)
As a general rule don’t apply colour past your last outer eye lash
When lining the eyes start from the middle and not the inner or outer edge. Extend line to last lash in the inside corner of the eye and on the outer corner of the eye
Always finish your eye brows – they frame the eyes!