My friend Joy of “The Joy of Makeup” and “Makeup Junkie” was kind of enough to book a makeup lesson session with me.
I was excited about doing the lesson but also kind of nervous for some reason. I have always thought of myself as having a love for makeup and as far as “normal” people go I think I have slightly more makeup knowledge than the average person. But…makeup artists are like celebrities to me. They work magic with makeup. The beauty of makeup is that it can transform someone completely or simple enhance ones natural beauty. Makeup artists have this unbelievable talent for being able to see the beauty in all faces and are able to play up features and give women the confidence to feel their best. That is truly a great gift in my opinion.
So, I was also kind of nervous because I have had no formal training in makeup and I was worried that I would suddenly find out I was doing everything WRONG!
Thank goodness for Joy for being so easy going and making it so much fun. What I really loved was that she asked me to have ready all the makeup I use on a regular basis. Obviously as an Avon Rep the majority of my makeup is from Avon! There are some out there that scoff at the quality of Avon but being that I am a normal, everyday person who does not spend her time under bright lights nor in front of the camera I am not in need of buying “high end” or “luxury” make up. Avon makeup works for me. Maybe it doesn’t work for everyone but for me it’s great! I truly stand by the quality of the most of the Avon makeup – ESPECIALLY for the great price point. I find it’s much better quality than a lot of the drugstore brands out there.
For the lesson with Joy she worked with what I already had and made recommendations for other types of products within the Avon line and also some other brands.
First off we did a day look (sorry I have no “before” pictures as I’m self conscious about not wearing any makeup, and I REALLY did not want to scare anyone!)
Avon Ideal Shade Loose Powder in Translucent
Fake eyelashes (cut in half) gifted by http://www.frmheadtotoe.com/
Now, because I loved this look so much I took a bunch more close up shots 😉
I would HIGHLY recommend getting a makeup lesson done with a pro even to learn how to apply the basics. If you think about it, where did you learn to put on makeup? I learned the basics from my mom as I’m sure most other people have, but my mom doesn’t wear too much makeup so the rest of my knowledge is through experimenting and observation. I found this lesson so useful. Even go to your local Sephora or favorite makeup counter and get a quick lesson, I believe it’s really valuable.
If you want to book with Joy check out her site http://www.joyofmakeup.ca/ for her contact information. I do warn you – Joy is VERY popular and VERY busy – and she will be even busier come Summer and Fall 😉
Thanks Joy!!! Much love to you