I believe all women are pretty without make up, but with the right make up pretty powerful – Bobbi Brown
Last Sunday I had the opportunity to go to Celebrity MUA Masterclass at the fabulous venue St George’s Hall in Liverpool. If you have never been, you should, it’s an amazing building with amazing culture. This was in association with Debenhams, if you haven’t signed up to there beauty card then I highly recommend it.
There are two other masterclasses which are being held in London (April) and Manchester (June).
So what is Celebrity MUA Masterclass?
It’s an event that showcases celebrity makeup artists and there amazing makeup styles. I wasn’t sure how it was going to work out but it was a wonderful event that was organised to the highest standard.
As you can see below the big screen made sure you could see everything the makeup artist was doing.
Who were the celebrity makeup artists?
We had the pleasure of seeing the wonderful Gary Cockerill in action. For those of you who don’t know who Gary is, we’re have you been? He has been Katie Prices make up artist for years, and appeared in her many reality tv shows.
Gary’s first look was a smokey eye, who doesn’t love a smokey eye? Here are a few pictures from his first look.
A few tips that Gary mentioned and I thought were helpful were,
- Put two sets of lashes on, first full set and then thinner ones on the outer edge. This gives the illusion of fuller lashes.
- Using foundation instead of concealer, 2 shades lighter to brighten those areas ie under eyes.
- Do ears – put foundation on your ears so everything blends nicely and doesn’t look odd.
- When looking for the perfect foundation colour, check on the chin blended down into neck and if it disappears it’s correct colour.
- It’s all about placement for your skin type or skin age.
Then we had the very talented and funny Alexis Stone. I must admit I hadn’t heard of Alexis but I’m so glad I know who he is now. I keep binge watching his YouTube videos and if you haven’t seen them go and check them out.
Alexis does drag make up and transformations in to different celebrities so his style was a lot different to Gary. Here are a few pictures from Alexis two sessions he did, first was on his model and second he actually did on him self.
Gary also did an evening bronze look which was stunning and I wish he was my personal make up artist.
Everyone also got a goody bag which was full of amazing make up products, some of them I hadn’t actually heard of so it was nice to find some new brands. Lunch was also provided and it didn’t disappoint, especially the cakes. You also had the opportunity to meet and greet the artists, I kept leaving it to late and time kept running out.
So if you can get to the Manchester or London one definitely do as it’s a brilliant day and I learnt so much.