Sunday, September 6, 2015

Master the No Makeup Look with L'Oreal

We interrupt regular programming with the latest from L'Oreal.

Yesterday, my cousin and I had the privilege of being invited to L'Oreal's No Makeup Look Workshop. 

This is Ms. Verna Marin, Chief MUA of L'Oreal Philippines. We learned a lot from her. I really enjoy attending these kinds of workshops to further my craft. 

Joining her is Tere, our model for the day. Hi Tere if you are reading this!

Ms. Verna did all the works on Tere but in the end, she looked effortless and pretty, the perfect no makeup look.

Of course we all know that we need to cleanse, tone and moisturize our skin. The next step is priming. She used this new product from L'Oreal, which I will discuss more in another post, to prep Tere's face. She then followed it up with a foundation and concealer. L'Oreal's foundation is number 1 in the world and for good reason. I tried their True Match foundation and it was love at first try. I will discuss this product more in another post too. 

She showed us how easy it is to fix our kilay (eyebrows). You don't need to stress about it and you certainly don't need to spend an hour fixing your brows. First, brush your eyebrows. Then follow your natural shape and fill in the sparse areas. Brush with an eyebrow comb or spoolie again and you are ready to go. L'Oreal offers excellent eyebrow products. My cousin even got one. 

When you are doing the no makeup look, contouring is a no-no. You only need a good highlighter. Just dab on the areas where the light naturally hits your face such as your cheekbones and the tops of your brows. L'Oreal concealers are very versatile. If you get the lighter shades, they can double as highlighters. 

For the eyes, just one color of  eyeshadow will do. I know many women are intimidated by eyeshadows. With this look, you only need one.  You can choose from different eyeshadow palettes from any L'Oreal counter. You can easily go from day to night with these babies. 

For the blush, just apply blush on the apples of your cheeks. Don't put any across your nose as this looks fake/trying hard. 

According to Ms. Verna, for the lips, just go 2 shades darker than your lip color if you are ever unsure of what to use/buy. These are the most flattering for you. If you are using shades that can bleed out, use the new L'Oreal crayon concealer to prevent this. Apply a small amount on the areas where lipstick usually bleeds out. 

I learned a lot from Ms. Verna. She even gave tips about makeup brushes, types of concealers and more. 

I fell in love with L'Oreal makeup just a few months ago starting with the True Match foundation. This is my favorite drugstore brand, hands down. I am excited to explore more of their products in the coming days. 

The No Makeup Look is easy. You don't need to be an expert. If you need some help and tips, just approach any of the beauty experts at L'Oreal in Beauty by SM Makati and they will be happy to give you a free makeover or give you tips that you can use for your everyday makeup. 

Thank you Ms. Verna for this wonderful workshop and thank you L'Oreal PH for making us part of this event! 

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