Who's up for Korean make-up beauty class? (Part 2)
For homework, Pink had asked us to practice (everyday, if possible) the make-up skills we picked up from the first class. I was apprehensive as it took around 30mins to do the full 'everyday' look. While I tried, I did a condensed version substituting my BB cream + beauty blender with April Skin compact, I did however start using my Kesalan Patharan orange and yellow tube concealers to hide my dark circles, making more of an effort on my brows and following the eye shadow sequence that Pink had taught. Overall this totalled my daily make-up routine to 20mins.
For the 2nd class at Pink Evolution, we were to arrive with basic make-up: BB cream, concealer, nude eyeshadow and filled in brows. Once we arrived we were put to the task of:
1) Finishing our eye makeup: I chose to use a different eye shadow palette composed of light purple, faint gold, copper and mulberry purple shimmer. While the light purple went above, below the brow bone, inner corner to the mid-section of my eyelids, faint gold was spread across the rest of the eyelid and slight below for the "youthful" under eye bag effect. Copper was applied from mid-section to end of the eyelid and to add definition, mulberry shimmer was smudged on the outer edge of the upper and lower eyelid to elongate the eye for a more dramatic touch. Dark ash eyeliner was applied (including the waterline) and extended slightly downwards to create the effect of rounder eyes. Whereas I usually do winged eyeliner, I noticed a difference by drawing the eyeliner downwards for a larger and rounder eye shape. Eyelash curling and mascara was the final step to my eye make-up. (Top left and bottom left images)
2) Base: While I thought my home-applied base was fine, it apparently required a re-do! The coverage (as you can see top left) wasn't sufficient so underlying pigments were still visible. I then reapplied BB cream with a beauty blender for a more even base. For some whose skin started to dry up, causing their make-up to crack a little, organic oil was rubbed in to hydrate and keep the skin moisturised for dewy look. This could be applied even after the base was on. (Top right image)
3) Blush and highlighter: This was the same as the previous class where a pinch of blush and a lot of highlighter was applied between the brows and slightly higher, top of cheekbones, bridge of nose and chin. Brown contour shadow was added on the jawline for a slimmer face. (Bottom left image)
6) Lips: After putting on lip balm we selected lipstick from the Ilia collection that Pink had. Their lipstick was creamy and hydrating and I mixed up a few to get the bright colour you see below. Pink taught us to smudge the edges of the lips using a cotton bud for a softer look, which was the Korean style. (Bottom left image)
5) Brows: This took a lot of time to get right and required Pink to help me finish. While I had followed the steps learnt in the previous class, I understood that Korean style brows were flatter and thicker. To achieve this look, concealer was added to the arches of my eyebrow to hide them and fill in the rest with the aid of the guitar-chip shape stencil (also from Beauty Blender) for a soft curved brow. After that I used ash-brown coloured brow gel, brushing in 2 directions to ensure they were coloured evenly for the full Korean brow look. (Bottom right)
After the make-up session Pink and her lovely assistant helped us create more voluminous hair using their specially ordered hair tongs (some of the girls pre-ordered them and wait period is around 1-2 weeks) and depending on the style you wanted you could have big waves or small waves.
We were instructed on how to use the hair tongs however as I had difficulty controlling it I don't have any tips on this aspect. This hairstyle was done by Pink with input from Jo!
Here you can see they've curled my hair at the bottom for a more natural wavy look.
While I enjoyed the second class, I was hoping we would learn more on achieving a glam make-up by ourselves. However I realise that Korean style make-up doesn't necessarily equal to dark smoky eyes but a put-together look from head to toe. One area that Pink stressed upon was that only having polished make-up wasn't enough, we would also need the hair to complement the make-up as well, which I'm all for.
I must say, everyone from the class noticed a difference from the previous session and agreed that a lot of it was to do with the styled voluminous hair.
While we didn't leave with freebies this time, I bought the beauty blender (HK$175) because application was easier and (almost) flawless when used with BB cream.
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