A few weeks ago, MAKE UP FOR EVER at Sephora Eaton Centre held a Puttin’ on the Glitz event. The event was a throwback to glamorous decade of the ’20s: makeup, dancers and even body painting!
Mr. Geeks took the camera for this shot. He said he had fun. I wonder why?
They were also having complimentary makeup lessons with the makeup artists, so I couldn’t pass up the chance to get made over into a ’20s flapper. This confirmed my suspicion that I was born in the wrong era. I freaking love ’20s makeup. My makeup artist was Milena, who was so fun and shared with me some new tricks. You can find her on Instagram.
Milena with me and my finished flapper look
Before and after (wearing a fresh set of Fembotika lash extensions here, too. So feathery!)
Some MUFE products used:
- Face & Body Foundation (one to sheerly even out my skin, and a darker one for contour)
- Aqua Brow (and, always a link to my review here)
- Pro Finish Powder Foundation
- Aqua Lips in 10C Raspberry (swatched here)
- Rouge Artist Intense (guessing it’s 13 or 48)
- Aqua Shadow in 0E Black
- Midnight Glow Palette and Midnight Glow Strass from Holiday 2013.
O hai, all ready for The Great Gatsby! All that’s missing is Leo.
New MAKE UP FOR EVER Artisan Brushes
During my makeup session, Milena used the new line of Artisan Brushes to apply the makeup. These brushes — 76 of them in total — are made with high quality synthetic powders that are similar to natural hair. They are so soft to the touch, but not flimsy. They are all hand-made and have really sturdy handles and ferrules.
The brushes are numbered according to their use: 100s for complexion, 200s for eyes, 300s for lips, and 400s are artistic brushes for professionals. The kind of fibres used in each brush — wavy or straight, or both — dictates the kind of application of the products. Straight fibres apply precisely and heavily, while wavy fibres allows for a lighter application. The brush handles are made out of lightweight beech wood and look/feel so totally pro-fresh.
Artisan Brush 146 Flat Blush Brush
I use the 146 brush for powder blush and contour. Because of its shape, it works well to put down a contour colour precisely, and it can also buff it out lightly thanks to the mix of wavy fibres.
Artisan Brush 220 Small Shader Brush
The 220 brush is great for those who have small eyelid space. It works well to pack on both cream and powder shadows. I also love using its tip along the lash line. It’s packed enough to do a softly smudged liner on the lash lines.
Artisan Brush Beech Wood Handles
The Puttin’ on the Glitz event also offered free brush engraving on the Artisan brushes, so of course I had to get “GEEK” on mine. I love my new geeky brush!
Have you tried the new MAKE UP FOR EVER Artisan Brushes? Have you ever had decade makeup done? What is your favourite decade for makeup? Besides the ’20s, I love a good ’60s makeup. You know how much I adore the banana liner.