I’ve always wanted to get a custom makeover done at Sephora. As a makeup artist, I always enjoy seeing my makeup done in another person’s eyes and techniques, whether good or bad. But hopefully good.
All of the makeup.
Hey, girl with the matching Sephora-striped shirt.
Some things to note about my experience.
- I liked that they start with a full skincare regimen (minus the water and face wash, but I did get an exfoliating makeup wipe). We’re talking toner spray, serum, eye cream, moisturizer.
- My skin looked flawless, and it took so much makeup to make it look like this. Yes, it felt like a lot of makeup.
- My skin, while totally photogenic, was a lot more Champagne Pop-py in person than I’d like.
- I’m wearing NARS Sheer Glow Foundation in Stromboli, which is an amazing match for my skin. This foundation is seriously dreamy. Medium coverage and glowy. Yum.
- I didn’t give the makeup artist free rein on my face because I was going back to work on a Monday afternoon after my makeover. I didn’t wanna risk going back with a clown face if my makeover went really bad. I did ask for the glittery purple eyes though because I was feeling pretty sassy that day.
- It was the first time I had my under eye area “baked,” and while it helped to keep my concealer in tact, I found it to be aging. I don’t wanna look older than my age, so that’s a no for me.
- I loved my brows. I explained that I liked my brows naturally bushy with the sparse spots filled in, so she used a combo of Anastasia pencil and brow powder.
A little tip in case you’re looking to get your makeup done at Sephora in the future, let your makeup artist know if you’re in a rush. Normally, appointments are 45 minutes long, but they weren’t busy when I went and was there for a long time. My makeup artist was kind enough to ask me my preferences for foundation coverage, how I normally did my brows, colour match suggestions, etc. I didn’t walk away enabled or pressured to buy anything, which was nice, but I was hoping I’d fall in love with a product or two during my makeover. Maybe I’m just too picky these days? I don’t know.