I’m not a novice when it comes to makeup but I do tend to stick with what I know. Even for the most festive occasions I usually do a natural makeup look.
While the holiday season won’t be filled with parties this year, my family does enjoy having get-togethers over Zoom. I want to have a festive and wintery look for my next Zoom get together. So, I set up an appointment with StyldLife makeup artist Jordan Deveix.
Going into the appointment, I only knew I wanted a festive and fun look for the holidays.
Before the meeting, I gathered all my makeup tools and products. I made sure I had a couple of different brushes and products to choose from.
Since I don’t have a lot of experience with eye makeup and certain techniques, Jordan walked me through each step and she explained the reasoning behind the steps.
We started with eye makeup. Jordan explained it’s easier to start there since foundation and concealer can be used to clean mistakes. She broke down the steps to a smokey eye look. We began with a neutral shade over my eyelids, followed by a lighter shade in a half-circle on my brow bone, and then a dark shade on my lid. Jordan taught me to use the initial neutral tone to blend the lighter and darker shades.
After eye shadow, we moved on to eyeliner. I don’t have the steadiest hands so I was pretty nervous. Jordan has a great trick that made it easy for me to follow. Since I was using a felt tip eyeliner, I could press the flat edge close to my eyelashes, slowly connecting it into an outline around my upper lid.
When it came to foundation and concealer, Jordan suggested applying it with my hands instead of a brush or beauty blender. Especially with concealer, using your middle and ring fingers to gently pat down the product can help blend it in while keeping the product where you want it. Using fingers to blend in products works great for highlighting too. Jordan said patting in highlighter in places where the sun would naturally catch your face can make the product melt in and look natural.
Jordan’s advice and tips, when it comes to cleaning up messy makeup, will absolutely come in handy as I experiment with makeup. I often deal with my mascara smudging. Jordan suggested I use a spoolie brush once my mascara dries to catch any fallout before it can smudge my under eye area.
When it comes to eye shadow and lipstick, a small amount of concealer can be used to clean up surrounding areas. One of Jordan’s best tricks came when cleaning up the edge of my eyeliner. She showed me how to take half a makeup wipe, fold it, and use the folded edge to clean up the winged part of the eyeliner and sharpen the line.
As our appointment came to an end, I asked Jordan how I could go about picking the right colors for makeup looks. She gave me great advice to use colors and combinations I already use in my wardrobe. These would be colors I already know compliment me.
My appointment not only taught me how to create a holiday look but also many makeup techniques and tricks. I left my appointment feeling like I had a greater basis of knowledge of applying makeup. I know I’ll be trying out and experimenting with everything I learned from Jordan in just one hour. Thanks, Jordan!
For someone new to makeup, an appointment like this would be an amazing experience to build them a base knowledge of makeup techniques and grow their confidence. For anyone who already knows a lot about makeup and is very comfortable experimenting, this appointment would be fun, relaxing, and a great way to jump-start your creativity.
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