Tuesday, September 25, 2012

University of Makeup Full Makeup Course

A couple of weeks ago I joined the University of Makeup for their Full Makeup Course to expand on my makeup skills and learn interesting new tricks. Plus, after I finish my courses, I get a certification (which you don't need to be a makeup artist but it definitely is nice to have when so many other don't). It also doesn't hurt that they have an online store that sells makeup (all kinds of brands - MAC included) and skincare products that University of Makeup students get discounts on (members also get free shipping).

I've only gotten through the first 5 lessons (about). I had heard the videos were tedious and always feature the same woman (Anneke La Grange) applying makeup on herself and that the video quality was great.
Boring Videos? Yes, the videos are tedious...but why didn't anyone mention how terribly annoying they are? While Anneke may have a lot of valuable information to share, she just smiles and talks awkwardly to the camera the whole time with an accent that irritates me.
Video Quality: I'm not sure what year those reviews were written but the videos are good enough that you can see what is happening, but its totally going overboard to call them "great." Aside from the video quality, the videos open with dated background melodies that sound like they are from a quinceƱera video. One of them even changed scenes by shrinking the screen shot into a paper airplane that flew into and out of the next scene.

In any case, I will keep trucking through these lessons and learning! I'll let you know how my experience went when I'm all done!

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Light Brown Shimmery Eyeshadow

Some pictures of some light makeup I did last week.

I tink their perty!

Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Behind the Scenes: Photo Shoot with Confer Photography Group

Some pictures taken by Confer Photography Group last week.

Electric Pink lipstick from SmashBox
A little fuzzy but I loved it
Let's talk about eyebrows for a second

So Glam

Smurfin Blue Eyeshadow

I decided to play with some blue eyeshadow looks the other day. Of course, I also contoured and highlighted parts of her face so she can be picture-ready.