3/10/15

Contour and Highlight Makeup Class at Sephora Birmingham


As I mentioned in my weekend wrap up I was invited to attend a contour and highlight makeup class for local beauty and fashion bloggers at Sephora at The Summit in Birmingham.  I've always tried contouring and highlighting on my own with various palettes and brush sets, however, my cheeks would end up looking bruised or my face would be orange.  When I received the email invitation I called immediately to secure my spot.  Below I'm going to detail a bit about the class, what I learned, and what I ended up purchasing.



This is the before.  I only have on eye makeup and lipgloss.  When we arrived were taken to the back of the store to answer questions about our skin and provided a moisturizer that would best fit our skin type.  We then were instructed to remove any foundation we were wearing and apply the moisturizer.  After my consultation, it was suggested I try the Clinique Even Better Skintone Correcting Moisturizer.  She suggested this due to my redness on my cheeks and nose and it will also help in the reduction of pores. Once that was complete we were sent to another station where they took 3 close up pictures of our skin to determine our best foundation and concealer.  The foundation suggested for me was the Lancome Teint Idole Ultra 24H. This is best for a lot of coverage and a matte finish.  And she suggested the Bare Minerals Stoke of Light to brighten up my under eye.


Sephora Brushes (#57 and #56 are my faves)

We each had a station set up with various brushes to choose from for what best fit our needs, and were properly shown how to use each one and what each one is specifically best used for.


We were provided with powder palettes, contour/highlight sticks, and cream palettes.  As the instructor went through each step on the model we were able to use items of our choice on ourselves.  We first applied the concealer and foundation chosen for us and then started our lesson on proper contour and highlight based on our face shape.  I have an oval face (as most do).  We first took the #57 Sephora Brush and applied the highlight to the bridge of our nose extending up to our forehead between the eye brows.  Then to cheek bones and just above the jaw bone.  You also hit the brow bones and around the mouth if you choose.  Next we took the #47 Sephora brush and used the darker contour colors for the cheeks, around the hair line (as close as possible), jaw line, and down the sides of the nose.  I chose to use the Cover|Fx cream palette.  We were then instructed to blend he highlight upward into the contour and the contour down into the highlight.  I used the #56 Sephora brush for this.  Once blended we finished the look with a setting powder.  I used Make Up For Ever High Definition Powder with a #40 Sephora brush.



Here's my painted face.  Do not let the dark colors scare you.  Once blended it becomes subtle.



Here's my finished face.  I mostly notice the contour on my cheeks (I'm not wearing blush) which is where i want it.  I'm very happy with my results from the class and decided to pick up a few products below.



I chose to purchase sticks over a palette because I already had a contour powder palette at home and I wanted something different and felt I could get more precise with a stick.  I also feel like using a cream palette or stick gets better results than powder alone after my experience with this class.  I already had the #56 foundation brush, and I loved applying my concealer and highlight with the #57, so I decided to purchase it as well.

Shop the products used here:



This class was provided to us for free and Sephora offers free beauty classes on different topics often, so check your local stores.  I was not obligated to purchase any items or review the class.  All opinions are my own and all purchases were paid for by me.


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Contour and Highlight Makeup Class at Sephora Birmingham

3/10/15


As I mentioned in my weekend wrap up I was invited to attend a contour and highlight makeup class for local beauty and fashion bloggers at Sephora at The Summit in Birmingham.  I've always tried contouring and highlighting on my own with various palettes and brush sets, however, my cheeks would end up looking bruised or my face would be orange.  When I received the email invitation I called immediately to secure my spot.  Below I'm going to detail a bit about the class, what I learned, and what I ended up purchasing.



This is the before.  I only have on eye makeup and lipgloss.  When we arrived were taken to the back of the store to answer questions about our skin and provided a moisturizer that would best fit our skin type.  We then were instructed to remove any foundation we were wearing and apply the moisturizer.  After my consultation, it was suggested I try the Clinique Even Better Skintone Correcting Moisturizer.  She suggested this due to my redness on my cheeks and nose and it will also help in the reduction of pores. Once that was complete we were sent to another station where they took 3 close up pictures of our skin to determine our best foundation and concealer.  The foundation suggested for me was the Lancome Teint Idole Ultra 24H. This is best for a lot of coverage and a matte finish.  And she suggested the Bare Minerals Stoke of Light to brighten up my under eye.


Sephora Brushes (#57 and #56 are my faves)

We each had a station set up with various brushes to choose from for what best fit our needs, and were properly shown how to use each one and what each one is specifically best used for.


We were provided with powder palettes, contour/highlight sticks, and cream palettes.  As the instructor went through each step on the model we were able to use items of our choice on ourselves.  We first applied the concealer and foundation chosen for us and then started our lesson on proper contour and highlight based on our face shape.  I have an oval face (as most do).  We first took the #57 Sephora Brush and applied the highlight to the bridge of our nose extending up to our forehead between the eye brows.  Then to cheek bones and just above the jaw bone.  You also hit the brow bones and around the mouth if you choose.  Next we took the #47 Sephora brush and used the darker contour colors for the cheeks, around the hair line (as close as possible), jaw line, and down the sides of the nose.  I chose to use the Cover|Fx cream palette.  We were then instructed to blend he highlight upward into the contour and the contour down into the highlight.  I used the #56 Sephora brush for this.  Once blended we finished the look with a setting powder.  I used Make Up For Ever High Definition Powder with a #40 Sephora brush.



Here's my painted face.  Do not let the dark colors scare you.  Once blended it becomes subtle.



Here's my finished face.  I mostly notice the contour on my cheeks (I'm not wearing blush) which is where i want it.  I'm very happy with my results from the class and decided to pick up a few products below.



I chose to purchase sticks over a palette because I already had a contour powder palette at home and I wanted something different and felt I could get more precise with a stick.  I also feel like using a cream palette or stick gets better results than powder alone after my experience with this class.  I already had the #56 foundation brush, and I loved applying my concealer and highlight with the #57, so I decided to purchase it as well.

Shop the products used here:



This class was provided to us for free and Sephora offers free beauty classes on different topics often, so check your local stores.  I was not obligated to purchase any items or review the class.  All opinions are my own and all purchases were paid for by me.


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