This week was my very first week at the prestigious, amazing and gorgeously decorated ( i love love bricks) John Casablancas Institute. Today was my second day and so far so good, we get our kits tomorrow and you can for surely expect pictures. TONS of pictures in fact, for the next ten months. My teacher is soft and pretty and laughs alot, + she knows her shit as she has been in the business for 20 years. My class mates are all nice so far and easy to talk to which is a huge plus for me because when I first meet people I might as well be a mime. I may seem well spoken on here but I stutter, gesture wordlessly and slink as far away from the action as possible for the first little while.
We start actual makeup application on tuesday. Tomorrow we are doing skin analysis, facials, tones , face shapes and discussing highlighting and brush care some more. Learning the industry standard way to set up your kit etc.
On another note, I got my eyes lips face products in the mail today FINALLY! I havent had time to try them all yet, but I have washed the brushes and checked them out. To be honest the brush quality isnt great, there are a few brushes I am excited to try, specifically the eyeshadow brush because it comes highly reccomended from liz yu. There are two brushes that I will probably never use, the large powder brush and the blush brush are made from the same bristles, they have a funny red dye which bled when I washed them, they smell really bad like chemicals, and are rough on my cheeks.
I was actually a little bit mad the shipping took forever, and I didnt get one of the products (the eyelid primer) because it was on backorder.. even though on the site when I ordered it, it really wasnt. They deducted the price from my bill but that was one of the products I was looking for most. Expect pictures and reviews shortly on everything however. Maybe this weekend.
I am quickly running out of places to keep all my makeup, right now I keep most of it in a filing cabinet at my boyfriends house. However I am addicted and can never have enough, If you are interested in a product or brand or anything and want me to write about it let me know chicas
I ordered this product, or rather this benefit product sampler from the sephora website a little over a month ago. It cost just 10 $ plus shipping. The shipping time was the worst I have ever experienced! It took just under three weeks to get my products (I also ordered a sephora palette.)
At first I thought the samplers were super tiny until I realized all benefit products are pretty small to begin with. To give you an Idea both the normal size posie tint and the sampler are both less then half an ounce, and the normal That gal primer is only about .11 ounces more then the sampler.
I had never tried benefit cosmetics before but I am SUPER impressed!
That Gal primer: I was most excited for and least impressed with this, I have pretty good skin and frankly this made no difference over or under foundation. It also made my face feel a little sticky and I dont usually even wear foundation or anything so it was just too much.
However I have been told that for people who have blotchier or more red in
their skin this will do wonders as it just evens and smooths it all right out.
Posietint: I really adore this for my cheeks it gives me such a natural glow I cant believe it. I’ve never tried the original version benetint but I don’t think I will like it as much because its darker. However if you have darker skin it might show up alot better. Either way I don’t like it for my lips its just a bit too pink and makes my lips look more dry.
Highbeam: This product is great, I use it every day in my makeup routine now, the highlight just completes every makeup look I will def be buying again. The applicator in the sample is a spongey brush, but its usually like a nail polish brush. It’s made to dot around the outside of your eyes in a half moon starting from above your cheekbone. You then blend it in and it just wakes up your whole face and makes you look flawless.
Some Kinda Gorgeous: The best for last. I can’t believe I existed without this product until now! Its pretty sheer coverage but it just makes my skin dewy and even and gorgeous. It’s sort of a cross between a tinted moisturizer and a cream foundation, If you have bad skin you might want to look to something with a bit more coverage, or even wear this over top your foundation so you get the coverage and the dewy skin.
Frankly I love this, I get compliments constantly. I want to buy this in bulk for fear that they will one day discontinue it.
Buying this was worth it just to try the foundation faker and the highbeam highlighter! If you haven’t tried benefit before and are interested in doing so, head on over to sephora.com, they also have a benefit stay put set I’m aching to try.
If you have anything else to say about these products leave a comment.