Back in July of 2018, my sister and I really started getting into make-up. We started being a little more lady like, decided that it was time to have that flawless look and got super excited about attending the Rihanna, Fenty Beauty Pop-up.
TIP: Regardless of the brand of make-up you use (I suggest Fenty Beauty), you need to have a great skin care routine. You also need to eat healthily and stay hydrated.
We got a make-over, but more importantly, we got that glow-up. We learnt a few tricks about how to get the most out of the amazing Fenty Beauty products and we made a new friend in our London based make-up artist. It was such a crazy experience, but crazy in a good way. My sister went first and I was very impressed with her look and how well the foundation blended but covered. When I said I was just starting to get into make-up, I wasnt joking, I was more than an amateur. I was happy to go next because this was a Fenty Beauty Make-over, who wouldnt be happy. Our Make-up Artist did such a great job, we had a good talk with her, we traded Instagram accounts, and we keep in touch til this day. A Make-up Artist's job isn't just to apply make-up, it's to make a person feel good and that's what @Shaquellemakeup did. (Follow her on Instagram). The foundation was perfect for my complexion, and the quality was undoubtedly high.
TIP: Identify your shade range (light, medium, tan or deep) - determine your skin's undertone (warm, neutral or cool) - do swatches on your face and neck - ** then you should have found your perfect shade!**
That day my hair was in it's naturalist form. I hadn't had it out (big hair dont care) and curly like that for a while but when I left home, I was feeling GOOD. When I got up out of the chair I was feeling even more confident. I felt beautiful, I had a lovely shade of lipstick on (Fenty Beauty - Shawty) and I couldnt stop looking in the mirror. We chose the best shade for my skin tone, but I also went out of my comfort zone. I had worn lipstick once before and this shade was very different.
TIP: You can mix shades of lipstick to get the right colour for your skin and then be confident and rock it well. (P.S. I actually had a different colour on each lip a couple of months ago, I couldnt believe how creative I was getting - both were Fenty Beauty Mattemoiselle shades.)
By the way, I had eyeliner on for the very first time. Its been a year and I havent had it since that fine day. I really liked it, but I don't want to poke my eyes out whilst attempting to recreate the look. I need a professional MUA to live with me. I'm not joking!
TIP: Use brushes that result in a mark and streak free look.Use a setting product that is best for your skin type; one that keeps the make-up in place, helps your skin look flawless and reduces the amount of shine.
Last but not least... If I could have vlogged all day and night, not washed my face and went to bed and woke up with it all on I would have. My sister felt the same, but we purchased our items, got a Fenty Beauty Make-up bag and now I can't go anywhere without it. I would not have been saying this a year ago. Look at what Rihanna has done to me LOL!
TIP: Remember that you are BEAUTIFUL with and without make-up!!!
Make sure you watch the Sophisticated K vlog to see my experience, I'm glad I filmed it because it's a day I'll never forget. We even got Fenty Beauty Water haha!