Monday, April 08, 2013

Shiseido Make-Up Workshop at the Powerplant

During the weekend, I was able to attend the Shiseido Make-Up workshop courtesy of Rowena (of Animetric's World). I have to admit that apart from the eyebrows and occasional eyeliner, I haven't been much of a make-up user for the past year. It's mostly because despite the number of workshops I have attended, I remain an idiot at applying make-up.

Anyway, I arrived late. Meep! But I was thankful for the tips I learned. More on that later.

It's a good thing that they didn't start immediately so I was just in time for the actual demo.

I do not doubt the expertise of Shiseido's staff when it comes to selecting the right make-up because of my experience with them while I was looking for a gift. I dropped by one of their stores one time and I described the person I was buying foundation for. She was mestiza. But they didn't immediately recommend a shade. They asked me what kind of mestiza and I told them that she was half Italian and olive-skinned. This is actually pretty tricky because people usually assume that all Caucasian mestizas are pinkish. The person who received my present was pleasantly surprised that I was able to pick the right shade. I'd have to thank Shiseido for that.

My favorite part. Eye make-up has always been problematic for me (super oily lids!!!), which was why I gave up on it. I asked for tips at the end of the session.

While we were all listening, we were given some treats to munch on.

Some chocolate chip cookies. There was also a batch of choclate covered biscuits but those did not last.

This tasted a lot like peach. I wasn't quite sure if it's peach tea or peach juice.

Here, Ro shows readers her favorite Shiseido lipstick.

After the demo and question-and-answer portion, we were asked to try out the different selections of cosmetics and skin care products.

Honestly, my mom, sister and I are Shiseido users. Well...that was before I went on hiatus (stopped working for 3 months) and started living like a hermit (therefore, broke). Now, I just enjoy my mom's stash whenever I visit my parents. Because my mom has freckles, she uses the White Lucent line. They're pretty effective in keeping them off.

Anyway for the things I learned in this workshop:

  1. I never really use water when using make-up but Shiseido says it's a huge no-no. You're actually inviting bacteria to thrive on your brushes and make-up.
  2. One of the guests asked what she could do if she bought the wrong shade of foundation (problems with acidity turning your face orange after a couple of hours). The solution was to use a primer to put a distance between the foundation and the acidity of your skin.
  3. I asked about oily eye lids. They said that primer is still the solution for it, but also to use only a small amount of eye shadow, especially for branded cosmetics like Shiseido and Shu Uemura. These are heavily pigmented.
Anyway, it's not that I can practice anytime soon but these are valuable tips I could definitely use, especially during business and formal occasions. Thanks for the experience, Ro! =^.^=

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  1. You mentioned in your other posts that make up gives you allergies. Does this post mean na hiyang ka sa Shiseido or hypoallergenic yung make-up line nila?

  2. Yup! I have no problems with Shiseido and I used to buy them when I can still afford it. With my current budget now (will hopefully improve by the end of the month), I can only afford sunblock and nothing else. Haha!

  3. Haha, ako rin, super clueless sa makeup application. And my poor eyesight does not help. :)

  4. Haha, may times din di ko na alam gagawin sa mukha ko. Pati buhok.

  5. Yeah ako rin, forever ponytail. Hahaha.

  6. Oo nga eh! Labas naman tayo na hindi event. Hahaha!


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