10 Beauty Tips from The Training Room Blogger Event
Last weekend I was invited to a bloggers event at the Midland Hotel in Manchester hosted by The Training Room beauty therapist courses to learn the tricks of the trade. I love the science behind beauty and skincare but my actual application leaves a lot to be desired so I couldn’t wait to find out more…
The Training Room are a nationwide company which offer level 2 and 3 ITEC-approved beauty therapy courses which last either 12 weeks or 9 months each at a number of locations across the UK. The courses cover everything from health and safety and client care through to facials, waxing and of course makeup. Amanda, one of the trainers, was at The Midland to talk us beauty bloggers through makeup application and pass on her top professional tips. I was SO impressed with Amanda’s knowledge and clear passion for her art; I’ve been practicing all week and thought I’d share my top 10 tips from The Training Room Blogger Beauty school with you…
1 NO makeup wipes which contain alcohol – this will dry out your skin. Go for a proper cleanser instead
2. Use a primer to prolong makeup wear – a good one will mattify skin and fill in larger pores without drying out the skin (I have a review for Kiki Milano CC Primer coming soon!)
3. Don’t test foundation colour on your wrist. Your wrist is a lot paler than your face as it gets less sun! Blend your testing foundation from the bottom of your face to your neck to check that you won’t end up with a tide mark!
4. Foundation with SPF (including the ingredient titanium dioxide) will give ‘kickback’ on photographs making you look ghost-like. This is because light from the flash is reflected back and picked up by the camera. Although SPF is essential, look for a lower content of titanium dioxide in foundation for a night out or when you know you will be having your photo taken.
5. Apply concealer under eye circles then blend upwards to blend in dark circles instead of highlighting them.
6. For a smoky eye start with the darkest colour in the eye socket. Don’t put the paler colour on first as a base as this will lighten the colour when you’re aiming for dark!
7. Apply mascara to the bottom lids first to avoid smudges on the eyelid. Let the top ones dry fully before you start moving about again!
8. When contouring apply dark colour to cheekbones from ears downwards to avoid the stripy look!
9. Blend blend blend! Keep blending until contouring looks natural. Blend dark colour into places you want to ‘sink in’ and highlighter to places that you want to ‘stand out’
10. Lipliner always. Don’t skip the lipliner for the perfect bold lip as it prevents bleeding and helps colour to last longer if you apply to the whole lip.
Here is my finished look now I’ve been putting all this into practice 😉