Wednesday, 13 July 2011

Me and my MAC makeover

So I went and had my first every MAC makeover the other day. I've tried to get one done before but I always wanted it on a Saturday or Friday before a night out, and they get super booked up in advanced!!

The story goes that me and my friend were actually supposed to be in Ibiza this week. But when it comes to organising stuff we both suck big time. Apparently you cannot book holidays 2 days in advance, especially holidays to Ibiza, as they are all sold out. DOH!

So instead we decided to spend a night in a spa hotel. As we had also left this to the last minute (see a pattern emerging?), choices were limited, but I did manage to find a a deal to the K-West spa in London.

If you ever are staying in London around the Shepard's Bush area then I would recommend the K-West 100% - not only is it a 5 minute walk from Westfield shopping centre it is also only a 5 minute taxi ride from trendy Notting Hill, and if you love a cocktail, like myself, then Notting Hill is the place to be. In addition to this the spa is pretty fab, tiny, but fab, and has an actual snow room. Yes, an actual room filled with snow. I thought this was amazing and attempted to get many pictures of it, all of which totally failed. Never have I had so much fun in the snow whilst wearing a bikini!

Apparently some people can take pictures in the snow room! (Image)

I got an hours massage thrown in with the package (my friend had the facial) which was really good, and totally relaxing. Treatments are pretty pricey, I guess that's what you expect in London, but there is a huge range, and when you are away you kinda' want to treat yourself anyway!

Anyway, enough plugging for the hotel - I sound like part of there PR team! They're not paying me for this!

After our treatments we hit Westfield, where I had my MAC makeover done.

This is my honest opinon of the makeover, it's a ramble so you can just skip this part and look at the pretty pictures!!

So I got there on time (go me) and waited for the guy to come out, he sat me down, asked where I was going that night and what I was wearing (coral dress). I told him I liked dark brows and eyes and that I wanted to try the new Everhip lipstick. He suggested smokey eyes with a hint of coral and so I kind of let him do his thing. He spent over an hour on my make-up and was so precise with his application!

I decided that didn't want to look the whole way through and so left it till the end to see the result. Honestly when I looked at myself in the mirror I was a bit horrified, I felt I looked really weird - no disrespect to the guy that did my make-up because his blending skills were amazing and his own make-up was flawless. I guess it's just when your used to doing your make-up all the time yourself, it's a bit of a shock to see what someone else does! I think the fact that I didn't go in with any make-up on at all didn't help, therefore the guy had no idea how much make-up I wore on a daily basis (ALOT!) and he didn't actually ask.

Awkwardly he didn't really speak to me the whole time, and I kind of tried to talk but a. felt like he didn't really want to talk to me, and b. found it difficult to start up full blown conversations when I could barely move my face. I kind of got the impression that he thought I was some idiot who knew nothing about make-up, maybe I'm totally wrong and he was just concentrating on his job, like I said I cannot fault him on his make-up skills, and I am a bit of an awkward person to talk to anyway.

Nevertheless here are the results

Pretty amazing blending right? The make-up photographed beautifully and I felt gorgeous and glowy. I loved the conturing and highlighting he did on my face and the lips and eyes complimented each other so well!

I'll be honest though, I added my own false lashes on (really quickly, hence why they are odd and hanging funny!), darkened my brows (like I said, I like dark brows!), added a bit of bronzer and winged my eyeliner out a little bit.

I would totally have another MAC makeover. I may be complaining alot about it but I was actually super happy with the results after my little tweeks! I think if I went again I'd be a bit more specific on what I wanted, maybe keep my make-up on so they had an idea of what products I used and look in the mirror more so I could get an idea of what he did!

I'll go through what I got with my £25 product wise and explain my hair at a later date!

P.s. if you want to know what products he used I can probably hazard a guess!


tinkerbelldani said...

i would love to know what he used :) xox

Nicole - Top To Toe said...

How amazing are those lashes!

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