Sunday, 30 June 2013

Make-up event with Louise Dartford

For the past week one of my favourite stores Content has been hosting a summer wellbeing festival (the last event will be on the 6th of July). I wish I could pull up a tent and attend every single one of the events.

Makeup event with Louise Dartford was something I wanted to do for a long time now but I wasn't able to attend in the past. First of all she is such a talented make-up artist and the fact that she is trying to use as much "clean" make-up as possible deserves some brownie points in my book.
She is absolutely lovely in person, and I had a lot of fun talking about different looks and products (I did not want to miss an opportunity to pick a brain of someone who has used pretty much every natural make-up brand there is).



It was pretty much a one to one mini makeover/match up session. I brought in some of the dirty makeup I still have (you would have seen it in my how I organise my make-up post ) to try and find some of the colours that I have been struggling with. This was also an opportunity to try some of the products that I had my eye on like RMS Karma, Ilia Arabian Knights and W3LL people bronzers.

There was quiet a bit of experimentation going on with mixing cream blush and lipsticks to achieve a specific blush colour. I also got great tips on how to use some of the products that I already have at home but have been struggling with.

At the end I spent almost 2 hours with Louise (probably because I was a bit of a pain and wanted to see pretty much everything in the store, it is just pretty far to travel and I don't often make it to that part of London). It has been a long time since anyone else did my make-up for me, and I really enjoyed it, in the end Louise wrote down all the products that she used and the method that she used to apply them on a make-up chart for me to take away.

As part of this event I also got some rather generous trial sizes of Aurelia skincare (miracle cleanser, cell revitalise night moisturiser, revitalise & glow serum, cell repair night oil). It has been all the rage and I am really pleased to get my hands on them.

Here is the final look.



Since I was in the store I got a few things: cotton pads, Hayfever tea for my hubby and w3ll people eyeshadow for myself.



The downside of the event is that now I have lots of new products that I will be adding to my wish list (Arabian Knights is on the top of it, I also can't wait for the new ilia lipglosses to arrive).

6 comments:

  1. Sounds like a useful event, sadly I can't try the Aurelia skincare which everyone is raving about, they contain some of my food allergens :(

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    1. It was great, especially if you are just starting to switch to natural make-up. That is how I feel about Bodhi! everyone is loving them, but I can't use their stuff, so annoying

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  2. I wanted to attend this so bad but she was all booked!

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    1. hopefully they will do another one soon so you can attend, it really was great

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  3. I'm so pleased you enjoyed it Tamara, it was a pleasure to meet you and to swap make-up notes!

    Lou x

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