Hey guys, a few days ago I attended a Masterclass for Urban Decays 20th anniversary at my local UD counter. Although I have studied makeup for two years and have been practicing my techniques since I was about 14, it is always great to pick up new skills and techniques.
It was £10 a ticket but the money went on a gift card for you to spend afterwards. The masterclass lasted around two hours and in that time we got a full face makeup demonstration along with beverages and snacks; they used a mix of some of the new UD collections (Moondust and Vice Reloded palettes, as well as a Vice lipstick) and some of their most popular products (All nighter setting spray, Naked skin foundation and concealer.)
My favourite part of the demo was seeing the new products and hearing about what is coming out soon (Naked Ultimate Basics palette, Liquid Moondust, Naked Illuminated trio and Lip palettes.)
The demo started off with eyes, followed by base and brows, then lips and finally setting your makeup. I am going to talk through some of the tips I wrote down from the masterclass, some I knew but wrote down purely just for this blog post and some were new to me.
Priming your eyes makes a huge difference when it comes to eyeshadow, the pigment comes through more and you get a much longer wear.
If you are wearing eyeshadow it is always best to do it before your base, this is because of fall out (no one wants to spend hours on their makeup just to be covered in tiny eyeshadow specks.) To get rid of fall out just take a cotton bud or pad and makeup cleanser and clean under your eyes and where the shadow has fallen.
For eyeliner I have always sworn by liquid or gel, this was until I seen UD’s Perversion 24/7 glide-on eye pencil. The pencil has a creamy formula which makes it go on smoothly with no tugging and gives a beautiful matte finish. (This isn’t a tip but for those who are looking for new eyeliner I would recommend having a look into this one.)
Blending eyeshadow is something that sounds easy but a lot of people find it can be difficult. Always make sure you use a transition colour, this will help your eyeshadows blend into each other, especially if you’re using darker shades. A little technique that was mentioned at the masterclass was to wipe off your brush excess onto a tissue. Also blending up your shadows will give a gradient look rather than a block of colour.
Using setting spray on your brush! Having a slightly damp brush when using products such as the moondust palette or pigment pots will make the colour and pigments really stand out and give it a metallic look.
B6 is a vitiman infused spray which absorbs oil and minimizes the appearance of pores. This is great for prepping the skin and for using when you are already wearing Makeup. I have been using this spray for months and I could not go without it in my routine now. (Once again not a tip but great if you’re looking for a little extra in your routine.)
A tip I did pick up was using a fluffy brush to blur your foundation once you have finished blending. This will make your skin appear flawless.
3 Tip Contour. Is a way of contouring your face in a more natural way, this is bronzing your forehead to temples, to cheek bones to jawline. You can go as heavy or as light with this tip as we all prefer our faces to be contoured differently.
Lining your lips 3/4 of the way in rather than just a small line around the edges will keep your lipstick wearing for a lot longer and you won’t be left with just the lines at the end of the day.
At the end of the masterclass we got a 20th Anniversary goody bag filled with samples and a look on is voucher.
with my voucher I purchased one of the new vice lip liners in nighthawk which is a beautiful neutral brown.
Thanks for reading,
Lois Marie xo