For a beauty blogger, nothing is more exciting than attending a worthwhile makeup Masterclass! So you all can imagine how thrilled I was when I got invited to Inglot Masterclass by Aleksandra Byra on the 21st October 2017 at Nishat Hotel, Lahore. Whoooppii! Girls do you want to know the tips and tricks that were shared? Then read on!
|Bushra Sheikh with Aleksandra Byra|
|Maestro at work|
Aleksandra has experience of 10 years in the field. “I worked really hard” says Aleksandra. She started very young and has a great deal of experience in special effects makeup. Aside from makeup Aleksandra has done many photo-shoots and has experienced runway as well. While discussing makeup she relayed “I love working with ordinary woman. They are more thankful for the transformation”. During her first visit to Pakistan, Aleksandra was conducting an exercise on Confidence in Karachi. She stated that the Pakistani women were already confident and stood out in public. Thumbs-up ladies!!
|Shumaila, Brand Manager Inglot and Bushra|
This girl is always on the go. She believes that travelling is enriching for the soul. "New experiences change you and I come back home as a changed person",stated Aleksandra. FYI she is a Landscape Architect but LOVES makeup!
"I really don't understand plants I started modelling for photo shoots and having makeup transformation done on me"she stated.
Why the shift to makeup from modelling? "When you are a model you have no voice. I started doing makeup, did free makeup photo shoots and gained experience. Soon really good projects started coming my way. My sister shaved her head for me and I created a Star Wars themed look, such was her support for me. I then became the Makeup Trainer at Inglot and let me tell you my first session was really horrible but I still did not give up my dream.I have access of makeup at my place and I give makeup to those makeup artist who don't have access to good makeup."
5 years ago Aleksandra became trainer at Inglot and I'll share with you all what she shared with us in the MasterClass! Get ready ladies! lot Diamond face shape is my personal favourite face shape".
First off she emphasized on using eye-shadow primer. She stated that it gives a lot of play area for the eye shadow to settle down and good color pay-off. Having tried this personally, I agree with her.
"Don't change the face completely " stated Aleksandra. Since I am big on using bronzer, she suggested to use " Bronzer No 3 (Inglot). It is far better than tanning. .It's definitely a sun-kissed shade adds a nice golden touch to the face and body."
Look NO. 1 was Blush Bomb. "Without blush you look dead. I wanted to create something different with Inglot Blushes." She started from the eyes and was least concerned if a mess was being created as it can be cleaned and creativity is un-inhibited."I use a lot of fluffy brushes. Big brushes make everything easy". Aleksandra created a shiny and colorful eye look starting off with * What a Spice* collection which was a hit collection worldwide.
"For the blush I am going to be using orange and red blush apply on the cheek bone and take a little bit of yellow and blend all the blush colors together".
Aleksandra used cinnamon tone on the lid and blended the eye-shadow in a wind-shield wiper motion in the crease as she was going for a well blended makeup look . "I don't care about the fall out and I interchange my fluffy brushes creating depth in the socket." She gave a tip that if you are using loose pigment then one can always use duraline. Since she was going for a softer shiny eye lid, Aleksandra opted for an eye-shadow keeper i.e eye-shadow primer. On the lower eye lid, she used dry eye shadows and black kajal in the outer corner lash line and blended it all with t53 brush. "Makeup is not about symmetry. Its about balance", shares Aleksandra about her trainer.
An important tip she shared with us was that while using camouflage concealers only a small amount should be applied. "Don't cake up the eyes because the dark circle area is a very sensitive area ". She also busted the myth of Instagram makeup gurus. "They use a lot of concealer under the eyes. Use tinted cream as a base, primer, just a thin layer and apply it with a fan brush". For that she guided to use shade number 81 from Inglot.
To finish off the look, on the lips she used a bright long lasting shade, first mixing lip oil with the lipstick, a trick that she shared with us.
Throughout the session Aleksandra was generous in sharing tips and tricks with us such as to always follow the natural eyebrow shape, use disposable brushes on the clients, put mascara on the palette and judge how much you actually want and then go in and apply more if there is a need.
I thoroughly enjoyed the exclusive MasterClass conducted by the lovely Aleksandra! Oh and yummy food by Bistro at Nishat Hotel was served. What a way to end the session! Enjoy the pictures ❤
Until next time
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