I’ve always admired girls who make a made up face look so effortless yet so done – the ever so smooth foundation, the perfectly blended eye shadow and my favourite of all, the winged eyeliner that has no flaws. I may applaud the talent but I unfortunately don’t carry it myself. I can do the daily basics – bronzer to enhance my cheekbones, eyeliner on top of my eye (not winged), mascara and slightly filling my eyebrows in. To top it off, there is usually lipstick involved.
As I appreciate a make-up as I whole, I thought it was finally time to have a tutorial to try and enhance my skills from the easy essentials to a more advanced standard.
Tom Ford Beauty has always been one of my favourites, the little make-up range that I own is by them and I’ve always been content with it. With this in mind, I thought who better to get a lesson from than one of their specialists with their whole range to choose from? I went to the Tom Ford consultation counter at Harvey Nichols in Knightsbridge as the atmosphere isn’t so busy and has a harmonious feel.
The make-up artist’s name is Mo and he was absolutely hilarious. We were chatting away the whole time. He’s quite skilled to not let my blabber get in the way of my tutorial. He talked me through each product he used and I took note on how to use them.
Before anything, he used the Makeup Remover and the Purifying Cleansing Oil to clean the base of my skin. Let’s not forget that it was 11am, I had just come from home and wiped my face with cleansing wipes moments before. But I kid you not, the cotton pad was brown, twice around! I know, gross.
All make-up artists have their own routine, Mo began with my eyes. As a base, he used Eye Primer to enhance the shadow that he gently blended next. We used the Honeymoon palette, rich of metallic golds, pink and dark purple.
Mo continued with applying Foundation (04 Bisque) with a brush on my face and along the nape of my neck. Getting your make-up done is like a face massage – it’s so soothing and relaxing!
He then filled my eyebrows in with the Brow Sculptor (02 Taupe), distinguishing their shape and making them look neater. To complete my eyes, Mo winged that high definition liquid Eyeliner like a pro (I’m obsessed!) then added Extreme Mascara to my lashes.
The whole experience was so educational and one I won’t forget because I can finally say my make-up skills have very slightly moved up a level from basic to maybe not so basic.
I left with all the products we used (I couldn’t resist!) and I couldn’t be more pleased.
Thank you so much to the Tom Ford Beauty team for taking the time to not only introduce me to so many more of your exceptional products but for also teaching me so much!
Photos by Victoria Metaxas