Make Up For Ever: Aqua Cream Review

September 7th, 2010 / Posted by natasha

We adore our makeup grad and little superstar, Timothy Hung.

We call him a quadruple threat. Not only is he extremely hard working, humble, and lovable, he’s also phenomenal at makeup, hair, styling, and photography.  He has such a fun resume, too. In Italy, he interned with Dsquared2 and worked backstage at Milan Fashion Week as a makeup artist for Roberto Cavalli and Pucci (to name a couple) season after season. Plus, he did photo shoots for magazines (Elle, Maxim, Moda), agencies, and photographers every week! And guess what – Tim recently introduced his own fashion and accessories line! We’re a fan and can’t wait to see what he will come out with next. (Check out his beautiful collection here!)

So, when he was personally invited by Make Up For Ever’s Heather Nightingale to participate in the launch of the 22 vibrant shades of the new and versatile Aqua Cream product at Sephora Pacific Center in Vancouver, we naturally had to get his opinion…

 

Tim: As a special guest artist, my role was to create a high fashion character with an aqua theme in the store front window. Given the 5 hours period, I have transformed the model (Grace @ Lizbell Agency) from girl next door to a high fashion editorial figure through makeup, hair, and wardrobe styling.  To complete the look and to add a twist on the aqua theme, I created a metallic sea shell head piece as a finishing touch.  It was a fantastic experience to demonstrate my artistic skills live and to experiment with the endless possibilities of the new Aqua Cream!

Tim’s Aqua Cream Review:

I applied the new Aqua Cream from Makeup Forever in many different ways on this makeup demonstration.  I’ve used them on their own and have also layered them with eyeshadows, powder, and lip gloss.  The new Aqua Cream have a beautiful soft and creamy texture that makes blending quick and effortless.  I was very impressed with how resistant the finishing texture is and how intense the pigments are.   I would definitely recommend this product for people looking for more artistic mediums or simply for those searching for impeccable hold.

How to create the look:

Here are the details of the products Tim used, listed in the order of application:

FACE: Paint Stick in White and Mat Velvet Foundation
Super Matte Loose Powder in Translucent Natural (#12)
New Aqua Cream in Gold (#11), Snow (#4), Turquoise (#21)
Matte Eyeshadows in Sunflower (#71), Irish Green (#93), White (#00)
Aqua Black Waterproof Cream Eyeshadow
Flash Colour Pots in White (#10), Black (#11)

EYES: New Aqua Cream in Gold (#11), Snow (#4), Antracite (#1)
Aqua Black Waterproof Cream Eyeshadow
Matte Eyeshadows in Antracita (#40), White (#00), and Black (#04), Sunflower (#71)
Fashion Eyelashes (#131, #134)
Aqua Smokey Lash Mascara

LIPS: Aqua Lip Liner Pencil in Fuchsia (#16C)
New Aqua Cream in Fuchsia (#7)
Glossy Full Lip Gloss in Vibrant Purple (#5)

Stunning!

Hello, Let’s Be Friends

August 17th, 2010 / Posted by natasha

We, at The Blanche Macdonald Centre, are so excited to share with you the launch of our new blog, The Que! As our school is constantly growing and expanding and as we continuously help our students evolve into the best they can be, we thought we would show you what we’re all about in all aspects: makeup, fashion, hair, and esthetics.  Think of it as a personal inside scoop into our world!

Here, we will highlight what we’re currently into, what inspires us, and our take on fresh and newly emerging trends. We can’t wait to share with you all sorts of fun Do-It-Yourself (DIY) projects, product reviews, and exciting industry updates. You will also have the opportunity to get an exclusive behind-the-scenes look into photo shoots with our amazing students and grads who work with some of the best of the best in the industry, special events, our travels abroad, our hilarious Blanche family (staff) and our extraordinary campus scene. Wait, did I just see a guy with an eyeball hanging out from his socket walk past in a full-bodied spandex suit? Yeah, you did. No biggie.

We totally invite you to become a fan on our Facebook page for more announcements, fun contests, give-aways, and retail and service specials!  Interested in joining us? Come learn about our programs on our official website!

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