I’m lucky to live near the Make Up For Ever flagship boutique, which is located in Los Angeles. Today, I decided to go check it out – and I had a really wonderful experience. As I was browsing, I noticed that they offer free makeup lessons with purchase. I asked about them – and although they generally recommend getting a reservation – the store was slow enough this morning that I was able to get an on-the-spot lesson.
The makeup artist who helped me was named Brittany, and I cannot recommend her highly enough – she’s very talented, helpful, and friendly. I was interested in buying one of the Sculpting Kits, which contain a matte contour and matte highlight. Brittany recommended #2, which I will review in full in a separate post. Then, I sat down, and she applied contour, blush, and highlight, explaining carefully what she was doing and how to do it.
She did a really great job – it was very natural looking, yet more sculpted than I looked without the product, sort of a “my cheekbones but better” look that I can see myself doing during the daytime. I can also use the same contour powder, but with a shimmery highlighter (of which I have plenty), at night.
I decided to buy both the contour duo and the brush Brittany used; I’ve always used angled brush to contour, but I really liked the method she showed me using a flatter, non-angled brush (the MUFE 24S).
I also asked for help with eyeshadow placement, and got some very helpful tips on where my crease is (for my eye shape, the crease for makeup placement is actually above the eyelid fold). More on that in another post!
Overall, I had a really great experience at the MUFE freestanding store in Los Angeles. They were happy to let me browse and play for as long as I wanted, and I loved the mini makeup lesson and learned a lot. If you live in LA or are planning a visit, I definitely recommend checking it out!
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