Last September 26, I had the privilege of holding my first formal beauty workshop at Solaire Resort & Casino. I've held workshops before but I always considered them to be casual (well, as casual as these things could go!). This particular occasion was extremely nerve-wracking because I was so afraid of making a mistake!
I represented Beauty Box Corp, the company of my good friend Cheryl. Beauty Box is the official distributor of K-Palette, Fairydrops, Cure, and Fuwarie - all awesome Japanese brands that I've raved about in the past. I truly, truly believe in these products. I use them all the time! Maybe that's why Cheryl hired me for the job, haha.
I've already worked with Cheryl sometime last July, when we shot marketing collaterals for her brands. I produced and directed the shoot that time. I had so much fun working on that one mainly because Cheryl and I understand each other well, and my creative team are people I've worked with several times in the past. Well, I guess that's a story for another day.
Anyway! The workshop was part of the Solaire Image Week, which aimed to enrich the beauty knowledge of Solaire's employees. It was an initiative by Charmagne Garcia-Laconico, Solaire's Image Consultant and also Metro Magazine's Beauty Editor. I think it's a great idea for companies who need their employees to look as beautiful, confident, and competent as possible. Those in the hospitality, beauty, and any sales-oriented business would especially benefit from beauty workshops like this!
I think my workshop went well, although I didn't expect it to drag on for two hours per session. I did two sessions, and believe me, I was pooped at the end of the day. About 50-60 people attended per session - quite a crowd! It was such a pleasure teaching them about personal makeup techniques that I've learned through the years.
Classic red lips and dramatic eyes. Solaire employees are encouraged to wear bright and daring makeup, because the indoor lighting can be quite harsh. That's true! I look so haggard in all my pics (without the filters) because I only wore neutral eyes and cheeks!
Bright pink cheeks and lips. In the middle of the night, while casino lights are flashing on her face, it wouldn't look overdone.
So there you go. I enjoyed doing this workshop, and I do hope there will be a next time. ;) Is this something you'd like to participate in as well? Maybe Cheryl and I can organize another workshop for you guys naman next time! I can tell you all about how to get a flawless base, the best kilay ever, choosing flattering shades, taking your look from morning to evening, and how to maximize your makeup. You can actually find these tutorials on Project Vanity if you use the search bar over there, but I guess it's more interesting up close.
Cheryl and I. Love her!
Just let me know so we can work something out. After Solaire, I feel pumped up to go on a workshop rampage haha. Visit a "Project Vanity Workshop Rampage" at a conference room near you! Lol!
Have a great Saturday!