So last week I was very lucky to attend an amazing masterclass with the fabulously talented Danielle Roberts, in association with Urban Decay Cosmetics Mahon Point.
It was such a fantastic, informative masterclass which was held after store closing hours making it so easy to ask questions and observe without being disturbed.
Danielle masterclass was aimed at introducing us to the fabulous new Summer range of Urban decays products ...and my goodness it just increased my insane addiction to their products.
I wanted it all!
The makeup look above was what Danielle recreated for us and she made it look so darn easy!
A nice summery look using all the new summer products which I'll show you below but also adding some bold and eye catching eye colours from the Vice palette
First up was this B6 Vitamin Infused Complexion Prep Spray, and it does exactly that. This bad boy gives the skin a quick hit of vitamins while calming a multitude of sins, in other words reduces and minimizes pores while reducing redness at the same time, Form an orderly queue ladies and find it here.
Next up was One and Done, a Tinted Moisturizer, now I'll be honest girls I love my foundation but there is days when I don't fancy putting on full face makeup and I just want a nice tinted moisturizer,especially in the summer. Well this product is perfect for this.
When I saw this I had to have it. It gives nice light coverage but it does allows you to build on this for full coverage, if you wished, just add more of the product to build it up. The main thing that attracted me to this product was it contains an SPF20 which when your getting older (like me) you become keener to protect your skin. The beauty of this product is its available in six different shades to suit all skin types. Available here
Now to my ultimate favourite product, Naked Skin, Urban Decay concealer, we all agreed this is one of the best products out there, if you don't have this, then add it to your wishlist, this girls is the holy grail of concealers and as Danielle mentioned a little bit goes a long way! you can find it here. Oh another great tip was you can use your naked palette makeup brush to also apply concealer as its perfect for that part of the eye area
Next up was the highlighters and Bronzing...and a tip from Danielle, Ladies forget about Contouring & Highlighting, this summer its all about sculping & strobbing. After Danielle's demonstation with their new highligher's and bronzer's I am in agreement! It was so subtle and just a beautiful look
So want to see the three new highlighters up close? Well here you go!
The Aura ( A light pinkish hue highlighter, really liked this) Sin (A champagne colour, which I loved too) and Fireball ( A peachy tone hue)
Close up of the Sin...adore this one!
And a closer look at the fireball one!
Another tip with these highlighters that Danielle mentioned is, before you dab a bit of highlighter onto your makeup brush, spray a tiny bit of The urban decay setting spray onto the brush, (now a tiny spritz ladies not a bottle load!!) and after a few seconds dab your brush into the product and apply it to your face. This helps lock the highlighter onto the skin and increase the longevity while intensify the highlighter. Genius! All three are available here
Again all about sculpting and strobbing, Danielle used the new collection of Bronzers. These new bronzers are available in two shades. Sunkissed (A peachy tone that would suit our lovely Irish pale skin) and Bronzed ( a darker colour which would suit darker skin tones or if your wearing tan on your face) Both shades you'll find here. I particular love the packaging its just beautiful.
Next up was the Brows and as Danielle mentioned she doesn't like to over do the strong brow that is currently out at the moment and prefers a more defined but natural looking brow. To achieve this she used Urban decay Brow Beater,(here), the Urban Decay Brow Box (here) and the Urban Decay Tamer Gel. (here)
After perfectly manicured and shaped brows, next up was the eyes...first up the infamous Urban decay Primer potion in the shade Eden (This girls is a fantastic product too I love it) find it here, it helps prevent eyeshadows from creasing but also keeps your eyeliner and mascara in place all day.
As you can see above this primer is available in a few different shades. I love the sin shade and as Shirley (Mahon Points Urban Decay manager) mentioned it can be used alone on the lid, pop a bit of mascara on and its a quick day time look for eye makeup.
Next up Danielle used the VICE 4 palette which honestly some of the colours terrify me, (only a small amount of shades terrify me), overall the palette is beautiful with a great mix of shades. Danielle used "Bitter" and "Flame" to create a burnt orange smoked out eye (like the makeup look on the model in the pictures above at the beginning of this post), the Vice 4 palette is available in store and here. (again the naked palette brush can be used for apply any colour or base to the eye its so versatile)
To complete the look Danielle added a striking Teal/Green eyeliner (in fact the 1st one in the pic above) It was amazing and looks gorgeous,.. I need to play with colour more! Find them here She then finished the lashes off with the Urban Decay Perversion Mascara here, which should always be used with the Urban Decay Subversion Primer which is available here
The final look was beautiful and so striking loved it!
Oh and just in case your wondering..I couldn't resist purchasing the Urban Decay one and done...so gorgeous and you can build it up for a full coverage look too. Perfect!
A huge thank you to Shirley and all the girls on the Urban Decay Counter at mahon point, a fantastic event and Danielle Roberts was unbelievable talented, witty and so informative. Loved it!
Until Next time
And just to let you know and make some of the Cork girls aware...The girls at Urban decay Mahon point are running Makeup courses & another masterclass with Danielle Roberts.
The next 4 week makeup course starts on Thurs May 5th and is €200 including full kit of products. There is also an advanced one night masterclass with Danielle after hours on Tuesday May 10th , showcasing the New limited edition launch, this will be €20 redeemable against products. For bookings just contact the girls on 021 4536944
*I have not been paid to promote these products in any way these are my own views and opinions