2 weeks ago, one of my favorite makeup brand invited us for an afternoon of arts, self-development and creativity at Sip & Gogh, in relation to a launch of a pro-sculpting line which is very MAKE UP FOR EVER. The brand and founder (Dany Sanz) started making business out of makeup which was realized first and consistently through art – painting, theatre, film.
The launch was held at Sip & Gogh,which is the first-of-its-kind paint and sip studio in the country. It was my first time in that place, and a long time – prolly years!! – after doing some traditional art – I used to do theatre arts. And since my month has been all about business, it was the perfect way for me to relax and refocus my mind.
I like that this place allows my creative side while enjoying people, art and really delicious wine! Will definitely be back with friends who like artsy and creative things!
Now for makeup and launch, it was a great start for the brand because they’re strengthening their contour – I like the term scuplting more!! – lines which I think a pigmented makeup brand with great quality and wearability can definitely pull off.
Now just by the look of it, I can see how professional and creative this palette can get! The packaging is like paint, with highlight, color, contour and blush shades. Lately, I’ve been realizing how more long-wearing and deep a contour can be using a cream formula. I’ve always used powders because I tend to layer, but I’ve been friends with creams and while they’re less convenient in terms of application, they tend to really last. A blog post / review of these products coming soon including this one.
But what’s more interesting about it is how detailed and less canned it is when it comes to educating makeup users about contouring. We’ve known a specific kind of contouring – well, because of the Kardashans 1- but I believe the below guide more because each person’s face shape is different and we don’t want to overdo this technique especially at day time.
I’ve road tested the brow, lip (comes with a highlighter end), and the palette and I must say: top of the charts when it comes to pigmentation, professional quality and most especially, wearability. With my round face shape, I can contour my face deeply yet not so pageant-ish with these products.
Moreover, the products – together with the face painting activity below – demonstrate how to balance out light and shadow and bring out high-precision definition when it comes to contouring/sculpting. The products dont feel so heavy and intense!
There were a lot of things that I learned from the activity, thanks to MAKE UP FOR EVER and Sip & Gogh!! Make-up/color/paint wise, I learned that brushes are very important when it comes to precision. Also, consistency and blending are very much dependent on the kind/quality of the paint or product and how you can make the pigments more fluid. And lastly, aside from remastering my color theory, that expression/art is really dependent on what’s inside you. Cliche, but very true. =)