I recently attended Demi Simmonds everyday look masterclass which was held at BMW Norwich, I thought I would tell you a bit more about my experience. For those of you that don’t know Demi is a make-up artist based in Norfolk that specialises in glam make-up, she has her own studio based in Spixworth but will travel for weddings.
With the venue being BMW it was obviously very clinical, sleek and well lit. Demi done a great job with the set up. On entrance you were served a glass of bubbles, offered the cutest cupcake and gifted a goodie bag. The masterclass started at 6:30pm there were no delays. Demi started by introducing herself and moderated throughout so we in what order she applied her daily make-up, the products she was using an how she applies them. We received two pieces of literature; one was a voucher offering us £5.00 off voucher for all Flawless Faces services and the other was a print out of the products that she was using on the evening.
Dip Brow Pomade (4g) by Anastasia Beverly Hills £19.00 shade medimum brown
NYX Professional Make-up control freak eyebrow gel (9g) £6.50 shade clear
Lait Creme Concentre Nourishing Moisturiser by Embryolisse (75ml) £19.50
Charlotte Tilbury Magic Foundation (30ml) £32.00 shade 7
Maybelline Age Rewind Concealer (6ml) £8.99 shade light
No-Colour powder (85g) by RCMA £13.00
Charlotte Tilbury Airbrush Flawless Finish Powder (8g) £34.00 shade 2 medium
Mac Mineralize Skinfinish Natural powder £25.00 shade dark deep
Benefit Hoola Bronzing Power (8g) £25.50
Primark blusher shade desire
Doll Light Highlighter (12g) shade shine bright £15.00
Spritz.Mist.glow (Set 3 x 118ml) by Mario badescu £16.00
NYX Professional Make-up Matte Liquid Liner £8.00
Khloe False Eyelashes by Doll Beauty £10.00
Revlon Precision Lash Adhesive White (5ml) £4.99
Primark nudes lip kit gloss £3.00 shade mesmerize
Rimmel Exaggerate Lip liner £3.99 shade addition
After Demi had finished showing us her everyday look she then demonstrated how she transitioned it into a evening look by simply adding a small amount of bronzer over the lid and brightened the lip using a red lipstick rather than nude gloss. I have to say it was very simple but very effective. As well as telling us her most rated product she also let us in on her top tips! My favourite being her Iconic London Illuminator duplicate; she mixes Superdrug’s Vitamin E Hydrating Mist (150ml £2.99) and Barry M Dazzle Dust bronze (£4.59) she uses to spritz her face and body to give an all over summery glow.
Overall I was really impressed with the whole experience. Demi came across very well, she seems like a down to earth girl with a great understanding and major passion for what she does. Follow Flawless Faces on Instagram to be kept with future masterclass, booking availability and more…
HD Glow Stick (Rose Gold £22.00)
HD Glow Stick (Champagne £22.00)
HD Sculpt Stick (Warm £22.00)
HD Sculpt Stick (Cool £22.00)
HD Sun Stick (£22.00)
Up until now I have never tried HD brows make-up, I just knew they were the brand behind the UK’s number one brow treatment. I was lucky enough to be gifted the five sticks to try, at which time I decided to collaborate with my friend Rebecca Perfect MUA– She is a qualified make-up artist specialising in glam style makeup so I knew she was the right woman for the job!
HD Glow Sticks
Both shades are just fabulous! Out of the whole range of products these two sticks are my absolute favourite- they’re simply gorgeous. Before using these products I always highlighted with a powder, I think like most ladies I’ve just stuck to what I know. However since trying these highlighter balms I’ve changed my opinion- because I have quite dry skin they worked incredibly well! They gave me a lovely natural glow, lifting and brighten my entire face. I will be intrigued to see how long lasting they are as I know cream products usually have a little less staying power than powders.
HD Sculpt Sticks
I was really excited to used these two sculpt sticks as I usually contour with a cream but from a contour palette, so I thought it would be so much easier to apply the product using sticks and then blend out with brush or beauty blender. I did end up with a lovely seamless contoured look but I felt the formula could have been slightly more on the creamy side as they were a little difficult to blend. Rebecca used a mixture of the two shades whilst creating the look, simply to see how they both came out against skin tone. Whilst I think shade ‘warm’ most suited my complexion I do feel that a darker shade could be added to the collection, as well as a concealer shade to apply in the areas you want to make stand out. I will keep experimenting with the sculpt sticks but probably will combine them with the palette I normally use, unless HD Brows decide to launch a couple of extra shades.
HD Sun Stick
I don’t know about you guys but I love anything that gives me a summery glow! And this sun stick defiantly does that… It’s the perfect shade. This is going to be so ideal for my holiday, I will apply this to my bare skin as during the day the weather’s too hot for a full face of foundation. I found the sun stick complimented the sculpt sticks impeccably well!
All five sticks are paraben free meaning there completely free from any harmful chemicals. They come in matte black, lightweight packaging making them super easy to transport in your make-up bag. Girls if you looking for that natural summer glow then look no further- find your local HD make-up stockist here, go and try there new sculpt, glow & sun sticks for yourself, go get sunkissed!