So, back in March, I was at Ulta getting my hair cut. As I do. And the woman at the desk asked me if I had heard about the free makeovers they were giving. No, I hadn't, but you bet your butt I want to hear more! Apparently it was Pur Minerals who was sponsoring it, and there were going to be a ton of makeup artists coming from other cities to do this free event. They were by appointment only, and I snatched one of those up.
The experience was interesting. The woman who did my makeup was a little strange, and kept commenting on how dry my skin was. She said it over and over, and wanted to know what products I used. She said I was the youngest person she had ever seen with such dry skin. So she recommended this moisturizer. It does help. I use it after my Benefit toner lotion at night and it works really well.
She also sent me home with an eyeliner/eyebrow pencil, which is really nice! Apparently it's discontinued by Pur Minerals so I don't even know what it's called. But it's a twisty pencil thing and it works quite well as eyeliner, which is what I mainly use it for.
I will say that I was glad she didn't cover my freckles. She told me "You're twenty-six, and freckles are only going to be freckles for so much longer; in a few years we'll be calling them age spots." But I think that does a disservice to me as a fair skinned Irish girl who has had freckles for as long as she can remember.
I do wish she would have told me the name of the lip color she used; it looks so pretty and I wish I still had it. But she was older and she was talking a lot about her son and daughter-in-law, so I didn't want to interrupt.
Overall, it was a good experience. I think with a different makeup artist, I would have had a different look, but the natural look is what I was going for. I just wish I left with a little more education on the product and on the technique. But, it was free, so I can't complain, I guess!