I signed up for ELLE and Shiseido's Fall/Winter 2014 beauty workshop last August and spent the whole afternoon playing with make-up and learning about skincare at the beautiful SEVIIN @ Tangs. I've always liked make-up and I think I'm pretty decent at it but I'm no Michelle Phan and I can't even come close to my friend Pooja's eyeshadow skills, so yeah, I can definitely use a beauty workshop. :) I mean, after all, there are far more worse ways to spend a Saturday afternoon.
The program was hosted by Class 95's Yasminne Cheng whose voice is as smooth and distinct in person as it is on the radio.
I'm really happy that Shiseido Singapore tackled skin care in this workshop as it's one of the things I'm currently obsessing about ever since I watched this video. The representative of Shiseido introduced their revamped skin care line called Vital Perfection. This specifically created for Asian women line boasts of the exclusive, revolutionary ingredient complex, SHISEIDO VP8 which is designed to benefit your skin's tone, texture, and contours.
What I love about this workshop is that it was hands on and we all had our "fully equipped" makeshift stations to try on ourselves the techniques that Suhaini, Shiseido's Makeup Expert, does to our model, Angela.
trying out Shiseido's moisturiser which was not bad at all! It was light and non-greasy and instantly made my skin feel soft. It's always good to start with clean and hydrated skin as base to our make-up and primer :)
Liked this angled foundation brush and that they chose the foundation color for me. Since Shiseido caters to the Asian market, there shades are much more varied and a better match to our skin. For my skin, they recommended "Natural Fair Ochre". The Sheer & Perfect foundation is lightweight and very much easy to blend, even with the corresponding cream concealer.
For the cheeks, we used Shiseido Luminizing Satin Face Color. I used RD103 which was aptly named, Petal. It's actually a peachy pink shade that is lighter and less orange-y in real life.
Luminizing Satin Eye Color Trio in its new shade Vinyl. We got to choose between Vinyl, Static and Floracouture, but Vinyl was the best match to my dress.
Suhaini and Angela after the demonstration. Everyone in attendance agreed that Shiseido's mascara worked beyond wonders. It really made Angela's eyes pop - and ours too.
me, after :)
All in all, I had a really fun and colorful afternoon with ELLE and Shiseido. It was a pleasure to try out their current offerings as it's designed specifically for Asians (like me!) so it's almost a given that the colors will suit our skin tone and the formulation won't negatively react to our skin. Definitely a good way to spend a Saturday afternoon. :)