Lisa started curling, spraying and clipping my hair right away.
Then she started on my eyes, which, as an Asian woman, always feels like the hardest part for makeup artists to get right.
She used a MAC foundation to give my face a flawless finish, filled in my eyebrows and contoured my cheeks.
She contoured my nose and blended, blended, blended. I’ve never been so well-blended in my life.
She dotted on concealer and used a few other products to brighten up underneath my eyes.
She finished with natural-looking eyelashes, a coat of mascara and a peachy lip (my favorite!)
When she finished my makeup, it was time to do my hair. This is what it looked like after she unclipped all the curls.
To give my hair added volume, she teased it a bunch.
And then twisted it back into a chignon and secured it with a ton of pins (I counted at least 20 when I pulled them out at the end of the night).
She left a few pieces out to keep it looking soft and natural.
And that was it! My hair was done in less than 20 minutes—super fast.
Of all the products she used, there were two I definitely want to try again: Maybelline Fit Me pressed powder in natural beige and Make Up For Ever Aqua Seal. Lisa used the Fit Me powder to contour my cheeks and the Aqua Seal to make my eye makeup last all day. I was doubtful about the seal, but at the end of the night, my eye makeup hadn’t creased or budged one bit (even after lots of sweating and running around). She just dabbed some over my eye makeup and let it dry.
I didn’t peek throughout the entire process, so when she held up a mirror at the end, I could barely recognize myself. Looking at the before & after picture is kinda crazy!