So on a fine but brisk April I was uber lucky to be invited to a Smashbox masterclass in their London studio which is based just behind Oxford street. So after wrapping up a shoot with a uber lovely and polite model I then hopped on a train in to central London. It was only a 20 min journey so it gave me a nice amount of time to guzzle a much needed cup of tea.
So I will be honest in saying that I had no idea the Smashbox studio was located just behind oxford street on Mortimore street but it is absolutely gorgeous and a working photographic studio too which people can hire out.
So on arrival we were greeted with little fairy cakes and sweets as well as juice and bottles of water which was a lovely touch for someone who has a sweet tooth.
There was also a vast array of amazing face charts that has been completed by the uber talented http://www.instagram.com/meltrierbeauty. I will be honest in saying these are not you average face charts, they are works of absolute art which artists could take parts of and interpret them. I especially love the one below with the blue smokey shadow and brown lip which I may try to recreate on myself sometime soon.
So the masterclass its self in a nutshell was a gold pigment on the eye and a bold red lip I cant say I was massively overwhelmed by it as the models skin was already complete before we arrived and I am a massive skin fan so that was a bit of a let down for me. Still whilst trying to keep positive it did give me chance to pick up some tips and tricks from all the staff in store as well as do a little (ok alot) of shopping.
My Favorite products that I did buy was the cali contour palette, primerizer and primer water, all of which have gone straight in to my kit and I promise to review these soon buts its safe to say I use them on every single shoot.
I do love attending these masterclasses not just due to the class content but it allows me to network and meet people whilst tapping their brains about make up products they love as well as their tips and tricks.
Have you tried any Smashbox products? I thoroughly recommend visiting the studio as the staff are so friendly and its a beautiful light airy space.