You might be wondering how on Earth I’m coming up with lots more posts than usual. Well, the explanation for today’s is pretty simple – I’m at home sick! (Nothing too serious but I have an extremely sore throat + what feels like a cold, so doing my job in which I talk a lot was not going to work out today!)
I thought it would be perfect timing to fill you in on how our latest Adelaide Beauty Bloggers’ Meetups (ABBM) catch up went. It was a great day and was hosted at Media Makeup, where the 2012 Adelaide Beauty Conference was held (click here if you’d like to read my wrap up of that event!).
The afternoon started with a detailed introduction to Media Makeup by its director Bec, who provided an overview of the nature and scope of the various high quality professional makeup courses they run, and also an introduction to two of the brands they stock: one skincare, one makeup. (They also stock Adelaide brand evo hair care products as well as a select range of other quality brands and products, including false lashes! )
Media Makeup are stockists of French skincare brand Embryolisse. I was very impressed with their makeup remover but sadly none was in stock on the day… I’ll just have to go back and pay them a visit again soon!
I thought the texture, consistency, and finish of the Hydra Matte moisturiser was very similar to that of fellow French brand Thalgo’s Ultra Matte. So if you are a Thalgo fan and looking for a bit of a change but nothing too drastic, you may wish to check out Embryolisse. (You may also want to check out my past reviews of Thalgo products – just search “thalgo” in the search bar top right! )
Media Makeup also pride themselves on being one of the few official Australian stockists of French cosmetics mega brand Make Up For Ever (MUFE). I was fascinated to learn about its founder, Dany Sanz, and her quest to develop a high quality range of stage makeup, which grew and spread right through the professional makeup artist market for use in all types of settings. MUFE actually began in 1984 and so they are due to have some special product releases for its 30th birthday – I can’t wait! (Particularly because *cough cough* it will also be my 30th birthday – I can set up a gift wish list for my family just in time lol! )
We got to swatch and play with the MUFE line as well as watch Bec work her makeup magic on one of the Media Makeup students. At each step of the process she talked through what she was doing and even gave some helpful advice on false eyelash application – draw a strip of glue across the back of your hand and let that get tacky. Then run the band of the lash through it and apply. You’re then left with just the right amount of glue on the lash!
Each attendee was very lucky to receive some samples from the MUFE collection. As per the photo I took below, I received a High Definition Blush in #5, an Uplight highlighter in #11, and a cute lipstick in N21, from their Rouge Artist Natural line. I will work these into a Face Of The Day (FOTD) post in the future. I’m new to cream highlighters so am very excited about trying Uplight out!
In case you are curious, here was my FOTD for the event. Face Covergirl and Prestige Cosmetics, eyes Bourjois, lashes Eye of Horus Mascara, and lips are in Fuschianista from the Wet n Wild Fergie collection. How I wish we could buy Wet n Wild products here in Australia – the depth of colour and pigmentation for a bargain price is so hard to find here!
Thank you Media Makeup for hosting a great event, and thanks to the organisers of #ABBM!
Media Makeup‘s official website – including their online store which ships all around Australia and New Zealand - is here.
MUFE‘s official website can be found here.
If you are keen on seeing more of the photos I took, check out my Instagram page – my user name is “abeautifulstory”, or my Facebook page here! I’ve put all the pics I took into an album on the Facebook page here.
Have you been to Media Makeup before?
What are your thoughts on MUFE?
Disclosure: I was invited to attend this event free of charge as an Adelaide Beauty Bloggers Meetups member.
I did not receive any monetary compensation to write or publish this post;
any and all views expressed here are 100% my own.