Beauty in The Beauty Room
Shaina Cooney is a hair stylist with a quaint little salon in a small town outside of Estevan called Beauty Room by Shaina. She does everything from cuts and styles to colours and waxing, she also has products for sale and a life size cut out of Marilyn Monroe! Which frightened me a little when I first walked in (I clearly watch too many ghost tv programs).
When Shaina contacted me about doing a little makeup class, it was an instant YES! I was obviously extremely excited to get together with some ladies, drink some sangria and talk all things makeup. Shaina made some of the cutest little "thanks for coming" gifts. A pic a pop with some makeup samples attached. We advertised for a couple of weeks, got some interest and the next thing I knew I was packing my makeup and heading out.
The ladies arrived and we started with basic skin care tips and then on to the base of our face. The ladies stressed they wanted to focus on contouring so we figured out what their face shapes were and I gave some tips and tricks.
Everyone did their own face and brought their own makeup but ended up dipping into mine since, well, you NEVER contour with shimmer bronzer and no one got that memo. I had a lot of rules and they all seemed to be Chandra's number 1 rule. Maybe I should have numbered them by importance, but in my mind they are all number 1! Then we went on to brows and eyes were next. Finished it off with a little highlight, lips and finishing spray and ta daaa full face with some new techniques.
I had to keep my laughter under control so my lashes didn't come off from the tears. These girls were hilarious!! We had a new mom with some killer cheek bones, a new bride with the most beautiful eyes, and a women who never fills her eyebrows, and once she let me there was no going back to the "no brow look" for her! We also had a makeup brand direct seller come a bit late but we were so happy to have her! I got to do Shania's makeup since she was my model and made those baby blue eyes of hers pop with some browns and golds.
We had the best group of women to work with and I can't wait to collaborate with her salon again!