Thursday, 12 May 2011

Master class with MUA Michelle Webb/ St Tropez team and Elle beauty editor at AOFM

I recently just attended a Masterclass day at AOFM with Michelle Webb, St Tropez team and the beauty editor of Elle Magazine!!!

First was Michelle Webb renowned for her colourful and creative work she has worked on films such as Xmen, Pirates of the Caribbean and her own Zombie movie which is set to be a cult movie classic! I first encountered Michelle when i was on the course at AOFM, she is one of the tutors, I was very inspired by her creativity and down to earth personality. so I was excited to hear she was doing a masterclass!

We started the day with champagne and canopes which was lovely and got to catch up with the girls and what they had been doing.

Michelle started off with a simple yet very effective look using metallic gold tiles as eyebrows and MAC gold pigment mixed with mixer medium for the lip and created a luminous skin tone with strobe cream and Laura Mercier foundation. She brushed concealer through the lashes to give the pale lash effect.

Next she moved on to grease paints/aqua colours and pigment creating a colourful editorial look mixing all the different mediums together to create alternative texture, she started with the eyes building up the colours gradually and did the same on the lips as before with a orange pigment and greasepaint (MAC)

After this look Michelle showed us how to make it quirkier by applying the same method to the neck using grease sticks, Water based paints and pigment, you can just be as creative as you want with this look and go for it.

Next was the St Tropez Class the team and Abi came along to show us how to apply various creams and mouses and how to effectively achive the best tanning results. I have to say i love the skin Illuminates they have three colours white, rose and gold you can you use them to highlight face and body.This product was used in many shows at fashion week (Zac Posen used it for the glowing skin in his show) I will definately be getting them for my kit!you can buy them in boots and superdrug or online at


The last Class was a treat to meet the beauty editor of Elle magazine and pick her brains about the industry and what her job involves. She showed  us some tear sheets from issues of Elle displaying trends in makeup colours and looks. It was really intresting to see that what looks are created in fashion shows usually set the key makeup trends for the up and coming seasons. She was presented with a bouqet of flowers at the end of her presentation as a big thankyou from AOFM for taking time from her busy schedule to come and see us..what a lovely lady she was. And what a great day it was! ...cannot wait for the next one.