I attended a makeup mixer hosted by celebrity makeup artist Tai Young of Tai Young Style, a couple days ago here in Houston at the Four Seasons Hotel downtown. She had a great turn out!
Unfortunately, as soon as I took my 1st picture with my camera…my battery died. *sigh* I was rushing from attending the Texans game and didn’t remember to grab extra batteries. Needless to say, I had to take all of the pictures with my phone and they’re not the best quality.
I missed the beginning but I rushed over as soon as I could because I’ve wanted to meet Tai for a while now. I’ve followed her on social media and I love her work. I didn’t want to miss the opportunity. When I got there it was standing room only. I didn’t mind though. I was happy that she had so many people wanting to meet her and learn from her. I was still able to gather a lot of pointers, tips, and techniques. When I got there, she was in the middle of her 1st makeover. She covered all of the basics of doing a makeup application as well as highlighting, contouring, and eyelash application.
She did another makeup application demonstrating how to do eyebrows and lashes. When Tai finished the brows and lashes, she gave us a bonus by applying shadow and lips. She created an everyday look even with lashes and a pink lip. I just realized I forgot to get a final picture of the 2nd model. My bad. *smh*
Without a doubt, I truly enjoyed myself at the makeup mixer. Tai is genuine and it’s so apparent that she loves what she does and has no problems sharing her expertise with others. I’m thrilled that I had the opportunity to meet her and learn from her. Here are some of the pointers she gave below.
- For Lip color applications: Before adding lip color, use foundation, concealer, or a nude lip pencil all over lips to even them out and to allow the true color of the product to show.
- After applying lip color, set it with a transparent powder to make it last longer.
- If you are not comfortable with wearing colors on the lid or crease or if you feel your eyes are too small to do dramatic looks; work with the bottom of the eye. Add a pop of color and/or smoke out your liner.
- *Bonus photo tip* When taking pics, you look more flattering from a side view than front on. (I’m totally doing this LOL! )
Tai has a new line of makeup brushes. To learn more about her and her brushes visit TaiYoungStyle.com.