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Revlon masterclass with Huda Kattan

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In our attempt to enrich our know-how in the beauty department, we headed to the first-ever Revlon Masterclass yesterday. It was both exciting and nerve-wracking. Apparently putting make-up on someone else’s face is not that easy.

It’s like painting on a canvas, only the canvas would complain if you mess up.

Huda Kattan, Revlon’s Middle East Make-up Artist and one of La Moda’s muses, was our designated teacher in this intimate make-up session. She brought with her an inspired look created by Gucci Westman for Alice Temperley at London Fashion Week, which paired a beautiful bright red lip with smokey purple eyes for a powerful but chic look.


Gucci Westman and Huda Kattan do makeup backstage at Alice Temperley.

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To recreate the look, we were given models and an array of Revlon make-up products and make-up brushes. For the base foundation, we used PhotoReady compact makeup (with a selection of Vanilla, Natural Beige or Cool Beige).

Once done, we began to do the smokey purple eye using the ColorStay Liquid Liner in Blackest Black, ColorStay 12H Eye Shadow Quad in Sunrise Sunset, ColorStay 12H Eye Shadow Quad in Steel Impressions, Luxourious Color Eyeliner in Black, and Customeyes Mascara in Blackest Black.

The Customeyes Mascara was a revelation during that session because of its adjustable bristles that allow women to make their eyelashes long and beautifully defined or glamorous and dramatically long. By simply clicking the dial on the cap, the multicoloured rows of bristles on the mascara brush change formation to provide lashes for a wide, defined effect or to layer them for an elongated, dramatic look. Unfortunately, the Customeyes Mascara is not yet out in the market but will soon be launched in the Middle East. So, watch out for this mascara at the beauty counters very soon.

After doing the eyes, we applied Revlon Matte Blush in Berry Rich to give color on the cheeks, and then finished off the look with Coral Matte Lipstick in Really Red.

What’s the verdict? Well, Huda said that we quite overdid the eyeliner but nonetheless really good for a first-timer. Are we to do it again? Being a make-up artist is probably something to which we’ll say ‘pass’. But then again, with Huda teaching and Revlon supplying the products, it’s something definitely worth trying.