A couple of weeks ago I was invited along to find out more about the Glam Candy Make Up School at the beautiful Papillon Salon in the heart of Glasgow. We met the Managing Director of the company, Hayley, who was just lovely and shared the story behind the company. Glam Candy offer various masterclasses and well as more professional courses for those keen to get into the industry. Alongside the professional course, they also offer an agency service for new artists. I think this is such a spot-on idea as I would imagine it's tough to get bookings until they become more established.
We were introduced to Carol and Nikki from the Pro Artist Team. Nikki showed us how to achieve a couple of looks; a beautiful neutral smokey eye and a Christmas party-appropriate purple sparkly look. Nikki really knew her stuff, especially when she started pulling out her palettes - it was a blur of Lorac, Hourglass and Anastasia Beverly Hills! I got a bit giddy at that point and before I knew it I was in the make up chair and Nikki was teaching me how to achieve the perfect eyeliner flick and smoking up my eye look with the Lorac Mega Pro palette!
We were kindly gifted a brush set and I have been really enjoying playing with them all. In particular I have been enjoying using the fan brush, which I have been using both to contour and highlight as it seems to both concentrate the product and blend at the same time. I also love the little spooley brush for taming my brows and the small shader brush for smoking out my liner on the lower lash line. The angled brush is soft and fluffy and is ideal for crease work.
They have given me a cheeky little discount code for all my readers too! Click on over to Glam Candy now to snap up the deal, whether it's for someone else or for yourself...self-gifting is totally justified at Christmas!