It has been an amazing year so far and I am so thankful for all the wonderful things I've been blessed with in all aspects of my life, especially with my makeup artist profession! I made an annoucement about 3 months ago on Facebook that I'll be launching exciting things involving one of my greatest passion - beauty and makeup education! This past Saturday, August 8, 2015 was the launch of my very first makeup workshop and I cannot of asked for a more amazing turnout! Here are some pictures that my friend, Maria Hernandez, photographed while we were behind the scenes. I cannot wait to announce my next stop - it may just be your town! Please leave a comment if you are intested in having me come to your city and share some of my most requested beauty and makeup secrets. None of this would be possible without my amazing supporters!!! So, Thank YOU so much for making this dream of mine come true. I absolutely love to inspire others by sharing and teaching about what I love to do! It has been an absolute joy ride and I look forward to spreading the inspiration to you, our communities and beyond!
Here's a recap of how my day was:
My morning started out at 6 am - fully awake in excitement! I have been counting the days and couldn't believe the moment has come! As I gather up all the supplies in one pile and finish up on my makeup, my wonder husband (who is the real MVP!) made sure everything was loaded and ready to go.
(Image - Lisa Her's moring Facebook post)
Since I am a makeup artist and I was going to teach about makeup, it was very important for me to have the "right" look. Some of my guests have never seen me in person, and I wanted my look to represent my work yet appear flawless in real life. So, just doing the everyday look was out of the question since my everyday look is basically BB cream, light powder, blush, lip balm, mascara and brows. The morning of, I still didn't know which makeup look to go with - I was just going to trust my instincts and paint whatever (this is my usually concept on myself... lol) but since my "which makeup look should I do" post on Facebook and Instagram, your comments helped me decide on a smokey eye ( using the Limit and Nooner eye shadow colors from Urban Decay Naked 3 Palette + Bengal, Chocolate and Noir from the Anastasia Bevely Hills Tamanna @dressyourface Palette) with a double winged liner (using the most pigmented gel liner in the world - INGLOT AMC Gel Liner in Black) with my favorite lashes on Asian eyes (Model21Eyelashes in no. 25T) and my favorite brown mauve lip ( a mix of NARS Velvet Lip Liner Karekare and MAC Spice Lip Liner). Thank you for all the comments on my post - it was subtle yet bold and it went pretty well with my outfit too!!
(Image - This post helped Lisa Her finalize on her makeup for the event! It was blend of the two images on the right side - top and bottom)
We had a little over 2 hours to set up at the Haute Exclusive Red Orchid Event Center before guests started arriving. I couldn't of completed a smooth and successful setup without my AMAZING team. Everyone was so open to do whatever which made it very easy to delegate job duties. I've always been a huge team player and I feel you can never be successful alone. I am grateful to have such a wonderful team who are also my dearest friends.
As the first group of guests arrived to sign-in, I was getting so much more excited! The room filled up within minutes and it was really happening! My first makeup workshop!!!! As my host, Amanda Cowles, welcomed the guests and introduced me, I couldn't help but be all smiles seeing familiar and new faces in the audience. I still remember exactly how it felt - it was just such a grateful feeling to see how supportive my followers are. For them to take a fews hours out of their schedule and support my first makeup training journey - it just means so much to me! Everyone's energy made it super easy to be myself and talk freely.
(Image - Amanda Cowles introduces Lisa Her to the attendees)