June/July/August are definitely the blogger/beauty event months. I've had so many amazing opportunities to attend some incredible events which I have shared snippets on Instagram. I was super lucky to be invited by Mark McDonald Consultancy to the ILIA Beauty Masterclass almost two weeks ago and was very excited because I love ILIA Makeup. I have dedicated an entire post on the ILIA Beauty products I've tried so you can check it out if you fancy. ILIA is a Green Beauty and Makeup Brand who specialise in creating organic makeup with a difference. While I won't say I am an expert on Green Beauty especially makeup, I have been very impressed with ILIA. They have paid so much attention to what people what in Green beauty products and have developed a stunning range of products that are hard to ignore. Everything from the packaging to the actual ingredients used to make these products are amazing with a lot of attention to detail.
You can imagine how delighted I was when I got the invite to attend this event and I went along with my lovely friend and flatmate. It was on a Friday evening which was the best way to usher in the weekend. The event was held in the Mark McDonald Consultancy Headquarters in London and I have to tell you their office is absolutely stunning. It's just perfect and the masterclass was held in their training room which is so Instagram worthy complete with huge mirrors, lighting and everything you ever want. I would show you pictures of the office in another post because it's really beautiful.
Anyway, we got there slightly late but were still able to catch all the special bits of the masterclass. The lovely ILIA Pro Makeup Artist Emma McRae (who you can find at the ILIA Counter in Fenwick Bond St) created a beautiful soft glow look ("Effortless Definition") on model Ina who already looked gorgeous even without any makeup on. The finished look was absolutely fantastic as you can see from the picture and all the products used are listed below in case you are curious.
ILIA Radiant Beauty Balm SPF 20 //Link
ILIA Vivid Tinted Moisturiser// Link
ILIA Bronze Illuminator //Link
ILIA Multi stick in I Put a Spell on You // Link
ILIA Illuminator in Polka Dots & Moonbeam //Link
ILIA Silken Shadow Stick in And She Was //Link
ILIA Mascara in Nightfall //Link
ILIA Lipstick Crayon in Karma Chameleon //Link
Beauty Expert Nikki Taylor was around to tell us more about the products that were used and we had a chance to ask questions and do swatches as well. I loved this part of the masterclass because we had a feel of the products to see how well they swatched on different skin tones. We were also taught top tips on how best to use these ILIA products and I am a big fan of learning new tips.
When the class was over, we were given our own chart to recreate the same Effortless Definition look or any other look using ILIA products. Of course, Pro Makeup Artists Zeenat, and Emma were at hand to help us which was great. I was too busy chatting and taking photos so I did not have any makeovers there but I do plan to recreate the look and feature on my Instagram or the blog so keep an eye out for it.
We had some nibbles and drinks while we just chatted the night away. It was an incredible night as expected with MMCL events and I even got to meet some online friends/bloggers. I met with Tahira who is a lovely Makeup Artist and Blogger. I loved her outfit and you can follow her Instagram linked above.
I also met the wonderful Poofie Peej who has one of the most interesting Instagram pages and her captions (and photos, of course) are just the best. She is even more gorgeous in real life with a matching personality. We chatted like old friends along with my lovely friend/flatmate who helped me take some of the beautiful photos in this post.
I know I have already mentioned this but I really had such a lovely night. The combination of the masterclass, meeting friends, trying out new makeup while sipping and nibbling was just the best. Of course, we took loads of photos as you do!! Sadly, all good things have to come to an end and we had to leave as it was getting late.
We were given lovely goodie bags with ILIA products to try out which I will be showing in another post. A massive thanks to Mark McDonald Consultancy for inviting me to yet another spectacular event. That's pretty much all from me today. You can shop ILIA in Fenwick Bond St, Fortnum & Mason, Naturisimo, BeingContent, etc. Have you tried any products from ILIA?
*I was kindly invited to the ILIA Masterclass but not obliged to post on it but I can't resist sharing beautiful photos!! Some Affiliate links used, read my Full Disclaimer here