48 HOURS IN LONDON
I'm writing this on the plane ride back home from London. It's been a whirlwind past two days. I'm exhausted and at the same time my mind is racing with the most recent memories I've created. First of all, I have to thank the Burberry team for an unforgettable experience. They flew me out to London to attend their Master Beauty class during London Fashion Week. I spent my second day in London visiting the Burberry flagship store (which is the most incredible store I've ever stepped foot in). You could get lost in the store -- that's how grand it is.
After the store tour, we made our way to Makers House. At Makers House we learned about the inspiration behind Burberry's newest collection. The capes in particular were stunning, but knowing the background behind why they were created made me appreciate the collection so much more. Our last stop was the big Master Beauty class with lead makeup artist, Wendy Rowe.
Wendy did a demonstration, on a model, of the makeup all the models had worn on the runway just the night before. The makeup was beautiful, simple and like Wendy described -- honest. The demo was easy enough for anyone to follow along. The techniques she used focused more on enhancing a person's unique features more than covering up imperfections. I loved the idea of doing Honest makeup. We spend so much time trying to make our faces look perfect and cover up our problem areas that we end up forgetting to focus on the parts we do love about ourselves.
After the makeup demo came my most favorite part -- playing with all the new Burberry makeup! Without hesitation I removed the makeup I had applied that morning and started working on re-creating Wendy's demo. There to assist was another amazing makeup artist, Michelle. Michelle works with tons of celebs like Nicole Scherzinger from the Pussycat dolls. She helped me mix colors to create shades that were a perfect match for my skin tone.
While doing my makeup I applied a technique I picked up from Wendy -- using my hands to blend. I use makeup brushes for every single makeup application. I actually hate getting my hands dirty. But after seeing how the model's makeup turned out I had to try this seemingly messy technique for myself. The results -- natural and beautiful looking makeup. I have to add that the Burberry makeup products are a dream to work with. I instant fell in love with their Fresh Glow foundation. This foundation covers up what needs to be covered but, but still allows your skin to break through and glow. The Burberry team gifted each of us the makeup we used so get ready for some new makeup tutorials. I can't wait to share these products!
After this I was whisked away back to my hotel, gathered the rest of my things and headed straight to the airport. And here I am now tired and halfway home, but writing this out because I still can't believe the last 48 hours actually happened. This trip was truly a dream.
Now, I know what you're wondering -- what happened on Day 1? That day's recap will be shared on a separate blog post because if I continue on this one it will turn into a never ending blog post. And trust me I have lots to say about Day 1 as well. I learned about some uncovered strengths I had and gained an inspiration I thought was gone. Now that I have that inspiration back I never want to lose it again.
Keep an eye out for part two of my travel diary. I'll make sure to share it on SnapChat [melfloresglam] and Instagram. And of course I vlogged the entire trip. The video will most likely be up on my YouTube channel on Sunday.