Saturday, June 4, 2011

Day out with the Cleo Cover Girl Finalists

If you are wondering whether the results for the Cleo Covergirl 2011 is out yet, I don't have it here with me now....... and to be honest...none of us know who it is.....guess all of us have to wait till the July issue to find out!!

But what I have is the behind the scenes coverage on how it is like being a stylist and make up artist with the other Cleo Covergirl Finalists......All of us learned ALOT that day on beauty and fashion! Plus, it was my very first time meeting the other finalists....

First, we headed to the DKNY jeans store in One Utama...If you are a Cleo would know that DKNY jeans was one of the main sponsors for the Cleo Covergirl search.... I didn't know what to expect as we were just told that there would be activities for the day within the store....

Cleo gave us pretty little goodie bags! And er...all of us wore tags to indicate that we were part of the Cleo team? So, they could identify us if we got lost probably....hehehehehe

The Neon sign..Very chic!

Surprise surprise! Kathy(I loveee her style) who I've met at another shoot was called in to tell us more about DKNY jeans, what it is,etc.... Many of us thought DKNY was exactly the same as DKNY jeans!! Fashion faux pas! We clearly need this Fashion SOS class!!!!!

Our activity was to style each other with DKNY jeans apparel..... Uh-oh!!! I found it really tough....literally sweating running around the store looking for clothes to style Michelle(another contestant) with... styling is NOT can't just style a person base on your own personal taste but the clothes has to suit the other person's style, personality and body!!!

My outfit for Michelle consisted of a pair of black pants, a blue and white top, and a cropped jacket....Kathy had to re-style her....gulp! Definitely have to cancel "stylist" as a potential profession of my list!

What I chose for Michelle and Kathy for me... Kathy basically had to re-style all of us!! We weren't up to standard....

With Aorti and Amira from Cleo....Both very pretty girls!! Do people who work in Cleo all just look good? Maybe it's the fact that they have style, and look good..hence they are hired?

Darn it, another profession of my list "working with Cleo" They clearly won't hire me with my subpar styling and terrible make up skills!

Ta-Daaaaa!!! All of us styled up in DKNY jeans apparel by Kathy!

Our next store visit was at the Majorlica Majorca counter in Watsons @ Mid of the other main sponsors for Cleo Covergirl search. Majorlica Majorca is a subsidiary of Shiseido and is a new cosmetic brand in Malaysia! Their cosmetic line is targeted to the enhancement of natural beauty *which I agree with*...and the focus is on the eyes!!

WOW! So many sets of make up...I can see what activity will be coming up next...

Were given more information on the make up brand, do you see the lovely colors behind.... very romantic and subtle colours...

Listening intently

Was chosen to be the model for the make up demonstration.... They were only putting make up on HALF my face.... In my mind, I was thinking the whole time:

"Howlar am I going to do the other half my self? I have to attend an event after this!!!! Help!!!!!"

After taking a picture of half my face with make up and the other without, she helped me put the other half...*phew* The make up artistes make up on herself was really natural and sweet....I can understand why they say the focus is on the eyes because they will make the eyes pop! Like a doll!

And then...competition time!!! The rest of the girls had to make each other up, and the best two looks wins a prize!! All of them did well..and clearly knew how to apply make up :) Good job!!! These girls did it in 15 minutes!!

To be honest, I was glad I didn't have to make someone up because I am PRETTY sure I would have made someone look bad...Just really terrible at applying make up...Took a theatre make up class before in University of Hawaii to fulfill my minor requirements in theatre...and I did very badly... *sobs*

All of us looking fresh and vibrant in our new made up look in Majolica Majorca cosmetics!

The price range of the cosmetics were extremely reasonable!!!! Probably my new "go-to" counter for lip glosses and such..... have always been a huge fan of Shiseido cosmetics since shooting a commercial for their beauty drink in Hawaii! Now, I think I am an even bigger fan of their Majolica Majorca line!!!!

All of us had a great time learning some styling and make up tips that day from the two main sponsors... they were very kind to equipped us with more skills to better ourselves with.... :)

Look out for more on my journey through the Cleo Covergirl search....... for those that would like to join next least you know what you are in for....have fun!!!!



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