Last week I received an invitation from Gizelle, a local blogger, to attend an event at Joseph’s Stores. Joseph’s is a local institution here in Memphis, TN. For 85 years it has been the place to go for luxury fashion, jewelry and cosmetics. On Wednesday they hosted makeup artist Seven Jones-Moore. He is known on social media as @facesbyseven. I asked my boss if I could take a long lunch and made my way to Joseph’s.
Seven started our session off by asking if I had any makeup concerns. Of course I told him about my oily skin. My makeup moves and I am an oily beast by 9 am. He suggest I use a water based primer instead of silicone. He explained that a water based primer would act as a moisturizer so my skin would not produce excess oil. The silicone is acting as a bearer and when my skin produces oil, the makeup moves and my face becomes oily. This was brand new information and a must try!
Next we discussed my lack of wing liner ability. I use pencil and liquid liner. He suggested I try gel and then he showed me some new techniques. He placed the brush above my very deep laugh line. By placing the brush above, I get a much sharper line and the product doesn’t disappear when I laugh our smile. I am too excited about my new wing liner game.
I told the photographer to photo-shop me like I had a strong contour. Seven heard me say this and proceeded to contour me within an inch of my life. He used a foundation stick a few shades darker than me and it blended like a dream. He also taught me that I should highlight or contour, not both. This really made the contour pop and I looked awesome!
Even more than all the tips and tricks I learned, it was a pleasure meeting Seven. I had meet him a few minutes before my appointment at the Walgreens on the corner. I told him that I was taking a long lunch just for him. He is one of the most beautiful souls I have met. If you every have the chance to meet him, you must. This was the best lunch break I have had in a long time. Thank you Seven.