One of my favorite brands, Make Up For Ever teamed up with Sephora at Perimeter Mall in Atlanta, Georgia and hosted a #ShareYourShade mega event. Earlier this year, Make Up For Ever launched an Ultra HD Concealer to complete their line of Ultra HD liquid foundations and sticks.
A great addition to the event was a meet and greet with Beauty Blogger and Professional Makeup Artist, MakeupShayla. If you do not know by now, MakeupShayla is my favorite Makeup Artist. Coincidentally, I was already planning on visiting Atlanta during the time of her visit. Like myself, many aspiring makeup artists attended the event, showing off their makeup skills with the anticipation to meet Shayla.
The event had a huge turnout! Not only was the wait to meet Shayla long, but there were other activities to keep the attendees busy. I met some great makeup artists from Make Up For Ever and demonstrated some of their products. I fell in love with the Ultra HD Stick Foundation and received a cute makeup bag with my purchase. The best part of the event was, of course, meeting Shayla. I stood in line for about an hour, and it was worth every minute. I had my opportunity to meet her, and she was not only more stunning in person, but she was super sweet. She has an awesome personality, and it definitely shows. Many attendees brought her gifts and some even cried. She has touched so many people, and I did not even realize it. I guess because I focus on continuously learning new techniques I never paid that much attention to how many people (young and old) look up to her.
My takeaway from the event was inspiring. I want to continue to work on my craft and to push myself to higher levels. I was on cloud nine because I could not believe I met my favorite makeup artist and had a mini photo session with her. My goal in life is to have the same impact as her. It is a TON of work, but I am thrilled to see what this new chapter in my life brings. What did I do in order to begin this new chapter? I will leave that for another blog post, soon to come.