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Stepping Out of My Comfort Zone

This weekend I stepped out of my comfort zone and attended a seminar for professional and aspiring makeup artists. I love playing with makeup and have been wearing it since I was 13 years old. At times I have even done makeup on friends and models. However, I feel like I am a fish out of water with anything other than the basics.

As I was surfing Facebook the other day I came across a makeup seminar being offer by Jacqueline Chavez. Jacqueline lives in El Paso, Texas but works in the Albuquerque/Santa Fe area. I have chatted with her before and love her work. So I took a leap of faith and signed up.

The seminar was held in the Adorn Salon on Central Avenue. It is a cute salon located on the second floor of the building. Jacqueline was a great instructor showing us different techniques and products to boost our skills. She even came around during the hands on portion to make sure we didn't have any questions and give us personal pointers. Would I take another class like this one? You bet! It was tons of fun and I learned so much yesterday. I left her seminar feeling confident with my techniques. Don't tell my husband I ran right to Ulta to buy some new items! Be sure to scroll through the images below and see what we did that afternoon. Oh and if you ever need an awesome makeup artist be sure get in touch with Jacqueline. You won't be disappointed!

To check out Jacqueline's work or book her go to: http://www.jacquelinechavez.com/ 

 All set up and ready to work!

All set up and ready to work!

 I can't thank Maya enough for letting me use her face as my canvas.

I can't thank Maya enough for letting me use her face as my canvas.

 Jacqueline getting us started on the eyes.

Jacqueline getting us started on the eyes.

 Where has tinted brow pomade been all my life???? This stuff is amazing!

Where has tinted brow pomade been all my life???? This stuff is amazing!

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 Honestly I was a bit hesitant about putting lashes on someone. False lashes and I have a bad track record. Jacqueline made it easy to understand and I actually did it!

Honestly I was a bit hesitant about putting lashes on someone. False lashes and I have a bad track record. Jacqueline made it easy to understand and I actually did it!

 Brows on point!

Brows on point!

 I am really loving the Profusion eye shadow palette! Nice subtle shades as well as gorgeous metallic ones for every occasion.

I am really loving the Profusion eye shadow palette! Nice subtle shades as well as gorgeous metallic ones for every occasion.

 Time for foundation, contouring, and highlights!

Time for foundation, contouring, and highlights!

 A great afternoon spent with these ladies. Hope to work with you all again!

A great afternoon spent with these ladies. Hope to work with you all again!

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BEFORE

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AFTER

Eyes: Profusion Mixed Metals Nude Palette, Amor Us Eyelash #43, Tinted Brow Pomade

Lips: Profusion Lip liner in Matte Natural, Profusion Metal Matte Lip Creme in Metal Quartz

Cheeks: Hikari Blush in Tango, Pixi by Petra in Summertime