So I went to my first free makeup workshop last week. It was held at Weddings and Beyond, Level 4, Rustan’s Makati. I was hoping for freebies, but that didn’t really happen. Instead, I ended up buying more stuff than I could afford because I wanted the free makeup kit.
The workshop itself wasn’t really all that great, in my opinion. The makeup artist they hired to hold the workshop, fabulous though she was, worked for a different company and didn’t seem to know much about the products. Neither did the actual Nars people, actually. The one look taught to us wasn’t very exciting either- nothing you couldn’t learn from a two-minute YouTube tutorial. I kind of felt like they were trying to sell us stuff more than they genuinely wanted to educate. Of course, sales and profit are inevitably the targeted result, but I would’ve appreciated just a little bit more subtlety in the form of ACTUAL information. As it was, I just kind of felt like they just held the workshop so they could pretend that they cared about their customers. I wouldn’t have minded that if they had been just a little less obvious.
However, the Nars representatives were very friendly, and I feel that I actually got a good deal out of my splurge.
Here be pictures!