Pro Artist Weekend: Washington DC

Happy Monday Beauties! Boy oh boy it’s been a busy two weeks for me. There’s been a lot going on but I want to share with you my experiences at the Pro Artist Weekend put on by Makeup Forever.

First, if you’re unfamiliar with Makeup Forever you need to stop what you’re doing and check them out. They are one of my absolute favorite brands and their products continue to get better and better. One of the reasons you may not be as familiar with them is because there are only a handful of boutiques across the country. However their staple products can be found at your local Sephora.


My daughters and I

My daughters and I

In an effort to expand brand awareness, they have put on pro artist weekends in cities that do not have a boutique. Of course nothing comes to Ohio so I decided to go to the one in Washington DC. I made it a mini family vacation. I was a tourist for a day and then it was time to get to work and take some classes.

Day 1 was free!! There were demos that were put on by seasoned artists. The first was for bridal makeup. It was great because I learned some techniques on making makeup last for a long time of course using Makeup Forever’s products. Next was the flawless foundation demo that was led by Mr. AJ Crimson. He is a phenomenal artist who also has his own collection of foundations. That class was great because I learned some things about texture and choosing the right products. Next up was a class geared towards editorial makeup and how to transform a look for multiple shots. It really showed me to have a story whenever I go into a shoot.The day wrapped up with AJ Crimson returning to talk about building your personal brand and how to get to where you want to be.


AJ Crimson speaking about his experiences


Day 2 was the hands on portion. It was very reasonble at $125 redeemable in product. I got my hands on some great products like the flash neutral pallet and a couple of lip pallets. The class I took was advanced and was geared for red carpet/special event makeup. I challenge myself now to pay attention to every detail because it all matters.

I love that Makeup Forever put these classes on. I’ve always been an advocate for the brand and I’m glad I got to connect with them on an artist level. They have classes coming up in a few other cities so hurry and register!!!