I had a lot of fun in Hollywood last week. I got to do some sight-seeing, hang out with family that live in LA, and spend an afternoon at the most relaxing press junket ever for Blended. We started the day off with an advance screening of the film at TCL Chinese Theater, then headed to Loews Hollywood Hotel to interview Drew Barrymore, Adam Sandler and Wendi McLendon-Covey. Before the interviews started, we had time for a nice luncheon where there was also a full team of makeup artists on hand to get us ready for the Q&A.
I love all things makeup, so I made a beeline straight to the makeup artists – the lunch buffet could wait!
The cosmetics provided for our makeovers were from the Flower Beauty line by Drew Barrymore. The goal of Flower Beauty is to provide quality cosmetics at affordable prices, with products sold exclusively at Walmart. Because of Drew Barrymore’s high profile, her role in promoting her brand frees up their advertising budget to be spent on the cosmetic formulas and outer packaging instead. You know I’m all about budget-friendly beauty, so I was definitely interested to see how these products would perform! Flower Beauty cosmetics are also made in the US and not tested on animals.
I had a seat in the makeup chair and met makeup artist Kimberly, who asked me what I wanted done. My response was “Anything” – as anyone who knows me can vouch, I’m always changing my look, and there’s nothing I like more than seeing a beauty expert try out what they think would suit me. Kimberly got to work with her brush and decided to define my brows and do a dark smokey eye over the pale brown shadow I had on. I loved this – I wear very neutral makeup for press events, but in my personal life I like very dramatic cats-eye makeup. I also find smokey eyes to be challenging, so I picked Kimberly’s brains while she worked on my makeup, typing notes in my iPhone so I wouldn’t forget her suggestions. I’m always trying to get better at makeup, so I enjoyed getting hints from the pros as much as I did getting pampered with the makeover!
Relevant makeup tip: Appropriately enough, one key tip for makeup is blending. Blend, blend, blend that eyeshadow!
My makeover looked fabulous – it was so much fun, and I felt great! In fact, it looked so good that later that night, I actually just propped my head up on a few pillows and slept in the makeup. I had a very early departure and knew I wouldn’t have time for much sleep before my flight, so I decided to save time and just leave my makeup as it was. It had worn so well that all I had to do was give it a little touch-up and it was good to go the next morning!
We also received goodie bags to take home which included several Flower Beauty products. I’ve been having a great time trying these out at home as I refer back to all my iPhone notes about makeup application! 😀
For more on Drew Barrymore’s makeup line, visit FlowerBeauty.com. And once you’ve gotten your own Hollywood makeover, go see Blended in theaters on May 23rd!