From the moment I heard about the ever popular “paint and sip” parties cropping up around my hood, I’ve been completely obsessed with the idea of creating and attending an”event experience”. If you’re asking yourself what the heck an “event experience” is , think of it as a social outing that combines creativity and learning with the best elements of a party- food, drinks, fun and friends.
This is why when one of my best friends invited me to Makeup Tonight’s sip and glam party, I jumped at the chance to attend.
Makeup Tonight’s concept is simple enough – a small group of ladies (our group was around 8) gather together at a hip event space (Aventine was our location and it’s seriously TO DIE) and learn to apply makeup like the pros all while sipping a perfectly curated cocktail. While the idea is simple enough it’s all about the execution and I have to say our session was pretty perfect.
Our makeup artist/instructor was super knowledgeable and super patient. We knew the night would involve learning how to create a day to night smoky eye, however we also got a ton of tips around great products to use ( a pretty awesome gift bag too) and tricks that we could use beyond the course.
I’ve attempted the “smokey eye” numerous times to no avail so in all honesty, I didn’t initially have a lot of confidence in being able to pull this off. I’m super happy to say that not only did I pull it off but our instructor told me I was one of the best in the class. I seriously couldn’t stop saying how pretty I felt all night. No seriously, all night I was like “I don’t want to sound full of myself but I honestly feel really pretty”. Which probably had a lot to do with the her perfect instruction but could also be attributed to the 3 glasses of wine I’d been enjoying as well.
If you can’t already tell I absolutely loved this event experience! I urge all of you ladies ( and gents if you’re into that sort of thing) to attend a Makeup Tonight party or book one for you and your crew (oh yeah they make house calls). Here are some more photo’s from the night for you to enjoy.