An Inside Look Into Rae Morris' Makeup Masterclass
Giving us an inside look into the gorgeous and intricate world of beauty that she spent twenty five years mastering, Rae Morris shares with us her most life-changing beauty secrets, essential makeup hacks and step-by-step guides to feeling and looking flawless. Known as one of the world’s most influential makeup artists, Rae is the number one expert when it comes to perfectly arched brows, glowing cheeks and vibrant lips – and her book, like her work, is a reflection of her great artistic gift and magical talent.
Through Rae Morris’ book, Makeup Masterclass, we were able to see the immense creativity and skill that goes into achieving an elegant makeup look – or actually, forty-two looks, that the artists included in this gorgeous volume. From the 420 page gem, we learned more that we ever thought possible about the world of beauty. Every chapter was essential and filled with knowledge, while every piece of guidance was described and explained perfectly by Morris using impressive details and wonderful images that helped us readers visualize the magical looks she created.
Inside Rae Morris’ Makeup Bag you can find:
- Face & Body Scrub
- Baby Wipes
- Brow Pencils & Gels
- Brow Mascaras
- Kohl Pencils
- Inner Eye White/ream Pencil
Touch Up Kit
- Blotting Papers
- Eye Pencil
- Hand Cream
- Compact Mirror
In the first few pages of her book, Rae talks about what she calls her Makeup Kit Essentials, which include everything from powders to concealers to bronzers, brushes, wipes, blushes, highlighters, mascaras, eyeliners, lip tints and more. We had truly never realized the magnitude of the beauty market until now. As we read through Rae’s daily “must-haves”, the amount of product she suggested seemed overwhelming at first – especially for girls like us who tend to go for a quick and simple mascara, brows and chapstick look – but it turns out that having endless product is not the most important part of achieving a great look. Morris believes that more than stacks and stacks of product, what a girl needs is the right tools used to apply that product. Brushes, for example, are absolutely essential, and should be used on small amounts of high-quality product.
“An Artists is only as good as their tools. Brushes are my favourite thing when it comes to makeup. It is better to have a great set of brushes and a small range of the right makeup, than to have every color and product under the sun, and put your makeup on with a sponge and a fingertip.”
Rae’s 5 Steps To Achieving The Perfect Makeup Look
- Prepping the skin: cleansing, moisturizing, foundation, concealer
- Bronzing & highlighting
- Nailing the eye makeup
- Lip shaping and coloring
Life-saving hack: For a quick new look or to freshen your makeup, start by removing your eye makeup and blotchy foundation with a baby wipe. Re-apply both. Then, touch up your cheeks with a soft blush and light highlighter, and voila! In no more than five minutes, you’ll have a fresh new look and bright glowing skin, ready to keep the party going.
Before reading Rae’s book, we used to think that a full makeup look consisted of layer atop layer of concealer, blush, bronzer, highlighter, and an infinite array of products that essentially created a colorful and refined mask; yet how wrong we were! In reality, true pros like Rae are much more impressed by a simple makeup look, done well – quality over quantity, if you will. And we couldn’t agree more.
“To get the right look, and for longer lasting makeup, you should simplify the products you use – use things that do it all (i.e. foundation, moisturizer and sunscreen all in one), rather than multiple products which will only make it harder (and longer) to attain the final finish.”
There are many more life-changing hacks and makeup tricks we learned from Rae’s beautiful book, but you’ll simply have to read them yourself! What we can tell you, however, is that this icon’s Makeup Masterclass is like nothing we have ever seen, and if you are a true beauty queen, this beauty bible is a must-have.