K-Palette Bloggers' Workshop with Noriko Imura

It was a very rainy and stormy day but obviously that did not stop me from attending the first K-Palette event! It was a very special event because K-Palette's Japanese makeup artist, Noriko Imura, will be holding the workshop! As a makeup artist, it is very important for me to continuously learn from other artists as well.

Noriko Imura is a makeup artist and product development leader of K-Palette Japan. She's been in the beauty industry for 20 years. She's a makeup to celebrities, models and also trains salon staff. Her specialties are making eyes look bigger and design eyebrows based on skeletal analysis. That is extremely impressive!

Aisaku who was our host that day did a great job. I was a little surprised that a man was hosting but he showed that he actually knew a lot about the products. Amazing! He also spoke fluent Japanese too. He was Noriko's interpreter that day and we thank him a lot!

Cheryl Chua of Beauty Box is the one responsible for K-Palette in the Philippines shared how she discovered K-Palette products and why she decided to bring it to the country. She first learned about K-Palette's Real Lasting Eyebrow when she visited Singapore and ever since, she has been hooked on the products and knew that Filipinas will fall head over heels as well!

After applying the foundation and base makeup, Noriko introduced the newest product of K-Palette, Zero Kuma Concealer. It has three shades/purposes. #1 is for moisturizing, #2 is for brightening and #3 for better blood circulation.

Kuma means bear in Japanese. Obviously, it symbolizes dark circles or eyebags. The Zero Kuma Concealer eliminates those and makes the face fresh and the eyes more wide awake.

Noriko applied very very little amount of the concealer to cover Aimee's eyebags. She used #3 because she says that Aimee's undereye isn't dry but dark because of blood circulation. Of course she applied it with a patting motion so as not to tug the undereye.

Then Noriko used #2 for the other parts of her face such as the redness on the sides of her nose.

Now when it was time to do the eyebrows, everyone cheered! It's pretty obvious that all the bloggers feel that doing eyebrows is so important. It frames the face and completes the look.

I have actually used the Real Lasting Eyebrow many many times already and have talked about how much I love it because of how natural it looks and makes my eyebrows look! However, K-Palette just recently launched new eyebrow products, the Lasting 2 Way Eyebrow.

This 2 way eyebrow liner comes with an additional powder tip to enhance brows even more naturally (same liquid eyebrow liner as the K-Palette 24H Real Lasting Eyebrow Liner + powder tip)

Noriko used the powder tip first and filled in the gaps. This gives it a 3 dimensional eyebrow look. And then she used the liquid tip for the outer eyebrows. And I just have to mention that this stays put the entire day even when you sweat. Tried and tested! ;)

Now it was time to line the eyes! I have been using the Real Lasting Eyeliner almost everytime I do my makeup. It's smudge proof, it doesn't crease. It's simply the best liquid eyeliner I've tried. I also like that the tip is very flexible which makes it very easy to maneuver.

They also introduced the limited edition packaging of the Super Black Real Lasting Eyeliner! It's pink!!!! Isn't it super super cute? :)

Noriko showed us how to apply eyeliner to make it natural looking. Here is her illustration:

In case you're wondering, Noriko used the powder tip of the 2 Way Eyebrow Liner on Aimee's crease. ;)

I swear, Japanese women put eyeliner so easily and so beautifully! I remember when I was trying to put eyeliner on myself the first time, it took me forever to finish and I couldn't do a straight line. Haha! Didn't we all start that way?

Noriko also showed us how to line the eyes and wing it at the end. She says this is more of a "glamorous look". She also used the same eyeliner to line the lower lashline. 

Here is the result: Soooo beautiful!

Before ending the workshop, she even demonstrated lining chinita Michelle. It's very challenging because Michelle's eyes were hooded, she doesn't have a fold and her eyes tend to droop making the liner invisible.

Noriko applied the liner thicker so that when Michelle opens her eyes, the black line will still be seen and it will look natural.

Noriko also put on false lashes (demi lashes) just to amp up the look!

I was able to take more photos of Aimee:

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I also decided to take close up photos of her eye makeup:

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Noriko said that the fad in Japan right now is looking mature but still cute. She explained that you can change the shape of the eyebrows, like making it shorter to achieve that "cuteness". Kawaii! :p

 Noriko and Aimee

The rest of the K Palette team were also there in attendance to show their support:

 Regional sales/distributors from Singapore

 Mr. Kinoshita, president of K-Palette
What an honor to meet him!

 Richard and Cheryl Chua of Beauty Box
Distributor of K-Palette in the Philippines

 Thank you Cheryl for the invite! :D

I have been going gaga over Japanese products and K-Palette just brought me back to my addiction! All of their products are superb and worth every cent! :)

Excited to use these and review them!