If you’ve never taken a class by Kevin James Bennett, you need to find one now! He is hilarious, intelligent, knowledgeable and unselfish. He tells it like it is – so you better be ready to hear it.
Kevin is an Emmy award winning makeup artist, product junkie, and has worked with numerous celebrities and tv shows. He is easily one of the most sought after experts in the cosmetic industry and one of my makeup idols.
I attended KJB’s Master Class: Foundations of Makeup on Friday prior to IMATS Pro Night. For 3.5 hours, I got to listen to his wisdom and have him help me become a better makeup artist.
He broke color theory down to the basics and helped me better understand complexions, undertones, custom blending, highlighting and contouring.
When he showed us his makeup kit, I could not believe all he had was one large set bag. You don’t need to bring 25 bottles of foundation or palettes & palettes of eyeshadows if you understand color theory and how to create the colors you need. He raved about Lip Tars, Sugarpill and MaqPro and dissed a few brands that I knew shouldn’t be used in the professional world. So glad my suspicions were confirmed.
One of my biggest weaknesses is contouring, but watching him contour the model really made me think, “I could do that!” And during hands-on time, I did! I didn’t expect to be so confident from one class. I love his technique of dry brushing. You pat on the foundation with your finger, then take a dry brush and blend it in. Base, contour and highlight can be done this way.
If you have the opportunity to take his class, take it! You will learn so much and have a great time.