On Friday last (January 29th) I attended the Cailyn Cosmetics Masterclass in McGorisks Pharmacy, Athlone Town Centre.
It was hosted by the lovely Sarah who is the Cailyn makeup artist in the pharmacy. After checking in everyone was greeted with refreshments and nibbles and we took our seats ready for the fun to begin.
Sarah introduced herself and gave us the background information on the Cailyn brand. We learned that McGorisks is the first pharmacy in Ireland to have a fully functional Cailyn counter and on appearance it is seriously impressive. Having all products in stock it is one of the best set ups I have seen from the Cailyn brand.
About the brand
The Cailyn brand was first seen in the United States in 2000 however the creator is a South Korean lady. As a result, like most Korean and Japanese brands the products are reaped with skincare benefits. Always a plus in my opinion and the brand is 100% cruelty free.
Another fun fact is Cailyn sponsored this years Oscars creating a 'no makeup' look for all the big celebrity names. This masterclass focused on that same style with key being the base (skincare & foundation).
Sarah began the masterclass and went through products mentioning the Dissolve It makeup remover which is a natural exfoliate for all skin types.
There are 3 foundations on offer from the brand at present. The BB Compact (€30)- a nice everyday 'work' foundation. Matte Primer Mouse Foundation(€36) and the much revered Super HD Pro Coverage Foundation(€34) which is a high coverage, long lasting foundation.
All the foundations are oil free. The only negative is the shade range is limited to 6 shades at present, however they are very 'Irish' shades ranging from slightly pale to a nice tan. Sarah demonstrated the HD Foundation on her model and she looked flawless but natural.
Some other products worth mentioning are the Camouflage Concealer sticks(€20) and the fabulous Just Mineral Eye Polish(€17) which Sarah used as blush and highlight and they were simple stunning!
One of the most popular products from the range are the Brow Gelux(€20). A personal favourite of mine these are comparable to the Anastasia Beverly Hills Dipbrow but in my opinion much better. There is a built in brush which makes it super convenient for filling in you brows on the go. #BrowsOnFleek ;)
As I've said the main focus of this masterclass was skin and what is skin without some serious contour! Cailyn are releasing a new 'All in One' contour kit and I cannot wait to get my hands on it. You can sign up to the waiting list in McGorisks Pharmacy and I recommend you do!
To finish the look Sarah used some of the many lip products on offer. A personal favourite of mine are the liquid lipsticks. They are honestly one of the most comfortable formulas I have ever worn as they don't leave your lips feeling super dry like most others do.
The finished look was a natural and flawless and Sarah did a fantastic job.
The masterclass was a fantastic, well run evening and very informative. Masterclasses like these are great for beginners or ever those who want to 'upskill' and learn about a brand in particular. Credit to all at McGorisks who organised the evening as it was thoroughly enjoyable.
I'm already looking forward to the next one and I highly recommend coming along. Tickets are €5, and can be redeemable against products on the night. You also get a nice goodie bag with purchase and you are sure to learn something you didn't know. Everyday's a school day!
I hope you enjoyed reading this post. McGorisk Pharmacy are one of the leading chemist in Ireland who constantly have new and upcoming brands available. From an amazing Blank Canvas Cosmetics Stand to Revolution, Cailyn, Nyx, SoSU and lots more they have an endless amount of beauty on offer. Definitely pop into them if you are looking for some new makeup! (Treat Yo'self!)
Until next time,
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