01/06/2012

Yiannis Marketakis & Max Factor at Makeup Lab!


Last week, I was lucky enough to be invited at Makeup Lab where Yiannis Marketakis, the exclusive ambassador of Max Factor Greece, presented to us a summer makeup trend using the newest Max Factor makeup products!

Needless to say, I was so freakin' excited through the whole time that I could barely keep a straight face and not burst into that awkward laughter that happens so effortlessly when you meet someone famous. Which I did anyway, the moment I met the man.
Yiannis, if you're reading this, I'm way cooler than that!!!

Awkwardness aside, here's everything that happened that day!


Makeup Lab is a modern art studio where Yiannis Marketakis holds makeup courses to professionals that wish to expand their techniques, as well as begginers that want to perfect their everyday makeup routine. It is situated in a neoclassical house in Psyrri, decorated in the most beautiful eclectic style.


Yiannis Marketakis presented to us a fun and colourful summer makeup look that pairs nicely with the neon fashion trend that's going on strong at the moment! It consists of iconic '80s elements such as bright eyeshadows, defined cheekbones, and blush worn high up to the temples (tip: it makes the eyes look more elongated!). Yiannis modernised the look with a clashing fucshia lipstick, dewy skin and smudged eyeliner only on the lower lashline.

Below I've made a photo guide with step-by-step instructions on how to recreate this look.
Take notes and feast your eyes!









    Aaand here's the final look on gorgeous model Konstantina!


Close-up of the makeup look: you can see the drama that brings to the eyes the attention on the lower lashline. The fucshia lips clash with the warm-toned eyeshadows and make the look a bit unexpected and more interesting. The cream blush has been brought up to the temples, so close to the eyes that it covers the outer corners: a fine little trick that elongates the eyes with minimum effort ;)

One thing I have to say about Yiannis Marketakis, is that he is truly an artist. I was amazed by how easy and obtainable were his intructions for this makeup look, so much so that I can't wait to give it a go myself! He was happy to answer all our questions and held absolytely no secrets. In a nutshell: he genuinely enjoys teaching.


    Hand-crafted by Yiannis Marketakis! I bow to that...

But what I didn't know (and certainly wasn't prepared for it) is that Yiannis is a keen admirer and knowledgeable of arts; evidence of that fact are the beautiful head pieces and crowns that he's made himself, some of which are displayed in the studio. You must check out his artwork portfolio - prepare yourselves to see a fairytale of celebrities and models turned into dark gothic queens, sexy vixens, Gaga-esque figures and fallen emperors...

All in all, coming to Makeup Lab was such an amazing experience; I'm so glad I came to meet a man whose work I truly admire! I hope with this post you've gained some invaluable inspiration, like I did.

I was kindly given a makeup bag full of Max Factor goodies that Yiannis Marketakis personalised for each of us. I'll keep you posted on how I get along with each product!

Evi   xx

26 comments:

  1. ooo zhleyw!!!It sounds like such an amazing experience!!

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    1. Yes, it was a great experience! I'm sure you'd love to meet Yiannis Marketakis, he's so inspiring!
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  2. Πολύ ωραίο post κ πολύ καλοκαιρινό μακιγιάζ!!!!

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    1. Δεν είναι τέλειο μακιγιάζ για το καλοκαίρι;
      Χαίρομαι που σου άρεσε ;)
      xx

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  3. It was the best event ever!
    Poli wraio to post! :)

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    1. Α-κρι-βώς. Χάρηκα πολύ που σε ξαναείδα κούκλα!
      xx

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  4. τελειο φαινεται το event!τελειο!περιμενουμε να μας πεις για τα προϊόνταααα!xxx

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    1. Θα σας δείξω στα επόμενα ποστ για τα προϊόντα Max Factor που πήραμε!
      xx

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  5. πανεμορφη κοπελα και υπεροχο καλοκαιρινο μακιγιαζ.

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    1. Ναιιι, και χωρίς καθόλου μακιγιάζ είναι κούκλα! Κλαψ, ζηλεύω :(
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  6. Sooo jealous! I'm also stunned about the crown, it's gorgeous!

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    1. Yes! Isn't that so amazing, the guy has a gift!
      xx

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  7. τι όμορφα μάτια που είχε το μοντελο,σαν ψευτικα ειναι..

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    1. Ο Γιάννης Μαρκετάκης λέει ότι αν κάνεις αυτό το μακιγιάζ και σε καστανά μάτια, θα γίνουν διάφανα όπως φαίνεται και στην Κωνσταντίνα! ;)
      xx

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  8. Μονο εμενα δε μου αρεσει το αποτελεσμα δηλαδη....χαχαχα-καλε η κοπελα ειναι θεα και στο τελικο ειναι σα να προσπαθει να συνελθει απο hangover,τη γριππη,τη πεθερα της,ξερω γω;
    Καλα σταματω εδω....

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    1. Ε υποτίθεται ότι το look είχε έναν αέρα Studio 54, που τότε έβγαιναν από μέσα οι θαμώνες με ξεβαμμένο μακιγιάζ, το μολύβι να τρέχει, το μάτι λάγνο... Έχει μια δόση σέξυ, δε μπορείς να πεις!
      xx

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    2. Χαχαχαχχα,ενταξει σκαω δε θα πω τιποτα αλλο(studio 54...mmmmm ναι....)εσκασα!

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    3. Όχι βρε, ο καθένας έχει το γούστο του! Δε χρειάζεται να σου αρέσουν όλα ;)
      xx

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  9. Ax τι τυχερη!!!
    Περιμενουμε να μας πεις για τα προιοντα που σου εδωσε!:)

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    1. Θα ακολουθήσει επόμενο ποστ με όλα τα προϊόντα! Μερικά είναι κορυφαία ;)
      xx

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  10. Oh man, well jell!!!
    I'd love to have seen him work his magic in person, and ps, how cute is that crown piece?

    PS: Hitting the bouffet as per usual ma dear? LOL xxxxxxx ;)

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    1. You should see the rest of his head pieces on his portfolio... Seriously, they're jaw-dropping!
      Hehe, I was too shy to hit the bouffet, now I regret it! The lipstick cupcakes must have been yummy! I did try the strawberry sparkling wine though, twice ;)
      xx

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  11. what the heck, blogger doesn't show my comments anymore :S!!!
    anyway, love the post, even more the crown piece but most of all, i love that you take more and more pics of yourself! you're sooooo beautiful :D xxx

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    1. Aww darling thank you so much for your kind words! It gives me courage as I'm such a camera-shy person ;)
      xx

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    1. Oh, thank you Yianis!!!
      xx xx

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