A/N: here comes the real class. All the things silena says, are my notes from an actual make up class. I did know a little of color theory, but I took some things from Wikipedia about it
Silena: again? She doesn't own PJO!
"seriously?" Clarisse started but got interrupted by Silena
"Ok girls, the first lesson would be about make up! I know you two like to look natural. That's why i'm going to teach you how to get ready for simple things like your everyday activities!"
That's a good thing, because i don't like to get too stuffed up at all.
"come on silena, it can't be that hard!" Clarisse exclaimed
"Applying make up is and art darling. You have to be very careful"
"I'll be teaching using my beauty products, but you have to take in mind that you shouldn't lend your make up! And I'll give you tips for everything."
"Annabeth! Are you taking notes?" Clarisse suddenly asked
"Of course! This is a class after all!" ok i can't help it. I'm a daughter of Athena!
"oh come on darling! Is good that she keeps my knowledge written! That way it'd be useful for everyone! Now, shall I go on?"
"yes ma'am" we both replied
"and I need a model. Clarisse you're my model"
"why me?" Clarisse whinned
"because" i started" i want to see how to do everything!"
Clarisse got up and went to sit in Silena's special chair
"ok, now that I have my model…Some tips!"
"tips…" to me it looked like Clarisse was being forced to be here. She didn't seem to be really comfortable.
"yup. First tip, you must cover everything that can be seen. And before you start, you mush wash your hands, clean your face and make sure to have light pointing equally to your whole face.
After that, make sure to put on moisturizer, so your skin doesn't get too dry or too oily.
Be careful with facial expression lines. You must put more moisturizer on those areas."
While explaining everything, Silena was doing all what she said to Clarisse. And of course she was grumbling.
"Don't groan darling, you'll get more expression lines in your face!"
I suppressed a chuckle.
"another tip, always keep eye drops in your purse. Those prevent your eyes from becoming red. That way you'll look cute in the pictures!"
Way to be ready for just everything… good strategy
"Now, about foundation. It MUST be the SAME color as your skin"
"Because it's the basis of our work, and it has to blend with your skin. That's why, if you can't find the one with the right color, you can mix different foundations. Also, have you ever noticed that some foundations are thicker than others?"
"Silena I've never been that interested in make-up" I answered back matter-of-factly
"Well there are. The more liquid foundations are for flawless skins, while thicker foundations are used for skins with imperfections like pimples and wrinkles, because we can't cover volume with liquid. That's why the thickness of the foundation acts as an 'extra layer' and covers everything"
"now, we should apply it with a special foundation brush. This one is made up of synthetic bristles and is for creamy products, while the natural bristle brush is for different kinds of powder."
"also, all products should be applied in the direction of facial hair growth, because otherwise it looks odd"
Wow, I didn't think make up was such a big deal…
"Now about corrector. We use this to cover all imperfections and blemishes the foundation wasn't able to cover"
"AH! WHY ARE YOU APPLYING THAT WEIRD GREEN THING IN MY FACE?" Clarisse suddenly shouted
"don't freak out darling! We use the theory of colors to get to brownish shades"
"theory of what?"
"theory of colors! Annabeth darling, could you please explain Clarisse the RYB color model?" Silena asked pointing to me.
"THE WHAT?" Clarisse shouted again
"clarisse please stop the screaming!" I started "the RYB or Red-Yellow-Blue theory states that having this 3 primary colors, you can make the 3 secondary colors purple, orange and green. And if you mix the opposites on the color wheel, you can make up brown"
"exactly, those opposite colors being red and green, yellow and purple, and blue and orange" Silena continued
"I still don't get why you want to put green on me!" Clarisse continued her grumbling
"I didn't want to tell you, but you have a red pimple in your forehead" silena answered her and continued
"we apply it smoothly touching little spots on your skin, and then make it blend using a brush"
"um…silena?" i started again "what's the point on making your face look plain?"
"because darling, now we have no expression, just a plain working area. Now we start adding more features"
What you think? Any comments?