Learn how to apply your makeup from a professional! Whether you're just starting to wear makeup, never learned how to properly apply or just want to update your look, we can help!
Lessons are one-on-one sessions in which we will take you step-by step through your desired look. We will demonstrate how to place products and properly use brushes. You will have hands on practice and receive product recommendations. We also encourage you to bring your makeup bag so we can see what products you are already using and possibly incorporate those into your look!
Lessons are an overload of information so it is highly recommended that you record the session (we can place your phone on our ring light) so you can refer back as needed!
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Skincare, skincare skincare: The importance of skincare cannot be stressed enough. Your makeup will only look as good as the skin underneath it. Be sure that you are, at minimum, using a face wash, moisturizer and eye cream on a daily basis. Change pillow cases often, wash your brushes weekly and NEVER sleep in your makeup. SHOP our skincare favorites to receive discounts and free samples!
Balancing facial features: When applying makeup you want to evaluate your features before placing product to get an idea of the areas that need to be highlighted and the areas that need depth. Light, shimmery and glowy products pull features forward, while dark and matte products add depth and definition. For example, on a hooded eye it may be best to use a light and/or shimmery eyeshadow on the eyelid, close to the lash line and a darker and/or matte eyeshadow through the crease to balance out the eye shape. This rule applies to contouring and shaping the face as well.
Color theory: Most people want their eyes to pop and you achieve this by not only balancing the eye but bringing out your eye color. Any color opposite on the color wheel, is complementary and brings out the other color. For example, blue eyes pop by using oranges, golds and browns (brown falls under orange once you account for shades.) There are typically a variety of colors and tones within a person’s eye so you want to look very closely to determine those shades in order to choose the best eyeshadow colors. Many brown eyes have yellow in them so using purples and plums will really make the eyes look bright.
Mature skin: Skin changes with age and typically gets more dry over time so be sure to reevaluate your skincare routine every few years and incorporate more hydrating products as needed. It is best to avoid shimmery or glittery products as they accentuate fine lines. On the other hand, hydrating and glowy products on the lips and skin give a more youthful look and help hide fine lines and wrinkles. For eyeshadow, it's best to stick with matte finishes.
Brushes: Fluffier brushes typically add products more softly and dense brushes typically put products on more heavily. Now, how you hold your brushes is a big factor on how they apply product. If you want a light or soft application, hold your brush further from the bristles and use less pressure. If you want to pack on a product, hold closer to the bristles and apply more pressure. Wash brushes weekly for optimal performance and application.
These are general tips and tricks for applying makeup. You’ll achieve the best results by coming in for a lesson and getting hands on practice with a professional!