I’m a sucker for a make up class, I can’t help it. I just love to learn! Can’t be a bad thing can it? Surely not.
When it comes to make up & make up application I want to learn as much as I possibly can. I love it!
I honestly think when it comes to make up- no matter if you are a make up artist or just apply your own, you are always learning. There are so many different products & tools on the market and more being released all the time so just when you think you are on top of your game another technique is discovered/rediscovered (baking for instance, which has been used in drag make up for years, has recently become famous again) or another product or tool is released claiming to make your make up life easier….
This is why I love to attend classes, I’m already a qualified MUA and have attended lots of other accredited courses but to be honest I find I’ve learned a hell of a lot more from working make up artists at the masterclasses they hold than I ever did in college.
I love picking up little tips and tricks from them that I might not have thought of. Like a product I use regularly another artist might use it in a way I haven’t thought of, or they might have a brush that is typically for one thing but they find it works better used another way etc. Little things like that.
This week I attended a class ran by a lady who did my bridesmaids make up on my wedding day just over a year ago.
As much as I love a dramatic smokey eye & strong contour á la PLouise it simply isn’t for everyone, which is why I’ve always admired Jaimies work. She creates the natural ‘no make up, make up’ look so well when it comes to her bridal clients and her night out make ups are beautifully done with glowy skin, subtly smokey eyes & soft but flattering contour. And I simply wanted to see what it takes to achieve the above mentioned looks.
The class was held at the Brentwood kitchen and began with prep and then application of various brands of make up (illamasqua, Mac and Charlotte tilbury to name a few) & lashes accompanied by a lovely iced coffee and home made Victoria sponge 😋
Makeup + cake + coffee = HEAVEN!
I learned some fab tips when it comes to application and decided on a few more make up purchases (of course 😉) after seeing her work her magic.
I really enjoyed myself and look forward to attempting to recreate the look we were shown at some point this week.
The final result
I’d definitely recommend attending Jaimies future classes to anyone. And I look forward to attending another in the near future I think there may be a Christmas one coming up.
I also attended a seminar in London this week with my favourite Youtuber Amy of ‘Amy’s make up box’ so I’ll be writing another post to tell you all about that one 🙂
Are you a make up artist?
Are there any classes you would recommend?