Thursday, 17 April 2014

Review: MAC Make-Up Lesson

For my birthday I had asked for a MAC class. I've watched so many youtube tutorials, tried lots of different products and brushes but I just wanted to have a one-to-one class with someone who knew what they were talking about. So in my Easter break my mum and I went up to London for the day. I had chosen to visit the MAC store in Selfridges and that was where I would get my lesson.

Although there is a MAC counter in the 'beauty' department the actual classes take place in a studio on a different floor. This was important to me because I wouldn't have felt comfortable having no make-up on in front of hundreds of passer-bys. I had to wait about two minuted before being seated in the studio and then waited another 2 for my 'professional' to come over and talk to me. Her name was Roxy and she was so sweet. I explained that I was no expert in makeup and that I wanted to learn how to create an every day look. She then wandered off to collect the products she thought I should use whilst I removed all my make-up. Along the way she shoed me how I could use more or different products to make my look more suitable for a night out/glam kind of look.
The lesson I had lasted for about 1 and a half hours. It rushed by but I learnt so much. She demonstrated how to apply the makeup on one half of my face and then I tried to reconstruct the same on the other. I was initially worried about having an odd looking face but she would watch as I did 'my side' and guide me if I needed to change anything.
At the end Roxy created a 'face chart' for me which listed all of the products and brushes I had used. I  asked her several questions that I had and then chose the products that I wanted to take away and I left feeling and looking quite lovely.
I took the 'Makeup lesson in 90' course, however there are lots of courses you can choose from including: makeup in 30, bridal makeup and theatrical makeup. (Take a look at the courses here).
For the class I had the value of the class could be used to buy the products. The class I had was £50 which meant I could then choose £50 worth of products at the end. i was slightly over and so the total could be topped up.

My usual makeup:

No makeup (scary sight):

Final makeup: 
Close up of eyes:

Final makeup in natural light:
The face chart I was given:

I would highly recommend this 'experience' to anyone. Even if you think you're a pro at makeup there's always a way you can become better. Have a look at what stores are near to you and go and try it! 

MAC haul coming soon :)

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