While there are hundreds and thousands of makeup tutorials out there on Youtube or Instagram, sometimes it’s just better when you get undivided attention from a professional who is giving you advice and teaching you techniques that you can use specifically to flatter your features. And it doesn’t even have to break the bank to get a one-on-one session with a professional. Here, the best makeup classes you can sign up for to learn the relevant application tips that are best suited for you — you can even redeem the cost of the class for products in some cases!
Synonymous with its natural aesthetic, Bobbi Brown is the go-to brand for those who prefer using makeup to enhance their features. And you can learn from Bobbi Brown experts by booking yourself a session of Do Your Makeup Like A Pro, $150. In this one-hour session, you’ll get undivided attention from a Bobbi Brown artist and will be able to learn everything from skin prep to full face makeup application. Pick up application tips and product recommendations so you can recreate your desired look on your own.
Leading the pack with its inclusive brand philosophy, M.A.C Cosmetics has been hugely popular amongst customers of all ages, races and genders. And who better to learn a thing or two about makeup than a brand that advocates for the freedom to embrace your true self? Whether you need some help to decode the ins and outs of foundation, lipstick or eyeliner application, your professional MAC Artist will help you along the way. Book yourself the 60-minute session at $90 for a one-on-one session, after which you can bring home a face chart so you can recreate the look anywhere, anytime. If you need some special attention, opt for the 90-minute session for some intensive coaching.
A perennial favourite amongst professional makeup artists, Shu Uemura continues to create products that give professional results while ensuring their ease of use. To get a personalised one-on-one skincare and makeup tutorial with one of Shu Uemura’s expert makeup artists, book yourself a session of Learning Atelier, $200 for 90 minutes (fully redeemable with products). In just one session, find out your skin type, learning skincare tips and get a step-by-step makeup demonstration to enhance your unique features.
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Want to learn how to create a flawless face with products from different brands? Look no further than Sephora! Offering a 45-minute, full-face makeup with one of Sephora’s Beauty Studio Artists, you can learn application techniques and pick up new tips in this one-on-one session. Best part? The $100 fee is fully redeemable against products. Or if you’re strapped for time, walk in for a complimentary 15-minute session that includes just a single feature application, i.e. either smoky eyes, bold lips or seamless foundation.
Need some professional guidance on how to apply eyeshadows to flatter your eye shape and eye colour? Head on down to Urban Decay: with a minimum purchase of $100, get a free makeover with one of Urban Decay’s makeup artists as he or she shows you how to create the most flattering looks with your favourite products. Whether it’s your eyeshadows, lip colours or complexion, the pros at Urban Decay have got you covered!
Make Up For Ever
Trusted by makeup artists all over the world, Make Up For Ever has an extensive range of products that are easy to use while promising professional results. Learn what is best for your face shape and skin type through Make Up Forever’s Full Face Lesson, $60. Available only at its Downtown Gallery boutique, this one-on-one makeup class enables you to learn application techniques and pick up pro-tips from everything including eyeshadow and foundation application.
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