I hope you are all doing well, in today’s Blog I’m gonna tell you all about my makeup class in London last Saturday.
It was a half day course, which took place at Mink Studios in north London (near St John’s Wood Station) It didn’t take me long to get to the area but I really struggled to find the actual venue and ended up being 40 mins late for my class! The venue was nice, but I think they would really benefit from a big sign, so people can find them more easily.
I was greeted by the Makeup Artist, who took me upstairs into the studio. There were another 8 girls there, sitting in a semi circle, watching the demonstration. Our Makeup Artist Paul Herrington, has been in the industry for over 20 years. He was really good at all the demonstrations and gave us a lot of great tips and advice. He used to be Director of Artistry for Bobby Brown for 8 years and he’s now working as a freelance make up artist. He was really friendly and easy-going, but yet very professional at what he does.
After the demonstration we were given some makeup and brushes, and had to practise doing our own make up, while Paul was taking turns helping everyone and checking how we were doing. There was a great selection of high end make up to use such as MAC, Bobbi Brown, Nars etc.
Let me tell you a bit about Mink London, they are an award winning hair and makeup school, their agency provides hair and makeup services for the media, entertainment, fashion and bridal industries.
The actual name of my course was, 3-Hour Introduction to Makeup. We learned how to create a Classic, Natural every day makeup look, how to create a Smoky Eye Look and more Dramatic, Glamorous evening look as well as how to apply False Eyelashes.
I had a really fun day, met some lovely people and learned some new tips and tricks on how to apply makeup like a pro! 🙂 Just before I left, Paul mentioned about an upcoming event called Makeup Show Live which will take place in London, and later on when I red about it, it reminded me a lot of IMATS so I definitely will be attending! It’s on the 6th of October (sunday) at The Hilton Metropole London, for more information check out their website.
Mink London www.thismink.com