make up lesson
I need to learn how to do a smokey eye. I have been trying to learn for months, I've youtubed, googled, asked friends, practiced my hands off but I still don't have it down right. I am thinking of making an appointment at Sephora for a makeup lesson but I had some questions I was hoping someone could answer
1. What's a typical lesson like? Will they put it on me and talk me through the steps ? Or will they actually watch me do it as well and show me what I am doing wrong/guide me ?
2. I have very small hooded eyes, will they be able to give me tips specifically for my eye shape? ie what will make them look bigger, what colors are flattering?
3. In the past when I've asked for help, I always look like a disco ball or party girl , despite telling them specifically I want very basic eye make up, good for work or casual. What do I do about this? I am thinking of taking in a picture of what look I am going for.
4. I am brown skin and I find that the colors that are recommended or on models they are usually geared towards lighter skinned and look bad on me. Should I bring pictures of brown colored models so they can see what look/colors will suit me?
5. I have the UD naked palette but have no idea how to use it on a regular basis. would they show me how i can create some looks with it?
6. also, for future ref, if one has a makeup query, can they ask the employees without having to book a lesson? ie application tips and stuff?
7. would they be able to show me how to use a curling iron ?
I know this sounds like a lot but I literally would pay for the entire lesson and just ask the time be spent on my eyes.
Re: make up lesson
Hi Curvygirl. I recommend calling the store to make an appointment. There is a charge of $50 but it comes in the form of a gift card you can use to buy products with after. You're questions are great. It is so helpful to have someone knows what they are looking for and what challenges they have had in the past. That will make it much easier for the artist to cater the lesson to your needs. Don't be afraid to tell them about your disco ball experience. I have had clients tell me similar stories and that lets me know to be careful and asses their comfort level with different products during the consultation. The goal is to make you look your best in the style that you want. Never be afraid to tell the artist if you don't like something. We want you to be happy. I'm not sure if the store will be able to accommodate you with the curling iron. I recommend asking when you call if they are able to give you a hair consultation for curls.
You can certainly ask about application tips without an appointment as long as there is someone available to help. We do offer Express Services for quick tips. You still may want to call ahead of time to ensure availability if that is the purpose of your visit.
Tenngal has given you some great advice! As for the curl...
Tenngal has given you some great advice!
As for the curling iron, can you take it with you to your stylist next time you get your hair cut and have him or her show you how to use it? When my stylist gave me a new cut that needed a curved flat iron, he showed me how to use mine and kept at it until I could do it right. It does take a bit of practice to use any kind of styling iron and if a pro shows you how, you don't have to reinvent the wheel in learning what's right and what's not. Plus you won't damage your hair experimenting.
Good luck with your beauty lessons, and have fun at Sephora getting your makeup just right!
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I think making an appointment with Sephora for a makeover is a great idea so you can get the personal attention you need to learn how to do a smoky eye that is appropriate for your eye shape. You would need to call ahead to book an appointment time so they will have time scheduled to spend specifically on you. The price for a makeover at Sephora is for you to purchase a $50 gift card in exchange for the makeover which you can turn around and use on any of the makeup that they use on you that you like or you can save it and use it on other products later, too. I think it's definitely worth spending the money to get the personal attention you want to do different looks with your eye makeup. If I were you, I would take a photo of the smoky eye look you have in mind and let them take it from there. They will show you how to apply eyeliner and eyeshadow to get a similar look that flatters your own eye shape. You will be able to watch and learn as they apply the makeup and ask questions as you go along with each step. I would also take your Naked Palette and ask them to show you how you can create a smoky eye using the palette and ask them to show you other looks that you can get with the palette, too. Be open and honest with them and tell them that during previous makeovers you've had non-flattering colors used on you and show them what colors you like in the Naked Palette and in the pictures you bring. Be sure to let the makeup assistant know if there is something they are applying on you that you don't like and be sure to ask any questions that are on your mind.
As far as using a curling iron, I don't think that is included in a makeover, but you would have to check with the local Sephora where you'll be getting your makeover to see what their "rules and restrictions" are.
I think getting a makeover is a great idea! Just be sure not to be afraid to be honest with them if they apply some colors, etc., that you don't like.
Hope this helps!
Have a great day!