Hands-on Workshops

Hands on Workshops allow a limited number of dedicated artists to be a part of intense learning with some of the largest names in our industry in an intimate setting. Each workshop is designed to allow attending artists to listen and learn through demonstration, discussion, coaching and critique via face to face attention from icons and celebrity artists allowing you to advance your artistry and career.  Please note we offer workshops during the show hours as well as night sessions.

The Perfect Bride – Orlando Santiago – $300
Friday, June 6, 2014 – 10:00-6:00 – Studio 1 (All Day Workshop – Day Before Show Opens)

This event is ideal for freelancers, salon makeup artists and anyone who wants to add makeup to, or perfect their work in the area of bridal makeup. You will understand the best products and techniques for long-lasting, beautiful bridal makeup. Learn the must-ask questions when working with a bride/bridal party and considerations for photography and video work.


  • All Day Hands-on Workshop Attendees must bring their own brush set and basic beauty kit.

Fundamentals of Complexion and Contour – Danessa Myricks- $140
Saturday, June 7, 2014 – 10:00-1:00 – Studio 1
In this intensive hands-on workshop, we will look at one of the most important aspects of any application…achieving the perfect foundation. We will explore how product can be manipulated by an artist to attain any desired coverage and texture and the importance of color theory, color matching, correction and coverage in creating flawless foundation. We will discern the decision making process and the why and when in choosing liquid, crème and powder formulations.  In the hands-on portion, you will be challenged to color match multiple clients and correctly apply three different formulas of foundation to achieve desired coverage. This workshop is ideal for beginning makeup artist or artist who wants to explore the building blocks of a beautiful application.

The Basics and Business of Bridal – Orlando Santiago – $140
Saturday, June 7, 2014 – 1:30-4:30 – Studio 1
The Bridal makeup artist has their own special set of required skills in matters of business and makeup application. In this lucrative but crowded field finding ways to separate yourself from other artists in your area can be the difference between success and failure. In this hands-on workshop, we will discuss some easy ways to make more money and be more organized in building your bridal business. In the makeup aspect of this workshop, you will see examples of how you can elevate bridal makeup to an editorial beauty level and achieve notoriety in your own market as well as the knowledge to make a woman look wonderful on the most important day in her life. The presenter will lead you through your own application and help you develop techniques for makeup in high intensity situations that range from romantic and classic to more modern looks.

Understanding Color Theory and Color Correction – Danessa Myricks – $140
Sunday, June 8, 2014 – 10:00-1:00 – Studio 1
Theory is used to allow us to understand how colors react to each other and how our eyes see that reaction. This reaction is the basis of all make up design. Color theory applied in beauty make up lets us enhance certain features like eye color, make educated choices to correct discoloration in the skin tone or skin imperfections, and helps with issues like under eye darkness. In more advanced or avant garde make up designs, color theory will help you create a unique and impactful end result. In this hands-on workshop, you will learn how to make your own foundations, customize colors to design the best looks for your clients, and develop your eye to see how color theory applies to all aspects of your work.

Perfect Beauty – Orlando Santiago- $140
Sunday, June 8, 2014 – 10:15-1:15 – Studio 2
Perfecting your technique, detailing your work and understanding control and precision in beauty makeup applications for everything from bridal to red carpet, commercial work to film, television and print is essential for becoming a well known and well respected artist. In this workshop you will learn to create your precise and perfected make-ups and develop an understanding of the fundamentals of each area of the face in every application. In the hands on portion of the workshop you will learnt to step back from your work and ask yourself the questions that will lead you to precise and perfect applications helping your client to achieve their most beautiful look. This workshop is ideal for artists at all levels or those who want to breakdown their application and build a better understanding of how every choice and administration of color affects the end result.

Ideal Eyes – Orlando Santiago- $140
Sunday, June 8, 2014 – 1:30-4:30 – Studio 2
The emphasis on the eyes in most makeup applications can not be denied and the decisions we make can make all the difference. In this hands-on workshop, we will explore the use of color, texture, and placement in creating shapes and illusions with multiple product options. We will discuss different product possibilities and the role they play in perfecting application and learn technique for lining and defining, the importance and the power of depth and volume as well as explore the relationship between brow, lash and every area of the eye.  Whether you are just starting out as an artist or want to bring your makeup to a more advanced level, this workshop will be sure to have you designing and applying a perfect eye for every occasion

Details:  Please email sophia@metropolitanevents.com to register.

  • All Workshops are booked on a first come, first serve basis (16-24 Attendees)
  • All Workshop Attendees must bring their own brush set all other products supplied.
  • Once Registration is confirmed, Attendees will be notified and directed to check in at the Workshop Studios not later then 15 minutes prior to the workshop start time.  

For more detailed information on specific workshops, presenters, their locations and dates please contact info@themakeupshow.com