Our hands-on workshops provide an educational experience to artists of all levels to help refine their makeup skills and elevate their artistry and career in an intimate setting. Each workshop allows attendees to listen and learn through demonstration, coaching, discussion and practice hands-on while receiving informative feedback from their instructor. Registrants will also have the opportunity to use different products from brands that will be participating at the show.
*Registrants will receive a certificate of completion for each workshop.
*All Workshops have a capacity of 20 attendees.
*Workshop attendees must bring their own brush set, all other products supplied.
*Workshop registration is in addition to your show ticket. You will have the option to register for a workshop when you purchase your show ticket. All workshops are non-refundable and non-transferable.
*Studio 1 is located in the Westheimer Room on the first floor.
*Studio 2 is located in the Director Room on the first floor.
*Studio 4 is located in the Richmond Room on the second floor.
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Editing & Examining Your Work: Yvonne MacInnis
Studio 1, 9:30am-12:30pm – $140
Class Level: Advanced
Perfecting your technique, detailing your work and understanding control and precision in beauty makeup applications is essential for becoming a well-known or well respected artist. Stepping back from your makeup and making edits is as important as how you design your look and deal with your client. Knowing when to stop and developing your eye to see the small detail in your makeup makes every makeup stronger.This workshop is a concentrated look at techniques including focusing on detailing and taking the extra steps to ensure your makeup goes from great to gorgeous. Learn the methods you need to create flawless, awe inspiring beauty makeup on every job from bridal to editorial. This workshop will allow you to see and experience your application in HD to better understand your own makeup.
Understanding Color Theory & Color Correction: Orlando Santiago
Studio 2, 9:45am-12:45pm – $140
Class Level: Beginner
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 makeup design. Color theory applied in beauty makeup 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 makeup 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 Skin: Felicia Walker Benson
Studio 4, 10:00am-1:00pm – $140
Class Level: Beginner to Intermediate
Today’s client has unprecedented access to a plethora of beauty information. And thanks to social media and modern cameras, your client’s quest for complexion perfection presents a challenge that mere makeup application might not solve. As the beauty expert and a trusted source, the makeup artist is in a unique position to offer the client education, tips, and techniques to help enhance his or her skin, beyond makeup. Having a basic knowledge of skincare is essential to diminishing texture, adding lift and glow and eliminating discoloration. In this workshop, the facilitator walks you through the basics of skin preparation from decision making to actual process. You’ll have an opportunity to practice under the guidance of a master and gain valuable knowledge from her feedback. The facilitator will also address skin care concerns including rosacea, acne and scarring and address the best products for artists to carry in their professional makeup kit.
Bridal Makeup – A Beautiful Business: Kevin James Bennett
Studio 1, 1:00pm-4:00pm – $140
Class Level: Intermediate to Advanced
Bridal makeup artists require a specific skill set to realize success in this extremely lucrative section of the beauty industry. Your artistry and business skills must be on-point.This three-hour, hands-on, bridal boot-camp presents real-world solutions to maximize your earning potential, as I teach you how to become a leader in your bridal market. We’ll discuss marketing, the services you offer, pricing, and the creation of beautiful Bridal Makeup. We’ll cover classic bridal looks, theme weddings, and current bridal trends. I’ll show you techniques and tricks to elevate your bride’s appearance and bulletproof their makeup, so EVERY picture looks fantastic. Let me show you how to provide exceptional services on the most important day of a bride’s life – and how to take those skills to the bank!
Beautiful Skin of Color: Danessa Myricks
Studio 2, 1:15pm-4:15pm – $140
Class Level: Beginner to Intermediate
This event will help you increase your confidence when you approach any skin tone. The presenters will review the skills required for working on a variety of mid and darker skin tones, review important considerations for skin color and undertone, discuss in-depth foundation matching and choosing eye, lip and cheek colors that are appropriate to skin tone. Focus on color matching, highlight, contour and concealing skin to create a flawless canvas for women of color.