My experience- Illamasqua’s School of Makeup Art !

So as you all have seen- through twitter, instagram & Facebook- the updates on my course in Illamasqua’s School of Makeup Art!

I have enrolled in this amazing course “mastering professional makeup” at Illamasqua’s flagship store – 20 beak street, London!

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I must say- i’m impressed! I know a lot about makeup- but this helped in enhancing my professional skills through application.

The course was done in 5 days- taught by educational makeup artists CLAIRE & DANIEL – which I have the upmost respect for. They are super talented & very helpful & great in explaining things!

I do recommend this course if u have a little background in makeup cuz it is quite fast… They show you how to do something- then u have to do it quickly.

They were really helpful in explaining how to enter the makeup industry & how to deal with clients! I also really loved the part where you learn about the proper hygiene with your makeup and tools and how to avoid infections!

As many of you were asking- What did I learn in the course- lemme show you the full experience by pictures!

Hello LONDON!

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Arrived at Illamasqua’s flagship store

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How amazing is this line? “WE ARE COLOUR- YOU ARE BEAUTY?!”

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THE ENDLESS VARIETY OF MAKEUP THAT WE GOT TO PLAY AROUND WITH!

I was literally running around grabbing everything and trying it out!

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Their amazing skin base foundations! One of my all time favs

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ABOVE- the eyeliner cakes which we used for filling in the eyebrows!

Inside the class

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So We have received a lot of free stuff – 11 brushes (full brush kit) & products for our own use!

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One of my favorite tasks- LEARNING HOW TO TAKE BLENDING TO THE NEXT LEVEL!

Keep in mind- this is NOT an eye look- it is basically practice on blending. We used a white color and a black color. We had to create GREY.. in between…. so it had to be gradual! I loved how informative this was and the diff techniques you had to hold your brush!

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Below: my eye! See how it is blended!

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Below- Claire shows us how to create a CATWALK/editorial wet eye look!

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She then shows us the CATWALK/Editorial big cat eye liner!  It was super informative to learn all about the angles & where to tell your model to look to draw the perfect line!20121126-132719.jpg

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Enjoyed working on erica’s eyes- a thick winged liner to suit her eyes!

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A look I did on another student with amazing porcelain skin- defined crease… how gorgeous are her blue eyes!?20121126-132941.jpg

Claire shows her students how to create a brow- what to do & what NOT to do… and it was great to see her show how to create a brow for the ones who barely have nothing or very little hairs!

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Students below working on each other’s eyebrows!

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Daniel explains the most important part in makeup- THE COLOR THEORY which we have to memorize!! 20121126-133006.jpg

We received a plate with primary colors and we had to create a foundation from that!! HOW COOL was that to create a beige foundation from red yellow blue and white!!?20121126-133024.jpg

Daniel shows us how to create an ombre lip! And we had to create that using diff colors!20121126-133059.jpg

Claire showing her students how to create a SYMMETRICAL lip- using DARK COLORS such as BLACK! It was super great that she used black- so we can see our mistakes clearly- It is all about symmetry!! that is what professional makeup relies on! If i used pinks or nudes I wont be able to see the mistakes!

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My dark green lips below! I kinda like it!!! 20121126-133126.jpg

For our final project- each student had to create a look on another student… It was up to us to do something creative or just beauty- I did a beauty look- smoky eyes and contouring. So below are the products I used.. and the mess I made later on

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Beautiful erika above! Im so glad I got to work on a beautiful Japanese doll! It was challenging yet fun to work on mono lids (eyes with no crease) !

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And Finally- I received my certificate! YAY!

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All i can say is, thank you to Illamasqua for giving me the opportunity to learn makeup with new & unique techniques! I have really enjoyed my time 🙂

I LOVE U ILLAMASQUA

To enroll in their numerous courses- visit www.illamasqua.com & book online!