There are some who wear makeup every day. There some who don’t wear makeup at all. Which are you?
Chances are, you’re neither. You have makeup days and non-makeup days. Sometimes I just add a little mascara and some lippy to feel ready, sometimes I’ll go all-out for a celebration, and sometimes I just don’t wear any make-up at all.
Makeup doesn’t have to be all or nothing. It can be your in between. It can be your support for days when you need to face a fierce world but are feeling a little kitten-like on the inside. It can be the ultimate accessory. (When you’ve got great hair and makeup, you can save on expensive outfits.) It can be for when you feel you want to greet the day with your eyes. Big, beautiful, wide eyes. Or to dance in the sunshine with a dewy glow. Makeup is what you make it.
But sometimes we need a little guidance to just how to make the most of it.
That’s what a bespoke makeup session is all about: to give you the tips and tools to make the most of your makeup.
So, what can you expect from a bespoke makeup session? Well, for a start, it is exactly that – bespoke. No one person is the same (that’s part of the fun isn’t it). I’m here to help you discover what makes you look at feel great.
Makeup lesson; Time to focus on you
This is time to focus on you. It’s more than makeup. It’s about giving yourself space to indulge in a little ‘you’ time, to learn practical tips that you can apply straight away and perhaps to discover a new part of yourself – to see yourself a little differently.
“Darling Gabi. Many thanks for creating a New Me. This makeover experience was so pleasant. You made me 10 years younger thanks to great colouring and skillful makeup. I promise to follow every bit of your advice.”
Cleaning up and clearing out your makeup
During a session, if you do apply makeup, I’ll ask you to bring along your current make up bag, so we can get a feel for what you’re currently using. It doesn’t matter how big or small. I’ve seen everything from bags bursting at the seams to just a few items. And this is not a ‘throw out and start again’ situation; it’s useful to assess which ones still work for you, and those you could do without.
Everyone’s skin tone is different. Your colour type is unique. I’ve worked with the internationally renowned colour specialist and makeup artist, Viktorija Vaisvilaite, to read colour information and use it to pick the most flattering makeup shades. This goes far beyond foundation matching. I can help you to understand your skin on a new and exciting level. You’ll be able to really ‘see’ your skin and learn which shades and colours will bring out your best features. This really is where the magic lies, and believe me, it can change your makeup bag and streamline it.
Practical makeup lesson; step-by-step
Hands-on guidance is golden. I’ll show you exactly how to apply makeup that suits your skin tone, your features, your hair colour, and your facial structure. We’ll do one half of your face, and then I’ll guide you on the other side. When we learn by doing, your memory finds it easier to remember and retain. By the end of the session, you’ll feel confident to apply the same techniques at home.
“I had a makeup lesson with Gabi and I can highly recommended her! She is so professional, patient, warm and understanding, made it easy to follow and fun too. She goes over and above with her time, advice and guidance, and truly cares about what she does. Thank you, Gabi!”
Yep, a personalised makeup session is definitely an investment that will save you money in the future. How many times have you bought makeup in a rush or on-the-fly and found that it just didn’t feel right? How many items have you got in your makeup bag right now that you don’t use? When you understand what suits you and what works, then you know just what to buy. You cut the clutter and you don’t waste money on multiple products.
Whatever you’re looking for, and no matter how often you reach for your makeup bag, I can help you get to grips with makeup quickly. Perhaps you have a big event coming up, or a string of weddings to attend. Maybe you just want to have a good-old clear-out and to learn what is really going to make you look awesome. With Hair and Makeup by Gabrielle (that’s me), you get expert advice, a great new look and practical tuition.
Don’t forget, this is all about you, so give me a call and we can discuss what you’re looking for.
Location is not a problem. Personalised lessons can happen at mine in Pinner, London or at a location of your choice. Click here to find out more about private makeup lessons.