Makeup Masterclass


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Makeup lessons in Hastings

Would you like to have makeup lessons and feel confident applying your makeup? I’m an experienced makeup artist offering makeup lessons in my own studio near Hastings, East Sussex. Clients often visit from Bexhill, Rye, Eastbourne and Battle as well as further afield.

I can help with many makeup styles, including my signature look that creates a flawless but natural, glowing and fresh complexion. Find out about me.

What can I expect from my makeup lessons?

The aim of my makeup lessons is to create one or two looks of your choice such as weekend, work, special occasion, party or bridal. During your lesson you’ll receive advice on a capsule cosmetics kit that can be used to recreate your look(s).

After an initial consultation about your skin type and preferred makeup style, the first look will be created and applied in front of a mirror. I’ll share lots of product and application tips and advice with you along the way too. The makeup will then be removed and you will have the opportunity to recreate the look, following step by step instructions. We’ll then follow the same process again for your second look if applicable.

Within a few days of lessons, I send through a list of products and brushes as well as a step-by-step application guide. I’ll always advise on high street alternatives to the high end brands (Chanel, Bobbi Brown, MAC, NARS, Charlotte Tilbury etc…) I use if appropriate.

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Thank you so much for our makeup lesson yesterday. We learnt about looking after our skin and how to apply make up in such a professional manner. The day and evening looks you gave us complimented your experience and professionalism and we were both grateful for the extra time you spent with us in order that we were happy with the new looks. Being in our sixties and rather set in our ways applying products before, it was a great experience to learn new techniques, new colours and products that suited our individual needs. The eye makeup application was really special and up-to-date and we felt great with our new looks. You are a lovely lady, Penny, and we wish you well with your business.

Jackie and Lynda, Bexhill

Makeup lessons are held at my studio just outside of Hastings in East Sussex, though for large groups and hen parties I will come to your home or venue.

Who are my makeup lessons for?

Private lessons are the ideal way to learn about new products and techniques to enhance your features. I can help you if you are:

  • A destination bride – perfect if you are looking to create your own bridal look for your big day and would like to learn how to apply simple but beautiful makeup for your honeymoon.
  • A makeup novice – ideal if you have never used makeup before or have only used it occasionally. Personalised makeup lessons mean that you’ll leave feeling confident and know exactly what you’re doing for any occasion.
  • Stuck in a makeup rut – are you feeling bored with your makeup or are you perhaps not sure if you’re wearing the correct makeup for your skin type and tone? Learn how to apply makeup correctly, try out different colours to see which complement your complexion and experiment with a brand new look.
  • A Teenager – discovering makeup for the first time is exciting but daunting too. My makeup lessons are individually tailored to you to ensure you wear what is right for you and know how to apply it effectively.
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I knew next to nothing about makeup so when Penny worked her magic on my face she really helped me understand what works well for me and how to do it. I asked a lot of questions and Penny was patient, well informed and very able to explain things for me clearly. Penny has a great talent for makeup and made me feel very comfortable during my lesson, as well as completely gorgeous by the end of it! I had the opportunity to practice applying by myself and really feel my skills and knowledge have improved because of Penny’s help. I thoroughly recommend Blush Beauty and Hair, thank you!

Helen Quinn, Eastbourne

Do I need to bring anything with me?

I’m more than happy to use your makeup; alternatively we can use the kit I have, or a mixture of both. It is always helpful for you to bring any makeup and brushes you own so that I can identify any gaps in your kit rather than you thinking you have to rush out and buy everything! It’s also helpful for you to bring photographs of makeup that you like so that I can see what sort of styles you gravitate towards.

If you’re thinking of booking makeup lessons in Hastings, but have a couple of questions please get in touch – I’m happy to help.

Gift vouchers for makeup lessons

The makeup lessons I offer make lovely and unusual gifts for women of all ages. Please ask about a gift voucher for a friend or member of your family if they’re based in the Hastings, Bexhill, Rye, Eastbourne or Battle area, or further afield if they’re willing to travel across East Sussex and perhaps combine it with getting together with you and making a day of it by the sea!

Are you attending a special occasion soon, or perhaps you’re getting married? As well as makeup masterclasses, I specialise in wedding hair and makeup and styling for other special occasions too including hen parties/girls’ night in and photoshoots.

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