Makeup Workshop classes are a fun and affordable way to learn skills and techniques from the pros. Workshops are continuously being updated, so check the updated schedule on the blog for dates/times/locations.
Workshops are taught by Beauty Expert Reena Srivastava, unless otherwise specified. The format of classes involve lecture, demos, and Q&A.
This beginner workshop covers the basics of skincare, foundation/concealing, sculpting/blush, easy eye makeup, brushes, products and other tools.
A little step up from Beauty 101...intermediate level. In this workshop learn more advanced skills in eyeliner techniques, the expert smokey eye, lasting lip colour, face sculpting, etc, more about brushes & products. You are assumed to have some knowledge of basic makeup.
Specialized class focusing just on the eye area, including advanced techniques in eyeliner, eyeshadow, eyebrows, eyelashes (including false eyelashes), etc. Topics will include: eye makeup for different ethnicities, ages, and styles; day to evening eyes; super glam eyes; long-wear tactics, artistic illusions and other topics.
This beginner workshop covers the basics of haircare, products, tools, and easy hairstyles, including curling/waving hair with straightener and intro to simple up-dos.
Please provide the following info for each participant:
*Payment must be made in advance in order to guarantee a space*
Please register via email or online registration. Once you have forwarded requested information to firstname.lastname@example.org you will receive a confirmation notice that your space is reserved.
IMPORTANT: Please also note that every effort will be made to fit you into your preferred class. However, spaces are limited and often sell out quickly, so please have alternative dates/times in mind. Workshops that are not full to minimum capacity may be postponed or merged into another class. Date, time & location are subject to change. Updates will be sent promptly if your space is affected.
Classes are NOT hands-on (you do not need to bring makeup/brushes, etc). Due to the larger number of participants, the format will involve lecture, demos, and Q&A. Classes are approximately 1.5 hours in total length. Class size varies, but averages between 15-25 people per class.
If you are interested in more private, hands-on instruction, and/or personal consultations, please inquire about private 1-on-1 or small private group LESSONS.
Also available: Private Lesson + Personal Shopping Combo – Email for details!
Makeup Workshop FAQ?
How many people are there in the class?
Classes are limited to 8 people or 10 for parties and group bookings.
How often are the workshops held?
Every second weekend, usually on Saturday afternoons, sometimes Sundays.
How long does a workshop last?
One afternoon, approx 4 hours. In the summer we start at 2pm, but in winter we begin at 1pm as we lose natural light earlier.
What does the workshop cover?
The workshop usually concentrates on natural looking makeup, and covers everything from basic skincare to foundation, eye makeup, blusher, lip colours, bronzer etc. Occasionally we run special classes where we cover more of a fashion side of things.
Where does it take place?
At Daylight Studios in St Kilda. There is a spacious makeup room there with lots of natural light. There is plenty of parking, and we have a kitchen and toilets on site.
If I book out the whole session, can you do the class at a different venue, one of our choice?
I am happy to do this, but certain conditions need to be provided. Above all, we need plenty of good natural light.
Who is the class suitable for?
It is suitable both for women who want to update their look and for those who are learning to apply makeup for the first time.
Is this class suitable for those wanting a career in makeup?
The workshop is designed for personal makeup needs. Young makeup artists could benefit from it, but it is not designed with makeup artists in mind.
Is it mostly young women attending the workshop?
No, it is actually mostly women between 30 and 70, although I had some young girls (the youngest so far was 13). The oldest person to join us was 87!
Do you do private tutorials?
Not at the moment. The demand for workshops has been high so it is hard to find time for one on one sessions. However, everybody gets some individual time during the workshop, whilst some of what we cover is general and concerns everyone. It is also beneficial being in a group as questions get asked that you might find interesting but hadn’t thought to ask. The groups are small enough to allow very personal approach.
Do you do workshops for teenage girls?
Yes there are workshops specifically aimed at teenagers.
Can I book out the whole session for a party?
Yes, absolutely. We have had a 50th Birthday party, a 40th, a 60th, a couple of hens parties and bridal parties. We usually get the champagne going for those!
Is it cheaper per person to do group bookings?
Yes, there are discounts for booking for two or more.
Do you sell products?
I have a basic range of products that I use in the class, but the workshop is not about selling, but education. I do provide references of what I use and where it is available. Products you can buy in the class are the ones not available elsewhere in Australia.
Are the products available for purchase on the day of the workshop?
Yes, what I have is available on the day.
Do you require a deposit for the class?
Yes, a deposit is required to secure your place.
How can I pay the deposit?
Internet transfer or cheque.
Do you do corporate functions?
Yes, I organize these on request and can do them at various locations.
In your workshop, do you teach us to work specifically with one product, or can we take away what we have learnt and use it with the cosmetics we already have?
You can use any products you like. I teach techniques that should work with a wide range of products.
Do you consider it worthwhile attending the course if we don’t buy the product?
Absolutely. A lot of people don’t buy anything at all. The workshop is about education, not shopping!
My skin is allergic to a lot of makeup, do you have products I might be able to use?
I use gentle and natural products where I can, without synthetics, petrochemicals, parabens or other nasties. These products are suitable even for sensitive skin.