MAKEUP LESSONS & GROUP DEMONSTRATIONS

1-2-1 MAKE UP LESSONS

Christiane Dowling is an Award-Winning Makeup Artist based in Sandhurst, Berkshire.

1-2-1 Makeup Lessons and small Group Demonstrations take place at Christiane’s Home Studio where an extensive range of premium makeup products are available. It is a private and comfortable environment that will help you feel relaxed and at ease while you learn.

1-2-1 Lessons are perfect for anyone looking to gain confidence with makeup and are tailored around whatever you would like to learn. Suitable for all levels, including absolute beginners, anyone wishing to update their look or for those with more experience looking to master individual skills or techniques.

A lesson is the perfect introduction for teenagers wishing to learn correct makeup application and makes an ideal gift, either on a one to one basis or with friends. A minimum age of 13 is suggested.

Bridal & Wedding Makeup Lessons are also offered and are particularly popular with those who will be doing their own makeup on their special day or who will be travelling abroad to get married. Destination weddings can be a particular challenge if your wedding is taking place in a tropical climate and you need to keep your bridal makeup flawless and camera-ready in the heat and humidity.

Beauty is timeless and Christiane has specialised tips for more mature skin for a fresh & younger look.

A standard Makeup Lesson is 2 hours, but longer times, or a course of lessons are also available. Please enquire if you would like something bespoke.

Lessons are very flexible, but will generally consist of Christiane taking you through a makeup look of your choice, step by step. Christiane will create one side of the face, clearly demonstrating each stage for you to replicate under her guidance.

All makeup and brushes required during the lesson will be provided, we have an extensive range of products available suitable for all skin types, colours and tones and from a wide range of brands. A breakdown of recommended products will be supplied at the end of your lesson.

Some of the areas that you can choose to cover in a Makeup Lesson include:

  • Hygiene & safety.
  • Makeup brushes & tools and correct use.
  • Selecting appropriate products & colours for your skin type and tone.
  • Skin preparation.
  • Foundation application & blending.
  • Colour correction.
  • Camouflage & skin correction.
  • Highlight & contour.
  • Blush application.
  • Enhancing eyes & brows.
  • Lipstick application.
  • Specific skills & techniques.
  • Turning daytime to evening.
  • Feminising features.
  • Application of Strip Lashes (a compulsory lash glue sensitivity test would be required in advance of the lesson if a lash demonstration is required).

Regardless of your skill level, master the art of beautiful flawless makeup, whether it’s natural and classic or glamorous and dramatic. Learn about the best products to use and the right brushes for applying makeup, as well as professional makeup techniques to help gain confidence and self-esteem.

Try to resist buying new makeup before your lesson, it’s important that you invest in the ones that are right for you. We are not affiliated to any one particular makeup brand, preferring to remain completely independent and with the freedom to choose the best products from across a wide range of companies.

We are constantly researching the market to keep abreast of new releases and select only the very best from both the UK and abroad. Typical brands include MAC, Charlotte Tilbury, Stila, NARS, Huda Beauty, Natasha Denona, Pat McGrath, Giorgio Armani, Bobbi Brown, Anastasia Beverly Hills, Laura Mercier and Chanel, but the list is not exhaustive. You might not have heard of some of the names but rest assured that they are among the very best available.

Christiane Dowling Makeup Artistry is Gender Inclusive. Everyone is welcome.

Gift Vouchers are available for anyone wishing to purchase a Makeup Lesson as a gift.

GROUP MAKEUP DEMONSTRATIONS

Group Makeup Demonstrations can also be booked at your own location for small groups and are great fun for teenage parties.

Please enquire for more details.

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GUEST SPEAKING

Christiane is also available as a Guest Speaker for Makeup Demonstrations to larger groups, such as Social Groups. Please enquire.

  • Strip lashes are an optional extra for Makeup Lessons or Parties and subject to an additional charge depending on the brand & quality of the lashes chosen. A sensitivity patch test will be required at least 48 hours before application.
  • A non-refundable deposit is required to secure your booking.
SAFEGUARDING –CHILDREN & VULNERABLE ADULTS

For you peace of mind, Christiane holds an Enhanced DBS (Disclosure & Barring Service) Check for working with children and vulnerable adults.

FILMING & RECORDING

Kindly note that filming or recording of Makeup Lessons is not permitted.

LOOKING FOR A CAREER AS A PROFESSIONAL MAKEUP ARTIST?

Please note, we only offer personal tuition.

We regularly receive enquiries from those wishing to pursue a career as a Makeup Artist and are always happy to share our knowledge and offer advice to others who share our passion. However, to work professionally in the industry as a Makeup Artist, you will require Public Liability Insurance which will necessitate successful completion of an accredited course from a recognised training provider or university. We recommend that you check with an insurance company as to their specific requirements.

My friend and I decided to book a lesson with Christiane after reading all the glowing testimonials on her as well as being very impressed by all her qualifications. We both felt we had become very “set” in the way we did our make up.

The communication and response from Christiane was excellent and very quick! Her salon is beautiful and very clean.

What a fabulous experience. We told her she had her work cut out with us, but wow – we had a great afternoon. She taught us both how to contour – with amazing results as well as how to do smoky eyes and evening make up.

We have both already decided we need to go back in the New Year for another lesson. Thank you Christiane, if only we could clone you and bring you home with us xxxx

Vanessa – Berkshire

I had a 1-2-1 make up lesson with Christiane and for somebody so young she was so professional and knowledgeable she really is so talented! Her make up skills and teaching were fantastic and even months afterwards she will still answer any make up questions I have and is so helpful and friendly!! I can’t recommend her enough! Christiane you are an inspiration! Keep doing what you’re doing!!

Donna – Basingstoke

Make up session and Prom make up for my daughter.

Christiane had the best communication style both in emails prior to bookings and face to face. The information she provided on her website, in her emails during and after the session was brilliant. Booking was a breeze.

Christiane makes anyone instantly at ease. She is very easy to speak with. She is extremely talented and really take the client’s style and thoughts into her work. My daughter’s Prom make up was understated yet beautiful, just as she had wanted. It was absolutely right for the dress and overall look. The make up used was of the best quality and lasted throughout the evening, throughout Prom and beyond, and looked brilliant without the need to reapply.

Christiane is clearly extremely knowledgeable and talented yet she comes across as very down to earth.

Booking a make up lesson or a special occasion make up with Christiane in my view, is an excellent investment and would make a fantastic gift that would be sure to please.

I cannot recommend her enough! Quality experience and customer service throughout from a brilliantly talented make up artist and genuinely lovely person.

Tanya O – Hampshire

I had a fantastic makeup lesson with Christiane. It was the first lesson I’ve ever had and I just wish I had done it sooner as I have never looked better! I’d really recommend going to see Christiane if you want some new ideas, a refresh or just to see how amazing you can look with the right makeup and good techniques.

Natalie – Surrey

This young lady is incredibly talented. Not only that, she shows a maturity that immediately puts you at ease. My sister and I both had a lesson and I was bowled over by the results. Christiane was polite, knowledgeable and answered all our queries. Her work is outstanding and I am sure she will go far in her career 😁. Brilliant few hours spent with a professional.

Dawn – Oxford

My daughter and I had a make up lesson with Christiane a few weeks ago as a birthday present. I wanted to teach my daughter how to properly apply makeup and have an understanding of what products to use.
Christiane was very patient and took us both through what to do step by step, answering all our questions and we both learned so much. Our biggest learning was how to do eyes.
She was super helpful before, during and after the day and my daughter has been regularly practicing her new found skills on herself and anyone else willing to be her model.
Thank you Christiane for a great experience and for nurturing a new hobby in such a lovely way.

Cathrine Nicholas – Surrey

Christiane Dowling is a very talented make up artist and a natural born teacher. She taught me how to do my own bridal make up, gave me amazing tips and wrote it all down for me which was very useful.

Maria – Berkshire

I had my first ever make up lesson with Christiane this weekend, a present from my husband and I couldn’t be more happy.

Christiane is very professional and thorough and cleared all my doubts and questions.

I can’t wait to apply the skills she has taught me and I must say I had so many compliments on the make up she did from friends and family and even people in the town stopped to compliment me on my eye makeup that Christiane did.

I would love to use her for an event soon. She is brilliant!

Richa – Hampshire

Had a make up lesson with Christiane. Learnt so much (especially about where I’m going wrong) and most importantly actually found all the products that suit me.

When you go to a store, a sales person will try sell you only their brand for sales targets, whereas with Christiane, she advises you from multiple brands based on YOU!!!!!

Not only that, but my makeup looked amazing after and I got so many compliments. Definitely want to go back for another session, maybe next time with some friends …. really enjoyed it ?

Megan – Hampshire

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