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

1-2-1 Makeup Lessons 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.

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.

Remember that beauty is timeless. Christiane also 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. 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 False 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 or glamorous. 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. We have an extensive range of products which you will be able to try and it’s important that you invest in the ones that are right for you.

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.


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

Please enquire for more details.



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

  • False 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.