The class was held in the lovely new St Pauls Community Centre near Mile End in London which was a lot larger than the salon I used last time and held 22 people comfortably, with a few of my lovely helpers dotted around.
|#frootimasterclass signs up outside the room|
|the classroom empty and set up, before the students came in!|
|the pretty butterfly mirrors for everyone to see themselves in|
|some of the spare makeup, brushes and disposables available|
|a lovely shot of the cupcakes I had made by the lovely Saleha for the class (credit to MangoWhirl)|
The ClassI split the class into 3 main parts that I always get asked about by clients and followers/readers:
- eye makeup
- foundation and concealer
- basic contouring
I started with the eyes on my model and sister in law Yasmin, using the same Motives eyeshadows I used in the blog post, and showed the class how I blend and highlight the browbone, using a range of brushes and how to use them.
|me with my massive Motives palette!|
|applying the eyeshadow on model Yasmin|
|the lovely Annie from Epiphanniea.co.uk|
|Naheeda from LoveNaheeda/StreetPrincess|
|Yasmin doing her other eye superbly while I went around helping others|
Not everyone felt comfortable with putting a colour as bright as green on their eyes, but I did encourage as many people to try the colour out before settling for a neutral as it's a great opportunity to do so in a class like this!
The girls then came back together to watch me finish the rest of the eye makeup; no makeup look is complete without eyeliner and mascara and of course the brows had to be filled in so I demonstrated this and let the class get on with this before we broke for a lunch break.
|everyone getting their eyeliner on, whilst I went around helping here and there|
|students helping eachother out, captured by MangoWhirl|
Again, I went around the room as the students applied their foundations, and answered any concerning questions about their foundations and how to use them as everyone in the class had different types of foundations and concealers.
Finally, I hit the topic of contouring, highlighting and blush which is always requested by both followers and clients these days, so I taught my ways of contouring the cheeks and face, where it enhances the natural features without being too OTT.
|the class listening avidly!|
|picture of me contouring by Sheenie of Just-Nice-Things|
|Sheenie, Ayshe and Annie getting their contour on!|
Some of the lovely students and bloggers who attended:
|Sobia & Busola|
|Asmaa (Chocoholic Hijabi) & Naheeda (LoveNaheeda/StreetPrincess)|
|Sheenie (Just-Nice-Things) and Ayshe (Discovering Beauty)|
|Asma & Aliya|
|Aaliyah (PyariBeauty) who totally suited the green shadow best!|
|Annie (Epiphannie) & Sam (SamRam)|
More pictures of the class and students can be found on my facebook page album: November 2013 Makeup #frootimasterclass
Of course my lovely students couldn't leave without their purple goodie bags which contained some makeup goodies from my favourite brands Motives, Urban Decay, Nanshy, Kiko, Ardell, to name a few!
I also managed to get a group pic with a few of the girls before we left (excuse the tired face, I was well and truly knackered by this point!):
I really loved teaching this wonderful group of girls; the way they adopted the eyeshadow techniques and made the look their own made me really proud and I would definitely love to do a few more in 2014 hopefully!
I really would like to say a big thanks to a few people for helping make this class happen too, especially my husband and the trusty MangoWhirl for being photographer, helper, timekeeper and more, as well as Lati from Poplar Harca, Loren Ridinger for Motives, Paula from Nanshy, Susannah (and Georgie) from Estee Lauder and of course the lovely girls who attended the class!
Of the bloggers who attended, Sheenie, Sam, Asmaa and Aaliyah reviewed my masterclass, do have a read over on their blogs to see what they thought and how they got on!
If you're interested in attending a masterclass in the near future, do contact me via email: email@example.com
I'd love to hear your thoughts on this post and if you'd attend a masterclass like this!