What Goes On In My Personal Makeup Workshops

A lot of people who inquire about my personal makeup workshops ask me what goes on in those 4-5 hours. I do understand the need to know what you’re getting into beforehand, so I’m walking you through what happens during my personal makeup workshops--and answering some frequently asked questions along the way!


The Demo


After the brief introductions, I usually start things off with some skincare tips. I explain my own regimen and some of the products I swear by, and of course, I highlight the importance of caring for your skin to create a smoother canvas for makeup application.

The actual workshop starts with one volunteer from the group, on which I’ll demonstrate proper makeup application for both natural day makeup and a more dramatic night look. Of course, I break down each and every step, from primer to lipcolor, addressing certain issues or questions my students have--whether it’s on choosing the right shade of foundation, which makeup brush to use for what purpose, how to create those perfectly arched brows (because kilay is life), different techniques for applying eyeshadow, finding the right lipstick shade to go with your eye makeup, and so on! So if you are a makeup junkie or an absolute makeup newbie, don’t worry, you’ll learn just the same!  

The demo part is where most of the teaching happens and where I discuss tried and tested techniques and tips that I myself have used on my clients and on myself. My students usually take down notes so they won’t forget all they’ve learned.


DIY Time


Moving on to the DIY time, a.k.a. apply your own makeup time, where my students get the chance to use any--and I mean any--product from my makeup stash to apply what they’ve learned from my demo on themselves. If you have zero makeup with you, no worries, I’ll provide all the makeup and tools!

This is probably my most favorite part of the whole workshop because it’s where I can go around and talk to each of my students about their personal concerns on applying and using makeup. This is also why I’ve strictly kept my workshops intimate with no more than 5 to 6 attendees per session, because I want to make sure that I’m able to give a more intimate and hands-on teaching to each and every one of them.

Let’s face it, we all have our own issues when it comes to makeup. Some don’t know how to properly apply brow makeup or what to use in the first place, some haven’t even found the perfect foundation shade for their skin tone, while some simply struggle on where to begin in creating a flawless and made up look that’s worthy of the hashtag #iwokeuplikethis.

This DIY time is the perfect time to address all those concerns so my students can once and for all master the art of putting on makeup for a presentable finished look. This is also the time when my attendees consult me about their existing makeup stash. The usual questions I get falls along the lines of which makeup products are worth keeping, throwing, buying and how to use them more effectively. If you’re looking to cut back on your stash and just sticking to the essentials, then I highly recommend bringing your arsenal to the workshop so we can go through them one by one!


Wine, Cheese, and Chikahan


Through all of these makeup talks and hands-on practice, my students are pretty much well fed with a delicious array of cheese, crackers, and a bottle of wine. Again, my aim is to create a non-intimidating environment where they would feel comfortable to discuss about all things makeup and beauty, which is why my workshop setup feels more like a fun gathering of sisters, “kumares” and “titas” than a formal makeup workshop.

I’m proud to say that at the end of each session, all my attendees pretty much treat each other like girlfriends and we all end each session with goodie bags and lots and lots of photos and ringlight selfies.

Want more insight of what really goes on in my personal makeup workshops? Check out the video below!

This week marks the 4th run of my personal makeup workshops and I couldn’t be more excited! Slots are quickly filling up for the available dates for October and November, so I highly recommend sending me a message as soon as possible to reserve your slot. For any questions or inquiries about my workshop, also feel free to contact me as well.

Hope to see ya there! <3