The Professional Artistry Course: Behind the scenes

10th Jun 2016 | By

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Hey all, I’m Laura M (there are four Laura’s here!) and I work as the Marketing Assistant here at HD HQ… A few weeks ago, I was lucky enough to attend the Make Up by HD Brows 4-day Professional Artistry Course and I couldn’t have been more excited. I have always had a strong passion for make up, forever planning my weekend looks and getting endless inspiration from Instagram and Pinterest. Doing make up on friends is something I have always loved, but it’s a world apart from working in the industry, so I was a little nervous about what to expect on the course. I can safely say I had a brilliant, fun and educational experience and can’t wait to put it in to practise. Here is a breakdown of everything I learnt…

Day 1

The first day prepared us with all the technical knowledge and science behind beauty, leaving us prepared and ready to leave the course as a qualified artists. Colour wheels, mixing palettes and make up wipes were the key tools of the day!

Day 2

Day 2 was all about mastering the art of the coveted ‘no make up make up look’ which is arguably one of the most difficult looks to create. Not only that but we were also challenged with perfecting eye liner on different eye shapes – you wouldn’t believe the difference eye liner can make! I’ve certainly come away with new tricks to apply it – even on myself, as I have tricky ‘hooded’ eyes to work with. The most intricate task of the course was the black lip challenge (yes, black!) … as head trainer Kristina Theodoris says “If you can master the perfect lip in black, you can master any lip colour.”

Day 3

The penultimate day of the course saw us learning how to recreate the Make Up by HD Brows signature look; The Glow. This is the ultimate soft and smokey look which can be recreated with any shades and would work perfectly for bridal beauty requests.

Day 4

On the final day we were asked to share our own beauty inspiration; the artists we aspire to and the make up looks we would love to create. I took inspiration from one of my all time favourite make up artists, Ania Milczarczyk, as I’m a big fan of the on-trend dewy look at the moment. Others chose to create looks with summery bronze tones, the perfect red lip, a dark smokey eye and everything inbetween.

Now the 4-days is over, I can’t wait to keep in touch with others from the course and watch them grow within the beauty industry, wherever it takes them. I truly had an amazing experience; I learnt more than I ever thought I could and feel more confident in my make up work… And don’t just take my word for it; here are some of the thoughts from other students who also attended the course…

“Wow! Amazing course loved every minute! Teachers were very knowledgeable passing on all their tips and skills – really friendly, at ease and I felt we could ask if we didn’t understand anything – would recommend the course to any one!” Vicki Chaudhari.

“I don’t think there is any other training course as good as this, which covers everything and caters for all. A fantastically intense course with fantastic teaching and staff.” – Jon Vickers.

If you want to find out more about the Professional Artistry Course, or give the team a call on 0844 801 68 14.

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