Where To Learn How To Do Your Makeup In Toronto
In the era of Instagram filters and Kardashians, it seems to be that more is more when it comes to makeup. But whether you’re into contouring and plumping lip gloss, or not — possessing basic makeup application skills is necessary — even for dabblers. Why? Because there is a right way and a wrong way to do it. Save yourself the guesswork and make your life more efficient by learning from the pros how to do your makeup.
Head to one of these 6 spots in the city and let a pro teach you how to do your makeup!
Eyebrow shaping is the specialty here at this boutique salon on Queen West, but the staff of helpful makeup artists are here to offer general guidance for anyone wanting to learn how to create any look. Come in for an hour and a half, $150.00 one on one tutorial and you can either bring your own make-up (just brace yourself for a pro’s take on your tools) or learn using theirs. Plus, follow on Instagram for helpful beauty hacks.
This North York cosmetics and hair studio does makeup, nails, tanning, and custom makeup lessons. Your investment of $85 gets you an hour and a half with a pro where you can learn all the techniques you could ever want to know. You can also get a camouflage makeup lesson if you’re curious about how to cover bruises, scars, or a skin condition like vitiligo. Got a younger friend who could use an intro to the world of makeup? Treat them to a mini makeup lesson for $45. Need a haircut? Pop into BEC Salon upstairs for an amazing hair cut and colour from adorable husband and wife duo, Joe and Bailey!
In case you needed to spend even more time in Sephora, its Yorkdale outpost offers a regular rotation of makeup lessons focused on a variety of specific techniques. A few of the summer offerings include sharpen your cat eye skills, finding your foundation fit, and conjuring a smoky eye. Classes are 45 minutes, or, you can get a 90 minute customized consultation and tutorial and learn all the things. Complimentary with $125 purchase.
Civello has three locations in Toronto where you can get a customized makeup lesson for $80 and streamline your makeup routine. Green beauty lovers: the environment and wellness are core values here, so you’ll be learning with pure plant-based makeup products from Aveda.
If your brows and lashes are your favourite feature, learn how to make the most of them at MYNC Beauty. This ‘ultimate girl cave’ of a salon houses a lash lounge, brow bar, a retail shop which sells the brands signature products, and does makeup lessons. Your $60 pro makeup lesson comes with 25% off products, too. Plus, the vibe here is as inviting as a candy store!
Dino is a makeup artist with 30+ experience — let him walk you through all the application techniques that work for your face, for creating both day and night looks. A 90-minute ‘Complete Art of Beauty’ session is $150, and comes with a workbook that serves as your at-home makeup manual. You can come back for a refresher session for $75 for when you’re ready to learn some more advanced techniques.
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