Make Up Lessons & Consultation

BYOB – Bring Your Own Bag!

Do you have a drawer of endless products you have no idea how to use? Have you walked away from a makeup counter with purchases in hand more confused than you were before you went there?! Makeup has become more confusing than ever with social media recommendations, influencer videos, beauty marketing and endless brands popping up left right and centre. I’m here to take away the technical and simplify the whole crazy process of makeup application.

This two hour session is designed to give you a full over view of your skin type, face shape, eye shape, makeup and skincare to suit, the tools and brushes necessary and how to apply it all confidently. The idea is that after the lesson you will be fully equipped to know what suits you, what will work (and what will not!) and how to avoid any product mishaps going forward.

Bring along your makeup bag and any tools you already own. We will go through everything from skincare, to base, to eyes, contouring, lift, complimentary colours, lip shades, textures etc and how to change makeup from day time to evening style. I will use what we can of your own supply of products and a full consultation and breakdown afterwards will be advised with details of products I’d recommend should you need them. At this point you are free to makeup shop on your own or as an extra service, if you wish I can arrange the products you need (for a variety of brands i work with) and send them all on to you a week later.

This bespoke session and consultation is priced at €169 for one on one or €75 per person for a group (min 4 participants) and takes place at my studio in Rathfarnham, Dublin 16. Includes complimentary foundation brush.

Personal Makeup Shopping

Designed for the makeup shopper that leaves more confused than when they entered the beauty hall!

For years I have been asked my advice on makeup shopping, how to pick the right shades, what suits certain eye colour/eye shape,  the right lipstick, what brushes should I be using…will you come and hold my hand as I embark on the mindful that is a beauty hall!!

My answer is of course I will! This personal shopping session is designed to take the fear out of product shopping, to spend money on the products you’ll actually use and in the long run, save money. To get the right products for your skin colour, skin type, eye shape, lip shape. What do I need to spend big on, what can I buy on budget. To take the fear away and equip you with the knowledge of your own face so that going forward you will know what to spend your hard earned money on that will make you smile (& glow!).

This private consultation takes approximately 2 hours. The first half hour (zoom call in advance) will we sit and chat about what it is you want from the session. How you find your skin, what make up finish & ‘look’ you like and what you’ve been using up until now. I will take a note of facial features and tones and get some ideas of brands and textures we could work with. We will move between department store Beauty Halls, Boots and large pharmacy retailers and some small pharmacies as i believe a variety of high end and budget products are the perfect balance for the perfect finish.

You will be sent home with a full consultation of all products we tried and tested and will have this for future should you wish to pick up gradually as opposed to in one go.

The Private Makeup Shopping Service is priced at €169 for two hours and €60 per hour there after.

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The Full Monty!

If you feel you need a bit of everything – the consultation, the lesson, the personal shopping – we have a package that covers all three. Everything included in all packages divided up into a three part process.

Step 1: The Consultation

We will meet on a zoom call in advance of our shopping experience. It is advised to wear little or no makeup on this call and prop your laptop/tablet/phone on a window sill so the natural light is hitting your face. This way I can see your full features and advise what Products I think will suit. We will discuss exactly how you want your makeup to look, what you’re currently using and also budget of what you’d like to spend.

Step 2: Makeup Shopping

Following our online consultation we will meet at a local shopping centre to pick up the products I feel will suit your skin and makeup requirements.

Step 3: The Lesson

Following the shopping service, we will schedule a lesson at my studio where will we conduct a full lesson with all your new products, look at techniques and how to apply everything making sure you are fully confident in applying the products we have picked up. This part is super important to ensure you have that confidence in application but also value for money. The lesson will equip you fully to ensure any makeup purchases going forward are conducted with your new found product knowledge.

This whole process takes place over a 10 day period and is priced at €295.


    Makeup by Niamh Martin