What I Have Been Up To, Changes & Sephora Classes

Hi guys!

I can’t believe it’s been almost a month since my last post. Once again, I do apologize for being MIA but my personal life has been full of changes in the last weeks. I changed jobs, I got my driver’s license and my first car. I changed my hairstyle a bit too,  first time in the last 2 or 3 years. I cut my bangs! It was a hard decision to make but I am really happy with the result and I got to keep the length of my hair but make it look different! What do you guys think?

Since for the first time in 6 years I don’t have to work on the weekends, I have been trying to take advantage of it and do some things I wasn’t able to do before. Like Sephora makeup classes.

Last Sunday I signed up for a “Contouring and Highlighting Class” at my local Sephora and it was a lot of fun. The size of my class was rather small- I think only 10 people total attended. After checking in, I was asked if I was already wearing foundation (which I was) and I was asked if I wanted to keep it on or if wanted to try something new. The makeup lover in me, of course, went for trying something new (I tried the MUFE Ultra HD Invisible Cover Foundation). I was also asked about my preferences as far as contouring/ highlighting and if there were any particular products I wanted to try.

On everyone’s desk there was a big mirror, a set of makeup brushes, a bunch of Beauty Blenders, water, cleansers, moisturizers, contouring and highlighting products, blushes, a setting powder and setting sprays. Everyone also received a sheet of paper with guidelines and room to take notes.

During the class, the instructor demonstrated each step on one of the Sephora employees, explained everything in detail and then gave us time to recreate that step. I really liked the fact that the instructor showed us how to use cream products on one side of the model’s face and powder products on the other side. The class had a good pace and a lot of one-on-one help if needed.

I didn’t exactly know what to expect signing up for that class and I wasn’t sure if I’d learn anything new but I was pleasantly surprised. I did feel like I knew most of the things the instructor showed us but I also picked up a few new tricks. For example, when contouring/highlighting- think of your cheek as a Neapolitan ice cream- highlight is your top layer (vanilla) , blush (strawberry) in the middle with contour on the bottom (chocolate). I also really liked the brushes that we used to apply different products and I already put a few of them on my wish list. Of course, I wouldn’t be a beauty blogger if I didn’t snap a bathroom selfie afterwards 🙂

After the class ended, we had about 20 minutes before the store opened so we had the whole Sephora to shop around to ourselves! Also, if you made a purchase that day you got a goodie bag with a bunch of samples.

The class was definitely fun and I’d recommend it to anyone wanting to learn something new or wanting to polish their skills. Sephora classes are free and the only requirement is that you need to be a Beauty Insider to sign up for the class (which is also free). For the list of classes available at your local store check Sephora’s website. I am already signed up for a “Flawless Foundation” class in April!

So that’s what I have been up to. Lots of changes but all of them have been really positive and much needed. What have you been up to lately? Have you ever attended any Sephora classes? Was your experience as positive as mine?

Thanks for stopping by and Happy Spring!

Agata,
the founder and editor of Her and Makeup.

 

12 comments

  1. carolinapage says:

    I don’t think Sephora Italia offers makeup classes, but even if they did I don’t know if I’d be interested, as in my experience most of their staff are pretty incompetent.
    You totally rock those bangs, Agata, and congratulations on all the exciting new things in your life!
    http://carolinapage.eu

    • Agata says:

      Thank you, Carolina! I feel like Sephora employees in the US get a lot of training! When I lived in Poland I felt like Sephora girls didn’t know much either though.I really enjoyed this class though.

  2. shireenplatt says:

    You already know I’m a huge fan of your new hair style, Agata! And wow, I wish there’s a Sephora in my small town and I can sign up for classes! I am trying to expand my knowledge and am trying to attend e-learning course on beauty.

  3. rougenapples says:

    Good to have you back! I’ve been going through a period of change too, only mine moving slower, so not through it yet. Hope it all goes well for you! In the UK we dont have sephora and in Greece I dont thin they offer classes, but will check next time I am there. x

  4. Lisa @ Midwest Glam says:

    Agata, you look so beautiful! That hairstyle is perfect for you! Glad to hear about all of the positive changes in your life! I’ve got quite a few happening in mine too. While positive, it’s got my anxiety going into overdrive. I might have to take a break and try one of those Sephora classes. It sounds like fun!

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