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Certified Makeup Class – Perfecting Complexion Through Corrective Makeup

Certified Makeup Class

Certified Makeup Class


Artist and Educator Vanessa Quinteros will be teaching a hands on class on April 5th at The Hair Studio, Corralitos. This class will include a detailed and thorough demonstration on how to achieve flawless, photo ready complexion utilizing corrective techniques.  Followed by hands on sessions, where you will be mentored and assisted to reach the next level in your artistry.  This class is limited to only 8 students in order to provide the best attention and education to each student.  This is a more detailed list of topics covered in the class:


Skin Analysis 

Determining skin type and best products to prep skin

Determine necessary correction

Correcting texture vs coloring

Color correction Based on Color Theory

Blemishes, redness, under eye, etc…

3 Levels of color correction (scale and contrast)

Determine appropriate foundation formula based on skin type

Accurate color matching and level of coverage needed

Proper application technique and tools

Achieve even and smooth skin texture


Analyzing face shape (correct shape and enhance beauty)

Achieving symmetry in techniques

Determine correct brow shape

Brow measurement and correction

Highlight and Contour

Scale and Contrast (Light to Dark technique)

Choosing correct light and dark colors (contour vs bronzer).

Correct placement of highlight and contour. Point of intensity

Directional Blending (proper shading and blending)

Blush technique

Setting powder vs finishing powder

Appropriate application and tools

Sealing and setting techniques

Lip technique

Analyzing lip shape

Technique to achieve symmetry

Proper application and longevity technique

This class is the first of a 5 part series.  More information on that coming soon!  Demonstration  will include 2 models to discuss different issues!!!


1. Basic kit with brushes.  Will have limited testers available.

2. Basic makeup artistry or cosmetology experience

3. 50% Non-refundable deposit to secure you seat


Class will begin promptly at 10:00 am.  Demonstrations and lecture will be from 10 – 12.

Break from 12 – 1 (small snacks provided.  Responsible for own lunch)

Hands on portion begins at 1pm.  2 Hands on rotations from 1 – 3:30 pm.


$100 for demonstration and lecture only

$250 for demo and hands on

50% Deposit to secure your seat


The Hair Studio Corralitos 

531 Corralitos Rd., Unit D. Corralitos, CA 95076




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Favorite Tools and Products!

Today’s blog features Heather O’Connell, Beauty Mark Ink Hairstylist and Makeup Artist.

Heather has been in the industry for 12 years, she has extensively trained in Hair and Makeup and pull from her training and experience to share her go to products and tools of the trade.

1.Kabuki Brush


Typically a short handled brush with dense bristles that are most often dome shaped. They are used to apply powders to the skin creating a natural finish.

What Heather says, “Awesome for blending and setting blush and powder.”

2. Aquage Finishing Spray


 Holds in any style,  while sealing the cuticle and adding shine.

What Heather says,  “Strong hold without flaking.”

3. Pravana Intense Therapy Leave-In Treatment


 Softens, detangles, and deeply hydrates without weighing hair down.

What Heather says, “Not just great for hair, you can use it to hydrate your whole body and set your makeup!”

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