Makeup Lessons

Makeup Lessons

The application of make-up is a skill that women are expected to possess, however they very rarely receive any formal training. Often relying on a process of learning through trial and error and being taught by our mother, sisters and friends this often becomes an expensive learning curve as the cosmetics industry market products on the basis of their brand – not their suitability to different skin types and tones.

To Claire, the secret of beautiful makeup isn’t a makeup bag filled with the most expensive items or using complicated application techniques – it’s about using the right products in the right places to bring out your natural beauty. Now Claire will pass these skills on to you with makeup lessons so you will know how to choose colours that will complement your skin tone, make your face light up, look flawless and last all day.

Claire’s makeup lessons are based on one to one tuition with Claire herself, designed to find the right products and to show you the application techniques that are right for you and for the look you are trying to achieve and each lesson is as unique as you are.

Her lessons are based on the “half face” technique, where she will demonstrate each stage step by step on one half of your face, and then guide you to apply the make-up to the other half of your face using the techniques that you have just learned. This “learning through doing” approach will give you the confidence that you will be able to repeat what you have learned once Claire has gone home.

After your makeup lesson you will receive a Makeup by Claire brochure including tips on make-up application and trends, personal recommendations and a guide to application. You will also receive a personal product list of items used during the session.

Each make-up lesson takes place in the comfort of your home and lasts from 1 to 3 hours.


Claire offers a couple of different makeup lessons offering specific looks including daytime and evening, however if you are looking to book time with an experienced Makeup Artist, Claire offers her time and you tailor that around the looks or techniques that you want to learn.

Make-Up Lesson         90 minutes       £35

Make-Up Lesson         2 hrs                £40

Make-Up Lesson         2 1/2 hrs          £50

If you wish to book a voucher or an actual date in the diary, please can you give Claire a call on 07967 214226.

Daytime Make-Up Lesson 90 minutes £35

The Daytime Make-Up Lesson is a full 90 minutes of one on one tuition tailored to your individual requirements and delivered in the comfort of your own home.

Typically the lesson is based on developing the skills and techniques required to create a very natural, radiant day look, however if you have a particular focus in mind, such as makeup for job interviews or how to correct & conceal blemishes Claire will adjust the lesson to suit your individual needs. Claire brings to your lesson a full professional makeup kit so you can experiment with new products and colours however she recommends working with your current make-up kit wherever possible so that you can easily put the skills and techniques you have learned into practice when she isn’t there.

Day to Evening Make-Up Lesson 2 1/2 hrs £50

The Day to Evening Make-Up Lesson is a full 2 1/2-hours of one on tuition tailored to your individual requirements and delivered in the comfort of your own home.

Typically the lesson is based on developing the skills and techniques required to create a very natural, radiant day look and how this can be transformed into a more glamorous evening style, however if you have a particular focus in mind, such as makeup for job interviews or how to correct & conceal blemishes, Smokey eyes or flicks, Claire will adjust the lesson to suit your individual needs.

Claire brings to your lesson a full professional makeup kit so you can experiment with new products and colours however she recommends working with your current make-up kit wherever possible so that you can easily put the skills and techniques you have learned into practice when she isn’t there.

Bridal Make-up Lesson – (2 ½ hours)  £75

The Bridal Makeup Lesson is a full 2 ½ hours of specialised bridal one on one tuition tailored to your individual requirements and delivered in the comfort of your own home.

This lesson is for brides who wish to learn how to apply their own makeup on their wedding day or brides getting married abroad. Typically the lesson is based on developing the skills and techniques required to create a natural, radiant wedding day look just for you, however if you have a particular focus in mind, such as darker eye makeup, Claire will adjust the lesson to suit your individual needs.

Claire will also go through your existing makeup to see what can be used and what needs to be updated for your bridal look. The bridal lessons are based on the “half face” technique, where she will demonstrate each stage step by step on one half of your face, and then guide you to apply the make-up to the other half of your face using the techniques that you have just learned.

This “learning through doing” approach will give you the confidence that you will be able to repeat what you have learned once Claire has gone home. Alternatively if you would prefer, a friend can be taught how to apply your wedding day makeup on your behalf. You will receive instruction on skincare and a full makeup prescription (shopping list) of products to take away. All Bridal Makeup Lesson’s receive a 10% discount code to be used on Makeup-byclaire.co.uk to purchase your Jane Iredale wedding makeup.

Group Make-Up Lesson 3 hrs £120, 2 people (additional people £50 p/p)

The group lesson is ideal for ladies who want to learn together, and perhaps make an evening out of the session with friends and a glass of wine. This lesson is a lovely way to spend the evening/afternoon and is extremely popular for birthdays and girls nights.

The group lesson is led by Claire with tips and tricks of the trade, colour analysis and guides to application. The session will be tailored to the individual requirements of the group, taking into account your current level of experience and specific areas of interest and will begin with demonstrations of different aspects of makeup application using members of the group.

As well as covering application techniques, the lesson will also include helping each participant to identify which looks / colours work well for them and why, and translating this knowledge right the way through to their current make-up kits so that everyone can put the lesson into practice at home.

Makeup Demonstrations £250 (4 hours)

The demonstration lesson is led by Claire and is popular with larger groups wanting to learn the secrets of professional makeup. Claire shares with the group tips and tricks of the trade she has learnt over her 10 years as a professional makeup artist and includes colour analysis and guides to application.

The session will begin with demonstrations of different aspects of makeup application using a member of the group. In addition to covering a number of application techniques, the lesson will also include helping the participants to identify which looks / colours will work well for them and why, and how to translate this right the way through to their current make-up kits so that they can put the skills and techniques covered in the lesson into practice at home.

After the demonstration each member of the group will receive a Makeup by Claire brochure which includes tips on make-up application, trends and a guide to application. Attendees at a demonstration who wish to further their knowledge by booking an individual lesson will receive a 10% discount.