I was lucky enough to secure a place on yesterdays course with the one and only Karla Powell, international makeup artist. Karla herself is an international celebrity, fashion, portrait, beauty, professional makeup artist working in London and NYC.
Pic.1 - With the adorable Karla
This one day course, for makeup artists, was headed by Karla who has also headed her own New York Fashion Week S/S12 show as well as working alongside other prestigious artists and designers at New York Fashion Week and London Fashion Week.
I signed up to this masterclass with the expectation of learning the key skills to achieve 2012s Spring Summer trends as well as the opportunity to meet Karla herself as well as other makeup artists. What I came away with was so much more than that, a wealth of knowledge as well as invaluable tips, tricks, networking and business mind.
Pic. 2 - The other MUAs
The morning started out with all of the makeup artists individually sharing with the room an introduction about themselves and where within the industry they predominantly work. Everyone was so lovely and the enthusiasm and talent around the room was indescribable. Everyone willingly shared their experiences along with trade tips and techniques. Karla herself was so lovely, down to earth and willing to share her secrets.
In the afternoon Karla demonstrated two looks.
Pic. 3 - Karla’s fab design sheets
The first look was from S/S12-Sergio Davilla Show New York Fashion Week where Karla was the key makeup artist.
This look was a very dewy, healthy glow with subtle shading and an unmissable bold lip.
Pic. 4 - Look number 1
The second look was from S/S12- Stephanie Rolland Paris Fashion Week where Karla learnt the look from key makeup artist Pablo R.
This look was a black smokey eye with a difference :o)
Pic. 5 - Look number 2
We all had the chance to practice the looks on each other and were given goodie bags full of MUA cosmetics to take home as well as being able to take home the makeup that was laid out on our workstations for use during the day.
All in all it was a fantastic day that I have gained so much from. Karla has really inspired me and opened my eyes even more to the world of makeup.
Pic.6 -Makeup to take home
I look forward to keeping in touch with everyone and future classes. If I could describe Karla’s master class in a word….. AMAZBALLS…. LOL (if that’s even a word)… ;o)