I always wanted to take a makeup lesson or two and learn a few of the more complicated eye makeup looks and address some of the makeup doubts I’ve had for a long time. Going to makeup school was and is not an option for me – too expensive, requires too much time commitment and they teach you so many unnecessary things which you only need to know if you plan on becoming a makeup artist, which I do not.
I wanted to go for a short 2-3 hour lesson which would be taught on a one on one basis and I’d get personal attention and when I found Sehar from Magnified Beauty I knew I had to book her fast and go for it. I checked her work on Instagram and loved it! Her insta pictures comprised of stunning makeup that ranged from subtle every day eyes to bold smokey eyes to vibrant colourful looks – all blended and executed beautifully. I also saw some contouring pictorials and that she was a pro at that and her base makeup in all her pictures was just flawless. She lives in Mississauga so anyone in the Mississauga or GTA area (like me) can conveniently book her because the distance isn’t much, but even if you’re coming to the city from another location I’d highly recommend taking time out and visiting her.
Here are some eye looks she did on me and taught me :
The makeup lesson took place in her studio which had a cozy and cute set up. She had a large mirror set up which we practiced in front of and a dresser full of makeup and all sorts of brushes and the tools required. I brought my own items because I wanted to learn how I could use them better but we used a lot of the makeup she uses on her clients as well when it came to items my collection doesn’t have yet. That way I was able to learn about some great new products and brushes which I will be purchasing soon. She gave me a lot of useful info about new products that I was missing and which websites to purchase them from.
She gave me tons of useful tips on makeup application such as lining brows with concealer to make them stand out, how to mix concealers to get your perfect colour and finish, colour correcting dark circles, contouring and highlighting and so much more. The best part was that all of the info was tailored to my facial features. I watch tons of YouTube beauty videos but that’s a whole different story. YouTube videos cannot teach you how to apply makeup according to your features and everyones face is different. For example, I have small and partially hooded eyes and the YouTube videos I watch teach me how to do a beautiful smokey eye but that might be for a different eye shape so it’s important to ask a makeup expert about eye makeup application for your shape. I started out by showing her how I do my everyday eye makeup and told her I hate how the transition colour looks harsh and above my crease. She showed me how to apply it i such a way that it gives depth yet still looks simple by not going too above the crease and doesn’t look too bold for everyday wear.
She also helped me in covering my dark circles which are my biggest insecurity. In the pic above, you can see my dark circles covered in the bottom right picture compared to the other three on which I am not wearing concealer. She also busted a big makeup myth that is that liner on your lower lash line makes your dark circles darker and eyes smaller. No it doesn’t! If done properly, it doesn’t make your eyes smaller in anyway. We applied liner on the bottom lash line on one eye and smoked it out with shadow to give a softer effect and left one eye naked and both of them looked the same size.
Sehar herself is a Canadian Beauty College passout and has attended the seminar by Dress Your Face and follows a lot of her techniques. You can follow her on her instagram named Magnified Beauty and contact her for makeup lessons and bridal/party makeup. Here are some of her looks:
That’s just a glimpse of her work. For more pictures you gotta go follow her on insta 😉
All in all I had a great time and walked out with many new tips. She was kind and very informative and helped me in making notes while the lesson went on. She even drew diagrams to make sure I wouldn’t forget anything. She was super sweet and cleaned my brushes multiple times inbetween while practicing different eye looks and though the lesson was for 3 hours, she spent extra time on me and made sure I learned everything I had planned before leaving and made sure I was satisfied with everything and confident.
Sehar’s Instagram : Magnified Beauty
Email : firstname.lastname@example.org
Thanks for reading! 🙂