This year we hosted our first Mini Monday Workshop taught entirely in Spanish, and we loved the response we got. As we prepare for another exciting year at Make Up First®, we’d love to hear which workshops you’re interested in taking. Please choose from the choices below of past workshops, or write in your own suggestion!
We’re proud to share Voyage Chicago’s write up on Make Up First® graduate Michelle Boyce! After completing her certification, Michelle has gone on to work fashion shows, bridal events, and created Elle Artistry.
Michelle, can you briefly walk us through your story – how you started and how you got to where you are today.
I have been obsessed with makeup for as long as I can remember. Even as young as elementary school, I remember begging my mom for my very first eyeshadow one day when we were out running errands. She agreed, and I happily picked out a light purple shade; so 90s. I was the kid who was always wanting to give my friends “makeovers” and the one buying new lip glosses on vacation instead of souvenirs. Makeup has always been my form of art, my hobby, my passion. I grew up practicing on every face I could get my hands on and testing out the latest palettes. Then, one day in high school it suddenly occurred to me that I could do this for a living! I knew with time, I would make this a reality.
I went to college and graduated with my degree in Elementary Education and shortly after completed my Master’s degree. Teaching has allowed me to grow both professionally and as a person. Teaching has taught me countless skills and developed personal attributes that transfer over into the makeup world. It has taught me the discipline required to be a businesswoman and entrepreneur. As a makeup artist, being reliable and professional is everything. Clients depend on you to have great communication skills and to be able to deliver flawless looks under pressure. When I knew I was ready to make my longtime dream a reality, I enrolled in Make Up First School. This school is INCREDIBLE, to say the least. They helped me transform from a self-taught beauty guru to truly an artist. I learned the ins and outs of makeup for theatrical, bridal, media, fashion, etc. I’ve never been more excited to attend class!
Since graduating from Make Up First, I have had experiences I never dreamed of. Whether it be working backstage at fashion shows, applying makeup in the dressing room for former SNL stars or getting to be a part of a bride’s best day of her life. Makeup has brought me so much joy and I can’t wait to see where my journey will take me next!
Read more about Michelle’s journey here!
our first ever workshop taught in Spanish: Bridal en español!
September 17th, 2018 | 10am-12pm
Join Make Up First™ as we demonstrate a Bridal Makeup Application! This class will focus on bridal techniques; dramatic eyes, bold lashes, as well as a traditional full-face application! Hosted by Paloma Guerard.
Te esperamos en Make Up First. Haremos una demostración de maquillaje de novia! Esta clase estará enfocada en increíbles técnicas de novia; ojos dramáticos, pestañas 3D y muchos tips mas de la maqullista Paloma Guerard. Terminado con un look completo de maquillaje de novia.
Paloma Guerard is an international makeup artist with more than 13 years of experience. She trained at Blanche MacDonald Centre, a world-renowned makeup academy in Vancouver, Canada. She is widely recognized as one of the premier bridal makeup artists in Mexico and has also worked with superstar artists such as Alejandro Fernandez, Diego Torres, Camila, Maná and Eugenia. Paloma is also the founder of Colombe Makeup School in Guadalajara, Mexico.
Paloma Guerard maquillista internacional con mas de 13 años de experiencia, estudio en la prestigiosa escuela Blanche MacDonald Centre. Paloma Guerard es conocida como una de las mejores maquillistas de novias en México y ha trabajado con artistas como Alejandro Fernandez, Diego Torres, Grupo Camila, Maná y Eugenia Leon, a su vez Paloma es fundadora de la escuela de Maquillaje Colombe localizada en Guadalajara México.