Monday, May 31, 2010

Painting Faces

(me doing the lovely Tara)

Happy Monday Peeps! Did you have a good weekend?

I had another makeup-tastic couple of days. Wedding season is in full flow so I was painting more faces on Saturday and teaching the Boylan & Balfe Basics makeup course on Sunday.
I thought I'd tell you a little about our makeup courses as a few of you lovely people have been asking...

( Yes, we look alike. No, we're not related, and no, we're not married to each other!)

Ken Boylan and I have been working in makeup for many years. In our past lives, I was head makeup artist for Stila and he was in the same role for Armani. We became great friends and set up a business with the goal to teach people about makeup from a non-biased point of view as we know how intimidating it can be for you all to shop at beauty counters! We have been teaching our courses for 6 years now to those who want to get out of their makeup ruts by learning new tips and using new products. It's so common for people to stick to one old faithful makeup look which, more often than not, isn't working so well for them anymore.

We teach three classic and beautiful makeup looks; day, evening and night time, using a huge mix of brands that we deem to be worthwhile using our years of experience as makeup artists, and we bust a few beauty myths along the way too... just because a product sells volumes, doesn't mean it is high quality; YSL Touche Eclat- that means you!!

We really enjoy teaching the courses and this weekend was no exception; we met some great women and I'm quietly confident that they got a lot from it too.
We have a great laugh on the courses; the atmosphere is very informal with music playing and makeup being thrown all over the place!
We always get our subjects to try new colours and techniques and shake it up a's challenging to see a different version of you when you look in the mirror, but I believe it to be fun and dare I say, empowering.

Have a look at our site, we'd love to see you sometime! If you've any questions, just comment below...


Emma said...

Hi Ellie,

Had such a good time on your course yesterday. Learnt so much in a really relaxed atmosphere, have recommended you to everyone I know! The way I apply make up has changed forever!!

Love the blog too!


Ellie Balfe said...

Hi Emma!

Thank you. I'm delighted you enjoyed it!


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