A few weeks back I was given the opportunity by the lovelies at Beauty Crowd (thanks guys!) to attend my first ever make-up course.
The course was run by The House of Glamdolls which was set up by David Horne and Chinyee Chu.
I decided to do my research before I arrived and found out that David created the legendary Illamasqua Skin Base and Hydra/Matte Veils – this, in itself, had me excited! Chinyee had worked at MAC and Illasmaqua so I knew I was in good hands!
This being my first make-up course I was a little bit nervous but shouldn't have been. The House of Glamdolls offers a really friendly and comfortable experience from the amazing interior (homely meets eclectic meets make-up) to the personal approach throughout the course.
David and Chinyee took the time to really talk to us and discuss with us as well as demonstrate and teach – all in a really comfortable way which I enjoyed.
During the class we recreated a Foxy Vamp look using products from Freedom Makeup which is a make-up line run under the same company as Makeup Revolution which is aimed mostly at pro MUAs.
I was surprisingly impressed by the quality of the Freedom Makeup products. The Pro Conceal Palettes and the ultra-affordable Decadence Rock & Roll eyeshadow palette were my favourite products on the day – both had amazing colour payoff and were great in texture.
I also loved the Glamdolls Glam Base Wheel 2 (also created by David) which I have now added to my make-up wishlist!
At the course I had the opportunity to meet and speak with Adam Minto the creator of Makeup Revolution/Freedom Makeup. It was great to speak to the man himself but I did have to stress the importance of expanding the shade range of the base products for PoC. I had to use Skin Base as my foundation as the Freedom Makeup bases did not cover deeper skin tones which I have to admit was a bit disappointing but not surprising.
All in all I had an amazing day and learnt a lot!
I felt very privileged to able able to meet David and Chinyee and to be taught by David.
If you wish to book a course at The House of Glamdolls whether you’re a beginner or pro you can do so via their website HERE.
Many thanks to all at Beauty Crowd for this opportunity!
*I was offered a place on this course by Beauty Crowd.
Although not asked to review the course, my voluntary review above holds nothing but my true and honest opinion.