Set your daughters up for makeup success by letting the professionals show them how it’s done!
Most of us had our fair share of makeup disasters when we were teens (whether we choose to admit it or not!). We’re talking orange foundation that stopped abruptly at our chins, going a little too heavy-handed on the kohl eyeliner and even drawing on a ridiculous lip line that made us look like we’d been stung by a swarm of bees! So why not give your teenage daughter a helping hand by booking her in for some makeup lessons and letting the professionals show her how to avoid the mistakes her mama made. Here’s where you can find makeup lessons for teens in Hong Kong (covering everything from application to technique and even product picks).
We love the ambience at Flawless and are pretty sure your youngsters will too. This chic beauty salon in Central aims to ensure no bad habits are picked up as your teens and tweens start to apply makeup for the first time. Its lessons, which are suitable for 12 to 15 year olds and are aimed at building up confidence, cover everything from choosing colours to the application process. Of course, the importance of skincare won’t be forgotten either.
emmanuel f is another salon offering affordable makeup lessons for teens. Its makeup artists only use certified organic products so you can rest assured there are no ingredients that will aggravate young skin. Although the lesson covers topics like skincare, base and eyes, it’s designed to be led by the client, so make sure your daughter isn’t afraid to ask questions. That way, the experience can be tailored to her specific needs so she gets the most out of it.
How much: $1,500
How long: 1.5 to 2 hours
Location: UG/F, The Pemberton, 22-26 Bonham Strand, Sheung Wan, Hong Kong
Contact: 2167 8280, www.emmanuelf.com
KALAMAKEUP was founded in 2010 by Kalam, a makeup artist who did her professional training in Hong Kong, London and New York. She’s even worked with the likes of Nicole Scherzinger, Solange Knowles and Charlotte Tilbury, and now has a team of makeup artists at her disposal. She offers one-on-one lessons or group classes if your daughter would rather learn with her friends (or of course, her mama!). Her natural base makeup class covers everything from applying primer to contouring, shading and highlighting. Kalam will also make product recommendations, provide notes and discuss the proper way to remove makeup.
How much: One-on-one classes, $2,500 for one class or $4,000 for two; Group classes, $1,200 per person for 3 students or $1,000 per person for 5 students or more (maximum 8 students)
How long: 1.5 hours
Location: Room 101, Ivy House, 18-20 Wyndham Street, Central, Hong Kong
Contact: 9757 4220, [email protected], www.kalamakeup.com
Megumi Sekine is a Hong Kong-based makeup artist who has worked on big advertising campaigns for the likes of Marc Jacobs, Chanel and Shanghai Tang. She’s also worked on A-list clients including Paris Hilton and Hailey Baldwin (which is bound to earn her some street cred with your teen). She covers three main things during the lessons she has specially-tailored for teenagers: how to even out skin tone (including covering up spots and acne scarring), how to add colour and how to make sure eyebrows correctly frame the face.
New Zealand-born Krystina Te Kanawa has more than 14 years industry experience as a makeup artist so she certainly knows what she’s talking about! During her lessons (which can be done individually or in groups of up to seven girls) she will demonstrate various tips and tricks, including how to help cover redness and spots, as well as how to apply eyeliner perfectly and achieve a bold lip. Krystina will also make product recommendations based on your teen’s skin type. She even has her own cruelty-free range of brushes to help recreate the chosen look at home.
How much: One-on-one, $1,200; Group classes for 4 to 7 teens, $700 per person
How long: 2 to 2.5 hours
Location: Will come to your chosen address
Contact: 5635 6623, [email protected], www.krystinatekanawa.com
Jaime Smith is a freelance makeup artist (who has worked in the US, London and Paris) and the founder of Smudge Make-up Artistry. She offers makeup lessons for adults, which can be adapted for teenagers based on their needs. Expect one-one-one instruction, colour analysis and personalised product recommendations, all conducted in Jaime’s easy-going, friendly style. Make sure you tell her when booking if there is anything your teen wants to focus on, otherwise it can be discussed on the day.
How much: $1,500
How long: 1.5 hours
Location: Will come to your chosen address or alternatively you can go to Jaime’s home in Happy Valley
Contact: 6907 8773, [email protected], www.smudgemakeupartistry.com
You may have enlisted the help of the sponge girls yourself, but did you know that its on-location and on-demand services are also suitable for teens? If you book its “the essentials” makeup lesson, you can basically choose what type of look your daughter needs help with (daytime, evening, contouring, etc.). The best part is its website is incredibly easy to follow. All you need to do is select the service you require and choose a timeslot (you can book from as little as one day ahead, or up to one month ahead). You’ll also be asked to fill in the address you want the makeup artist to come to, as well as your payment details. Then just wait for the email confirmation and that’s it!
Featured image courtesy of Getty Images, image 1 courtesy of Flawless via Facebook, image 2 courtesy of emmanuel f via Facebook, image 3 courtesy of KALAMAKEUP and Rambo Lai via Instagram, image 4 courtesy of Megumi Sekine via Facebook, image 5 courtesy of Krystina Te Kanawa, image 6 courtesy of Smudge Make-up Artistry via Facebook, image 7 courtesy of sponge via Instagram.