There are a few beauty techniques that are fundamental to everyone's make-up repertoire: a red lip, basic contouring, and the ever-illusive smokey eye. The latter sounds like it would be a no-brainer (a little eyeshadow, a little smudging, the end!), when in reality the classic evening look is an art form.
French-born, Dubai-based makeup artist Laure Sejean has got the day-to-night look down to a science and thankfully for us, she's hosting a beauty workshop in Dubai this weekend to give us a definitive guide on achieving the perfect smokey eye.
Taking place on Saturday, 2 February, from 10am to 3pm at the W Hotel The Palm, Sejean will cover everything from skincare prep to dramatic lashes, teaching us the very practical skill of taking our daytime beauty into the night. Guests will leave with a goodie bag full of some of her all-time fav products (plus food and beverages throughout!).
What we're most excited about is her unique methodology, which is a highly interactive makeup experience. Unlike your usual tutorial workshops you won’t just be sitting there jotting down notes, instead you'll actually be applying the make-up on yourself with her guidance. "During the make-up class you will get a lot of practice and fun creating on yourself a day makeup look and turning it into a smokey eye look for your night out!" she wrote on Instagram.
Starting off with skincare from Caudalie, make-up from Nude Stix and falsies from Kemet Lash, you'll see firsthand how a beauty expert creates a glam look that you can break out anytime you have cause to celebrate.
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I’m beyond excited to do a makeup workshop in Dubai on 2nd February from 10am to 3pm at the new W Hotel The Palm @wdubaipalm and being supported by amazing brands like @caudalie for the skincare, @nudestix to create the makeup looks and @kemetlash with their fab lashes! . During the makeup class you will get a lot of practice and fun creating ON YOURSELF a DAY MAKEUP LOOK and turning it into a SMOKEY EYE LOOK for your night out! . As a Professional Makeup Artist, I will guide you through each and every step from skin care to makeup! . Katrina from @kemetlash will show you how to apply perfectly false eyelashes! . No need to bring any of your makeup products nor brushes, I’m looking after everything! . There will be a goodie bag for all participants with products of my favorite brands! . And there will be healthy FOOD and BEVERAGE served during the day by the talented team of W Hotel The Palm! . I can’t wait to share this unique makeup experience with you! . AED 795 per person. Limited seats to 15 people. GET YOUR TICKET NOW - LINK IN MY BIO GIFT VOUCHERS AVAILABLE, PERFECT FOR MEMORABLE SURPRISES! . BOOK NOW: email@example.com OR +971. (0)50.341.84.82 . #makeupbylauresejean #lauresejean #makeupmasterclass #masterclass #mydubai #dubaimakeupartist #smokeyeye #daymakeup #beautifulgirls #selfconfidence #wdubaithepalm #caudalie #nudestix #kemetlash
Tickets start at Dhs795 per person and can be purchased here.
Press play to watch Karen Wazen get a red carpet make-up tutorial from Toni Malt.