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Wednesday, January 25, 2012


My ultimate dream is to be able to set up my own makeup school. Through the years of my beauty industry experience, I discovered that I am most passionate about teaching! So, while I am still building my empire to set up my school, I am conducting workshops! I've done several for NARS, Laura Mercier and Chanel - and it's awesome that I am trusted by these brands to do them!

The Style Quarter, a multiply seller that features professional and consumer makeup brands, partnered with me to produce a series of workshops - the very first one will happen on March 3, 2012! I've posted the details below and I do hope that all of you would take part and reserve slots for this. I promise that it would be a very relevant and "newbie-friendly" class!

So here's the information, as can also be seen at http://thestylequarter.multiply.com/journal/item/35/The_Style_Quarter_Basic_Makeup_Workshop_:

Let's go back to basics! Know what makeup you need, what you should look for when purchasing a product and how to prettify, DIY! Don't forget to bring your own stuff to find out which ones to keep, and which ones to ditch!

Date: March 3, 2012
Time: 1:00 PM to 6:00 PM
Place: Studio SnR, Unit 301 Millenium Place, 17 Meralco Avenue, Ortigas Center, Pasig City, Philippines 1605

The Syllabus:
  • Getting started: tools of the trade, proper skin care, sanitation and hygiene techniques 
  • Must-have makeup and taking proper care of makeup to extend its shelf life 
  • All about skin: different skin tones and types and the secret to achieve a perfect canvas 
  • The importance of color wheel: color coordination demo 
  • Corrective makeup:how to highlight and shade different facial structures and special features of the face 
  • How to conceal skin blemishes and other skin imperfections, skin features, textures and colors 
  • How to apply makeup for mature skin 
  • How to transform daytime makeup to glamorous night makeup 
  • How to do smokey eyes and how to apply different eye liner 
  • All about eyebrows:different eyebrows that frames different shape of the face 
  • Brow shaping techniques and proper measurements 
  • Application of Nude makeup, Daytime makeup, Evening makeup and Classic makeup 

About the Instructor:
Samantha Unson-Gallardo has more than seven years of cumulative experience in the beauty industry. She worked with MAC cosmetics for five years initially as Brand Manager and eventually focused on Training. She conducted workshops for NARS and Laura Mercier and freelanced for two years.

Currently, Sam is the makeup artist for Chanel to conduct workshops, product launches and magazine editorials. She also blogs about beauty.


Option 1: PHP 3,500 - workshop only

Option 2: PHP 4,500 - workshop + Ben Nye Neutral Set Colorless Face Powder + Ben Nye Concealer Wheel (Save PHP 150)

Option 3: PHP 5,500 - workshop + Ben Nye Neutral Set Colorless Face Powder + Ben Nye Concealer Wheel + NYX Box of Smokey Look Collection (Save PHP 625)

Promotions and discounts:
  • Early bird promo: Get a free gift when you register on or before February 4, 2012
  • Group discount: 10% discount if you register in groups of 4
  • Early bird group: 10% discount and each participant in your group gets a free gift.

To register, e-mail thestylequarter@gmail.com or text 0918-2699181 with your name and selected package option. Just bring your makeup stash. No need to bring brushes, we will provide you with a set for use during the workshop.

We will also be selling selected items from NYX Cosmetics, Ben Nye Makeup and Urban Decay onsite at a discount during the event. :)

Refreshments / snacks will be served.

Limited slots only.

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