We can’t seem to get enough of watching makeup videos and ‘get ready with me videos’ on social media. We have all these videos at our fingertips and the popularity of them is constantly increasing. Celebrity MUA Masterclass in association with Debenhams Beauty Club has come up with the perfect event for any makeup enthusiast! You may be wondering why you would want to pay for something like this when you can just watch some videos online. Well, you can’t beat seeing this in real life rather than through a screen. You can ask questions and hear what the MUA’s think and what brands they have in their collection. You can even go and have a closer look and even swatch one or two of the products they have used. You don’t get any of this by watching a video. At the event, you are also gifted with a goody bag worth a whopping £100 and a certificate for attending. I feel that being able to interact with the celebrities and asking for advice is what makes it worthwhile.
The Celebrity MUA Masterclass is a full jam-packed day (11am-4pm), each makeup artist does two different looks and you have a break for lunch, which is included and you get a chance to browse the stalls and purchase any of your beauty needs right there. There is also a break for lunch which is included in your ticket, this was a buffet style lunch. One of my favourites was the doughnuts! The Masterclass I attended was in St George’s Hall, Liverpool. If you have never been it is absolutely stunning inside. MUA Gary Cockerill and YouTuber Alexis Stone were at the event I attended.
Gary Cockerill has over 25 years experience and his previous work includes Oscars, BAFTAS, Eva Longoria and Katie Price. Gary’s first look he did was of a glam copper smokey eye perfect for the evening. It was great to see what products he used and how he was a big fan of soft fluffy brushes to get that perfect airbrushed look.
Gary Cockerill’s second look was a natural bronze look, perfect for day or evening. I really liked this look and thought it made the models eyes really pop. This is a great look that you could wear in the day and through to the evening. You could just pop a bit more mascara or eyeliner on for a more evening look.
All the way through, Gary was taking questions from the audience and was always happy to answer any questions we had. He invited everyone up at the end to get a closer look and to also have a look at the makeup he had used.
Alexis Stone is a makeup connoisseur, Fashion Designer and ultimate drag queen. If you have never heard of Alexis Stone you can find him on YouTube or Instagram, doing tutorials, personal transformations and vlogs. If you haven’t seen his Leonardo DiCaprio transformation go and check it out! He has some amazing skills that you just need to see!
Alexis Stone’s first look was a very bold red look, making a masculine face have feminine features. There is no need for fancy expensive makeup either just as Alexis Stone demonstrated. He is a fan of using Makeup Revolution and says you only need a few colours to achieve a smokey look. No need for too many colours to achieve the look you are after.
Alexis’ second look had to be my favourite. He sat there doing his own makeup while taking questions and having a general chat with everyone. It was so relaxed and he was very open with us all about his plastic surgery and life as a drag queen performer. Alexis definitely knows how to interact with an audience and keep everyone engaged. The look was a dramatic eye with subtle lips and the perfect highlight. It was very interesting to watch and felt like you were his friends just watching him get ready for a night out!
The Celebrity MUA masterclass was a great day and very informative. There were plenty of tips you could take home and try out yourself. It’s great to see big names using cheaper brands and knowing that you don’t need a lot of products to achieve these looks. Just get your makeup bag and have a play with the tips you learn, you don’t need to spend big bucks to do great makeup!
If you are considering going to a Celebrity MUA masterclass, grab a friend get your tickets and go! Prepare some questions and you will leave with some handy tips.
Have you attended a Celebrity MUA masterclass before or are you considering attending one? I’d love to hear if you have or are considering it.
*Disclaimer – I was invited to Celebrity MUA Masterclass in exchange for a review. All opinions and thoughts are my own.