Holly Jade is a celebrity make-up artist and founder of HJLashes. With an impressive list of clients under her belt, including Millie Bobbi Brown and Demi Rose Mawby, she will now be sharing her expert techniques at her first ever London Makeup Masterclass this Friday 2nd November at Libertine Nightclub, London.
The fabulous event will include a full lesson of makeup, hair, styling and body contouring tips, as well as luxury good bags, pop up shops, free beauty treatments and an after party at the club to mingle with like-minded people.
We sit down with Holly ahead of the glamorous event to find out what she has to say.
Q: So exciting this is your first London masterclass in London! What can lucky attendees expect from the event?
Yes I am absolutely buzzing to be able to have such an amazing opportunity. As well as my own personal makeup masterclass, I decided to share this opportunity with other young self made entrepreneurs looking to flaunt their businesses by including pop up shops at the event during the day, before the demonstration. Brands such as Twenty Fall, ThreeThreadsClothing and PoutCase will all be attending. Sorbet Salons are also sponsoring the event with free beauty treatments such as gel nails, mini massage and many other treats, and then once the class is finished we can party the night away with music from CJ Sax!
Q: We heard on the grapevine that the goodie bags are going to be amazing. Tell us more!
The goodie bags are to die for! They come included for every ticket holder worth a total of £300 and contain products that I will be using on our model that evening. So far we have sponsored items from IT Cosmetics, GOGetGlitter, Poutcase, Vita Liberata and MEMI Makeup! The list is never ending as we are adding more and more everyday.
Q: I’m not sure about others out there, but no matter how many tutorials I watch and articles I read, I can never get my head around contouring and the results are always less than perfect. What are your top tips for contouring?
Contouring now that I have mastered it, is a technique myself and my clients couldn’t survive without!! If you think about it literally, put lighter shades where you want to lift and high ’light’ and darker shades where you want to diminish, disguise or ‘make-look-thinner’!
Q: Tell us some more about you famous false eyelashes
HJLashes has been a huge success in such a short period of time and I am so grateful for all of the support I have received from my clients. Now worn and loved by celebrities, the eyelashes come in 6 different styles varying from ultra natural to extremely dramatic. They come in compact casing to keep them safe in your handbag after a heavy night and are reusable for up to 15 wears!! They are available on my website along with a limited edition packaging style launching the night of the masterclass. They are a product I cannot live without and I even wear day to day without makeup to make me feel a bit more glam!
Q: What are your favourite beauty and skincare brands?
MEMI Makeup is by far one of my favourite makeup brands. The quality is fantastic and the products actually do what they say they are going to do! All at such a reasonable price. Their expert liner is my particular favourite. Makes a troublesome task, simple! Skincare wise nothing beats Embryollise UK and their range of moisturisers. They are the best on the market and NOTHING beats them!
Q: I leave the house feeling happy with my makeup but with the crazy unpredictable London weather and increasing pollution, by lunchtime most of it seems to have disappeared. Any tips for makeup staying power you can give us?
Personally I believe this is all down to how you prep the skin. The more moisturised your face is the better your skin will stay hydrated and the longer your makeup will last! Again Embryollise UK and their ‘Lait-Crème Concentrate’ is the best base for makeup.
Q: How did you get into being a makeup artist? Do you have any tips for Londoners wanting to get into this field?
Yes come to my masterclass and I will share all my tips and tricks! Seriously, take every opportunity. Never say no to anything!
Q: What do you love most about London?
I love the buzz and the atmosphere and the variety of people that live here is amazing.
Q: What are your favourite places to hang out in London?
You can always find me sipping cocktails at the Sanderson, dancing on tables at Bagatelle, and ending the night at Libertines.
Q; Anything else you want to mention
Just that the whole day is going to be great for networking and a real opportunity for any self-made entrepreneurs!
Tickets are limited yet still available! Please have a look at our website www.hermake-up.com under the masterclass tab at the top of the page.
The masterclass itself begins at 7pm in an exclusive room just for attendees. This will be a demonstration on a makeup application, hair styling and body image. Everyone attending will receive a free goodie bag containing items used by Holly on the model that evening. Items in the bag are worth £300 plus! Sponsored by brands such as GOGetGlitter, IT Cosmetics and Vita Liberata. You will also reecueve a ‘Step by Step’ booklet on how to achieve the look we have created that evening with product breakdown, so nothing is forgotten! Social media advice and training, how to receive discount from major makeup brands and guidance on how to turn makeup into a business & product range will also be discussed.