Good Morning Ladies!
Happy Monday to you all! So yesterday myself and Lisa Moore took to the road and had a well deserved girls day out! We both attended the fab Bridal Makeup & Hair master class hosted by Katrina Kelly for K2Har / Push Makeup and Amber Dean from facesbyamberdean. Both of these ladies are among some of our favourite talented ladies that we both follow so when this masterclass was announced we were all over it!
As makeup artists already its great to always keep up-to-date with trends, this is why we love to attend such classes like these. Even though we know an extreme amount about makeup etc… there is always something that you might pick up on whether it be a new technique or a new product. No matter what you do or know there is always something else for you to learn.
Amber Dean is one of the best makeup artists out there and for me she has such a distinctive look to her makeup, I suppose its like a trade mark, you know when someone has been ‘Amberfied’!! She is such a sweet lady and I was really inspired by her and motivated to really bring out my creative side. What I like most about Amber is how down to earth she was and so approachable. This class would be especially perfect for someone starting out in the makeup field as she runs through all her products, kit essentials and must-haves definitely keep any eye out for further classes as this is one not to be missed. Amber is also on snapchat @itsambermdean for those that want to see what she gets up to (bascically stalk)!!
When we entered K2Hair we were greeted by the gorgeous Katrina and Amber who both looked amazing might I add. We have been following Katrina and Amber on snapchat forever @katrinaK2hair so to meet her in person was great as we felt like we have known her for so long through her tell all snaps which are lol! She is a wonderful character to be around, very talented and extremely knowledgeable in her field.
Katrina is the owner of K2hair which is based in Cabra and Glasnavin she is also the creator of Push-Makeup which I have been adding to my makeup kit collection as some of you may have seen on my snap chat recently. And I can honestly say that I am mad about, but anyway that’s another post.
We had a fab goody bag or OSCAR bag as Katrina calls them and my were we spoilt with some fab products inside!
The first of five demos to take place started with Katrina who showed us the very popular and most requested hair do ‘Vintage Waves’. Katrina used Amber as her model and showed us step by step how to create this look using the Tondeo Cerion Curve to perfect the vintage waves. This can be purchased for €120 and can be ordered by contacting K2hair directly! Katrina swears by this hair tool for smooth curls without that dreaded pulling on the head when been used!
We then moved onto Amber Deans first bridal demo. The look Amber wanted was a bronzed beachy bridal look and that she did! The look was flawless due to the great skin prep that I always harp on about. Skin prep is so important to a flawless makeup application and Amber really spoke so well about this and key products on how to perfect the skin.
I loved this look it was so simple but yet captured the exact bridal look that Amber wanted to achieve. With Katrina adding her beachy wave hair style to complete the look! To create this type of beachy wave you simply curl in different directions this way the curls will not marry into each other to form one big curl! Using the Joico Hair Shake to give a little texture to the look . I have this product and adore it, its exactly as Katrina said, “its kinda in between a styling product and a dry shampoo but not as white as a dry shampoo, it will expand the hair” which basically gives texture to the hair.
The next look came from Amber which was another bridal look with a bit more of a dramatic twist. This look would be for more the funky bride that wants something a little edgier for her big day. The dark smokey eye with the inner v liner and flick topped with a beautiful pigment from Inglot, this look was amazing and really pulled out Amber’s makeup artists talent. The technique Amber uses in her makeup is definitely something that I will learn from and hope to practice with my own clients. Like I said at the beginning you can always keep learning!
The fifth and final demo of the night was by Katrina who created this badass hair updo using padding to create this funky bun style with a twist. At first we were like what the hell is going on but again Katrina pulled off a beautiful creative style in probably 5 minutes!
So that’s what we got up to yesterday. It’s so nice to attend classes like these, you get to meet new people and discuss topics such as makeup, hair and more with girls that have the same passion as you.
I would highly recommend any future classes that these duo hold. A very down to earth chilled out evening with Katrina Kelly and Amber Dean is a must for all you hair and makeup enthusiasts out there.
Thanks for reading and hope you felt like you were part of this class to!
Until next time xx
Lisa D xx