San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
A Beautiful Face: Makeup 101
Enjoy an informative, fun filled, and interactive makeup class taught by Professional Makeup Artist, Alexandra Butler, whose work is featured on Vh1's Love and Hip Hop Atlanta.
In this class you will experience a live makeup application demonstration by Alex as well as a step-by-step lesson on how to take your makeup to the next level.
Learn what is in trend and how to update your current makeup techniques...
Things covered in this class will be:
- Proper tools and techniques to use during your makeup routine
- Precise eye shadow placement and blending, including a false eyelash demonstration and details on perfecting your brows
- Color correcting and blending when applying foundation and concealer
- Correct instruction on placement and selection of products used on the face
- Various tips and tricks to make your makeup application successful and even more beautiful
Not only will you be taught the correct way to apply your makeup, but you will also receive an exclusive Makeup Swag Basket filled with Beauty "Must-Haves" hand picked by Alex. This basket will contain over $75 worth of products that will be a great start or addition to your makeup kit.
Doors will open at 1PM to allow attendees to mingle and engage in networking while indulging in the delcious foods and drinks provided. The class will begin promptly at 2PM and go until approximately 6PM. After the class portion is complete, we will engage in prizes and giveaways, and attendees can continue to partake in mingling and asking Alex personal questions. Bring your cameras because we are taking pics too :).
Our Venue, Flourish Studios...
Flourish Studios is a learning gallery comprised of an amazing Studio Space, an intriguing Art Gallery, and an interactive Retail Store.
The "Studio For Change" was created to assist others to move on to more positive life patterns and experiences.
The "Envision Gallery" highlights artists who have created pieces that represent the process of self-transformation and that create conversation on personal, public, and community issues.
The resourceful Retail Store offers products that serve a purpose in the lives of children, teenagers, and adults. These products help promote a healthier lifestyle and living your life to the fullest.
Flourish Studios is located at 3020 North Lincoln Avenue and is just west of Chicago's own Boystown and Lake View neighborhoods. Chicago's "Maginificent Mile" is less than 5 miles southeast from this prestigous location.
Our Featured Model...
When anyone talks about the epitome of beauty, fashion, natural hair, elegance and SWAG, there is no question that Chicago's own, Ms. Vaughn, has to be the topic of that discussion. To visit her channel and to watch her absolutely fabulous videos, click here.
J. St. Jaimes
Makeup Maven and Fashion Designer, J. St. Jaimes, is a TRUE artist! As a painter, makeup came 2nd nature to her and she excelled with any face she touched. Being that creative beauty that she is, she has discovered a new talent in creating beautiful designs for those who embody creative expression in fashion...
She wlll be raffling off one of her AMAZING custom made jackets/vests to one lucky attendee...
To see her work, click here.
Nappy Rútz specializes in enhancing ones beauty by way of accessories and was conceived by an avid frugalista who loves eye catching earrings and t-shirts designs but found it hard to get what she desired without looking like everyone else. What started as a hobby quickly became a booming business when Nappy Rútz did what any innovator would do, she designed her own tees and earrings and sold them to friends and family. Now three years later with a large following Nappy Rútz is expanding and bringing her wares to an even broader audience. She will be donating items to a few lucky attendees. To see her fabulous creations, click here.
Creator Michelle Villanueva, is the GENIUS behind one of the most important tools for needed for a successful Eye Makeup Application. Shadow Shields completely eliminate eye shadow fallout and saves alot of time during application. As seen on E! News, The TODAY Show, and in 'O, The OPRAH Magazine, Shadow Shields are used by top Makeup Artists and everyday women who want the confidence to apply eye makeup like a pro. There will be a giveaway to some lucky ladies in attendance... To visit their site, click here.
Bdellium Tools Antibacterial & Eco-Friendly Makeup Brushes are expertly designed professional makeup tools. Of their five unique and affordable brush lines, the Maestro, Studio and Travel Line features professional antibacterial brushes. To see more of their awesome products, click here.
Leslie Jackson, owner and founder of Etcetera Row, will be donating ONE Handbag to a lucky attendee as a giveaway!!! To visit more of her products, click here.
N.V. Me for the Envy Elite
Jami Curtis, owner and founder of N.V. Me for the Envy Elite, will be donating some fabulous items from her collection. To view more of her products click here.
Soo Cute Auctions
Soo Cute Auctions offer a variety of different styles at an affordable price. Live Auctions take place every Sunday and Tuesday at 7:30 CST. Their fun filled page features the latest makeup tips, fashion triends, and of course, come Cute humor. Lots of their pieces have been inspired by Love and Hip Hop Atlanta cast member Rasheeda. To see more of her pieces, click here.
Owner and Lead MUA LaToya Stephens has created an amazing line of products that are made for any skin type. Her products are mineral based and full of pigment. She will be gifting each attendee a special gift from her product line. To see more from her product line, click here.
Fusion of Color Cosmetics
Fusion of Color Cosmetics is a mineral based line that is all custom made in house. The products have full coverage and are free of talc, dyes, and parabens. Since 2003 Fusion of Color, has specialized in women of all skin types and skin tones. Each attendee will receive some wonderful products for their swag bag. To see more from the line, click here.
Stephanie “FiFi” Rodriguez recently decided to go for one of my life-long
dreams - to start her own cosmetics line. And “Fi.R was born!
“FiR” Is short for “FIERCE” but also is the initials in her name: FiFi Rodriguez.
Custom blended colors that are “FIR-CE!! Fi.R Cosmetics are your choice for Unique, Bold & Highly Pigmented! ♥ Chemical Free & Cruelty Free! ♥ She custom makes each and every one o
Creative Cakes by Keekee
Delicious Food, Beverages, and Desserts will be provided for all Attendees.
A syllabus will be provided, but to take additional notes feel free to bring a notebook and something hard to right on since there will be no tables. If you would like to take pictures, don't forget to bring your camera. There will be a Professional Photographer there to take candid/posed shots.
PLEASE READ: To ensure that everyone gets an equal amount of time to ask questions and socialize, the class is limited to 50 people. The price of $200 is only available to those who purchase their tickets by August 31st. So if you snooze, you lose. Once you have purchased your ticket, and for some reason you have to cancel, 50% of your payment will be refunded back to you if you cancel by September 5th. If you cancel after September 5th, you will NOT be refunded due to the costs accrued when reserving your spot. No exceptions! Due to cancellations, if tickets are available after the intial 50 tickets are bought, we will reopen the event for that limited quantity and notify everyone on the mailing list. All tickets sales officially go off sale Wednesday September 10th at 12PM!!!
There will be special giveaways and prizes, in addition to "Swag Bags" that will be given to everyone who attends. Light refreshments will also be served.
Stay tuned for a list of ALL the sponsors that will be featured...
We look forward to seeing everyone and for you all to learn lots of helpful tips and techniques.
To view pics from one of the last classes, click here:
To watch a recap video from YouTube Guru Kokofemme, click here:
For questions, please email firstname.lastname@example.org and visit her website www.AlexandraButlerMUA.com.
When & Where
From a structured background in Industrial Engineering, to the creative world of a Professional Makeup Artist, Alexandra Butler isn't your typical Makeup Artist. Born and raised in St. Louis, MO, Alex's professional background and degree in Industrial Engineering from Missouri University of Science and Technology, gives her an analytical and systematic twist on makeup. While on the other hand, her sketching and painting background gives her the artistic capabilities. In a matter of close to 8 years and at the age of 32 she has gotten married to her college sweetheart DeMario Butler, left the field of Industrial Engineering, moved to Atlanta, worked at MAC Cosmetics for 3 years, and pursued her passion of being a self taught freelance full time Makeup Artist.
As a former Product Specialist at the MAC counter, Alexandra has developed a familar niche with various faces, skin types, and product attributes. Known for her blending techniques, flawless and effortless appearance of skin, and natural use of color, Alex was named the "Beauty Advisor" for Nordstrom Cosmetics for the month of September 2010. She has developed a strong presence on all forms of social media and has 90,000+ followers on Instagram, Facebook a following of 40,000+, Twitter of over 5,700, and YouTube of close to 25,000 Subscribers who are glued to her pages specializing in beauty, fashion, and natural hair.
Alex has worked on many notable celebrities (Missy Elliott, Katerina Graham, Bianca Lawson, Lalah Hathaway, just to name a few) various television shows, fashion shows, award shows, and photo shoots. Her most recent work can be found on Bravo's, “Real Housewives of Atlanta” featured on Cynthia Bailey and TV One's “Verses and Flow” Season 5 on recording artist Avery Sunshine, which premiered August 27. She has also worked on shows such as WeTV's “Growing Up Hip Hop” on Kristinia DeBarge, BET's "Comicview" on Host Comedienne, Sommore, Bravo's “Real Housewives of Atlanta” on Phaedra Parks, Vh1's “Love and Hip Hop Atlanta”, WeTV's “SWV Reunited”, Vh1's “Atlanta Exes” on Tameka Raymond, the 2013 BET Soul Train Awards, CW's “Vampire Diaries”, and Bravo's “The New Atlanta” on Africa Miranda.
She has partnered up with Milani Cosmetics as their Key Makeup Artist at the 2015 DC Ubiquitous Hair and Trade Show, 2014 Haiti Bridal Expo and lead the brand at two Wal-Mart appearances in Houston, TX and New Orleans, LA in 2014, debuting the brand's new products to consumers and being the Celebrity Makeup Brand Ambassador. She has plans on attending the 2016 Haiti Bridal Expo as Milani's Brand Ambassador in mid April.
She has toured the globe nationally and internationally teaching her basic and advanced makeup classes to the masses. Her makeup class tours began in 2012, grew in 2013, and in 2014, she taught in over 15 cities. She traveled to over 20 cities teaching two hands on makeup classes in each city in 2015. In 2016, she will continue to reach over 10 cities in an effort to educate women on makeup artisry. She prides herself on being an educator and to one day develop a Makeup Academy after establishing a well known name for herself in the entertainment and beauty industry.