Master the Art of Make-Up for Black and Darker Skin Tones Masterclass

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As we know, and lament, the wedding industry still predominantly leaves behind people of colour and focuses mainly on white-skinned brides and grooms. It is a complete puzzle to me as to why. Like, honestly WTF?!

Luckily, we have awesome challengers in the form of Nova Reid of Nu Bride and Joyce Connor, a leading make-up artist, who are absolutely not taking this sitting down. Frustrated with a shortfall of make-up artists confident with darker skin tones even within the industry, they’ve devised a masterclass filled to the brim with expertise, amazing tips and training, ready to share with industry colleagues.

Here’s Nova with how it came about!

“Can you recommend a make up artist that can work with black and Asian skin tones?”

At first I thought this was a bit of a contrived question to ask.

After all, one would assume that all professional make-up artists have the skillset and also the toolkit to work with an array of skin tones, wouldn’t you think?  I did, and learned very quickly that this was not the case.

As an editor, I’m approached by industry, brides, and indeed grooms, to recommend make-up artists who can work with black, Asian and darker skin tones, on a regular basis. Readers often come to me, either after having had a bad experience, or feeling concerned because they find it exceptionally difficult to find inclusive wedding make-up artists online and at wedding shows. Others have had make-up trials and ended up looking embalmed. They frequently discover make-up artists who, for whatever reason, do not have experience or evidence that they can work with different skin tones, because a diverse body of work is not being demonstrated in their portfolio.

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So what is this problem?

What is causing this barrier to an industry that should be bursting with inclusive make-up artists who are confident with application on the palest porcelain to the deepest ebony?

Does the responsibility lie with make-up schools failing to offer training on a variety of skin tones? Or does it lie with make-up artists themselves, unaware of products and tools to better their skillset and cater to a wider market?

Perhaps it’s a combination of both, so award-winning make-up artist Joyce Connor and I decided to create something to bridge the gap for make-up artists who want to be much more inclusive: the masterclass ‘master the art of make-up for black and darker skin tones’. Find out below how to attend!

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Information

Join Nova Reid of Nu Bride and multi-award-winning make-up and skincare expert Joyce Connor for a one day masterclass in the heart of Marylebone on 16th August 2017.

Priced at £195, this interactive masterclass will include a live demonstration, application and understanding the differences with melanin, hands-on experience with models, product recommendations for your kit, mixing colours to correct skin pigmentation, and advice on how to create a diverse portfolio and attract new clients.

PLUS lunch and goodie bags are also included!

For further information and to register please head here to Eventbrite.

Credits

Concept and production | Kat Williams | Rock N Roll Bride

Styling | Nova Reid | Nu Bride

Photography | Devlin Photos

Dresses | Elizabeth Stuart Bride

Hair and make-up | Joyce Connor Make-up Artist

Jewellery | Cred JewelleryFei Liu | Sif Jakobs Jewellery

Flowers | Amie Bone Flowers

Models | Cleopatra | Paige | Mahi

Veils | Rock N Roll Bride for Crown and Glory

Venue | Town Hall Hotel

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Psssst! If you like these images, I’ll be sharing the full shoot very soon!

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