Makeup Lessons


Discover the difference a makeup lesson can make

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If you feel stuck in a rut creating the same makeup as you have for years, or have never really got into the habit of using makeup, a bespoke makeup lesson can be transformative.

Join our friendly expert makeup artists at our destination Chelsea beauty boutique to learn the skills, tailored to your individual beauty, that will open up the world of makeup for you, and give you new confidence in your appearance.

When you learn which makeup styles, colours and products suit you, you will be able to enhance your best features and feel the best version of yourself.


What People Say - Reviews & Testimonials

"I cannot recommend them highly enough for their professionalism, knowledge, advice, high-end, natural & kind products & delightful environment to be in."

"The makeup artist who gave the lesson was really friendly and professional and showed me some great tips. [They] were helpful, supportive and lovely and I really enjoyed the experience."

"I had an absolutely fantastic make-up lesson... and would highly recommend booking a lesson if, like me, you've always felt like you have no idea what you're doing! She helped put together a natural look that worked for me and which I could easily recreate. It was so reassuring to have her guiding me through how to properly apply the basics."

"I came out feeling great and have been able to use the techniques and products. I will definitely be back for other ideas. Thanks again."

"Wanted a make up lesson as moving from country to town and need to dress more smartly. An excellent lesson on the basics but it made such a difference and I felt really quite glamorous. Just what I needed."

Questions About Our Makeup Lessons

Why should I book a makeup lesson?

  • Have you wasted money shopping for makeup that you end up not liking or using?
  • Are you confused about the vast array of makeup and skincare available and not known where to start?
  • Do you feel like makeup is a sort of magic that only other people understand - but you'd like to find out more?
  • Do you feel like you’re stuck in a rut wearing the same makeup look you've worn for years?
  • Do you wear the same makeup day in, day out, and wish you could change up your look for special events with a more glamorous look?
  • Do you want to find out how to make yourself look younger, healthier and more radiant?

If you answered yes to any of these questions, a makeup lesson is for you! 

What happens during a makeup lesson?

Our makeup lessons at Cosmetics à la Carte are entirely bespoke, tailored around your level of experience and your goals. They are taught on a 1-1 basis with your dedicated makeup artist. All our artists at Cosmetics à la Carte are experienced educators with advanced professional qualifications, extensive experience and a gift for the natural, less-is-more makeup approach.

You don’t need to bring any existing products with you as we will use our own award-winning, British-made products - available in shades for every skin tone and personal taste - as well as our hand-made luxury makeup brushes.

Whichever lesson you choose, we build a look from the ground up with you, going step-by-step through each technique. We advise how to best enhance your natural beauty, tailoring everything to your unique facial structure. We will show you which shades will make your complexion light up, so you’ll never need to guess which colours to buy again. 

At each stage we illustrate the technique on one side of the face, and encourage you to practise on the other side of the face, using the correct brushes. There is plenty of time for you to make mistakes and let us show you how to correct them - it’s all part of the process! 

The result - at the end of the lesson you’ll be wearing a beautiful, radiant look that you can recreate again at home.  We’ll write up each step you have followed in a personalised makeup summary to help you remember what you have learned. You’ll also have the option to purchase any of our products with an exclusive 15% lesson discount on the day.

What makeup lessons are available?

The Bespoke Beauty Lesson teaches one makeup look, including complexion cleanse, prep and prime, and a foundation match. You can choose from the Bespoke Day Look option to transform the makeup you wear every day, or the Bespoke Evening Look to master a full makeup look for special occasions.

The Head Start is our tailored teen makeup lesson for under 18s. The Absolute Beginner option is offered for younger girls who are just starting out in makeup and want to get it right from the start, while The Budding Expert is offered for teens who already have a lot of confidence in makeup but want an opportunity to hone their skills with an expert.

Where do makeup lessons take place?

Our makeup lessons take place at our Chelsea beauty boutique at 192 Pavilion Road SW3. Calm and relaxed, it's a world away from a bustling beauty counter, but with all the professional products and tools you won't have at home. You can sit back, relax and enjoy complimentary refreshments. We are wheelchair, buggy and child friendly. You are also welcome to bring a friend with you to give you support and encouragement!