The Ultimate Beauty Lesson

Gift Voucher

As seen in the Sunday Times Style

In The Ultimate Beauty Lesson you’ll learn the secrets of beautifully natural makeup to enjoy wearing every day, and how to create the elegant evening look of your choice. Led by a professional make-up artist and experienced make-up educator using our award-winning, British-made products, you’ll learn how to adapt expert techniques to your unique look and develop skills you’ll use again and again.

The lesson includes a personalised makeup chart to take away and 15% off all product purchases made on the day.

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How it works for you

A Transformative Experience

A distillation of our company’s 45+ years’ experience teaching and making natural beauty, The Ultimate Beauty Lesson gives you the tools to transform the way you look, and the way you feel about how you look. If you’ve ever felt curious about makeup, or a bit daunted by it, but haven’t been sure where to start, this lesson will give you a comprehensive and in-depth overview of all the main skills in makeup and inspire the confidence to try more. It’s the perfect gift for yourself, and for someone you care about.

What You Will Learn

  • How to look brighter, fresher, and more wide-awake every day
  • How to enhance your best features and have confidence in the way you look
  • How to get a flawless, even, natural complexion without layers of cakey product
  • Which colours for eyes, cheeks and lips suit your natural beauty best, so you never waste money shopping for makeup again
  • One natural makeup look to look your best every day
  • One sophisticated makeup look to pull out for that special occasion, wow your friends and family and look your best in photographs

Lesson Outline

  • We start with a skin assessment, facial cleanse, tone and prime, to refresh and prep the skin, and make tailored recommendations for keeping skin its glowing best in the long haul.
  • We advise the best base for your skin type and tone – looking at which texture, shade and undertone will suit you best. We also colour match you to the perfect fit in our own range, with bespoke blending as needed.
  • We develop a bespoke day time look together that enhances your natural features. We take it step by step through base, brows, cheeks, lips and eyes, consulting as we go to find the perfect colour choices and textures for you.
  • We develop a bespoke evening look together, building on the base of the day look so you can see how you can easily go from one to the other. We focus on eye makeup (will you choose a smoky eye or feline flick?) natural contouring and highlighting, and lip colour (statement and neutral). We can also teach you how to apply false lashes.

By the end of the lesson you will be wearing a full makeup look, so it’s the perfect treat before an outing with friends or family.

Our Method

At each step our makeup artist will illustrate the technique on one side of your face, and you complete the step on the other side of your face with their support and guidance, and in your own time.

We tailor the support to your skill level so, whether you’re a beginner or a seasoned makeup maven, you’ll learn something new and useful.

We’ll record everything in a personalised lesson booklet for you to take away and refer to at home.

We’ll also draw on our unique perspective as makeup creators to recommend the best formulas of skincare and makeup for your skin’s specific needs that will feel comfortable, care for your skin and look effortlessly natural.

What’s Included In Your Lesson

  • A personalised makeup summary documenting your lesson so you can practise the techniques you have learned and recall the colours and tricks we recommended
  • A complexion-reviving cleanse, moisturise and prime with our gently effective British-made skincare
  • A selection of tailored skincare samples
  • Sample of foundation or tinted moisturiser
  • Any false lashes (individual or strip) that you choose to learn to apply
  • 15% discount off all purchases on the day
  • Aftercare advice and tips relevant to your lesson and look available via phone and email anytime via our Customer Service team

The Ultimate Beauty Lesson lasts 2hrs, and appointments are available at our Sloane Square boutique.

1-year validity. Gift voucher is presented in gift envelope with optional gift message

What people say

In The Press

"On the recommendation of Sarah Jossel, [Sunday Times] Style's Beauty Director, I book in for the Ultimate Beauty Lesson at Cosmetics à la Carte....[After the lesson] I feel equipped to enter the glossier world of proper grown-ups. I'll never be a makeup aficionado but have now dislodged that mental block." - Laura Pullman, Sunday Times Style Magazine August 2022

Customer Testimonials

"I have enjoyed learning so much about make up and what really does work for me from Cosmetics a la Carte...It is make up with a really fun and intelligent sparkle about it! They have helped me to weather my professional life, my wedding and life as a mother too - truly!" - Mrs V M

"I was given this voucher for mother's day and I really enjoyed the experience. My personal make up artist was amazing .. I did learn lots of tips to improve my look and how to do a day make up to an evening look.. great present overall" - C.S.