The Beauty Apprentice writes on behalf of myself at Vonvon's Interests...................
With Christmas over and as the year draws to a close, as the topic of the final post of the year, I have been requested to gauge our readers’ views about beauty(makeup and skincare) workshops organised by the leading beauty brands here in Malaysia.
In the past few months there has been a flurry of workshops being conducted by the leading beauty brands in Kuala Lumpur. The Klang Valley literally seems to be the epicentre of these workshops! Especially since the last quarter of this year, one workshop was lined up after another every few days in Kuala Lumpur! However, up north where I am based, it was the exact opposite. There was a dearth of workshops! This year, the recent workshops in the northern region which come to mind are the ones organised in Penang by MAC and Dior. In July this year, I had the opportunity to attend the MAC workshop which was held at the G Hotel in Penang, where I managed to pick up some very useful new makeup tips and skills. The MAC workshop was conducted by their internationally renowned makeup artist, Yokoe Chan and was very well organised indeed. In general, throughout this year in the northern region, there was a lot of the usual makeover-cum-photography sessions organised by the various major brands, but makeup or skincare workshops were very few and far between.
I did some research into makeup workshops and on Bobbi Brown’s website, bobbibrown.com I discovered that in the USA such workshops are held several times a year. Every season there are several workshops organised by the Bobbi Brown brand in different US towns and cities. I notice from their Fall Schedule that they cover diverse topics such as, Beauty Basics, Everything About Eyes, 40+ Beauty and Professional Beauty. These workshops last about 4 hours long on average and the classes are limited to 15 students per session. They are held at the local Bobbi Brown Studio and the cost is USD200.00. The cost includes the makeup and supplies required for the class. As you can see from the topics, the workshops cover various levels of knowledge, from novices to aspiring makeup artists and they are taught by top Bobbi Brown makeup artists. Each makeup workshop includes a makeup lesson, a Q & A session and a hands-on make-up application session. Wow, how I wish Bobbi Brown Malaysia would organise similar workshops here!!
Tell us here...........(in your comments below)
Would readers want to have more workshops organised in your area? We would love to hear from you, wherever you may be.
By which brands?
How much would readers be prepared to pay to attend these workshops?
Should the attendance tickets or vouchers be made fully redeemable or partially?
Where should the workshops be held? In the leading hotels or at the retailers’ office premises?
What topics ought to be covered in these workshops, e.g. do you prefer to learn more about skincare or makeup tips?
Would you expect door gifts as part of the workshop? If redemption of products was possible, would you rather purchase at the workshop or at the counters?
For those readers who have attended such workshops before, what was your experience? Was it good or bad? Was your experience mainly positive or negative? Did you find them useful at all? What did you learn from the workshops? Would you attend another workshop organised by the same brand? Would you mind paying more for the workshop if the person presenting the workshop was a makeup artist from abroad?
Do let us know your opinion and we shall gather all your feedback together and let the Powers that Be know, and maybe your special wish just might be granted next year!
Meanwhile, have a Very Happy, Beautiful & Bountiful New Year from all of us at Vonvon's Interests !The Beauty Apprentice
-Edited by The Intrepid Beauty