I have admired Lipstick Nick for a long time. Her makeup skills are phenomenal and can be seen on Youtubers such as Jeffree Star, Manny MUA and Laura Lee. She’s built up her career from nothing and she’s an inspiration to all aspiring Makeup Artists out there!
I was lucky enough to get tickets to go to her first ever international Masterclass! I booked quite far in advance and I booked myself onto the third row so that I’d be guaranteed to meet her after! I was so excited! The tickets were quite costly at £140, however for that price you got a 4-hour masterclass including two different makeup looks, a meet and greet afterwards AND a goody bag worth over £100! So in my eye, it was definitely worth it!
On the day I shopped in London for a bit then headed to Leicester Square Theatre, where the Masterclass was being held. There was a super long queue outside so I waited for a bit but made some friends whilst we waited! Going alone had already made me a bit anxious but it was reassuring to speak to some lovely girls that had travelled up alone too!
Once we got in and sat down, we were all given a notepad and pen to make notes throughout. I thought this was a nice touch because I ended up filling it with different product names, brush names and general tips and tricks! The stage set-up was really nice and relaxed and there was a huge TV screen that was angled on the model’s face, so we could see exactly what Nick would be doing.
Nick arrived on stage and she is even more beautiful in person! She spoke to us about her background and how excited she was to be in London and you could tell she was genuinely so down-to-earth! She then introduced her first model onto the stage; the well-known English YouTuber Rachel Leary! I love Rachel’s videos so I was so happy to see she was the first model! She seemed very nervous but she didn’t let it affect her modelling skills!
Nick started off with a soft bronze look on Rachel with a bold red lip (something Nick is most known for!). She used a lot of products that we received in our goody bags, which was so nice to be able to go away and recreate the exact same look! Nick was excellent at answering everyone’s questions throughout and to explain exactly what she was doing and why she was doing it. The finished look was dewy and gorgeous and Rachel loved it too!
The second look was more creative and colourful. She did this look on another influencer but I wasn’t familiar with her. Nick completed this whole look freehand and I was in utter awe! She used Jeffree Star lipsticks on her eyes to get a real bold colour, then used very fine art brushes to create the shape and depth. She is seriously talented!
Throughout the whole Masterclass, Nick spoke to us about her worst jobs, favourite makeup looks she’s done, how she became such good friends with Jeffree and her job at Mac! It was really inspiring to hear how she built her business from the ground up and even with every barrier she faced, she still carried on and look where she is now!
Our goody bags had so much makeup in! I was so happy with the contents! My personal favourite was the Ofra Highlighter in the shade Rodeo Drive, I used it for the first time and it was BLINDING! The formula is lush and it is up there with my favourite highlighters!
The masterclass was not just a fun day out, but an educational one! Meeting Nick afterwards was such a pleasure and she was so lovely! I’m so happy I decided to go and can’t wait for her to return to London!