These days, thousands of beauty gurus on YouTube want to show viewers how to achieve the perfect cat eye or “bake” their face, but sometimes there’s undeniable value in a face-to-face tutorial. In July 2018, Blushington is offering in-person makeup lessons for free.

The Highland Park beauty shop and studio's one-hour makeup classes show attendees how to apply makeup, practice skin care and select products. To schedule a class, simply call the Highland Park location and request a time and date with any artist.

Makeup101 Classes would otherwise cost $150.

Participants are allowed to bring their own products to the class, or the makeup artist will use Blushington’s products. There is no charge for the products used during the class. (Should you want to purchase any, they're 10 percent off after the service.)

Imani White, assistant manager of Blushington, fills out Jayne Herring's cheat sheet while Herring takes her turn applying her makeup.

Imani White, assistant manager of Blushington, fills out Jayne Herring's cheat sheet while Herring takes her turn applying her makeup.

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While there is a format to the class, come prepared with questions or concerns, such as how to conceal under-eye bags, transition from a day to night look or create a quick makeup routine. 

Jane Herring, a 39-year-old woman from Dallas who took a class, was particularly concerned about blotchy concealer. "I learned a lot of tricks, and I wish that I had known them before because now I realize all the things that I was doing wrong, and all the things that I could do to improve the way I look," Herring says.

Throughout the class, participants will watch makeup artists apply the makeup on one side of the face, then attempt it themselves on the other. Afterwards, clients receive a “cheat sheet” with a list of products and tips.

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“We want people to know about our classes because I think that’s something we provide and we love to do, but not as many people know about them,” says Mason Griffin, lead trainer and senior makeup artist at Blushington.

The class is open to anyone, from those with decades of makeup experience to teenagers who are just beginning. “Just because you’ve been doing it for 30 years, I think every woman still has questions or something they feel like they could do better,” Blushington publicist Cynthia Smoot says.

Blushington is located at the Shops of Highland Park, 4218 Oak Lawn Ave, Dallas. 214-521-9200.

Jayne Herring, 39, of Dallas, took a free makeup class at Blushington, located at The Shops of Highland Park in Dallas, recently.

Jayne Herring, 39, of Dallas, took a free makeup class at Blushington, located at The Shops of Highland Park in Dallas, recently.

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