I’m not an expert when it comes to makeup, so I was excited to attend a class to learn more about how to do makeup from Jeana Licciardello, a professional makeup artist. This particular event was geared towards mothers and daughters since Mother’s Day is approaching.
Jeana is a South Jersey makeup artist and hairstylist. She also has a YouTube channel where she posts makeup tutorials and looks. I’d recommend checking out her everyday makeup look video to learn some of her tips and tricks. You can also follow her on Instagram @jrlicciardell0.
The event took place at In the Village in Woolwich, New Jersey. Besides makeup, they also do hair and spa treatments. The atmosphere is warm and inviting.
In the Village is a place where everyone knows everyone. The women who attended the makeup demonstration have had their hair or makeup done previously.
Tips from the makeup class:
- use Artis brush dupes (which can be found at T.J. Maxx) instead of sponges to apply liquid foundation
- for lashes closer to the center of your face, move the mascara wand inward
- for lashes farther from your face, move the wand outward (creates sunrise effect)
- use a little bit of powder at a time instead of using too much at once
- use a lighter concealer to highlight underneath the eyes and brow bone
- always use an eye primer before putting on eyeshadow so the color lasts longer
After the class, we had the option to purchase any products. In the Village has their own makeup and according to them it is cruelty free.
Everything is affordable for the most part. The prices are half of what you would pay at Sephora. For example, lip liners are about $20 at Sephora, but In the Village’s lip liners are $11. I ended up purchasing a pink highlighter and a nude lip liner.
During the class, Jeana compared In the Village’s eyeliner to Kat Von D’s trooper eyeliner (see blog post) and In the Village’s brow pomade to Anastasia of Beverly Hills’ dipbrow. I’m thinking about doing a future blog post about In the Village’s makeup since their eyeliner is comparable to my all-time favorite.
Below is my YouTube video of the event where I interviewed Jeana. Let me know if you’d like to see more videos in the future!