Our makeup workshops: top five most common makeup questions

The last few months have been very exciting and rewarding here at Champagne HQ.

Carolyn has launched The Writers Cartel Career Kickstarter and has her first intake of students word-nerding away right now. They’ll be graduating in November and will be off confidently pitching to editors all over Australia. The next course will open in January, date to be announced.

On top of that, because you know we like to keep busy, we’ve also launched The Makeup Cartel. Australian women told us they wanted to know more about how to apply their makeup, how to choose colours that suit them and how to narrow down the best products. So we hit the ground running with our makeup workshops. We’ve held a bunch of private and group sessions to date and the bookings keep coming!

We have been having THE BEST time with our ladies. We have women of all ages and all levels of experience with makeup. Everyone is always jolly and up for a laugh. I mean how could you not have a good time, it’s all about drinking bubbly, playing with makeup and hanging with your girl posse!


What the ladies are saying

Thanks Gill and Carolyn for an awesome afternoon with totally answered all my questions about makeup and what to do. I loved the informal nature of our afternoon and your easygoing approach with nibbles and bubbles. You obviously have years of experience and lots of practical advice. THANK YOU! Prue

An amazing afternoon. Wonderful knowledge-sharing skills from Gillian. The things I thought I knew from 62 years of womanhood were challenged and improved. I’m going home to audit/discard my old makeup and buy new supplies with increased knowledge and confidence. Wonderfully warm presenters! Thank you. Susan

I really enjoyed today’s session. I work in a corporate office and like to look great but not too overpowering with my makeup. Now I can establish that myself. I definitely learnt a few things and I believe I brought out some of my facial features and loving it! Will definitely recommend you to others. Nina

Wonderful session for people of any level of makeup awareness. It’s impossible not to get along with the ladies and Gillian’s knowledge is commendable. The best part is that they don’t try to sell you anything! Very practical and very enjoyable afternoon. Mahdi

Most common makeup questions

At the moment I am finding there are a few common questions that lots of ladies want answers to:

  1. How do I cover up my eye bags?
  2. What foundation should I be wearing as I mature?
  3. How do I put on red lipstick?
  4. Am I a cool or a warm skintone?
  5. How do you use illuminator and can you recommend a good one?

At the workshops I answer all these questions and more!

If you were at a workshop, what questions would you ask?

Available dates for The Makeup Cartel makeup workshops

Why not think about getting your ladies together for a catchup before Christmas (yes I said Christmas, it’s only a matter of weeks away), I’m thinking school mums, mothers group, work colleagues…….

To date, we’ve been overwhelmed with interest and currently the diary has spots available on the following dates before the end of the year:

  • Friday 2 October
  • Saturday 3 October
  • Friday 23 October
  • Saturday 24 October
  • Saturday 31 October
  • Friday 13 November
  • Saturday 14 November
  • Saturday 21 November
  • Saturday 28 November
  • Friday 4 December
  • Saturday 5 December
  • Friday 11 December
  • Saturday 12 December

Request a booking here or email me at gillian@champagnecartel.com and we can pencil in a spot for you.



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Gillian is a marketing savant and brand strategist with over 20 years of experience in above and below the line marketing, digital strategy and creative direction. She is an exceptional people person who loves to collaborate with clients every step of the way to achieve the best possible outcome. Gillian is also a successful makeup-artist and make-up obsessive who loves to share her tricks of the trade and help women to look good and feel great.


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