On Sunday the 24th of July I attended a Masterclass with the incredible Jeanette Cronin Make up artist in Tiger Boutique on the Old Mallow Road. The Masterclass involved watching Jeanette as she re-created three of her signature looks. The class itself ran from 12-5 and if your passion is make up and the art of applying it then you need to get yourself on one of these courses ASAP!!!
For those of you that aren’t familiar with Jeanette’s work, she is an extremely popular and talented self taught MUA from Limerick but living in Cork. She worked as the Manager of Inglot in Mahon Point for about a year until her move to Tiger Boutique recently. The boutique also has a Training Academy that offers courses like the one I did, one on one lessons with Jeanette, Drag Makeup courses, as well as longer courses that offer you a professional qualification at the end. Tiger Boutique really is a one stop shop for make up courses whether you’re a beginner just starting your career or a professional looking to upgrade your skills.
So we started off with a very classic look, all brows and eyeliner, she went through her technique for carving out brows and to be honest I couldn’t have imagined learning so much about how getting this right sets the scene for the rest of your look. We went through the tools and products she uses to get her flawless look and needless to say I now have an even longer list of “must haves” than I did before!!
She did two seperate eye makeup looks and I learned that many of the looks that she creates have very similar starting points so once you master the basics of these techniques you can tweak them to create several different finishes. I also learned that your tools are everything, the difference in the quality of the finish when you’re using great quality brushes is incredible. I know that that really does sound like a no brainer but I cant stress enough the difference it makes. Jeanette’s approach is great, she’s friendly and approachable and I really appreciated her “there’s no such thing as a stupid question” attitude especially as I was the only person in the room on the day not currently employed in the beauty industry!!!
The boutique has a menu of 7 different looks that Jeanette created and clients can choose from these looks in any colour they wish when booking. The boutique has also recently employed Nicole Lynch who is also ex-Inglot and on top of being an incredibly nice girl is also ridiculously talented. She was unexpectedly there the day of Jeanette’s Masterclass and as a bonus she showed us her tips for creating a flawless, dewy skin look. I learnt so much on the day it’s hard to even put it into words but I wanted to write this post for anyone who might be thinking about completing one of the Tiger Boutique courses to let you know that you won’t be sorry if you do.
Tiger Boutique has brought something to Cork that just didn’t exist before… think outside the box, creative training with talented and imaginative trainers.
Details of their course options can be found here.