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Teaching Makeup Application for Confidence and Self-Esteem at Outwood Academy

Just this week I had the absolute pleasure of teaching makeup artistry to the young ladies over at Outwood Academy Shafton. As part of a confidence building and self-esteem workshop, I was kindly invited to teach a natural makeup application and chat about hints and tips with the girls in order for them to confidently apply their makeup. For me, makeup is about giving confidence and allowing ourselves to be whoever we want to be. It’s about having fun with our look and also enhancing our best features if we desire to do so. The most important thing for me to teach is that makeup application is not a necessary process, but something that can and should be something fun to experiment with.

High school years are a difficult time, and from personal experience, it’s not always easy to find the products we need for our skin type and tone, or to even know enough about our skin type in order to select the best skincare.

Teaching Makeup Application for Confidence and Self-Esteem at Outwood Academy | Rachael Divers

I was absolutely thrilled to meet the gorgeous girls, and loved demonstrating a natural, day to day makeover for them on their lovely teacher, Miss Hall who made a fabulous model! We covered everything from skincare and skin preparation to eyeshadow application and of course, highlighting and contouring too!

On top of such a wonderful opportunity, I was so thrilled that MAC Cosmetics ever so kindly supported me for the lesson and sent me some gorgeous makeup products over for the girls to try out. It’s safe to say they definitely enjoyed them! After the session, the girls were provided with a personalised PDF of all of the products that we discussed, along with a refresher of any hints and tips I shared with them during their workshop.

I’m so excited to be able to make this a regular workshop, and can’t wait to meet even more gorgeous young ladies and teach them the art of makeup. One of my absolute favourite things to do is to teach makeup, and to see somebody smile because they’ve managed to do something they didn’t think was possible is a wonderful feeling.


If you’d like to speak to me about teaching in your school, please don’t hesitate to contact me at Rachael_divers@hotmail.com. I have an up-to-date DBS check that I am happy to show on request for your peace of mind .

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Cobalt Blue Makeup for Prom with Alex

Just this week I had the absolute pleasure of making over the beautiful Alex ahead of her prom at Burntwood Court in Brierley. I’ve made Alex over before for her Teen Makeover shoot at Divers Photography, so I was so looking forward to making over her beautiful face again!

Alex was wearing a stunning blue Ted Baker dress to prom with diamante details and told me she’d like to have a blue eye makeup look with sparkles in the inner corner. It’s not often that people ask me for a blue eye makeup look, so I was excited to be let loose with my gorgeous blue hues from Urban Decay to create Alex’s perfect prom eyes!

Cobalt Blue Makeup for Prom with Alex

Cobalt Blue Makeup for Prom with Alex | Rachael Divers

I used a gorgeously richly pigmented cobalt blue for our main colour, and blended it out with Zoeva’s Substitute For Love eyeshadow – a beautiful transition colour that complemented Alex’s dark eyes perfectly. Next it was on with the glitter – for this look I used LIT Cosmetics glitter in Barbie Shops, the prettiest glitter that changes colour in the light and sparkles beautifully. A slick of MAC Blacktrack liner and Ardell Glamour lashes later, and the eye look was complete.

For the skin, I used MAC Studio Fix Fluid – my absolute favourite foundation that not only perfects, but also photographs beautifully too. I finished off the base with MAC’s Soft and Gentle Mineralize Skinfinish and MAC Medium Tan. On the lips, we went for MAC’s Peachstock which finished the look off perfectly.

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June 2017 Beauty and Homeware Favourites

June 2017 Beauty and Homeware Favourites | Rachael Divers

Welcome to my June 2017 Beauty and Homeware Favourites!

June led me to discover some gorgeous new beauty products, and also allowed me to re-discover an old favourite too! It was a great month for beauty – I got to try some gorgeous hair boosting nutrients and also found what has fast become my Holy Grail mascara. Something that I’ve been looking for over the months.

Last month, I also discovered the Candleberry Candle Co that has the most deliciously scented candles I’ve ever smelled – I even like them better than Yankee! A friend had mentioned them to me a while back but I must have forgotten all about them until I walked into our local farm shop and saw the absolutely beautiful display in their gift section. I spent a good while smelling each of the candles and getting giddy for the colder months coming (I’m definitely an Autumn person) so I could fill my home with beautiful scents. I didn’t end up buying a candle there and then, but absolutely regretted it once I got home, so I did a little online shopping instead and found the perfect candle for the wintery months.

So, without further ado, grab a coffee and enjoy my June Beauty and Homeware Favourites! Don’t forget to hit the like button and subscribe if you’re new! Also, did you know that you can now buy me a coffee if you enjoy my content? Simply click here for more information.

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The Candleberry Co candles
Grow Gorgeous Hair Density Nutrients
Scrub Love Coconut Mango
Skinny Tan Express Mousse
Batiste Oomph My Locks XXL Volume Spray
L’Oreal Infallible 24H Stay Fresh Foundation
Bobbi Brown Extra Eye Repair Cream
Benefit Roller Lash
Benefit Gimme Brow
Blistex Relief Cream

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