My first day at Sephora post detailed how to sign up for the classes and now for the grand finale: the day of the actual class.
I am actually going to preface the actual day information with what happened the day prior. I received a call from a woman who works at Sephora with a few preliminary questions. Unfortunately, I did not answer the call and just heard her message. I tried to call back but there was no answer. If I had any complaint that would be my only one and really not having Sephora answer the phone or discussing anything prior did not make a difference AT ALL in my experience the day of the class.
From what I can understand the phone call was merely to allow teachers/instructors in the class to grab products and have them at your work station. I took the liberty of taking a picture of my work station because I was never able to speak to a representative she pulled some items for me when I arrived but I noticed other stations and you can see them in the background have different products.
So the day arrives and they asked that we show up early for the class. It is supposed to begin at 9:00 and go to 11:00. As ever I am the early bird, so I show up at the time they specified which is 8:45. I can see the group of Sephora employees having a meeting so I try one of the closed doors and………………………………………………………….. it is locked AND they all look at the door. I felt a lot like prey being stalked as they all looked hungrily at the door so I walked away from the all glass exterior and stood off to the side because I am awkward and don’t want to invade their mysterious retail talk. Also I’m just nervous and kind of weird….
Eventually one of my friends shows up and they open the doors. We are ushered inside, asked our names and the process begins. Because the class we signed up for was skin IQ all of our questions were related to our skin issues and skin types and we wrote our names on a name sticker. Then we were placed in our seats which were pre-chosen and set up like the picture above. Our instructor/helper person went and collected products they thought we might like that treated or helped our skin concerns we talked about at the beginning of the class.
Now that is all the boring details. I could take you through all the rest of the boring details but I don’t think that’s necessary.
Suffice it to say the class was really fun, interesting and super informative. If you are a make up novice then the Sephora classes are a great way to learn and test products without having to purchase anything. I was really impressed with my instructor (because there were only 6 people in our class so that meant there were 2 people to one instructor which was awesome because we got a lot of one on one attention and they were very attentive).
Now I really just want to highlight the fun parts of my Sephora class. The lead Instructor taught us the stages of good skin care: cleansing, treating and moisturizing. During each stage we were shown a product that was modeled and used on another Sephora employee. I really liked that because it allowed me to see the proper way to apply the different skin regimens.
Like did you know when you put on eye cream you use your ring finger because it has one less tendon and so it will not apply the cream without as much pressure and that you just kinda dab it on. You don’t rub because the skin under your eyes is like tissue paper! WOW lots of info but seriously did you know that??????
I think my favorite part of the class (which also got a good laugh out of everyone including the instructors) was when we tested out face masks. My instructor recommended a mud mask by GlamGlo to help me treat my skin’s dullness. I lathered that stuff on and then felt a strong tingling (which was supposed to happen). Then I sat there while the lead instructor talked and I looked like a complete ding dong with my mud mask as it dried.
Let’s just say by the end of class the instructors knew who I was…………. My personal teacher told me I could wash off my face if I was uncomfortable but if we are being honest I kinda like being the goof ball and no one else wore such an obvious mask so I wore it till I absolutely had to wash it off for the next step in cleansing.
That’s me mid drying! 🙂
We tried lots of different products and if there was something we didn’t like they were more than willing to bring over more products to let us try. By the end of class my skin was seriously glowing and looked FREAKING AWESOME!!!!
I didn’t even feel like I needed any make up by the time we did all the steps to help take care of our skin! My skin looked fantastic and I felt fantastic!!
The class was well worth the early morning and the 2 hours. Honestly the time flew by. So if you don’t know how to do certain aspects of make up or you want to learn about skin you definitely need to sign up!! You won’t regret it!
Finally the instructors were not pushy with their products. Yes they brought us tons of stuff to try but they didn’t force us to purchase anything. In fact I left with 3 samples of BB and CC creams just because I wanted to test those out as alternative options to foundations! I didn’t buy anything but I fully plan on going back and purchasing the GlamGlo mud mask and cleansing oil and eye cream and well I think you get the idea here.
In the end they made me believe in the power of products to take care of your skin!
Music Mood-Puscifer-Potions because I finally took the plunge into Maynard’s side project and it was well worth it!