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Happy Saturday! I have recently learned of Sephora’s beauty classes. Some of you may already know about it but this chick here didn’t. Since I am not too big on makeup, it’s not often I seek out manners of beauty except for skin care. To simply put it, I just don’t care that much for makeup. Never did and I don’t think I ever will. Although I do wear makeup, I stick to a very basic or natural look with a pop of color. But there are some moments where I am curious about certain aspects of makeup and don’t mind learning a little something here or there. 

“Let’s Learn Together”

So for those of you who are interested in participating in these classes, I would advise you to take advantage of them since, well, they are free. These beauty classes are perfect for those who know nothing about doing make and for those (beauty insiders) who may want an update on what they already know. But you ladies aren’t alone. I will be joining in on the beauty myself.

Sephora’s Beauty Classes

The classes include the following:

FLAWLESS FOUNDATION WITH COLOR IQ
Find your best foundation match with their color IQ system then learn how the application of prep, prime and perfect your skin.

SKINCARE SOLUTIONS WITH SKINCARE IQ
Learn about your skin type, options to your skin’s unique needs and the four fundamentals of beautiful skin. You will also learn tips on properly removing makeup, cleansing, applying masks, serums, moisturizers, and sunscreens. (This one is already on my list)

AGE-DEFYING SKINCARE
Learn to customize your product needs specifically to your skin type to reveal a more youthful appearance from four ingredients.

TEEN MAKEUP
Learn about choosing makeup and skincare for a natural everyday look and with products catered to you with personalized advice.

NO-MAKEUP MAKEUP
Learn tips and techniques to create a fresh, natural and effortless look with soft hues.

FALSE LASHES
Love lashes? Master the art of lashes from prepping the eyes to camouflaging the lash band.

CONTOUR & HIGHLIGHT
Learn about sculpting, refining and slimming and the best tools for highlighting, blending and shading to bring out your best features. (Another one on my list. I live for highlighting)

BROW SHAPING
Determine your ideal brow; length, thickness, and shape best to frame your face and find products to use at home for brow maintenance. ( Seriously though, I really need to get my brows done)

PERFECT LIPS
Learn how to find the best reds, pinks, corals, nudes or berry shades for skin tones and application.

SMOKY EYE
Learning about depth and dimension will your best friend. Learn easy and effective techniques to take your look from day to night.

CORRECT & CONCEAL
Stand corrected on those dark circles and shadows with color correctors and concealers. You will find the best eye cream for the delicate eye area.

WINGED EYELINER
Learn how to apply liquid liner, pencil and gel formulas, then determine what format and technique best for you.

CLASSES FOR CONFIDENCE: BRAVE BEAUTY IN THE FACE OF CANCER
Learn about techniques, products, and tips tailored to your skin’s needs from the visible effects of cancer.

CLASSES FOR CONFIDENCE: BOLD BEAUTY FOR THE TRANSGENDER COMMUNITY
A class catered to the transgender or non-binary people. You will learn about techniques, products and skincare tips to fit your beauty. 

*All photos are courtesy of Sephora

Are pearls your best friend? Of course, they are! It’s one of those specific trends that are in a class of its own. “Style camp“, I think they call it. Pearls are polarizing so it’s subject to reinvention by designers from time to time again. But this year, we are seeing them everywhere from accessories, shoes, bags, jeans, jackets, hats and everything in between. It’s either you love it or hate it and if you do hate them, I think we can change your mind otherwise. So let’s check out the modernize ways to wear pearls this year.

Embellished Shoes

Pearl embellished footwear may not defy gravity but they are being kept in rotation. More and more emerging designers flocking to this accessory and for good reason. Fans can’t seem to get enough of it.

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Gucci Leather Mid-Heel Loafer

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Mary Jane Pearl Mid Heel Pump Shoes

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Kate Spade Orton boots

Embellished Detailing

Pearls especially like to own clothing. They are all about those gathered details on top of pants, tops, skirts or jackets exemplifying their modern worth.

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FORTE COUTURE pearl embellished denim skirt

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Zara Pearl Sweater

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SHEIN Pearl Embellished Bomber Jacket

Embellished Bags

Sometimes, certain trends are nothing new but its the particular designs from brands that can get you excited about it all over again. Like pearl accented handbags.

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SHRIMPS Antonia faux-pearl embellished bag

FENDI Kan I mini faux pearl-embellished leather shoulder bag

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ZARA FABRIC CROSSBODY BAG

Embellished Accessories

Sculptural inspired earrings have been a balling trend for a while but they continuously evolve and by that, I mean with pearls.

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 Cultured Akoya pearls

Aren’t these pretty? The pearl-adorned hair pieces accent your hair with a preppy feel and elegant aesthetic.

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LELET NY Faux pearl-embellished gold-tone hair slide

And there you have it. I hope this guide changed your feelings toward pearls. Which way was your favorite?