Last week I won a free ticket to a Master Your Makeup class from Niche, Please, taught by makeup artist Doris Lew, after entering an Instagram contest. I love makeup and beauty so I was very excited! The class was taught at the lovely Normal Heights space, Hatched Collective.
I met Niche, Please business owner Ashley, who served as the model for makeup application, and Doris began her lesson telling us about her recent work at Comic-Con and how Ashely and she share a Jazzercise connection (Ashley teaches and Doris does the founder’s makeup). It’s a small world!
It was a small class so there were lots of great customized tips from Doris, who was a delightful teacher. I learned many things, including that I was not using a light enough concealer, and was applying bronzer diagonally like many tutorials…but for my long face it should be applied more horizontally. Those are just two small examples!
Doris brought a lot of sample from local Rancho Santa Fe-based makeup company, Katherine Cosmetics, a company I’ve read about recently so was excited to try. In my example photos, I am wearing the purple eye palette called Happy Hour, top right in this photo.
About Doris Lew, MUA and owner of Making Up
Doris Lew specializes in makeup for the film, TV and photography industries and has been featured on shows such as Extra, So You Think You Can Dance, The Today Show, ABC and NBC News and Sports, MTV, and The Oprah Winfrey Show. Read more about her twenty-year career starting with modeling in Canada in SD Voyager here. Follow her on Instagram at @dorislewmakeup.
About Niche, Please
Niche, Please is a community-driven concept which teams up with San Diego’s finest local experts to let you explore new skills with courses that range from creative trends to personal enrichment, in short classes ideally to suited for busy lives. The sessions pop up in various neighborhoods. Follow the company on Instagram at @nichepleasesd.
Niche, Please founder, Ashley Shifflett, says she is “a firm believer in creativity, learning and rosé (all day!).” She moved from North Carolina to San Diego and developed an idea to bring local experts and learning enthusiasts together by offering pop-up classes. Ashley also teaches fitness classes and has a goldendoodle named Callie.