Makeup Lessons Sydney

      A makeup lesson with Gemma is perfect for you as it is tailored to you and your individual needs.

      From essential skincare routines to colour matching foundation, blush and contouring, product choices, eye shadow colours, application techniques and much more – you will walk away feeling confident applying your own makeup and understanding which products and colours are right for you.


      We cater to:

      Beginners who are overwhelmed by all the different products on the market and need help working out what they do and don’t need and how to apply it.

      Ladies needing help updating their existing makeup look, in particular our mature clients who want to change their look after using the same products for years.

      Beauty enthusiasts wanting to learn more in depth looks and understand youtube tutorial techniques better.

      Transgender male to female clients who want to learn how to apply makeup, we are a safe space for all.

      Tween and teenagers needing an introduction to makeup and skincare.



      The makeup lesson is tailored to you, so the look you learn will be designed to suit your tastes and needs.

      Together with Gem or Gladis, you complete your makeup look from start to finish. We teach you what products to use and how best to apply them.

      We do half your face whilst you do the other half so you can practice and replicate the techniques to master your application.

      All lessons are unique to you however a typical lesson format consists of a simple and polished look that can be adapted for any day, including a day at the office or a special event. Then we build on top of the natural look to create an evening look of your choice.

      We do not represent specific brands and so your lesson is not sales or brand focused. You can trust that we will give you unbiased advice when it comes to the right products for you.

      One-on-one makeup lessons with Gemma are held at her home in Potts Point, Sydney on Wednesdays and Thursdays or at Gladis’ home in Beverly Hills on Mondays, Thursdays or Fridays.

      expert makeup artist Gemma Nichols


      You will walk away with the knowledge of which colours and products suit you. You will have the confidence to make yourself up beautifully accentuating all your best features.

      You leave with workshop notes to help you refresh your knowledge at home. You also receive a digital face chart which breaks down your makeup look and includes a list of products used.

      A makeup lesson is a great gift idea for a friend or loved one – get in contact with us to secure a gift voucher today.

      team hair and makeup artist Gladis


      Gemma is an amazing makeup artist and fantastic teacher. Learnt two new looks today for day and night. Clear communicator and fun to be around.

      My husband bought me a makeup lesson with Gemma for my birthday. From the minute I arrived Gemma made me feel relaxed and so welcome. The afternoon flew by and I learnt so much. I would recommend Gemma to anyone wanting to learn some new techniques and get some more makeup ideas.

      I had an absolutely outstanding three hour make-up lesson with Gemma. She is lovely, kind, very patient, and a great teacher. She has an extensive range of products and she teaches you how to apply each product properly. After the lesson she sends you a list of the products used during the session & where to buy them, and a reminder of how best to apply each product (seriously idiot-proof!). I couldn't recommend Gem more highly!

      One of the best presents I have ever received. The whole process was great. I have never felt comfortable applying makeup and didn't feel comfortable with the results but now I know it's all about the right colours and blending. Gem knows how to make you feel relaxed and I was so happy with the results, I couldn't stop smiling and looking in the mirror. I can't wait to try out the looks again and go shopping to get the products which are listed in the facechart, very handy. Thank you so much.

      Just had an amazing, informative and fun 3 hour make up lesson with Gemma today and absolutely love the results!
      I thought it would be complicated and too tricky for me seeing as I have had the same make up look for over 16 years but thanks to Gemma I am confident I will be able to recreate the look again myself!
      I love it when I see someone so passionate about what they are doing and can tell Gemma really cares, its a great confidence boost and I am excited for my next big night out.
      So happy, thanks so much Gemma cannot recommend enough.

      I had the best afternoon with Gemma. She is incredibly polite, professional and awesome at what she does! I can't wait to rock my new gla looks I've been taught. Thank you so much for your excellent advice.
      Sarah Jane

      Thank you so so much for yesterday Gemma, I honestly feel like a new person....
      There were so many 'wow' moments, where I realised that I had been doing it all wrong for so many years! The one on one makeup session was worth every cent and I'll be recommending you to all my friends

      Gemma was brilliant, explained everything clearly and was a lot of fun. We had such a good laugh and I learnt heaps! I’m now hooked!!

      I had such an amazing time! It was truly a great experience learning all about the right makeup for me. Gemma made the appointment 100% about me and made me feel welcome from the moment I got there. Thank you for making my birthday fabulous!

      Gemma is incredibly professional, polite and punctual. She doesn’t put so much make up on you that you feel like you need to take some off (which is what usually happens when I get my makeup professionally done). She understands colour, and makes your natural features pop. She’s also not afraid to recommend a lip stick from Priceline if that’s all your budget allows for!! Hands down best make up artist in town!