The professional make-up artists at Brackenridge Country Retreat & Spa are offering Make-Up classes both private and group during the school holidays (29 Sept – 14 Oct) targeting senior students.

The classes provide the opportunity to learn the skills to present a polished day make-up image, ideal for new school leavers going for job interviews, highlighting your best features and camouflaging any flaws.

Brackenridge Spa’s make-up artists will share their professional tips on basic make-up artistry with participants in this 90-minute course.   Learning tips and tricks, each participant will receive take home notes and discounts on skincare products from the acclaimed product house, Skinstitut.

The class is broken down into 8 sections starting with Basic Skincare to learn how to care for your best asset, your skin!   Other sections include ‘Know Your Face’ (identify face shape, eye shape, best features and flaws), Make-Up Demonstration on half of your face, an opportunity to do it yourself with guidance, ‘Day to Evening in 5 Steps’ including a demonstration and hands-on practice, Brush Cleaning and Wrap-up which includes time for questions, discussion as well as tips and trends.

Students are encouraged to bring their make-up bag with them, and the Brackenridge Spa make-up artists will do a quick evaluation and provide tips of some additions to consider and suggestions of what really isn’t working for them.   No two faces are the same.

Private Class for one on one tuition is $150 (90 minutes).

Group Classes for two are $120 per person (90 minutes) for three or four $100 per person (120 mins).

Parents who would like to arrange a make-up lesson as a special surprise for their daughters may like to include a starter pack of skin care (starting from $225 for five products), facial, eyebrow sculpt and tint or another spa experience with a special 10% off full priced treatments.  Participants also get full access to the gym and indoor 20m heated lap pool facilities free of charge.

Open 7 days per week from 9am to 5pm the Spa is part of the popular Brackenridge Country Retreat & Spa, located just a 2-minute drive from Martinborough Village.   The Spa facilities include 3 treatment rooms including a couples’ suite, relaxation lounge with fireplace, manicure and pedicure area and retail zone.  Spa guests may spend an hour or two, or make a day of it with complimentary use of the other wellness facilities including a 20-metre heated indoor salt water lap pool, fully equipped gym, outdoor heated spa pool and sun terrace.   Brackenridge Spa proudly uses Algologie, Skinstitut and the award winning Pure Fiji product ranges.  Refreshments including the Brackenridge Cheese Platter and Bubbles can be pre-arranged.

Visit for more information and email or phone 06 306 8115 to book.

12 September, 2018

Learn to apply perfect day time make-up from a professional make-up artist and tips to take your day look to night from $100pp.