Wednesday, 6 November 2013

AOFM // Weekend Number 1 ♥

Good Evening Lovelies. 

I have had quite a few people ask me if I could blog about my time at AOFM sooooo here I am. I would do one big old post once I had finished my course but since I only attend on the weekends it would make sense if I wrote about each weekend and that way its still fresh in my mind. I hope you enjoy. 

Okay so after the stress of me nearly missing my train, getting horrendously lost in china town and ringing my boyfriend close to tears I finally found the academy wahooo. 


When we arrived we were shown where we can keep all our belongings, we were also given a locker to keep any valuables in. We were then shown to the class room where our beautiful new brush belts and brushes were waiting for us on the chairs *love heart eyes*. It was like Christmas Day for all us girls as you can imagine. We were also given cute little tote bags with the academies logo on it to keep all our bits in. 

We did quick introductions and then it was straight in to the learning. We were asked to bring notepads so we could take notes during the demos and make product lists. The academy had also prepared print-outs for us, we had one on the brush kits with detailed explanations of each brush and all their different uses, one on skin tones and selecting the correct foundation for clients, skin preparation, face shapes, eye shapes, make-up artist hygiene, product shelf life and lots more. Our Teacher on the Saturday was a lady called Zana Moses, she works in fashion and has worked along side some big names including Charlotte Tilbury. We went through the print-outs and then it was straight in to a demo. Zana did a 'No make-up make-up look' which we then had to recreate on each other. You partner up and share a make-up station. Heres my 'No make-up' look I created. 

After Lunch it was straight in to another demo this one being an intense black smokey eye and bold red lips. We were given 20 minutes each to recreate this look, as you can imagine 20 minutes was no where near enough time for any of us so we ended up having more like 30 minutes each. Heres the look I created. 


On Sunday we had a lady called Valentina teaching us, her work is very editorial, she has done lots of front covers on popular magazines including Vogue. She was teaching us all about highlighting and contouring and when to use cream and when to use powders. She also taught us about highlighting and contouring in different lights for example if you were on a black and white shoot. She demonstrated the correct ways to highlight and contour using both creams and powders, we then had to go away and practise on our partners. The whole time you're working the teachers come round to see how you're getting on and give you tips and help you out if you need it. 

After lunch again it was straight in to another demo this time on how to create 'glowing' skin. We then went away and recreated this on each other, it was really fun doing this look. Heres my take on 'Glowing' skin. 

I have leant sooooo much in just the two days I have been there, mostly how wrong my own make-up has been all these years hahaaa!! Seriously It was definitely the best decision I have ever made joining AOFM, I can't wait to get back this weekend. I have met some amazing girls and the whole experience is just so fun.

If you have any questions leave me a comment, I always reply to them so make sure you check back :) you can also tweet me at @TiffsBeautyBoxx. Thanks for reading lovelies. loads of love mwah xxx


  1. Sounds like so much fun!! You've learnt a lot in just two days, must be so interesting. That brush belt looks incredible too wowww. Good post, keep 'em coming :-)

    | | - Bridie

    1. Its so fun :)) thank you hun!! Mwah!! Xxx

  2. Eeeep how exciting for you lovely! I'm so excited and happy for you :D that brush belt is soooo cool - I want one haha! I love the smokey eye you did, it's gorgeous xx

    Gemma | Miss Makeup Magpie

    1. Awww thank you lovely!!! Thats so sweet of you!! Xx

  3. Sounds awesome, how long is the course?

  4. I wanted to do a course at AOFM so much but just couldn't afford it so I ended up doing one at The London College of Fashion which was really amazing! This course sounds brilliant! Love that they have different teachers every day, you get to learn different tips and tricks from a variety of people not just one!

    Claudia xx | Beauty and the Chic

  5. you can learn different hairstyle and bridal makeup courses from fully professional team within 1 day.