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Rachel Lusk | Bridal Makeup, Photography, Social Media, & Kit Organization Masterclass | May 15 & 16

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Napa Valley based makeup artist Rachel Lusk hosts 2 day Masterclass at Rare Bird Beauties studio covering bridal makeup, photography, social media, and kit organization


May 15 & 16
Rare Bird Beauties Studio  
1019 N. Western Ave, Chicago IL 60622


DAY 1 | DEMO DAY | May 15 | 9:30AM to 3:30PM | $495

  • Makeup Demonstration
    • The day begins with an in depth makeup demonstration focusing on Rachel's signature style and how you can use it to elevate your personal style.
  • Photography + Social Media Demonstration
    • Next, Rachel will give a detailed photography + social media demonstration, covering everything from how to take amazing photos and videos to editing and posting. 
  • Kit Organization Demonstration
    • The last part of the day will be a kit organization demonstration where Rachel will show you how and why an organized kit can benefit your makeup work.

DAY 2 | PRACTICAL DAY | May 16 | 9:30AM to 5:00PM | $895 (includes Demo Day) 

  • Practical Makeup Sessions
    • On the second day of the masterclass, students will create 2 looks on models throughout the day, one look in the morning and one look in the afternoon
  • Practical Photo + Video Sessions
    • After each look is created, there will be a photography session. Rachel will work closely with all students, giving them tips and advice as they create their looks and as they photograph and video their models.
  • Practical Kit Organization Session
    • The day will end with a hands on kit organization practical, where Rachel will look over your kit and give you personal tips on how to improve your organization.



Experienced bridal makeup artists wanting to master the unique set of makeup, photography, social media, and kit organization skills required to stand out and become exceptional in this industry​.

This masterclass is a fantastic opportunity for experienced bridal makeup artists to address struggle areas and learn the necessary skills that are not taught at other makeup classes, such as photography, social media, and kit organization.


A fully-focused intensive 2-day Masterclass covering the skills you need to progress and succeed in the bridal makeup industry. Rachel's natural style of makeup application is highly sought after by brides across the world, and she will be sharing her skillset with you. Even beyond makeup, you will learn how to take beautiful photos and videos, gain the skills it takes to edit your and post your content, and well as the invaluable art of kit organization, something Rachel is well known and respected for.


  • 9:30 AM | Introductions
  • 9:45 AM | Makeup Demonstration
  • 1:00 PM | Lunch
  • 1:30 PM | Photography + Social Media Demonstration
  • 2:30 PM | Kit Organization Demonstration
  • 3:30 PM | Class Ends
  • 9:30 AM | Practical Makeup Session 
  • 11:00 AM | Practical Photography Session
  • 12:30 PM | Lunch
  • 1:00 PM | Practical Makeup Session 
  • 2:30 PM | Practical Photography Session
  • 3:30 PM |  Practical Kit Organization Session
  • 5:00 PM | Class Ends


 Demonstration Day | Monday May 15

  • $495
  • Demonstrations covering makeup, photography, social media posting, and kit organization

 Demonstration Day + Practical Day 

  • $895
  • Demonstration Portion + 2 guided makeup sessions, 2 guided photography sessions, and 1 guided kit organization session



am a Napa Valley based hair and makeup artist specializing in luxury bridal beauty, commercial hair and makeup artistry, and artistry education.  With over sixteen years in the beauty industry, I pride myself on creating an elevated, client centered experience that leaves them feeling supported, confident, and most importantly, like themselves.  When it comes to bridal beauty, every look I curate is thoughtfully executed and tailored to each client's individuality and comfort level.  

My natural approach to wedding-day beauty and seamless eye for perfection is ideal for the bride that wants to look and feel like themselves on their wedding day, just a little more enhanced.