Today I have a special installment of Beauty Behind the Blog and am instead calling it Beauty Behind the Business. Sarah Drury is a certified Hair and Makeup Artist who has been in the beauty industry for almost a decade. Sara creates incredible hair and makeup looks and is someone I always turn to for beauty advice. Today at 12 PM EST Sara is launching Makeup Made Simple, a 6 Week interactive online program where you will learn how to do flawless makeup application on yourself. To celebrate this launch I am interviewing Sara about her personal routine, her business, and Makeup Made Simple. Also at the bottom of the interview you'll find my experience with taking Sara's course in advance of the release!
Name: Sara Drury
Business: Sara Drury Local Looks
Occupation: Certified Hair+Makeup artist. Confidence booster - I’ve been in the beauty industry for almost a decade and I absolutely love it!
Where to find Makeup Made Simple: You will find the link here!
Who taught you about beauty?
My mom! But not in the traditional sense. She is a total tom boy so she has never been into makeup or fashion or what is typically thought of as “beauty,” and yet she was the one who taught me about beauty, because she taught me about true beauty. The beauty that is in every person, the beauty that is all around us in nature, the beauty of kindness. So yeah, my mom taught me about beauty.
What is your favorite thing about beauty?
I believe that beauty is a form of self expression so I love that it can be whatever feels good to you as an individual!
What is your best beauty secret?
Self love! Beauty is an inside job. Oh and exfoliating regularly!
Do you create any DIY beauty products?
In the winter when my scalp gets super dry I will mix a little raw sugar and coconut oil and exfoliate my scalp with it. Definitely need to wash twice after though!
What is your skin type?
I have combination skin.
What is your basic skincare routine?
In the morning I keep it simple. I wash my face and moisturize and put on sunscreen! In the evening I do a little more as make sure to take off all my makeup, then wash my face really well, I exfoliate or add my retinol, night cream, eye cream...etc. (unless I fall asleep first. Hey nobody’s perfect!) On the weekends I like to take nice long baths where I do my facial masks and let them set on for a while. I really use this time as a little ritual for myself and my skin. It feels so good to take time for me!
What are your must have skincare products?
For the past year I have been using R Devine Skin Care. It’s an all natural organic brand and I absolutely LOVE it! My favorite product is the Sacred Balance Purifying Facial Serum. It’s so great for combination to oily skin and it smells soooo good! I also love their exfoliating face wash/mask! I love it so much I asked to be an affiliate for their products. If you want to try it I have a code for all of your readers to get 10% off, at checkout type SARADRURY in the coupon code.
What is your favorite skincare splurge?
My last splurge was Renée Rouleau Advanced Resurfacing Serum. I'm already out though and I've picked my next splurge, Sunday Riley Luna Sleeping Night Oil.
What is your everyday makeup look?
On an everyday basis I don’t do much. I typically do a little foundation, concealer, blush and my biggest thing is that I almost always curl my lashes and put on a couple coats of mascara!
What is your go to makeup look when you go out?
I am a total homebody, plus I have a four year old little one, so I don’t go out a ton, but when I do that’s my time to play with fun looks! Something dark and smokey is always fun for a night out. And definitely false lashes, always!
What are your must have makeup products?
Oh boy! Now you’re gonna get me going haha! Right now my top 5 are:
What is your favorite makeup splurge?
I recently purchased the new lip palette from Anastasia Beverly Hills! It’s just so fun to play with and mix all the colors!
What is your basic hair care routine?
Honestly my hair gets the least amount of TLC. It’s kind of sad really! Even though I work in a salon I am in desperate need of a haircut at the moment. For my basic hair routine, I usually wash it once or twice a week, put my leave in conditioner in, use a root lifter and then I blow dry or air dry.
I use dry shampoo the rest of the week! I love me some dry shampoo.
What are your must have hair products?
-My Wet Brush! Best brush ever.
I have repurchased all of these so many times!
What is your favorite hair care splurge?
I love Pureology 21 Benefits. It really does have 21 benefits, but my favorites are that it’s a leave in conditioner so it helps as you comb through the hair without damaging it, it is a heat protectant so it helps to protect your hair against damage as you blow dry or curl etc., oh and it smells really good.
Tell us a little about the course.
Makeup made Simple is a 6 Week interactive online program where you will learn how to do a flawless makeup application on yourself, infused with exercises to unlock your most confident self. Makeup is awesome and fun but what's even more important is that you feel good about you. That’s why we will not only learn the art of makeup but you will also learn the art of self love. After you’ve completed this course you will be able to do a complete and totally gorgeous full face of makeup on your own, just as if a pro had done it for you.
You'll be able to:
-Apply a full face of makeup like a pro (even if you suck at makeup or think you can't).
-Cover your dark circles so it looks like you get 8 hours of sleep every night.
-Apply your makeup so that it lasts all day.
-Choose your shade of foundation perfectly every time.
-Finally master winged eyeliner.
-Do a daytime makeup look.
-Feel confident choosing the right products.
-Save time and money.
-Contour and highlight for your face shape (hello cheekbones!).
-Master a Smokey eye - no more looking like you got a black eye.
-And you’ll have the confidence to pull it all off.
Why did you create this course?
I created this course to help women build confidence in themselves and to feel beautiful on the inside AND the outside! I believe that confidence starts with self love. If you can learn to love yourself, you can do ANYTHING. Makeup is just icing on the cake!
What is the number one thing you want people to take away from the course?
I want every woman to love herself a little more after this course.
How did you decide what to include in the course?
I actually did quite a bit of research on the front end to figure out what to include! I have been doing makeup for nine years and I also have been teaching 1 on 1 and group makeup lessons so I would hear the same questions, concerns and frustrations over and over. Finally, I decided I wanted to help MORE women feel beautiful so I figured out how to create an online program, did tons of research and created a product that would be able to help hundreds of women!
How much does the course cost and what does that include?
The investment for this course is $197. I also have a payment plan available!
It includes lifetime access to a full 6 Module video based course, six live group calls with me to get your specific questions answered, and our incredible community of women inside our private Facebook group.
I had the opportunity to take the Makeup Made Simple classes ahead of their release and I have to tell you they are amazing! I've already implemented so many of the things I've learned in the classes and my makeup has been looking great. My main goals of the course were to learn proper face makeup application and contouring, which was I was able to learn in a simple and easy to understand way. Everyone from makeup novices to makeup masters can learn something from this course as it covers every aspect of makeup application. I highly recommend looking into the course and taking it yourself. You can find more information on Makeup Made Simple here and you can also sign up for a FREE class Sara is hosting to kick off the launch here.
Thank you so much to Sara for taking the time to chat with me about all things beauty!
Make sure to add me on Snapchat - @kthomp22!