Cosmetic Techniques

Look and feel more beautiful. Prepare for a special occasion. Make a confident first impression.

People wear makeup for reasons that are personal and varied. Whether you want to try a new trend, add some polish for a job interview, amp up the glam for a night out or give yourself a little pick-me-up, professional make-up application has the power to transform how you look and feel.

Building on their makeup application techniques and consultation skills, our student beauty advisors can also provide recommendations on how to select the best cosmetic products to help you achieve a desired look.

Most service prices include a $20 credit towards our DC Spa signature makeup collection! (Excludes Moor Spa skincare and other retail skincare products sold within our boutique.)

Services and pricing

Makeup application

Enjoy a one-on-one personal service with a student beauty advisor who is trained in colour theory, camouflage and corrective techniques to enhance your best self. We strictly follow all Public Health Ontario infection prevention and control best practises to reduce risk of exposure to bacteria. Choose from a variety of looks including day, nude, special occasion, prom and bridal for a diverse spectrum of skin tones.

All makeup services at the Durham College Spa (DC Spa) are delivered using our signature private label cosmetics line, which is paraben-free, hypoallergenic, non-comedogenic, fragrance and cruelty-free and made in Canada.

  • Make-up removal
  • Application of moisturizer suitable for your skin type
  • Client needs assessment and colour consultation
  • Step-by-step full makeup application suited for occasion**, client’s facial features and wardrobe choice***
  • Personalized face chart noting all colours and products used during appointment (client can take home)

Choose a look from the following categories:

  • Nude you, only better
  • Classic daytime
  • Full-face glam

* Service price includes a $20 credit towards our DC Spa signature makeup collection (excludes Moor Spa skincare and other retail skincare products sold within our boutique.)

**Extra fee applies for false lash application.

***Clients are encouraged to wear or bring a photo of their wardrobe choice for their event. You are also encouraged to bring one or two inspirational makeup photos to discuss during consultation with your student beauty advisor who can teach you how to adapt the look and make it your own.

Lessons

Receive one-on-one instruction from a DC Spa student beauty advisor in techniques and tips that will boost your skills and give you more confidence in your at-home makeup application and skincare regime.

  • Make-up removal
  • Client needs assessment and colour consultation
  • Skincare routine refresh: includes instruction on how to double cleanse, tone and moisturize your skin type
  • Step-by-step lesson in classic daytime makeup application** where student beauty advisor applies product to one side of your face while guiding you through a hands-on tutorial that will see you complete the other side***
  • Makeup lesson will include camouflage and corrective techniques and correct product placement to help boost your confidence
  • Take home a personalized face chart noting colours, products and product placement used during your appointment

*Service price includes a $20 credit towards our DC Spa signature makeup collection (excludes Moor Spa skincare and other retail skincare products within our boutique.)

**Extra fee applies for false lash application.

***Clients are encouraged to bring one or two inspirational makeup photos to discuss during consultation with your student beauty advisor who can teach you how to adapt the look and make it your own.

  • Make-up removal
  • Application of moisturizer suitable for your skin type
  • Client assessment and colour consultation
  • Step-by-step lesson in classic daytime makeup application** where student beauty advisor applies product to one side of your face while guiding you through a hands-on tutorial that will see you complete the other side***
  • Makeup lesson will include camouflage and corrective techniques and correct product placement to help boost your confidence
  • Take home a personalized face chart noting colours, products and product placement used during your appointment

*Service price includes a $20 credit towards our DC Spa signature makeup collection (excludes Moor Spa skincare and other retail skincare products within our boutique.)

**Extra fee applies for false lash application.

***Clients are encouraged to bring one or two inspirational makeup photos to discuss during consultation with your student beauty advisor who can teach you how to adapt the look and make it your own.

A DC student beauty advisor will walk you through the steps of applying false lashes and provide you with instruction on application, removal, maintenance and storage techniques. You will leave equipped to perform an encore application the next time you want to enhance your assets for a special occasion.

*Includes the cost of one pair of Ardell lashes sold in the DC Spa retail boutique.

Colour consultations | Complimentary*

Using client colour draping technique, a DC student beauty advisor will assess your skin’s undertone and seasonal colour category using colour indicator, metallic drapes and colour theory principals to discover your optimal foundation and cheek shades and personalized signature lip colour.

*Makeup application is not included with this service.

Frequently asked questions

Who provides makeup services at the Durham College Spa?

Makeup consultations and application services are provided by student beauty advisors from the college’s intensive Cosmetic Techniques and Management program, under the guidance and oversight of faculty who are experienced beauty industry professionals.

The Durham College Spa is committed to using cosmetics that are good for your skin and the environment. Stay tuned as we curate our product list for your review.

Yes, a full line of premium make-up and cosmetic products will be available for sale in our retail boutique.  Stay tuned as we curate our product list for your review.

Prior to your arrival, our student beauty advisors will connect with you to confirm your appointment.

Each makeup appointment begins with a warm welcome and conversation with your student beauty advisor to identify your goals and address any concerns. Once the consultation is complete, your student beauty advisor will make their recommendations and explain how they would like to proceed with your consent.

Clients will learn application techniques and how to personalize colour and product selection to suit their needs.

Our professionally credentialed faculty will oversee all services and will check in with student beauty advisors at various times throughout to ensure student learning is supported and guests experience the highest level of care.

Upon completion of your service, student beauty advisors and faculty may ask for feedback to enhance the student learning experience.

Makeup application and services are delivered within the new facilities at the Durham College Spa, located on the second floor of the Centre for Collaborative Education at the college’s Oshawa campus.