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Sephora To Launch Beauty Classes For Transgender People

There's more make-up than ever before and if you're new to make-up it can be pretty daunting.

You have to know what goes where, how to apply it, what to apply it with... the list goes on.


Sephora has started offering free make-up classes aimed at transgender people to help them feel more confident stepping out in make-up in public for the first time.


The classes will be 90 minutes long and cover areas such as colour correction and smoothing skin. The tutorials will be led by transgender and nonbinary Sephora workers. The classes will be funded by a new collection in the store, a retractable brush and a lipstick.

Sephora is also set to produce a set of YouTube videos tutorials on their website that transgender people can use from their home.


Sephora isn't just introducing classes for transgender people, as part of their Classes for Confidence courses they will have classes for people with cancer or other illnesses and for those returning to work.


Corrie Conrad, head of social impact and sustainability at Sephora said: "We held focus groups and worked with our employees experiencing their own gender journeys to help determine class content, sensitivity training procedures, and too help figure out which stores would make the most sense."


It's taken two years to sort the classes, how they will be run and who will run them. The classes are launching in June after success in preview classes held in New York City on Tuesday, 22nd May 2018.

Words by Steph Monk

Featured Image Credit: Sephora

Topics: Life, Hair and Beauty, Life News, Real

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