Reviews

Class reviews

Suzanne Patterson (Paint and Powder Cosmetics)
August 11, 2018
The class was nothing short of amazing, and so full of the important working lighting technology all artists MUST have to be successful and at the top of their game in working their makeup in UHD formats. I am delighted to have been a student, and Sara, you are always the most thorough and consummate professional, in your work and in your teaching. Those who attended on Saturday are definitely ahead of their competition, and it was a delight to meet you all! Keep up the training and taking workshops to further refine and polish your skill sets!

Doris Elias
August 13,2018
This class was awesome! If you are a makeup artist and especially if you are new to testing for your portfolio, this class will prepare you on how to make sure you get good pictures. If you are going into film and TV you will be blessed because Sara started out working on lighting before becoming a Makeup Artist. She will get you prepared for behind and in front of the camera so you will not look like a “newbie”. Loved this class. She is teaching something that no other artist offers.

Rosa Martinez
August 12, 2018
KNOWLEDGE IS POWER! I returned home this morning with tons of new knowledge from “Lighting For Makeup Artists 101” with Sara Seidman Vance! HANDS DOWN one of the best classes I’ve taken so far! This class is an absolute must for every Makeup Artist! Sara is super knowledgeable on lighting as she has 30+ years experience working on film sets! She makes everything super easy to understand and prepares you for any situation that may need correction! The hands on portion gave me so many light bulb moments. (YES! THIS IS HANDS ON) I 100% recommend every makeup artist take this class! Thank you, Sara! Truly the best at what you do!

Alexis Arenas
August 13, 2018
If you have not taken “Lighting For Makeup Artists101”  with Sara Seidman Vance then you need to check your schedule and make it happen. Hands down one of the best classes I have taken in 20 years of artistry.  Thank you ,Sara.

Perryn Morris
August 11, 2018
I learned so much. I’m still in awe of everything I learned! LET THERE BE F*CKING LIGHT!!! I’m not going to lie, I thought that most a bit hype about The Makeup Light was just hype, but holy crap this thing is amazing! This seriously is going to change how I do makeup! And not only that, but after my class with “Lighting For Makeup Artist101” I’m freaking unstoppable! < insert evil laugh here>

Vernell Spann
August 11, 2018
This class was SO EYE-OPENING! Thank you for sharing your heart!!!

Sharharlee Blake
August 11,2018
I learned so many gems in today’s “Lighting For Makeup Artists101” class! Sara Seidman Vance is beyond a wealth of information and a great instructor. It’s crazy how I just stumbled upon this class on Eventbrite last month and didn’t really know what I was getting myself into. I met some awesome makeup artists . Day well spent learning and connecting!

Dominique Pettway
August 12, 2018
What an amazing day filled with so much information. I have so much practicing and studying to do to perfect my skills even more. It’s amazing how much lighting really affects what our eyes see and not just that but the environment  around us with color and how we perceive it. Thank you so much for all your knowledge Sara Seidman Vance. I really learned alot. And definitely know there is a lot more to learn.

Salsabil Malik
August 12,2018
Throwback to this class taught by Sara Seidman Vance. Everyone who recommended taking this class were not wrong! It was so eye opening, and not only did I learn so much about lighting, I also learned so many other invaluable tidbits, as well as, saw what my work looks like on 4K ( and how to adjust things accordingly) I was super nervous and intimidated going into the class, but everyone was nice and it was so great connecting with other industry peers, not to mention Sara was an absolute sweetheart as a teacher. I highly recommend this class It was worth every f*cking penny!!!

Alexandra Hushcha
August 14, 2018
I got my coffee and favorite plate for a peaceful morning after an eventful weekend. For any artists curious about the class I took Saturday:        The education I received from Sara Seidman Vance in her class “Lighting For Makeup Artists101” was so incredibly valuable and I feel so grateful to her for sharing her unique skill set with us in DC. Sar opened my eyes to things I did even know I did not know and I had so many “aha” moments throughout the day. I received a ton of technical knowledge and artristry techniques alongside Sara’s wisdom and insights on the industry. As a newer artist, I was nervous going into the class alongside professionals with a whole lot more skill and experience then me. Sara was relaxed and straightforwardin her delivery and the environment and the classroom was supportive and welcoming. This class is a fundamental building block in my career growth. I’m excited to use my learnin” and “The Makeup Light” to paint faces and make teach’ proud!

Sonia Roselli from Sonia Roselli Beauty
September 10,2017
For those of you that didn’t come to this lighting class, holy s***! You missed it! I’m blown away! I learned so much! It’s been years since I have done any TV work.  BUT wow did I have many Ah-ha moments! Especially about product development.  If you get a chance to take a class with Sara Seidman Vance on lighting, be prepared to have your mind BLOWN.

Kim Ikonen from Sweden
May 17, 2018 
Such a pleasure learning more on lighting for makeup artists from lighting pro and makeup artist Sara Seidman Vance at Lighting For Makeup Artists 101. Little tips and makeup tricks for makeup on camera, lots of knowledge of light in general, color temperatures, CRI, differences in color theory for light as opposed to pigment/skin, and more! Thanks for being such an inspiring teacher and humble person, Sara! God Bless you!

Ale Chavez from Peru
May 17, 2018
Today I’m getting one of the classes I’ve wanted and waited the most as professional makeup makeup artist! Was following this class around the world for a while, but was never given on a country and date I was able to travel to due schedule.

Finally the day got here! “Lighting For Makeup Artists 101 workshop with the brilliant Sara Seidman Vance. A small privileged private class Pre-IMATS and it’s the first year she’s given the class with IMATS! People from all over the world have come to this class (Sweden, Pakistan, Greece, Spain, etc.) and it’s so exciting! Sara is a two-time Emmy nominated, award winning makeup artist that has specialized in Lighting Knowledge and is the only one giving this class around the world.

All the knowledge and practical understanding a pro makeup artist must know and truly handle to be on set giving proper contribution to a production. This knowledge of lighting changes it all, its just so different than knowledge on pigments on makeup! Couldn’t feel more blessed and thankful!

Belen Mateo from Spain/United Kingdom
May 17, 2018
IMATS started yesterday for me with this amazing  class masterclass on Lighting For Makeup Artists 101 by Sara Seidman Vance.

Many people don’t understand how important it is to know how light changes our work to the pint to even ruin it if you don’t have the knowledge. Go check her account to see a few examples.

The masterclass was amazing and her talent and expertise blows my mind but her warm and humble personality are even better.

Sara, thank you so much for being the way you are.

Candice Harris Rauch Mua
October 24, 2016
Sara, you did an absolutely Amazing job teaching this class and I’ve learned soooo much. Please continue to teach these segments as its very crucial in our industry. Love you girl!

Martina Parmar Bellieni from United Kingdom
March 12, 2017
Sara recently joined our show The Media Makeup event in Rugby as our Special Guest, the class Lighting for Makeup Artists 101 “copyright” was very well received, Sara has the the industry knowledge coupled with the personable qualities which allowed our students to learn from this awesome industry leader

Melody Myers Weber
August 14, 2017
Fabulous class!

Beth Dufala Pistolis
August 14, 2017
Thank you so much for the Lighting Class in Atlanta! So much knowledge and such a fun class. It was amazing to be surrounded by such talented artists. I highly recommend this class for anyone in the industry! Thank you again! I can’t wait to expand on everything i learned!

Jan Ricks Franklin
August 5, 2017
It was a fantastic class I learned so much. She is a great educator. Sara Seidman Vance

Denise Tunnell from Illusions Cosmetics‎/Beauty Talk Media
September 13, 2017
Thank you Sara for bringing your ‘Lighting 4 Makeup Artists 101’ class to Atlanta. The class was awesome and I learned so much. Your class was so detailed and jam packed with so much information. My hope for you is that when presented with the opportunity, all artists will take this class.

Dionissia Konstantinou from Greece
January 11, 2018
I traveled all the way from Greece to Los Angeles to further educate myself and upgrade my skills in makeup lighting!!! Sara has deep knowledge in this field and she is a very giving and inspiring artist. So glad I made it, so thankful and blessed to attend one of her master classes! All this experience is priceless! Thank you! You are an amazing artist, teacher, human being!!! It was such an experience….loved every moment!!!!….I learned a ton of things!!!! It was a real pleasure to meet you in person!!! I’m a happy Greek makeup artist now!!!

Roxana Popa from Czech Republic
January 11,2018
An amazing workshop with an amazing woman and teacher. Thank you Sara for sharing your knowledge with us. It was such a pleasure to meet and see you in action.

Walaa El Kadi from Qatar
May 17,2018
Unique material and insight that will help you up your game in make up for TV and film.

Laurie DePina
September 20,2016
I highly recommend this class! I learned a lot when I took this class several years back. Sara Seidman Vance is an excellent instructor and gives plenty one on one attention. Something the larger classes I have taken just couldn’t do. Sometimes it’s the simplest of corrections that’s needed, but without someone watching you, how will you ever figure that out? Super affordable too and she is a working makeup artist with a who’s who client list not a who’s that “celebrity list”. Well worth the investment!