Make Up For Ever has launched a series of small group lessons to teach customers some of the tricks of professional makeup application.
The classes are $25 each, and sessions are scheduled at 11 a.m. and 7 p.m. on Mondays through the end of July at the makeup company's Topanga boutique, at Westfield Topanga mall, 6600 Topanga Canyon Blvd.
Each 90-minute class is limited to 10 students, who are instructed on application techniques and encouraged to practice so they can easily recreate the looks on their own. Students also receive a personal color consultation and a follow-up phone call from a makeup artist to answer questions.
Upcoming session titles and dates are "Smudge Proof Summer" on June 24; "Complexion and Contour," July 1 and July 8; "Day to Play," July 15 and 22; and "Natural Beauty," July 29.
To book a class, call Make Up For Ever's Topanga boutique at (818) 884-8446.
A public event bringing together independent, artisanal perfumers is scheduled Saturday at the MorYork Gallery, 4959 York Blvd., in the Highland Park area of Los Angeles. The event, sponsored by a fragrance collective called Fragments, will begin with a moderated discussion from 11 a.m. to noon, followed by a reception and pop-up shopping from noon to 5 p.m. About 18 perfumers are expected to participate, including Persephenie, the Rising Phoenix Perfumery, Esscentual Alchemy, Mikmoi San Francisco and Ayala Moriel Parfums. Tickets are $10 and may be purchased in advance online.
Monday, June 24, will be Fashion Industry Night at Sharkeez, Hermosa Beach, featuring a lingerie runway show including both men's and women's underwear styles. Among the participating brands is local label Wood Underwear, which contributes a portion of sales to the Surfrider Foundation and National Parks Service. The company will be showing off its full Hermosa Beach Collection for men, which is made of a blend of modal (from beech trees), cotton and elastane and comes in nine colors. There will also be a raffle to benefit the Surfrider Foundation. The event starts at 9 p.m. at Sharkeez, 52 Pier Ave. Call (310) 529-3370 for more information or to inquire about VIP tables.
Gilt City and author Lauren Weisberger are celebrating the launch of her new book "Revenge Wears Prada: The Devil Returns" with a party from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Tuesday, June 25, at Satine boutique, 8134 W. Third St., Los Angeles. The event is open to Gilt City members, who can purchase tickets on the shopping website.
Black Halo is planning its summer sample sale from noon to 5 p.m. Friday and 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at 648 Matteo St., Los Angeles. Cash and credit cards only.
Riller & Fount's summer sample sale, with merchandise offered at as much as 80% off, is scheduled from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Friday and Saturday, at 308 E. Ninth St., Ste. 407, Los Angeles. Multiple sizes will be available. Cash and credit cards only.
Emmy-award-winning hair stylist Curt Darling has opened a new salon in downtown Los Angeles, at 440 S. Main St. The salon is open from noon to 8 p.m. Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday, and from noon to 6 p.m. on Wednesday, and it offers Happy Hour specials from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. on weekdays. Call (213) 426-4000.
See Eyewear has opened its first Orange County shop at Fashion Island in Newport Beach. The company works with its own designers to create exclusive styles, with sunglasses and prescription frames starting at $99. The mall is at 401 Newport Center Drive.
Free People is opening its largest L.A.-area store, at Westfield Fashion Square in Sherman Oaks, on Friday. The shop will carry a large assortment of women's clothing, including handpicked items that are usually only available online at www.FreePeople.com. The mall is at 14006 Riverside Drive. Phone (818) 386-1056.
Sephora is opening a new store at South Coast Plaza on Friday with a special appearance by Too Faced Cosmetics co-founder Jerrod Blandino at 10 a.m. After the official ribbon-cutting, Too Faced makeup artists will be offering consultations until the store closes at 9 p.m. The first 100 customers in line for the grand opening are to receive gift cards worth up to $100. The new store is located on level two of the Crate & Barrel wing of the building at 3333 Bear St., Costa Mesa.