Master Class

Mona has always aspired to share her talent and inspire the future generation of Ugandan makeup artists.

Due to overwhelming popularity and requests from her online followers and clients, she is now in the position to fulfill this dream.
We will be holding an interactive three-day class for 50 lucky students to learn from the best in the business.

Each student will have their own workstation with Mirror and make up starter kit.
This kit will include the following items;

Foundation Concealer
Full Make up Brush Set Mascara
Eye Liner Gel Liner
Sponges Brush Cleaners
Neural Eye shadow Palette Lip Color

Who is MONA ?

Mona Lisa Umutoni also known as Mona Faces is a Ugandan self taught make-up artist who started her glam journey in 2014. Her passion for makeup started at a young age when she would wear and play with her mother’s makeup as you can imagine her father was very stern with her but that only fuelled Mona’s dreams of one day becoming a make up artist. Mona drew inspiration from celebrity fashion stylist Sylvia Owori as there were no Ugandan make up artists to aspire.

Fascinated by all things art and beauty she begun to perfect her craft while learning from YouTube tutorials. Initially Mona would practice make-up on her friends for fun and of course for free! She enjoyed the thrill of making her friends feel good and look beautiful. From then the name ‘Mona Faces’ took a life of its own.

In September 2014 Mona and friends were invited by Blush Media for a playful photo shoot to showcase her work, after posting the images on Instagram Mona’s followers quickly grew from 200 to 2,000 in a short space of time. Mona is now the go to make up artist in Uganda for all things glam with an ever-increasing Instagram following of over 80,000 and a newly launched YouTube channel.

In February 2016, Mona opened her first makeup studio based in Kisementi, the concept behind her studio is clean, airy and the perfect lighting for selfies.

Fast forward just 2 years and Mona is now a household name in Uganda, she has glammed the faces of reputable Ugandan women such as Sylvia Nagginda, Queen of Buganda, Honorable Amelia Kyambadde and celebrities which include music artist Sheebah Karungi, comedian Anne Kansiime, celebrity fashion stylist, Sylvia Owori, Lillian Mbabazi and many more.

Course Schedule

Day 1 - 29th August 2019

09:00am - 09:30am
Welcome & registration (Tea & Coffee)
10:00 - 11:15am
11:00 - 14:00pm
Session 1Bakc to basics - Makeup Kit Essentials & Skin shade protection
14:00pm - 15:00pm
Light Lunch Buffet
14:30pm - 17:00pm
Session 2 - Contouring, Eyebrows, Full Day / Night look (Students will look using techniques learnt)

Day 2 - 30th August

09:30am - 10:00am
Welcome (Teas and coffee)
10:00am - 11:00pm
Session 1 (Full editorial look tutorial)
11:30pm - 14:00pm
Seasen 2 (Students will practice all the techniques they have learnt over both days)
14:00pm - 15:30pm
Light Lunch
15:00pm - 17:00pm
Question & answer session which will cover how
Mona became a celebrity makeup artist
How to build a professional makeup kit and any other questions from the students.
19:00pm - Late
Cocktail party & Presentations of certificate of completion. This will be an invitation only function for selected clients, sponsors and students and special guests. The purpose will be to celebrate Mona's talent and to say thank you to her clents for their support

Course Coverage

The class will be focusing on 6 main sections
  • Skin Care Routines
  • Back to Basics - Skin Perfection
  • Foundation - Contouring & Highlighting Routine
  • Eyebrow SCulpting
  • Eyeshadow Application
  • Full Day to Night Makeup Look
  • How to set up your own business
  • Question and Answer

We will use well-known personalities as the models for the class

The students will have the chance to recreate the look on each other in groups of two under the guidance of Mona

After the students have finished practicing their new techniques, there will be a Q&A session where the students will have the opportunity to ask questions and get tips from Mona

The class will culminate with the presentation of Masterclass completion certificates