The Complete Makeup Artist
On this makeup artist course you will learn the professional skills required to become an innovative and in-demand make-up artist in the creative world of fashion image-making. This industry focused professional short course covers all aspects of makeup and has been designed for aspiring makeup artists who wish to gain the skills and confidence to pursue a career in the industry...
Taught by: Ellie Tobin, Crystabel Riley.
On this makeup artist course you will learn the professional skills required to become an innovative and in-demand make-up artist in the creative world of fashion image-making. This industry focused professional short course covers all aspects of makeup and has been designed for aspiring makeup artists who wish to gain the skills and confidence to pursue a career in the industry.
In addition to being taught the theory and practising your new skills, you'll record your work and build a portfolio during two studio photoshoots with a professional photographer and hair stylist - allowing you to demonstrate the skills learnt during the course and put them into practice. In addition to the course tutors, a teaching assistant will support your learning, and we will create a Facebook group for you to network with each other throughout.
Previous students have forged successful careers in the makeup industry and gone on to assist on teams for some of the biggest make up artists in the world, including Pat McGrath and Charlotte Tilbury for fashion week, and have been signed to various make up agencies in London. As this is a small group of students, there will be plenty of opportunity for one-to-one tutor advice on careers in the industry.
The course includes:
- Skincare, hygiene and preparation
- Selection of bases and skin finishes
- Corrective makeup
- Natural beauty makeup
- Bridal makeup
- Trends in fashion and beauty
- Corrective colour theory
- Strong advertorial makeup accentuating cheek bones, lips and contouring
- Decades in makeup: show girls, silver screen sirens and supermodels
- Who's who in the industry
- Editorial makeup: working on set / assisting
- Couture and ready-to-wear catwalk makeup
- Beauty and fantasy imagery for promotional impact
- Blocking out eyebrows and facial adornment
- HD make-up for TV, film, music promotions & commercials
- Creating a character / working on set
- Introduction to special effects
- Introduction to body painting
- False eyelashes
You'll receive your own full set of brushes and a MAC Cosmetics makeup starter kit. Take a look at the 'materials' section for full details on the contents of the kit.
Our makeup courses take place in our makeup studios housed within our Lime Grove site in West London.
Course director: Lucy Wearing
Tutors: Ellie Tobin, Crystabel Riley
Teaching assistant: Claudia Savage
This is a beginners/intermediate makeup course. It's suitable if you've no previous experience or if you'd like to use the course as a refresher to kick start your career.MAC Cosmetics:
You will receive an invite to a MAC Cosmetics discount shopping session which will enable you to purchase MAC products at discounted price. The shopping session may take place either during your course or in some cases the following week or weekend.
Booking deadline & payment plan:
You must book your place more than 2 weeks before the course start date. This will allow us to prepare your full make-up kit in time for you starting the course.
Pre-course payment plans are available subject to a non-refundable deposit of £500. The payment plan must be completed and all course fees must be paid a month before the course start date. Please contact Customer Services for further information.
Crystabel Riley developed an early insight into the craftsmanship and transformational aspects of the beauty industry, after being raised in the environment of her mother’s hair salon. An early preoccupation with portraiture and sensitive use of colour throughout her school years led on to the study of editorial make-up at London College of Fashion after which she assisted make-up artists such as Alex Box and Lucy Wearing. Crystabel went on to develop her own career within the music industry, gaining international experience in the US and Europe, working with artists such as Eliza Doolittle, Conor Maynard, Sam Smith and One Direction. As well as working on show teams in London and Paris, her make-up has also been credited in publications such as Sunday Times Style, Dazed and Confused, Nylon Japan, L'Officiel Turkey, Harpers Bazaar China.
Please bring the following items with you to each class:
- Your own mascara
- Makeup remover/cleanser, and moisturiser (as you will be expected to practise on each other)
- Notepad and pen
A MAC starter makeup kit,Pazery & Bouffard brush set, and session bag is included in the course fee. The starter kit includes:
- 2 full coverage foundation
- 5 face and body foundation
- 1 prep and prime finishing powder (loose)
- 1 blush pro palette c
- 1 sculpting powder
- 1 pro palette eye shadow case
- 12 pro palette eye shadow
- 2 eye pencils
- 1 fluidline
- 1 mascara
- 1 chromagraphic pencil
- 2 eye brow pencils
- 2 pro lip palette
- 1 lipglass
- Complimentary pro student card
Pazery & Bouffard & Co Ltd brushes :
- Body/powder brush
- Large fan brush
- Contour brush
- Mini foundation brush
- Mini socket brush round
- Shadow/socket brush round
- Socket blending brush
- Socket/eyeblending brush
- Highliner brush
- Eyeshadow brush
- Slant brush straight cut sable
- Eyeliner No 2
- Mascara brush/wand
- Concealer brush
- Mini fan brush
- Eyebrow brush with back comb
Kit contents may vary due to trends and availability.