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Introduction to Makeup for 13 to 16 Year Olds Short Course

Course description

Are you fascinated by the beauty world, love to experiment with makeup and think you may want to pursue a future career as a Makeup Artist?

Through demonstrations and hands-on workshops, this makeup course will help you find the best ways to create fun and fashionable looks with cosmetics.

You will be introduced to the basic skills of applying makeup and creating up to date looks for the day and evening suiting all kinds of face shapes and skin tones. This is a hands-on course designed for beginners who wish to learn key makeup techniques and is a great start for the early stages of developing a future career as a makeup artist.

Discounted makeup

As part of your course, you will receive discounted products from our partner MAC Cosmetics. The shopping session may take place either during your course or in some cases the following week or weekend.

Who should attend this course?

This course is ideal for 13 to 16 year olds with an interest in makeup and the beauty industry.

Level: Beginners

Course outcomes:

By the end of the course you will understand:

  • Makeup principles including skin preparation, face shapes, colour theory and foundation matching.
  • Working professionally including health and safety, hygiene, and customer care.
  • Different makeup application techniques and tips for longevity.
  • Corrective make-up techniques and contouring.
  • Creating a no makeup look
  • Day and evening look
  • Fashion trend makeup
  • Working with powders and creams, highlight and contour, blush application, bronzing, dewy skin.
  • Lip defining techniques
  • Perfect eyebrows, eye makeup techniques, eyeliner techniques and looks, mascara application, working with fake eyelashes.
  • Glitter and crystal application

Clear, easy to understand lessons:

  • Our tutors will explain things in easy to understand, accessible English. If they need to use any special terminology they will make sure they explain what they mean.
  • New methods will be shown to students through live demonstrations, in a way thats crystal clear and easy to understand.

Experience life on campus:

  • Network and share ideas with students from across the globe
  • Access the technology and materials relevant to your discipline
  • Shop in our college shops for any materials you might need
  • Ask questions of your tutor in real time
  • Receive feedback and critique on your assignments
  • Experience the many sights of London on your down time

A certificate of completion:

  • You've put the work in so we want to make sure you have something to show for it!
  • As long as you attend a minimum of 80% of your classes, we will provide you with a certificate of attendance.
  • We always recommend you attend all of the classes so that you get the most out of the experience!
  • Certificates are great to compliment your cv.

How to book:

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  • If you are an adult booking a place for a child or teenager, you will need two email addresses one for your booking confirmation email and one for the student. *
  • Select the option to book for someone else
  • Add the bookers details under Your details
  • And the students details under Delegate 1

* In the case that your child does not have an email address, please create their account with an alternative email address. If you need help with booking please use our online chat or call 0207 514 7015

Available dates

Enquire about this course and we will contact you when new dates are published.


Topics covered:

  • Understanding skin types and product information
  • Creating a no makeup look
  • Creating a natural beauty makeup look
  • Applying false lashes
  • Recreating a current fashion makeup look
  • Creating a party/club style makeup look


Please bring the following items with you to each class:

  • Your own mascara
  • Makeup remover/cleanser, and moisturiser
  • Headband
  • Make-up Pencil Sharpener
  • Notepad and pen
  • Eyelash curlers
  • Powderpuff
  • Laptop/ iPad/ tablet

Please note: Students are advised to remove any permanent eyelash extensions before the course starts, to ensure they are able to complete full makeup looks.

Meet the Tutor:

This makeup course for teenagers aged 13 to 16 will demystify the beauty industry for you and help you find your way around the cosmetics counter. Through practical demonstrations, you will learn the key techniques for creating impeccable makeup styles

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