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Make-Up Artist Diploma Course

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There are many aspects to setting up and practicing as a make-up artist, from the various types of make-up that can be applied and the myriad of occasions you may be called upon to use your craft for, to the financial side of things. The Make-Up Artist Diploma Course takes students through everything they need to know to be successful in this rewarding career.

What You Will Learn

The Make-Up Artist Diploma Course is set across eight comprehensive modules:

  • Introduction
  1. Makeup Artists
  2. Focus
  3. Mastering Makeup Skills
  4. Makeup Tutorials
  5. Equipment
  6. Occasions
  7. Other Concerns
  8. The Financials
  • Conclusion

The course starts off by discussing what exactly a makeup artist is and what kind of market exists and then goes into the details of makeup for each body part, style and occasion, and concludes with some more technical factors of the profession that need to be keep in mind, such as the financial aspect of the industry. This includes the costs that may be incurred when you establish yourself as a makeup artist and the returns that can be made.

Who Would Enjoy the Course

This course is for anyone who has ever dreamed of becoming a makeup artist but doesn’t know how to get there or can’t find the time to attend a classroom course and would prefer to study at a pace that would better fit them. It is also a great additional skill for those who are already in the hair & beauty or fashion industries.

Frequently Asked Questions

The Make-Up Artist Diploma Course will take you up to 150 hours to complete working from home. There is no time limit for completing this course, it can be studied in your own time at your own pace. The course comes with a course assessment in the form of quizzes, written questions and short essays, once you have completed your course assessment please email or post it back to us for marking, you will then receive your feedback and certificates.

This course is certified by the IANLPC (International Association of NLP & Coaching) and the IAHT (International Alliance of Holistic Therapists), both of which are internationally recognised organisations. The IAHT certify personal development, health, fitness and nutrition courses. The IANLPC is a global support network for NLP Professionals and coaches, including the fields of Life Coaching, Hypnotherapy Business Coaching, Leadership, Nutritional, CBT, Personal Development and Holistic Therapy.

Course Syllabus


Module 1: Makeup Artists

  • Being a Makeup Artist
  • You're halfway there!
  • The Market
  • Be Prepared
  • Summary
  • Assessment

Module 2: Focus

  • The Eyes
  • The Lips
  • Cheeks and Blush
  • Nails
  • Hair
  • Skin
  • Summary
  • Assessment

Module 3: Mastering Makeup Skills

  • Contouring
  • Highlighters and Bronzers
  • Hiding blemishes and pimples
  • Foundation
  • Doing the brows
  • Doing the Neck
  • Doing the Cheekbones
  • Summary
  • Assessment

Module 4: Makeup Tutorials

  • Smoky
  • Natural Makeup
  • Party Makeup
  • Simple Everyday Makeup
  • Summary
  • Assessment

Module 5: Equipment

  • Brushes
  • Sponges
  • Makeup Removers
  • Curlers, Highlighters, Bronzers and More!
  • Highlighters
  • Bronzers
  • Summary
  • Assessment

Module 6: Occasions

  • Casual Makeup
  • Parties
  • Advertisements
  • Magazines
  • Modelling Agencies
  • Music Videos
  • Runway Shows
  • Theatre
  • Weddings
  • Television
  • Movies
  • Summary
  • Assessment

Module 7: Other Concerns

  • Hair
  • Summary
  • Assessment

Module 8: The Financials

  • The Cost
  • Savings
  • Returns
  • Setting a Price
  • Summary
  • Assessment


Our courses include comprehensive support, should you require any assistance. You can contact our friendly course advisers by telephone or by email.

Contact Details

Continued Learning

All course delegates are welcome to attend our regular, ongoing learning and inspirational events. We also hold regular inspirational events in Manchester and London for all students studying any of our courses. The events are a great way to watch live demonstrations of different techniques, learn new skills, have a practice with other students and to meet your tutors. Once you've signed up for any of our courses you will receive details of our different monthly events via email. If you cannot attend our events you can watch a live streaming of the event on our tv channel.

All courses can be paid for using our secure online payment system or via paypal. 


If you would prefer to pay via bacs payment or via cheque please email us at or call us on 0800 955 6808 for more assistance.


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