THE PROFESSIONAL MAKEUP ARTIST
Products, tools and equipment for professionals | Hygiene, safety and sanitising | Artist etiquette | Building a professional makeup kit and working with a budget | How to operate your makeup business in the fashion and beauty industry * | How to beat the competition and stay ahead of trends.*
USE OF TOOLS
Use of other makeup brushes and applicators such as eyelash curlers, tweezers, sponges and spatulas | What artists need to know about makeup brush structure and benefits | Brush cleaning – from makeup glue to lipsticks that stain | Use of brushes for best technique | Professional use of makeup palettes and stacks.*
Preparation and products | Facial skin tones | Foundation matching, colour mixing and colour correcting | Use of pre-base products such as primers and correctors | Use of foundations, concealers, face powders | Contouring and corrective work | Adapting techniques from fifteen to fifty, and for the elderly.
Eyebrow proportion and balance | Other facial feature considerations in shape assessment | Grooming and shaping | Selection and use of eyebrow products and colours | Defining, sculpting, pencilling and shading | Correcting and transforming | Concealing eyebrows.*
Use of products – primers, eyeshadows, crèmes, eyeliners and mascara | Understanding proportion, shape and form of eye areas | Designing eye makeup to balance and enhance | How to incorporate eyebrows into the design * | Various techniques for different eye shapes | Specialised eye products for specific effects * | Understanding the lash line | False eyelashes – strip and individual | Use of eye makeup removers
Use of cheek products | Highlighting, contouring, sculpting, bronzing and adding radiance | Cheek application techniques | Understanding the skull and muscle for believable transformations * | Corrective cheek makeup | Designing cheek makeup applications for mood and effect * | Specialised cheek products for effects * | Teamwork between makeup and hair professionals for the best effects. *
Pre-lip makeup application | Use of lip-liner, lipstick and lip gloss | Lip shapes and essential guides to enhance shape | Understanding the lip features and their role in appearance and expression alongside other features * | Proportion and balance | Correcting and/or transforming lip shape through concealing and/or illusion. | Adapting techniques for age, lifestyle, camera, theatre or stage.*
MAKEUP COLOUR THEORY
The colour wheel | Colour mixing with light and pigment * | Other essential uses of colour theory in makeup * | Colour for conveying mood/messages and aligning looks with the advertising team’s objectives * | Choosing colours for illusionary impact | How colours are perceived * | Colour coding and categorising for artists | Assessing skin undertones for most enhancing or best makeup results.
Essential techniques for light through to dark skin | Facial structure, proportion, balance, shape and skin texture | Face shape in relation to eyes, nose and lips | Use of light and shade | Brides, bridesmaids, flower girls | Corrective makeup techniques | The business aspects from trial to wedding day.
Nude and natural | Day and evening | Glamourous | Dramatic | Moody | Casual and Swimwear * | Smokey eyes for various occasions | Brides, bridesmaids and flower girls | Current fashion makeup | Event makeup | Character makeup * | Traditional makeup * | Face painted makeup * | Period makeup.*
*Subjects only covered in the Diploma Course.
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