What you will learn:

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.*

FACE MAKEUP

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 MAKEUP

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.*

EYE MAKEUP

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

CHEEK MAKEUP

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. *

LIP MAKEUP

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.

BRIDAL MAKEUP

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.

MAKEUP LOOKS

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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