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Becoming a makeup artist takes skill and talent, find out everything you need to know to become successful in the makeup industry, from the fundamentals to the advanced skills, and further.

What you will learn:


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 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


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

Limited time offer! Professional Makeup Kit included!

Quality makeup application starts with the right products. To ensure that you get started on the right track, we’re also going to include a brand new PMU face makeup kit! Our makeup range is manufactured to the highest international standards and guarantees a flawless finish for both every-day wear and professional use.  Not only will you be prepared with proper training, but you’ll also have the tools to be successful.

How we teach our online makeup courses

Our online makeup workshops were all designed to guide you from the very beginning to the very end, so you’ll receive all of the makeup application information you’ll need regardless of your experience.

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To enrol just follow these 3 easy steps

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Be Certified

Once you successfully complete your makeup course, PMU will send you your certificate. Get ready to start your career!

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