2 Day Course


Makeup Artist Certification

Class Hours:

09:30 am – 3:30 pm

Morning Session: Fundamentals of Makeup

  • Introduction and Skin Preparation: Learn essential skincare routines and techniques to prepare the skin for flawless makeup application.
  • Foundation and Concealing: Master the art of selecting the right foundation shade and applying concealer for a smooth, even base.
  • Contouring and Highlighting: Understand face shapes and learn how to contour and highlight to enhance natural features.

Afternoon Session: Advanced Techniques and Practice

  • Eye Makeup: Explore various eye shapes and practice eyeshadow application, eyeliner techniques, and mascara tips for both everyday and dramatic looks.
  • Perfecting Brows: Learn the techniques for shaping, filling, and defining eyebrows to complement different face shapes.
  • Lip Makeup: Discover tips for applying lipstick, gloss, and liners to create stunning lip looks.
  • Hands-On Practice: Apply your new skills in practical sessions with guidance and feedback from professional makeup artists.

By the end of this intensive course, you will have gained a solid foundation in makeup application, enabling you to create beautiful, customized looks with confidence.

Typical entry requirement:

Age 18+

No prior beauty experience is necessary.

Other Requirements

Students must usually have studied for a minimum of two years post GCSE level. However, we will consider applications from mature students who do not have two years of post-16 study, where they have relevant work experience.

International Students: English Language Requirements 

International students must be proficient in English language. There are a number of ways to satisfy this entry requirement. IELTS, Cambridge IGCSE: English as a 2nd language, TOEFL, TOEFL IP, Pearsons Test of English

2 Day Course

£595.00 GBP

$995.00 CAD

Module 1: Skin Preparation and Base

  • Introduction to Skincare: Learn essential skincare routines to prepare the skin for makeup application.
  • Foundation Selection: Master the art of choosing the right foundation shade for different skin tones.
  • Concealer Techniques: Understand how to apply concealer effectively for a flawless base.

Module 2: Contouring and Highlighting

  • Face Shape Analysis: Learn how to identify different face shapes.
  • Contouring Techniques: Discover how to contour to enhance natural features.
  • Highlighting Methods: Practice highlighting to bring out the best in each face shape.

Module 3: Eye Makeup

  • Eyeshadow Application: Explore techniques for applying eyeshadow for various eye shapes and looks.
  • Eyeliner Mastery: Learn different eyeliner styles, from subtle to bold.
  • Mascara Tips: Perfect the application of mascara for maximum impact.

Module 4: Eyebrow Shaping

  • Brow Mapping: Understand the basics of brow mapping to find the perfect brow shape.
  • Filling and Defining: Learn techniques for filling and defining eyebrows.

Module 5: Lip Makeup

  • Lip Product Selection: Discover how to choose the right lip products for different looks.
  • Application Techniques: Practice applying lipstick, gloss, and liners for a variety of styles.

Module 6: Practical Application and Feedback

  • Hands-On Practice: Apply all the techniques learned in a practical session.
  • Professional Feedback: Receive guidance and constructive feedback from experienced makeup artists.


Upon successful completion of our program, you will be awarded two nationally recognized certifications:  

  • Awarding of CPD Accredited Certificate BEAUTY THERAPY INFECTION CONTROL LEVEL 2 (VTQ)
  • Makeup Artist Accredited Certificate 

Potential Career Paths:

Self-Employed: Embark on the journey of entrepreneurship by establishing your own beauty business.

Employment Opportunities: Employers actively seek beauty therapists who have received proper training and hold accredited qualifications. Completing a Herstory Academy training program and obtaining our accredited certificate of completion will not only showcase your professionalism but also your unwavering commitment to the field, making you an attractive candidate for prospective employers.

Earn an Internationally Recognized Accredited Certificate: Graduates from our program receive an accredited certificate that holds international recognition.

Ongoing Support for a Year: We provide our students with one full year of support from the dedicated Herstory Academy Team.

Complimentary Refresher Class: As part of our commitment to your success, we offer all our students the opportunity to attend a free refresher class within their first year of completing the program.

Personalized, One-on-One Training: Our training is designed for personalized, one-on-one instruction, with a maximum of two students. This approach ensures focused learning and offers exceptional value for your investment.

Access to Herstory Academy International: Graduates have the opportunity to join the esteemed Herstory Academy International network.

Bonus Resources: As a part of your training, you’ll receive valuable resources, including a manual, contracts, and aftercare forms, which can be used in your own business endeavors.

Dual Certification:

Upon successful completion of our program, you will be awarded two nationally recognized certifications:  

  • Awarding of CPD Accredited Certificate BEAUTY THERAPY INFECTION CONTROL LEVEL 2 (VTQ)
  • Makeup Artist  Accredited Certificate 

Makeup Artist Course was fantastic. The morning covered essential skincare, foundation, contouring, and highlighting techniques, providing a great base. The afternoon focused on eye makeup, brows, and lips, offering practical skills and insights. The hands-on practice and professional feedback were invaluable. I now feel confident in creating beautiful makeup looks for any occasion. Highly recommended!

This course offers a comprehensive and accredited education in beauty therapy and infection control. It equips you with the essential knowledge and skills necessary for safe and effective makeup applications while prioritizing infection control and client safety. With a focus on sanitation, hygiene, lash styling, and product application theory, this course ensures you become a proficient lash artist and a responsible and knowledgeable professional. Additionally, including a complete kit ensures you have the tools you need to get started in the industry, making this course a valuable investment in your beauty career.

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