The course content includes:

  • Health, hygiene, safety, sanitising tools and equipment.
  • Preparation of client and products
  • Client consultation and recommendations
  • Code of practice, ethics, insurance and professional association membership
  • Environmental conditions for makeup
  • Contraindications and contra-actions
  • Building a professional makeup kit
  • Professional products, tools and equipment
  • Colour theory and the colour wheel
  • Facial tone, structure, light, shade, highlighting, contouring, form and sculpting, functions, conditions and characteristics
  • Analysis; skin types, structure, functions, condition, pigmentation and colour, texture, imperfections, tone, temperature, elasticity, UV damage, preparation, routine and radiance, face shapes, eye shapes, nose shapes, lip shapes, flaws and blemishes, skin tones, lighting, products
  • Use of equipment; brushes, applicators, spatulas, sponges, and palettes
  • Use of products; eye makeup remover, cleansing lotions, toners, moisturisers, serums, pre-base products, colour correction, foundations, concealers, face powders, bronzing, shade, highlighters, cheek/blush and colour application, eyebrow proportion definition and grooming, eye shadows, eyeliners, mascara, lip liner, lipstick, lip gloss, lip balm, false eyelashes including strip and individual
  • Product mixing confidence
  • Blending techniques
  • Looks including: Corrective, Day, Evening, Bridal and Special Occasion
  • Client aftercare


The course content includes:

  • Health and safety
  • Introduction and history of airbrushing
  • Client consultation and preparation
  • Detailed use of equipment use, products, types of compressors, airbrushes, cleaning and maintenance procedures.
  • Freehand airbrushing techniques
  • Use of airbrush and cosmetic make-up:

– Foundations
– Lips
– Contouring
– Blusher
– Eye shadows
– Eyebrows
– Highlighting
– Shading

  • Stencil and tattoos and body art
  • Colour confidence, mixing and layering
  • Corrective work
  • Creating looks for day, evening, camouflage, creative, bridal and special occasion
  • Advice and demonstration on special effects using airbrushing techniques
  • Advice on using airbrushing to create a makeup business


The course content includes:

  • Health, hygiene, safety, sanitising tools and equipment
  • Preparation of client and products
  • Getting started as a makeup artist
  • The role of the makeup professional
  • Building a professional makeup kit
  • Understanding basic lighting
  • Basic facial anatomy
  • Colour theory
  • Professional products, brushes, tools and equipment
  • The art of perfect skin and skincare
  • Highlighting and contouring
  • Foundations
  • Concealers
  • Eyebrow definition and grooming
  • Understanding different eye-shapes
  • Eye makeup; eyeshadows, eyeliners, mascaras
  • False eyelash application
  • Cheek/blush and colour application
  • Working with pigments
  • Precise lipstick application
  • Colour mixing and experimentation
  • Blending techniques
  • Looks including; corrective, day, evening and special occasion
  • Adapting techniques and colours for different skin tones
  • Client aftercare
  • Small classes to ensure you get that extra attention to detail