Why do I need to do a course at all?
Learning from working makeup artists gives you the confidence to handle all the varied challenges you’ll come up against on freelance jobs. We train you in handling clients; understanding the brief, shoot etiquette, trouble-shooting and a vast array of lessons that are learnt in the course of a long makeup career.
I only want to work on fashion shows, why should I learn everything?
Makeup artistry is by its very nature varied work. Even after years of experience specialising in one type of makeup, artists find they have to re-train to accommodate new styles and trends or a new avenue of work they haven’t tried before. It’s important to learn makeup holistically, so that you’re prepared for any job that comes your way. Besides which, fashion shows are seasonal, and often don’t pay a great deal!
Do I need any previous makeup experience?
No experience is needed for the one week Intensive workshop, please note basic experience is required to attend the Bridal & Smokey Eye workshop… Please contact us for more information if you are unsure how much experience is required.
How many students will there be in my class?
The Makeup School is a boutique-learning environment, so as a rule we never enrol more than 12 students to any class. That way, we can provide an intimate group dynamic with focussed one-on-one training.
Will there be any class excursions?
Yes, on the last day of the course, at 4pm, students will visit the flagship Illamasqua store in central London for a private shopping trip with a 30% discount on all products.
Do I need to bring my own brushes?
No, we provide you with your very own set - including a brush roll - for you to use on the Intensive Course and keep. For the workshop, we suggest you either buy a set of brushes from The Makeup School, or if you have your own then bring those. Starting with the correct tools, and learning how to use them and care for them is the basis for a good understanding of makeup artistry.
Do I get a qualification at the end of the course?
You will receive a certificate of completion once you’ve finished the course. However, it’s important to note that no certificate from any makeup academy anywhere will be a guarantee of work in the field. A makeup artist’s portfolio is always best proof of their skill, artistry and experience. Our guidance is aimed at helping you build your own body of work for this reason.
What products will we be using at The Makeup School and will I receive any brand discounts upon completing a course?
Only the very best! We use a range of products that includes the best from every top line, including Stila, Bobbi Brown, Laura Mercier, Illamasqua, Ellis Faas, MAC, Nars, and others. You will receive discounts with Stila, Bobbi Brown, Illamasqua & Ellis FAAS. You will automatically receive a discount with Stila after completing a course with us.
Does The Makeup School guarantee work after course completion?
Our approach to teaching and introducing our students to the industry is fresh and relevant. We really believe that the best way to learn is on set and on the job. The Agency runs alongside the School in order to give past students the opportunity to build up their confidence and portfolios simply by working on set. The jobs offered via the Agency range from bridal work to fashion shoots, campaigns, short films and music videos.
Additionally we offer our students a gateway to getting work in the beauty departments of major London stores such as Harvey Nichols and Selfridges but to name a few.
The Agency is always on hand to answer industry related questions and help our students develop within the world of makeup.
Where is the course held?
The course is held at a busy professional studio called Loft Studios. Loft Studios is located on 77-81 Scrubs Lane, 10-15 minutes walk from Willesden Junction Tube station - find Loft Studios on Google maps. You will be learning right in the heart of a working studio, so will be able to watch the action as you learn! Our rooms are both beautiful, with great natural light, perfect for makeup work.