Freelance Makeup Artistry Course



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This makeup course introduces you to professional  makeup artistry. It includes a professional photo shoot to start building your portfolio , a full makeup kit to hit the ground running and the business skills needed to manage your career as a makeup artist.

It is a 5 day  intense makeup artistry course.


Important things to note

  • small group class of between 6-8 students at a time
  • Last day of class is exam and photoshoot
  • Certificate of Makeup Artistry is awarded when you complete all homework and class work
  • You will get a full makeup kit valued at $3000
  • Course Duration is 30hrs in class with 10hrs of homework
  • Classes are once a week for 5 Sundays



Day 1:  Introduction to the Industry & Skin Class

  • Organizing your Makeup Kit 
  • Hygiene and sterilization
  • Tool selection and care
  • Professional Communication and Consultation
  • Skin Structure, Care and Function
  • Product knowledge
  • Facial structure and shapes
  • Contouring (Highlighting & lowlighting using different mediums working with basic and extreme techniques) 
  • Principles for color and light
  • Color theory – corrective color techniques, color schemes, color terms and quality
  • Dewy and sun-kissed look

Day 2: Period (Vintage) Makeup – Eye & Lip Effect

  • Period makeup through eras 20’s – 80’s
  • The origin of cut crease and sculpted dramatic brows
  • Understanding original designs and editorial inspirations so that you can work with any trend that comes your way, trends come and go but basics stay forever
  • Corrective eye techniques and lip techniques

Day 3: Bridal Makeup

  • Bridal Consultation
  • Creating a Mood Board
  • Ethnic Bride
  • Modern Bride
  • False Lash Application

Day 4: Photography Makeup

  • Makeup for color and black & white photography, set etiquette and pre-production
  • T.V., commercial & video makeup - continuity schedules and script breakdown
  • Cosmetic retailing – skin analysis, client charts
  • Runway makeup - Creating storyboards, scheduling and understanding different distance and lighting scenarios
  • Creative and inspirational challenges - challenge your creativity and push your boundaries

Day 5: Practical Exam & Photoshoot Day

  • Professional photo shoot for portfolio building 

Bonus Course: Business Plan and Marketing yourself as a Makeup Artist

  • The business of makeup Artistry (Business plan template provided)
  • Pricing
  • Professionalism and conduct requirements
  • Business management
  • Portfolio development

 At the end of the course, you would have the following knowledge:

  • Makeup Artist kit: Understanding what to have in your kit
  • Make-up Artist Hygiene:
Understanding the importance and professional standards of artist hygiene.

  • Skin Preparation:
Preparing the skin is just as important as make-up itself. It is the base to any good make-up application. You will learn an understanding of skin care and different skin types.

  • Foundation Selection and Application:
 Foundation selection according to skin types and tones. Coverage levels, textures and finishes for different foundation types, and various mixing and application techniques.

  • Corrective and Camouflage Techniques: 
Correcting and camouflaging technique for imperfections such as spots and dark circles

  • Contouring and Highlighting
:  Shading and highlighting techniques to emphasise certain features on the face.

  • Creating Glowing Skin
: Learn how to create fresh glowing dewy skin with a variety of products used by industry professionals.

  • Powders
: Purpose of powders in loose and pressed textures.

  • Bronzers
: Learn the various techniques and ways to apply bronzers.

  • Eye Brow Shaping
: Includes artistic eyebrow shaping and techniques to enhance the natural line of the eyebrows.
  • Eye Shadows, Pigments &Glitters: This will cover the different textures in terms of their application and their uses in detail.

  • Natural Beauty Make-Up
: You will learn the various ways to apply a perfect natural make-up focusing on the skin.
  • Smokey Eyes
: Learn the many styles of smoky eyes. In this section you will learn application techniques, use of different textures, adding colour and personal style.

  • Glamour/Evening Makeup
:You will learn detailed application techniques of glamour style makeup with the help of a make up artist with extensive glamour makeup industry experience.
  • Pencil/Liquid Liner
:This covers pencil and liquid eyeliners and application techniques in detail.

  • Mascaras
:This covers different mascaras, applications and their uses
  • False lash Application
: This covers eyelash strips,
  • Blushers: Powders and cream blushers will be covered in detail including application techniques of different textures and their uses.

  • Lipsticks, Glosses & Liners
:This will cover all aspects from colour selection to application of lipsticks, glosses and lip liners. Understanding how to enhance or alter lip
  • Mature Make-up
: This will cover make up application on mature skin.



Opportunity to join the Adoniaabeauty Mobile team as a contract staff upon graduation

    Duration - 5 days

    Cost - $2400

    Next start Date - October 2 - November 5

    This Course is available only 4 times in a year (January,April,July,October)

      Any questions, call 403922630 or email

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