Introduction to Make-up Certificate

Course Details and Availability


Duration: 2 days intensiveor 1 night per week over 5 weeks
Time: 09:30 – 17:30 or 18:00 – 21:00
Fee: £495.00 - 4% Paypal surcharge applies to credit/debit card payments

Course overview 


This course has been designed for people considering a career in the make up industry or wishing to learn the basic principles of make up application. The course is open to anyone with a strong interest and flair in make up and is suitable for both beginners and as a refresher course. By the end of the course you will have created four different looks. All courses are run in our make-up studio.  Day, Night, Period and current Fashion Looks. Models are provided for you to work on and all work is photographed using Nikon photographic equipment to provide you with the basis of a professional portfolio.


Course contents


• Essential Skincare & Hygiene
• Skin Analysis — Learn how to distinguish different skin types and conditions
• Combination skin / Normal / Dry / Mature
• Face Shapes – Learn how to recognise each shape and apply make-up to emphasise, enhance or correct
• Square / Oval / Round / Heart / Oblong
• Hygiene — Keep your products safe and long-lasting
• Skin care
• 12 hour skin routine / 24 hour skin routine
• Cleanse
• Tone
• Day Moisturiser / Night Moisturiser
• Corrective treatments
• Masks, Peel, Scrubs / Serums / Collagen boosts
• Eyes Treatments
• Creams, Bags, line fillers
• Make-up Application
• Basic Hygiene / Tools
• Selection of Bases
• Foundation Types, / Choosing the correct colour /
• Application / Highlighting, Brightening
• Corrective Make Up
• Concealers / wrinkles / Contouring / Shading
• Eyeshadows
• Choosing shades
• Application of Powder
• Application of Cream Shadows
• Highlighters
• Mechanical curlers and others
• Application of Eyeliners
• Application of Mascara
• Cheeks
• Blusher
• Application Powder
• Application of creams and sticks
• Lips & Colours
• Application of Lip liners
• Application of Lipsticks and Glosses
Progression: Bridal Makeup Certificate, Special Occasion, Photographic, Period Makeup, Fashion & Editorial Makeup, Foundation Certificate in Make-up Artistry

Course Facts


  • Models – Are provided for you to work on
  • Professional Photography is included in our courses
  • Portfolio photographs are provided for you as the foundation of your professional portfolio
  • All our courses are accredited, approved and recognised by the Guild of Professional Beauty Therapists for insurance purposes and students successfully completing our courses can apply for membership of the Guild and use the initials M.G.B.T
  • Courses are intensive, stimulating and fun