Makeup Courses

This 10 week course is held on Tuesday evenings from 6-9.00pm. It is designed to teach you the basic makeup skills required for working in the fashion and media industries, including corrective and beauty makeup techniques and current trends in promotional makeup.

  • About the Course
    The course is held in our professional makeup studio and you will learn through a combination of demonstrations, workshops, and lectures, supported by the use of video and a course booklet. It is taught by a professional makeup artist working in the fashion and media industries. You will create fashion and beauty looks working in pairs in a workshop style session.

    You will study:

    • Natural daytime and evening makeup
    • Beauty makeup
    • Corrective makeup techniques and product choices
    • Fashion makeup
    • Working with models and the media industries
    • Makeup artists' box contents
    • Editorial and catwalk makeup
    • A brief insight to fantasy makeup
    • Health and safety
    • Bacterial skin and eye infections
    • Workplace set up and makeup brush care
    • Skin preparation
    • Facial colouring and colour theory - matching foundations and concealers
    • How to maintain the makeup
    • A small amount of period makeup - the 1950s look, eye lining techniques
    • Bridal makeup
    • Shade and highlight techniques, makeup for black/oriental skins
    • Beauty/editorial makeup using false eyelashes and gold leaf
    • Strong beauty makeup using face adornments: gems, stones, glitter, feathers, stencils.
  • Additional Costs

    Additional Fees

    • Brush set £25
    • Makeup set £126.40
    • VTCT log book £2.75.

  • Entry Requirements
    There are no formal entry requirements for this course. If you need advice before you apply, please call 020 8326 2020 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..
  • Progression

    You may wish to go on to other specialist short courses or complete a full time makeup course such as VTCT Theatrical Makeup.

  • Assessment Method

    There is no formal assessment.

How to Apply

You do not need an interview for this course and do not need to complete the application form.

You can either enrol in person at the college during our opening hours, or enrol by telephone with your credit/debit card on 020 8326 2020, Monday to Friday: 10am-12pm or 2pm-4pm. If you are not sure if this course is right for you and you need advice before you enrol, please call our advisers on 020 8326 2020 or email:

Course Info

Courses for Adults 19+

Course Fee £472.00

Part Time

Level 3

Location Isleworth

Start Date 20/01/2020

VTCT Level 3

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