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Make-Up Artist Diploma - CPD Certified

Student Discount Card Eligible | Lifetime Access | Online certified training |Online certificate and exam included


£69 inc VAT
Or £23.00/mo. for 3 months...
Study method
Online, self-paced
No formal qualification
20 CPD hours / points
Additional info
  • Exam(s) / assessment(s) is included in price
  • Tutor is available to students

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The Make-Up Artist Diploma is a CPD Certified course that has video demonstrations from Make Up Artist to the stars who has worked on shows such as The Voice and Strictly Come Dancing.

This stunning online course is for anyone looking to start a career as a make-up artist or for anyone looking to simply master make-up. The course is compacted in to 22 modules (full breakdown below) with many video demonstrations such as how to create smokey eyes and how to apply the perfect contouring so you truly learn everything you need to know to succeed in this fantastic industry.

The comprehensive syllabus is supported by experienced tutors who are there to help you through email.

Your qualification will be recognised and can be checked for validity on our dedicated website.

More Key features about our Make-Up Diploma

  • Lifetime Access to your course
  • The price you pay Reed is for the whole course including final exam – no hidden fees
  • CPD certificate upon successful completion
  • Tutor Support Monday – Friday

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20 CPD hours / points
Accredited by The CPD Certification Service

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Module 1

What is Beauty and Make-up Artistry?

Summary/What you will learn

  • Overview of beauty and make-up artistry
  • About Lips, Eyes, Lashes and Skin
  • Psychology behind the use of make-up
  • Modern make-up artistry trends
  • Plus much more...

Module 2

History of Make-up

Summary/What you will learn

  • History of make-up
  • Cosmetics in ancient times
  • Timeline of events in the evolution of make-up
  • Make-up and feminists
  • Plus much more...

Module 3

Role of a Beauty Make-up Artist

Summary/What you will learn

  • What a beauty make-up artist does
  • You will learn what this career entails
  • Identify with the career path sample guide
  • Working conditions for make-up artists
  • Plus much more...

Module 4

Skin and Skin Care Anatomy

Summary/What you will learn

  • The skin's anatomy
  • Function of the skin
  • Skin care products and techniques
  • What you can do to improve your client's skin problems
  • Plus much more...

Module 5

Tools Used by a Make-up Artist

Summary/What you will learn

  • Tools that make-up artists use
  • How to identify a good brush
  • How to care for your brushes
  • How to choose the right ones for various applications
  • Plus much more...

Module 6

Working with Make-up Artist Brushes

Summary/What you will learn

  • A more detailed account of how to use make-up artist brushes
  • Identify what qualities to look for in brushes
  • Know the importance of density, length and shape of the brush
  • Tips for effective application
  • Plus much more...

Module 7

Skin tone: Foundation Selection and Application

Summary/What you will learn

  • Knowing how to choose the right foundation
  • Know about tinted moisturisers
  • Identify what other products you will need
  • Applying the foundation
  • Plus much more...

Module 8

Corrective Make-up Techniques

Summary/What you will learn

  • How to use corrective make-up
  • Tips for corrective make-up applications
  • Essential tools
  • How to use various products
  • Plus much more...

Module 9

Beauty Make-up Styles

Summary/What you will learn

  • Various make-up styles
  • How to decide on an angle
  • Daytime looks
  • Night-time looks
  • Plus much more...

Module 10

Eye Make-up

Summary/What you will learn

  • How to apply eye make-up
  • Smokey eyes tutorial
  • Different eye shapes and how to correct them
  • Get to know common eye make-up mistakes
  • List of eye make-up tools you cannot be caught without
  • Plus much more...

Module 11

Eyeliner Techniques

Summary/What you will learn

  • Techniques on how to apply eyeliner
  • Identify the common eyeliner styles and how to accomplish them
  • Learn the most common eyeliner mistakes
  • Eyeliner types and how to use them
  • Plus much more...

Module 12

Brow Grooming

Summary/What you will learn

  • How to groom the eyebrows
  • Benefits of eyebrow grooming
  • The biggest mistakes you can make
  • How to fix problems when grooming brows
  • Plus much more...

Module 13

Lash Building Techniques/False Lash Application

Summary/What you will learn

  • How to add fake lashes into your looks
  • How to apply fake lashes
  • What you need to know about false lashes
  • Common application mistakes and how to fix them
  • Plus much more...

Module 14

Cheek Colour Application

Summary/What you will learn

  • How to apply cheek colour
  • What you need to know about cheek colour
  • Types of blush and when to use them
  • Cheek colour based on facial shape
  • Plus much more...

Module 15

Lip Colour Application

Summary/What you will learn

  • How to apply lip colour
  • Tips for lip colour application
  • Benefits of using lip colour
  • Common mistakes when applying lip colour
  • Plus much more...

Module 16

Current Beauty Trends

Summary/What you will learn

  • About current beauty trends
  • List of the most commonly used beauty trends right now
  • Information on lip trends
  • What is currently being used for eyes
  • Plus much more...

Module 17

Make-up in TV, Film, and Magazines

Summary/What you will learn

  • About various types of make-up that can be used in television, film, and magazines
  • Overview of basic make-up
  • How to emphasise features
  • Character make-up - what you need to know
  • Plus much more...

Module 18

Hair styling for Make-up

Summary/What you will learn

  • How to match make-up and hair
  • Types of looks
  • Make-up based on hair colour
  • Working with hair stylists
  • Plus much more...

Module 19

Maintaining Radiant Skin

Summary/What you will learn

  • Maintaining radiant skin
  • Important steps
  • Essential tips and advice
  • Essential vitamins and minerals for radiant skin
  • Plus much more...

Module 20

Make-up for Seasons

Summary/What you will learn

  • Make-up for the summer
  • Make-up for winter
  • Tips for identifying your client's season and applying make-up accordingly
  • Latest season trends
  • Plus much more...

Module 21

Advanced Techniques

Summary/What you will learn

  • About advanced techniques of make-up application
  • Some useful tips you can rely on
  • Evening wear
  • Essential eye techniques
  • Contouring tutorial
  • Plus much more...

Module 22

Salon Management - Advertising your services/business

Summary/What you will learn

  • Managing your salon
  • Tips for working with product companies
  • Money management
  • About Health and Safety
  • Plus much more...

Who is this course for?

There is no experience or previous qualifications required for enrolment on this course. It is available to all students, of all academic backgrounds.

Student Testimonial -

Georgia May - Isles of Scilly

Great course, thanks for the experience

Brilliant course, worked at my own pace. Learnt heaps of good tips and i would highly recommend this to anyone.

Really enjoyed doing practicals on my family and friends and they were very impressed with the results. I learnt a lot about products and tools, about applying different makeup on different skin tone and how to look at a clients face and access what is best for them.

I'm hoping to use my skills in the future to do some make up artistry and with a bit more practice i think i could get quite good!! Great course, thanks for the experience

Sophie Watson – Selby

The videos are extremely helpful

I did not realise how in depth make up actually was until I actually began the course.

I found the course material very beneficial and it gave me an understanding of how to use all aspects of make up.The videos are extremely helpful and the tutor on them is very precise and clear.

I am exceedingly happy I took this course and it has put me in place for the perfect start. Highly recommend thank you skill academy for giving me the opportunity to better my self at my own pace. The hints and tips are ideal to make notes of xx

Summer Wearn – Isle of Wight

With demonstration videos and help always on hand, the course is easy to follow and understand.

A clear and concise course that allowed me to go at my own pace, with no time limit. A great way to learn and study from home so that you can fit it around your daily lifestyle.

With demonstration videos and help always on hand, the course is easy to follow and understand. The course taught me a variety of techniques and methods to apply Make-Up and has also given me the advice and guidance I needed to go forward with a career.

The end test is challenging so it is important to study and revise all modules in order to pass.


Our Course is fully compatible with PC’s, Mac’s, Laptop, Tablet and Smartphone devices. Now more than ever people are using the internet while on the move so our course has been designed to be fully compatible on tablets and smartphones so you can access your course on wifi, 3G or 4G.

There is no time limit for completing this course, it can be studied in your own time at your own pace.

All tests are online and are taken either during or after the course, these are included in the price.

Career path

With experience you could progress to chief make-up artist or make-up designer.

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Errin Henderson asked:

What is the duration of this course? Like how much hours or months? Many thanks.


Hi Errin, The estimated course duration is 20 hours. However, it really depends on the student themselves as you can study as much or little as you want, when you want. You have lifetime access to the course.

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