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Make-up Artist Level 3

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£345 inc VAT
Or £57.50/mo. for 6 months...
Study method
Online, self-paced
80 hours
No formal qualification
  • Certificate of completion - Free
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  • Tutor is available to students

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As a make-up artist your job would be to create an individual look for your clients. This could include natural looks through to more complicated looks and special effects. The work involves creating images and characters through the medium of make-up, hairstyles and prosthetics in accordance with a brief.

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If you enjoy being creative and are interested in fashion, hairdressing and cosmetics, this could be the perfect career choice for you.

The Distance Learning Make-up Artist course has been developed to help you gain the necessary skills to become a Make-up Artist, learning how to provide facial treatments, apply make-up and carry out eyebrow and eyelash treatments. You will also discover how to provide make-up treatments for beauty salons, weddings, fashion photography and theatre.

Most Make-up Artists work freelance for a number of clients which means you can work flexible hours whilst building your portfolio of clients.


  • Health and Safety
  • Consultation and Contra-Indications
  • Anatomy and Physiology of the Skin
  • Eyelash and brows
  • Skin care
  • Applying make-up and techniques
  • Camouflage make-up
  • Bridal make-up
  • Body art Design and apply face and body art
  • Fashion and photographic make-up
  • Plan and provide airbrush make-up
  • Media make up
  • Create and cast small prosthetic pieces and bald caps
  • Apply prosthetic pieces and bald caps
  • Design and apply mendhi
  • Marketing and starting your own business

Lots of video tutorials to give you ideas and help perfect your skills.

Please note, this course requires student input and you will be asked to carry out basic treatments on volunteers. Photographic evidence will be required by your Tutor.

Who is this course for?

This course is ideal for anyone new to the industry or anyone who wishes to enhance their current skills.


No previous experience required.

Career path

Make-up Artist, Bridal, TV/Film, Photo Shoots, Specialised.

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Alice asked:

Will I be a fully qualified working professional make up artist on completion of this course?


Hi Alice The Make-up Artist Level 3 course is suitable for participants who wish to work as a Make-up Artist on a self-employed basis. Your course will cover everything you need to know and you will be required to complete practicals and submit photographic evidence. On completion, you will be required to build your own portfolio as proof of your skills. Kind regards Student Support

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Study method describes the format in which the course will be delivered. At Reed Courses, courses are delivered in a number of ways, including online courses, where the course content can be accessed online remotely, and classroom courses, where courses are delivered in person at a classroom venue.

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CPD stands for Continuing Professional Development. If you work in certain professions or for certain companies, your employer may require you to complete a number of CPD hours or points, per year. You can find a range of CPD courses on Reed Courses, many of which can be completed online.

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