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Make Up Artistry and Special occasions make up

CPD Certified | International Accreditation with ICOES | Multiple Certification Options | Video Training



£15 inc VAT
Study method
Online, self-paced
50 days
Access to content
60 days
No formal qualification
50 CPD hours / points
Additional info
  • Exam(s) / assessment(s) is included in price

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These 2 courses will equip students with the practical skills and knowledge they’ll need to launch a career as a professional makeup artist, beauty blogger, stylist, or image consultant. We’ll provide extensive training and video demonstration in makeup application, but we equally think it’s important that students understand the science and theory behind successful makeup. From understanding the composition of various skin types to marketing your services to clients, we’ll take you through all the steps and and give you plenty of insider tips, tricks and advice from our industry experts. Upon completing this course, you’ll have earned an accredited certificate in makeup artistry, and be ready to start working with clients.

Course Benefits:

  • CPD Certified and Fully Accredited by the International Council of Online Educational Standards (ICOES)
  • Course access - 60 days - Study at your own pace
  • Access or Course from any device: Laptop, Smartphone, tablets, etc.


50 CPD hours / points
Accredited by The CPD Certification Service

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This is a comprehensive course that covers an extensive amount of material related to makeup artistry, skin care, and business management. Below you will find the topics and modules that will be covered:

Make up Artistry course

Skin Types

  • From normal to oily to combination
  • Composition and structure of skin
  • Identifying skin type
  • Makeup removal
  • Skin care
  • Skin care video tutorial


  • Skin tones and undertones
  • Colour correctors
  • Contouring, highlighting and strobing
  • Contouring techniques - video tutorial
  • Different face shapes and enhancement
  • Tips and tricks


  • Introduction to tools
  • Brushes: synthetic vs. natural
  • Brush types
  • Products

Foundations and Corrections

  • Correct blemishes-video tutorial
  • Foundation and concealers - video tutorial
  • How to choose a foundation - video tutorial
  • Types and textures
  • Makeup allergy testing
  • Colour wheel and matching tones


  • Using the color palette
  • Personal color analysis: Winter, Autumn, Spring, Summer
  • Eye colours
  • Skin tones
  • Hair tones

Eye Makeup

  • Applying makeup for various eye shapes
  • Eye makeup application - video tutorial
  • How to apply eyeliner - video tutorial
  • How to use eyelash curlers - video tutorial

Eyebrow Grooming

  • Determining shapes
  • Corrections
  • Eyebrow makeup - video tutorial
  • Perfectly defined eyebrows

Lip Makeup

  • Types of lip products
  • Lip types and shapes
  • Choosing the right shade
  • Application - video tutorial

Get the Look

  • Makeup for daytime + video tutorial
  • Afternoon makeup + video tutorial
  • Makeup for evening and parties + video tutorial
  • Smoky eyes + video tutorial
  • Nude makeup + video tutorial
  • Bridal makeup + video tutorial
  • Makeup for men + video tutorial

Eyelashes and Extensions

  • How to add false eyelashes
  • Removing false lashes
  • Eyelash extension kit
  • How to apply eyelash extensions
  • Maintenance tips

Makeup for Different Ages

  • Women in their 20’s + video tutorial
  • Women in their 30’s + video tutorial
  • Women in their 40’s + video tutorial
  • Women in their 50’s + video tutorial
  • Women over 60 + video tutorial
  • Makeup mistakes that age

Health & Safety

  • Cleaning and hygiene
  • Preventing infection

Creating Your Kit

  • Examples of professional kits
  • Make up kit - video tutorial
  • Pricing of kits
  • Recommended products for a starter kit

Getting Started

  • Getting licensed
  • Beauty trends
  • Getting your career off the ground
  • Research

Special occasions course

Module 1: Face Makeup

  • Preparing the skin
  • Cleansing
  • Exfoliating & Toning
  • Hydrating
  • Sunless Tanning
  • What are the options?
  • Application best practices
  • Face Makeup
  • Different foundation finishes
  • Different foundation formulas
  • Concealer
  • Powder
  • Foundation Application
  • Brushes – What type to choose?
  • Sponges – What type to choose?

Module 2: Eye Makeup

  • Defining the eye shape
  • Application tips for each eye shape
  • Eyeshadow
  • What are the different eyeshadow finishes?
  • Warm vs cool tones
  • Bridal eyeshadow color palette
  • Eyeliner
  • What are the different types of eyeliner?
  • Application techniques for each eye shape
  • Mascara
  • Choosing a mascara formula
  • Mascara wands and their results
  • False Lashes
  • Different last shapes, and how to choose the right one
  • How to apply false lashes

Module 3: Lips, Cheeks & Brows

  • Lip Products
  • Lipstick Types
  • Lip liner – how to apply and use effectively
  • Lip gloss
  • Cheeks
  • Blush color and application
  • Bronzer finishes
  • Effective contouring techniques
  • Highlighter – liquid, cream or powder?
  • How to apply highlighter for brides
  • Eyebrows
  • Eyebrow grooming basics
  • Tools and products to fill in different brows

Module 4: Special Considerations For Weddings & Events

  • Photography
  • Face makeup and photography
  • Foundations that don’t reflect in photos
  • Face shaping with makeup for photos
  • Eye makeup and photography
  • Shimmer vs. matte in photos?
  • Eye enhancing tips for photography
  • Lighting
  • Makeup for natural lighting
  • Makeup for artificial lighting
  • Makeup for stage lighting
  • Makeup for dim lighting
  • Durability
  • How to prep the skin to help makeup last
  • Primers
  • Facial primers
  • Eye primers
  • Lip primers
  • Finishing Sprays

Module 5: Bridal & Special Occasion Makeup As A Business

  • Finding clientele
  • Wedding boards, websites and other resources
  • The importance of referrals
  • Creating a portfolio
  • Preparing for the big day
  • How to work with a bride prior to her wedding
  • Color palette and theme understanding
  • Consultations and trial runs
  • Should you charge a deposit?
  • Creating your kit
  • Makeup essentials
  • Kit essentials – face makeup
  • Kit essentials – eye makeup
  • Kit essentials – lip & cheek makeup
  • Tool essentials
  • Kit essentials – brushes
  • Kit essentials – Tools & Accessories
  • Kit essentials – Applicators & disposables
  • Hygiene and sterilization basics
  • Managing event day
  • Working with the bridal party
  • Professionalism during events
  • Payment
  • Growing your business

Who is this course for?

  • This course is perfect for makeup fans who are ready to get serious about a career in makeup artistry, and want to earn an accredited certificate with their training.
  • It’s also a great way for established professionals to upgrade their training, get certified if they aren’t already, and pick up new tips and tricks for current beauty trends
  • Fashion & beauty bloggers, shop assistants, stylists, and photographers
  • Anyone in the beauty business who wants to add to their skill set

It’s an ideal time to pursue a career in the beauty industry, as the demand for experienced makeup artists and beauty consultants continues to rise. And with such high market demand, the career opportunities are endless. Makeup artists aren’t just working in beauty salons and on movie sets - they’re working freelance at weddings, becoming YouTube sensations, writing blogs and editorial content, and even launching their own makeup brands! When you have the proper training and credentials under your belt, makeup artistry can be a glamorous field that gives professionals the freedom to dictate their own career paths.


Trendimi courses are designed for anyone with an interest in learning. No formal qualifications are required to study with us. Our courses are suitable if you want to learn new skills, start a new career, or if you’re already working in a particular industry and wish to upgrade your talents and enhance your resume.

Career path

This course earns you credits through Continuing Professional Development (CPD). CPD points are accepted and recognised by professional member bodies and academic institutions across the UK.

All learning content is accredited by the International Council for Online Educational Standards (ICOES) whose purpose is to continually improve online educational products and maintain quality assurance.

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Emma Vale asked:

Please can you explain if this course is a home course or if you go to a college style venue? Is it suitable for a school leaver?


This Makeup course is fully online. You will have access to your Virtual Campus account any time, day or night so you will be able to complete the course at your own pace. Definitely suitable for a school leaver.

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Hady asked:

Do we get a certificate for he courseon completion? Is it all study work at home even exam?


Our Makeup Course is fully online. You will have lifetime access to your Virtual Campus account any time, day or night so you will be able to complete the course at your own pace. The course includes study materials + online exams and at the end of the course you will receive a PDF certificate confirming course completion. The certificate can be used as proof of study for employment.

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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.

What are CPD hours/points?

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.

What is a ‘regulated qualification’?

A regulated qualification is delivered by a learning institution which is regulated by a government body. In England, the government body which regulates courses is Ofqual. Ofqual regulated qualifications sit on the Regulated Qualifications Framework (RQF), which can help students understand how different qualifications in different fields compare to each other. The framework also helps students to understand what qualifications they need to progress towards a higher learning goal, such as a university degree or equivalent higher education award.

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An endorsed course is a skills based course which has been checked over and approved by an independent awarding body. Endorsed courses are not regulated so do not result in a qualification - however, the student can usually purchase a certificate showing the awarding body’s logo if they wish. Certain awarding bodies - such as Quality Licence Scheme and TQUK - have developed endorsement schemes as a way to help students select the best skills based courses for them.