Makeup Artistry Course (Professional Makeup Artist) - CPD Certified

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International Open Academy


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50 Hours
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50 CPD points / hours
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Take your makeup artistry skills to the next level and be responsible for helping to make others look and feel beautiful no matter the occasion!

Did you know that a successful makeup artist can earn up to $100,000 per year and that the expected market growth is 13%, with 83,300 jobs expected to open before 2022?

And that the career opportunities are nearly endless? Whether you want to freelance at weddings, work in TV or cinema, in a beauty salon, become a writer or even a youtuber - the opportunities are enormous.


  • Lifetime access - No time limits - Study at your own pace
  • Internationally-recognised CPD accredited course
  • Start learning straightaway from any laptop or mobile device in any country
  • Immediate certificate download when you complete the course

It's a fantastic and rewarding career where you get to make others look and feel beautiful and get paid to do so. And the best part is that you can easily adapt it to the lifestyle that best suits you.

If becoming a makeup artist is the career you've been dreaming about, then this course is the perfect foundation for you.

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Learn professional makeup artistry with this comprehensive course on makeup. You'll develop a firm understanding of:

  • Face shapes
  • Skin tones
  • Facial Features (which are incredibly important for a makeup artist at any level)
  • Contouring makeup
  • Choosing eye makeup shades
  • Picking colors
  • How to accent, highlight, and enhance the face
  • Different types of products, tools, makeup brushes, and how to utilize them
  • Information on skin care routines and best practices will help you keep skin healthy and beautiful
  • How to build your makeup kit (for beginners and for advanced makeup artists)

The best makeup tips for makeup application, removal, and more

Module 1: Skin Types

  • Introduction
  • Normal skin
  • Combination skin
  • Dry skin
  • Oily skin
  • Sensitive skin
  • Determining skin type
  • Makeup removal
  • Skin care
  • Skin care - Video tutorial

Module 2: Contouring

  • Introduction
  • Skin tones and undertones
  • Color correctors
  • Contouring, highlighting and strobing
  • Contouring techniques - Video tutorial
  • Different face shapes and enhancement techniques
  • Round face
  • Oblong face
  • Square face
  • Rectangular face
  • Triangular face
  • Tips and tricks

Module 3: Tools

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

Module 4: Foundations and Corrections

  • Introduction
  • Correct blemishes - Video tutorial
  • Foundations and Corrections - Video tutorial
  • Types and textures
  • How to choose a Foundation - Video tutorial
  • Makeup allergy testing
  • Correcting problem skin
  • Choosing foundation to suit skin tone
  • Color Wheel
  • Complementary Colors
  • Complementary and Opposite Colors Chart

Module 5: Color

  • Introduction
  • Identifying the correct color palette
  • Personal Color Analysis
  • Winter
  • Autumn
  • Summer
  • Spring
  • Eye color
  • Skin tones
  • Hair tones

Module 6: Eye Makeup

  • Introduction
  • Applying Eye Makeup to suit Eye Shapes:
  • Monolid eyes
  • Hooded eyes
  • Upturned eyes
  • Downturned eyes
  • Round eyes
  • Almond eyes
  • Sunken eyes
  • Close-set eyes
  • Wide-set eyes
  • Trendimi Eye Makeup – Video tutorial
  • How to apply eyeliner – Video tutorial
  • How to use an eyelash curler – Video tutorial

Module 7: Eyebrow Grooming

  • Introduction
  • Eyebrows in general
  • Corrections for eyebrows
  • Eyebrow makeup - Video tutorial
  • Perfectly defined eyebrows

Module 8: Lip Makeup

  • Introduction
  • Types of lip products
  • Lip types
  • How to determine lipstick shades
  • Lip makeup – Video tutorial

Module 9: Makeup Styles

  • Introduction
  • Makeup for daytime
  • Makeup for daytime – Video tutorial
  • Makeup for afternoon
  • Makeup for afternoon – Video tutorial
  • Makeup for evening and parties
  • Makeup for evening and parties – Video tutorial
  • Smoky eyes
  • Smoky eyes – Video tutorial
  • Nude makeup
  • Nude makeup – Video tutorial
  • Bridal makeup
  • Bridal makeup – Video tutorial
  • Makeup for Men
  • Makeup for Men – Video tutorial

Module 10: False eyelashes and eyelash extensions

  • Introduction
  • Types of false lashes
  • Practical use of false lashes
  • Attaching false eyelashes
  • How to add false eyelashes – Video tutorial
  • Removing false eyelashes
  • Introduction to eyelash extensions
  • Kit required for eyelash extensions
  • Step-by-step attachment of extensions
  • Customer tips
  • Maintenance sessions

Module 11: Makeup for different ages

  • Introduction
  • Women in their 20s
  • Women in their 20s – Video tutorial
  • Women in their 30s
  • Women in their 30s – Video tutorial
  • Women in their 40s
  • Women in their 40s – Video tutorial
  • Women in their 50s
  • Women in their 50s – Video tutorial
  • Women over 60
  • Women over 60 – Video tutorial
  • Makeup mistakes that can age

Module 12: Health and safety

  • Introduction
  • Cleaning and hygiene
  • Stocking up
  • Good practices for prevention of infection and contagion

Module 13: Creating your make-up kit

  • Introduction
  • Personal kit
  • The basic professional kit
  • The complete professional kit
  • Makeup kit – Video tutorial
  • Typical makeup kit pricing
  • IOA recommended products
  • Preparation products
  • Disposables
  • Tools of the trade
  • Makeup products
  • Makeup brushes

Module 14: Getting Started

  • Introduction
  • The Importance of having a License
  • Staying on Top of Beauty Trends
  • Getting your Makeup Career off the ground
  • Research before you begin


After successfully completing the course, you will immediately receive your PDF course certificate so you can instantly add it to your CV and display your achievement. You can also request a hard copy certificate to be sent to your postal address for a small printing and posting fee.

All our courses are accredited by the International Council for Online Educational Standards (accreditation number ICOES/00763/13/36). They will also earn you credits through Continuing Professional Development (CPD) / Continuing Education (CE).

Who is this course for?

For individuals interested in learning more about the exciting and challenging careers available for makeup artists. From high fashion and Broadway to hometown weddings, there is always a demand for skilled makeup artists.

Perhaps you'd like to become a beauty blogger, or simply improve your skills for personal use? This course will help any person learn foundation skills and build on them to achieve great results!


International Open Academy 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

  • Represent a cosmetics company in demonstrating product use.
  • Apply make up to fashion models using suitable catwalk theme.
  • Provide professional make up to assist photographers and stylists.
  • Make up for wedding parties.
  • Be a make up artist on film sets and for theatre productions.
  • Provide a professional make up service to individual clients.
  • Start a beauty blog, YouTube channel, or Instagram

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Sahi Kalaiarasan asked:

how long is this course available to me for if i pay now?


Once registered you will have 12 months to start the course. The course is activated by clicking on the “Start” button located in your Virtual Campus. Once your course is active, you will have 60 consecutive days to complete the course, by clicking the 'Start' button.

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Clare asked:

I'm looking at joining up on the course while it's on offer, however I have commitments and won't be able to start for a number of weeks. Will it work


Yes, since you can do the course on your time and pace. We offer lifetime access to the Makeup Artistry Course content.

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Caitlin asked:

When completing this course is it possible to have the certificate sent by post?


Yes, once you complete your Makeup Artistry Course course, you will receive a certificate of completion issued by the International Open Academy. You can also get the International Council for Online Educational Standards ( ICOES) certificate for a small fee to cover printing and posting.

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Estee asked:

Does the certificate show the number of hours - 50 ? is there going to be a transcript ? thank you


Once you complete your Makeup Artist Course course, you will receive a certificate of completion, issued by IOA. It will include your name, course completed, date of completion and certificate number.

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Sara asked:

What qualification do you achieve from this course? Thanks


Once you complete our Makeup Artistry course you will receive a certificate/diploma upon course completion, accreditation provided by the International Council for Online Educational Standards, ICOES, and also accredited by CPD ( CPD UK).

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Shumaila asked:

Are the assessments, exams and certificate included in the price or do I have to pay separately?


All you need to complete your Makeup Artistry course is included in the offer. Once you complete your course, you will receive a certificate of completion issued by IOA.

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Shumaila asked:

Is this a recognised qualification or not ?


The certificate of completion included with your Makeup Artistry course is provided by the International Council for Online Educational Standards, ICOES, and also accredited by CPD ( CPD UK).

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Shumaila asked:

Hi what's the cost of the exams and assessments ?


The exams that evaluate you are a part of the course. After each module of your Makeup Artistry course, there is a short exam which includes multiple choice questions.

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claudia fernandes asked:

Hey this course is 29 in full ?


Yes, it is. The offer includes the Makeup Artistry course, unlimited access to the course content and a certificate of completion issued by the course provider.

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Katie asked:

Hello where is the course


Everything you need to complete your Makeup Artistry is accessed online through our platform.

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