Professional MakeUp

Suitable for beginnersProfessional Makeup Course
Length: 11 Days

The Session School Professional Makeup Course is suitable for all levels of ability, from beginners or those already working in the industry who want to update their skills. The course combines the syllabus of our Bridal Make Up Course and our Advanced Make Up Course to provide comprehensive training for a career in professional make up artistry.

During the Professional Makeup Course, students receive intensive make up training in small groups from leading fashion, advertising and celebrity make up artists. The in-depth syllabus covers all aspects of make up, from the basics through to more advanced creative make up techniques.

Completing the Professional Makeup Course will ensure that you are qualified to provide the following services:

  • Work with private clients
  • Provide bridal make up
  • Work with make up companies
  • Assist professional make up artists
  • Launch/further a career in the freelance fashion, advertising and celebrity industries
  • Work as part of a backstage catwalk team
  • Undertake editorial (magazine/newspaper) work

The course includes:

  • A saving in fees, compared to taking the Foundation Make Up Course and Advanced Make Up Course separately
  • A full professional make up kit worth £500+
  • A professional brush set
  • Use of all materials and make up at The Session School for the duration of your course
  • 10 days of expert training in small groups
  • A full day photographic shoot with professional photographer and models
  • CD disc of your images for use in your portfolio
  • BABTAC accredited certificate
  • A list of industry contacts
  • Aftercare service for 1 year

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Professional Makeup Course syllabus:

All courses run from 10am to 6pm with an hour for lunch

Prepping the Face Prepping The Face

  • Preparing the face
  • Skin type analysis
  • Hygiene
  • Tools of the trade/brush kits
  • Make up kits
  • Inspirational sketch books
  • Basic manicures

Sculpting the Face Perfecting & Sculpting The Face

  • Understanding skin tones
  • Application of foundations, powders and concealers
  • Highlighting and contouring

Professional Make Up Course from The Session School Perfect Pouts, Perfect Cheeks

  • Lip liners
  • Explore the effects of nude, dark and red lipstick colours
  • Altering lip shapes
  • Blusher and bronzer application

Making Eyes Making Eyes

  • Mascara and eyelash curling
  • False eyelashes, single and strip
  • Liquid/Kohl/Gel eyeliners
  • Eyebrow shaping

Classic Smokey Eyes Natural Beauty/Smokey Eyes

  • Exploring natural versus neutral colours
  • Classic smokey eyes

Mineral Makeup Mineral Make Up

  • Understanding mineral makeup
  • Creating looks with minerals

Modern Smokey Eye Creative Classics

  • Modern Smokey eyes
  • Metallic pigments
  • Creating fashion makeup designs

Vintage Makeup Vintage Beauty

  • Exploring 1920’S-1960’S looks
  • Blocking out and reshaping eyebrows
  • Reshaping lips
  • Contouring and highlighting
  • Transferring period looks to modern day

Catwalk Makeup Catwalk Part One:

  • Exploring colour for eyes, lips and face
  • Colour analysis
  • Creating texture with colour
  • Research for catwalk makeup designs
  • Designing avant garde looks

Catwalk Makeup Catwalk Part 2

  • Stencils/pigments
  • Using found objects such as gemstones/feathers
  • Creating drawings on the skin
  • Customizing false eyelashes
  • Designing two looks for a photographic shoot

Portfolio Building Final Photo Shoot

  • Creating two looks for your final photo shoot
  • Working with a professional model and photographer