Hard Truth: Sometimes you can’t learn everything you need to know from a YouTube tutorial. The beauty industry is a field that is always evolving, and sometimes you’re going to need an extra set of hands to make sure that you stay a part from the pack.
Plus, makeup school is fun. As a graduate from one, makeup school was the time of my life. I was learning how to create, problem solve, craft my perfect blend, and share tons of laughs and inside jokes with my classmates.
Even if you don’t have two weeks or a month to give to a traditional program, there are still many outlets that you can use to further your learning. Here’s a list of the best of the best makeup classes to help you step up your makeup game!
Dinair Pro Makeup Workshop
Dinair has been an industry staple since before airbrush makeup was a thing! The brand offers a wide number of masterclasses, bridal makeup workshops at their flagship in North Hollywood including their signature two-day pro intensive class that can turn any reluctant hand into an airbrush makeup master.
According the course curriculum, in just two short days, pros will learn advanced techniques in covering tattoo, hair airbrush highlighting, and body art. Dinair’s airbrush makeup instructors are real industry vets, who’ve worked behind the camera’s for years and have crafted perfect spray techniques. If you can’t quite make it down to North Hollywood, Dinair has online courses that cover everything you need to know about the perfect airbrush makeup application.
Mario Dedivanovic’s Master Class
It’s impossible to create a makeup class roundup without the Master Class! Celeb makeup artist/KKW’s BFF, pioneered the big city makeup class format, and seemingly created a cultural phenomenon. During Mario’s class you’ll his makeup secrets, techniques, and fave products that he uses on his A-List client base.
Master Class tickets sell out faster than Furbies on Black Friday. The makeup artist has a rotating schedule of classes around the globe. The day is a complete luxury event for attendees, and your experience includes an extra lit gratis bag, photo opt with Mario, and refreshments during intermission. Because Mario is the greatest, the Master Class is open for makeup lovers on all levels from pros, product junkies, and people wanting to learn more.
QC Makeup Academy
QC Makeup Academy is your hub for everything makeup online! It’s def a commitment and not for the faint of heart. QC Makeup Academy is an online program that once completed will transform you into a certifiable makeup pro. The course covers all the tools that you’ll need to know on set or for personal clients including, eye shape, skin textures, and color correcting.
Because it’s online, the course lets you learn at your own pace. You’ll also receive your very first makeup kit, and discounts to any continuing education courses that QC offers. Even though it’s still online, this tech-savvy beauty program still puts you in contact with the best of the best pros, who are able to critique looks and help you advance as an artist.
Make Up For Ever Academy
Make Up For Ever Academy is everything that you can imagine a big city NYC makeup school would be! Seriously super glam. The brand is a leader in continuing artist education offers a number of programs throughout the year that vary in run time and level of expertise.
Their six-month master program is arguably the Parsons of the makeup world, and preps wannabe makeup artists for success as beauty advisors and as freelance artists for film, TV, and camera. The comprehensive training programs covers all the techniques budding artists need to know for our camera-ready world. They’ll also be introduced to some industry vets and leading pro makeup artists. In addition to honing their techniques, students will learn how to tap into the greatest makeup tool of them all, their own creativity.
Fashion Institute of Technology Beauty Industry Essentials
Being a makeup artist isn’t for everyone, but that doesn’t mean you can’t love makeup any less! FIT Beauty Industry Essentials online program equips future boss babes with everything they need to know to develop their own build their own beauty line and start the next makeup empire – sounds like the perfect career for a product junkie!
During the course, students learn how to invent and market the perfect product. The Beauty Industry Essentials curriculum includes everything from product packaging to the ever-growing standards of formulation and quality control. Classes are thought by the likes of some serious industry vets that include MUA/CEO Bobbi Brown and Michelle Lee the editor-in-chief of Allure magazine.
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