LONDON Foundation to Advanced Level Makeup Artistry Certificate

Mon-Sat, 2 Weeks, Makeup, Personal Shopping, Photoshoot, £2600 (saving of £200)
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  • Overview

    This course is designed to teach you all the fundamentals and techniques of makeup artistry while extending your skills to an advanced level. This course is perfect for serious and ambitious makeup artists who will be taught a variety of makeup application techniques by the widest range of professional working makeup professionals who are represented by leading creative agencies.


    Upon completion of this course you will be awarded:

    “The Combined Certificate in Professional Makeup Artistry”

    This certificate includes Foundation, Creative, Fashion and Photographic makeup awarded by the (London Academy of Freelance Makeup)

    And 2 further individual certificates awarded by International bodies for each week passed.


    Benefits and Exclusive Opportunities for Students include

    Train from London’s most accredited makeup school offering more Internationally recognised and accredited qualifications and certificates to our students than any other school in London

    Train from the only private makeup school who is accredited and awards students with certificates By the UK government Office of Qualifications and Examinations Regulation (Ofqual)

    Learn from several  international Guest Freelance Makeup Artists throughout your course giving you more skills and techniques

    Take advantage to build your starter kit with a personal shopping trip with your mentors during your course  and benefit with special pro discounts exclusive to AOFM students

    Includes a Professional photo shoot day with International Fashion Photographer, Agency models and a Fashion Clothes Stylist as if you were on a working magazine shoot and includes retouched images for your portfolio

    AOFM is the ONLY makeup school listed on the MACPro cosmetics website. We have 3 International Makeup School locations that are MAC registered schools for Professional Makeup Artists. Our students can take advantage of PRO events and masterclass with MAC

    AOFM offers a FREE and unlimited aftercare program including masterclass after graduating with brands such as Tom Ford, MAC Pro, Bobbi Brown, Charlotte Tilbury Chanel and international contacts and guest speakers.. See our  See out student Aftercare page for full details.

  • Syllabus



    Week 1 Foundation level Course

    You will gain a Certificate in (Level 2 Award In Makeup Application Accredited by CIBTAC and OFQUAL)

    • Make-up artist hygiene
    • Health and safety
    • Anatomy and physiology
    • Skin preparation
    • Foundation selection and application
    • Natural beauty makeup
    • Contouring and highlighting
    • Corrective and camouflage techniques
    • Creating glowing skin
    • Powders, bronzers and highlighters
    • Glamour makeup
    • Eyebrow shaping using makeup
    • Eyeshadows in powders and creams
    • Smokey eyes
    • Pencil/Liquid liner
    • False lash application
    • Bridal makeup
    • Blusher in cream and powder
    • Primers for face and eyes
    • Consultation techniques
    • Mascaras
    • Lipsticks, glosses and liners
    • Male, mature and ethnic makeup
    • Corrective techniques for different skin tones
    • How to apply male makeup
    • Different types of foundations and which to use depending on skin type
    • Ethnic makeup
    • Photography makeup
    • Commercial/Advertising
    • Understanding of photography lighting
    • Black & white/colour Photography Make Up
    • Using pigments to create intensity


    Week 2 Creative Makeup Artistry

    You will gain a (Diploma In Advanced Creative Makeup Techniques accredited by CIBTAC and OFQUAL)

    • Period makeup
    • How to block out eyebrows
    • Winged eyeliner
    • Stencils/Tattoo
    • Blending and 3D techniques
    • Textures and avant garde
    • Glitters, pigments, crystals and grease paints
    • Creating face charts
    • Fashion editorial and magazine Makeup
    • Hands and body makeup
    • Catwalk makeup
    • Fashion industry knowledge
    • Backstage etiquette
    • Getting started in the industry
    • Building a professional makeup kit
    • Personal shopping morning with the leading brands
    • Creative Day with photographer and stylist
    • Photo shoot session with a professional photographer and agency model


  • Fees & Dates

    Total Programme Fee £2600 includes :

    Course Fees £2400

    AOFMpro 25-piece brush collection included FREE

    Accreditation Fees £200

    Payment Plan:

    • The Academy will accept a 30% deposit to hold a students place at the time of booking.
    • All fees must be paid in full no later than 5 weeks prior to the course start date.
    • By booking this course package rather than individual modules you are saving £200.

    Course Dates and Times :

    The course timings are 10am to 6pm
    Monday to Saturday over 2 weeks

    SEPTEMBER:  16th September 2019 – 28th September 2019

    Exam Dates 28th & 29th September 2019

    NOVEMBER:  4th November 2019 – 16th November 2019

    Exam Dates 16th & 17th November 2019

    JANUARY: 6th January 2020 – 18th January 2020

    Exam Dates 18th & 19th January 2020

    FEBRUARY:  10th February 2020 – 22nd February 2020

    Exam Dates 22nd & 23rd February 2020

    MARCH:  9th March 2020 – 21st March 2020

    Exam Dates 21st & 22nd March 2020

    MAY:  11th May 2020 – 23rd May 2020

    Exam Dates 23rd & 24th May 2020

    JUNE:  15th June 2020 – 27th June 2020

    Exam Dates 27th & 28th June 2020

    AUGUST:  20th July 2020 – 1st August 2020

    Exam Dates 1st & 2nd August 2020

    NOVEMBER:  2nd November 2020 – 14th November 2020

    Exam Dates 14th & 15th November 2020

    Accreditation, Exams and Certificates 

    Students are required to return for a practical and theory exam with an external verifier from the UK in order to be issued with their certificates with CIBTAC. (Confederation of International Beauty Therapy and Cosmetology).

    Certificates awarded by BABTAC (British Association of Beauty Therapy and Cosmetology) will be issued after successful completion of the module and sent to the student within 3 weeks of graduation.

    All other certificates from the London Academy of Freelance Makeup and City & Guilds will be awarded to the student upon completion and pass of the modules at the end of their course.

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