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Do you dream of being a professional makeup artist working backstage at catwalks shows, creating on-trend makeup looks for fashion editorials, or making your bride feel gorgeous on their special day? This Master’s Certificate in Professional Makeup will lead you through everything you need to know to achieve just that; learning a variety of different makeup techniques taught by the widest range of professional working makeup artists who are represented by leading artist agencies. With small class sizes you will benefit from one-on-one attention from our experienced AOFM tutors.
This 12 day intensive makeup course in our New York makeup academy is tailored for the beginner. Leading you through the absolute basics, and up to the creative and advanced level of training. You will learn all the skills you need to feel confident working in the makeup industry. The first week provides comprehensive training from bridal beauty to an intermediate fashion level. After the first six days, you will able to demonstrate a basic understanding of makeup and the skills required of a freelance artist. If fashion, photography, and/or catwalk makeup is your passion, the following 6 days will cover a much wider range of skills essential to this field. Our professional freelance tutors will give you a much deeper insight into the competitive world of fashion makeup, discussing professional experiences and sharing tips and tricks of the trade along the way. With a total of 85 hours of training, by the end of the course you will have gained extra knowledge and know-how in this creative and exciting industry and feel ready to start working.
Make-up Artist Hygiene
Understanding the importance and professional standards of artist hygiene.
Preparing the skin is just as important as make-up itself. It is the base to any good make-up application. You will learn an understanding of skin care and different skin types.
Foundation Selection and Application
Foundation selection according to skin types and tones. Coverage levels, textures and finishes for different foundation types, and various mixing and application techniques.
Corrective and Camouflage Techniques
Correcting and camouflaging technique for imperfections such as spots and dark circles
Contouring and Highlighting
Shading and highlighting techniques to emphasise certain features on the face.
Creating Glowing Skin
Learn how to create fresh glowing dewy skin with a variety of products used by industry professionals.
Purpose of powders in loose and pressed textures.
Learn the various techniques and ways to apply bronzers.
Eye Brow Shaping
Includes artistic eyebrow shaping and techniques to enhance the natural line of the eyebrows.
Eye Shadows in Powders and Cream
This will cover the different textures in terms of their application and their uses in detail.
Natural Beauty Make-Up
You will learn the various ways to apply a perfect natural make-up focusing on the skin.
This covers the application of bridal make-up as well as other considerations.
Learn the many styles of smokey eyes. In this section you will learn application techniques, use of different textures, adding colour and personal style.
You will learn detailed application techniques of glamour style makeup with the help of a make up artist with extensive glamour makeup industry experience.
This covers pencil and liquid eyeliners and application techniques in detail.
This covers different mascaras, applications and their uses.
False lash Application
This covers eyelash strips, individuals, lower lashes and creative application techniques.
Blushers in Powders and Creams
Powder and cream blushers will be covered in detail including application techniques of different textures and their uses.
Lipsticks, Glosses & Liners
This will cover all aspects from colour selection to application of lipsticks, glosses and lip liners. Understanding how to enhance or alter lip shapes.
Hands & Body
You will learn make-up and various considerations on areas of the hands and body.
This is an exciting area of the course. Here you find out what really goes on backstage and what goes in to creating a catwalk show. You will have the opportunity to work on your creative skills and catwalk styles. This class will be taught by makeup artists with extensive experience of designer fashion shows in Paris, Milan, London and New York.
Fashion Industry Knowledge
This covers how the industry works and what’s required from fashion editorial make-up.
This covers the differences in commercial and advertising makeup.
Understanding of Photography Lighting
A make up artist’s understanding of photography lighting is crucial, this will help you learn how to find the right balance of application for your make up.
Black & white/colour Photography Make Up
You will learn make up applications and the key differences for both black & white and colour photography.
It’s very important to have a good understanding of makeup history. This covers make up periods from the 20s-80s in detail. You will also learn how to relate these makeup styles to modern day fashion trends.
This will cover make up application on mature skin.
Male Corrective Make-up
This covers make up application skills to use on men.
You will learn in detail a variety of techniques to use on different skintones.
Learn about body paints and their uses. You will learn this from a makeup artist with extensive body painting work experience
This covers creative stencilling and tattooing with a makeup artist with extensive work experience.
This covers glitters and their application techniques.
Working with Textures
This will cover adding a variety of creative textures to your make up, giving extra impact.
This section will explore your creative side and teach you how to add experimental influences to your work.
Getting started in the Industry
You will learn the necessary skills for starting out in this industry. How to file your tax return, invoicing, networking and self promotion. You learn this under the guidance and advice from a well-established hair and makeup freelance artist.
Building a Professional Make-up Kit
This covers in detail how and what you need to build a professional makeup artist kit. You will find out what tools are needed and a makeup artist will show you their own kit to give you a good understanding.
Creative Day with Photographer & Stylist
Demonstrate the skills learnt over the duration of the course and put them into practice with your own photoshoot. This section gives you the chance to get a head start with your portfolio picutres and gain valuable work experience with a professional photographer and stylist.
Tools and Products
On the first day of class you will receive a 24-piece AOFM Pro brush set designed by the AOFM Pro Team, which are yours to keep. Throughout the duration of your course you will work from a range of over 35 cosmetic brands and luxury skincare.
We don’t just offer a few products from each range we offer the entire range of brands like Bobbi Brown, MAC, Dior, Chanel and Giorgio Armani! We also carry an extensive range of high-street brands to give you an ever wider product knowledge. You wont find a school with more products choice than AOFM.
This course includes our famous AOFM shopping day with a professional makeup artist to help you through building your makeup kit. We offer unrivalled discounts at leading stores and boutiques including Benefit, Bare Essentials, MAC and many more brands exclusive only to AOFM.
Fees & Dates
Course Fee: $3,495
- 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.