Online learning – What is the right makeup course for you?


Want to learn how to become a makeup artist? You can now do it from the comfort of your own home with lots of courses offering online options! This means that you can learn from some of the best trainers this country has to offer while wearing your favourite slippers! It’s a win, win situation.

So what kind of career path do you actually want to follow? Do you want to work as a freelance makeup artist available for special events/bridal/fashion/TV, or at a cosmetics store helping people choose the right makeup? Perhaps as a special effects artist creating monsters and delving into the guts and gore? Maybe you’d love to be working in face and body painting for events and parties? The opportunities are endless and exciting!

So what is the right course for you?

If you think you’d like to work in the cosmetic services industry then a Certificate II in Retail Cosmetics might just be the course for you!

You’ll learn how to correctly analyse face shapes and facial features, perform a professional makeup consultation and day, evening, bridal and special occasion makeup. It will also teach you how to work in a cosmetic services team, communicate with clients, relevant WHS and organizational requirements as well as how to build a business social media presence.

If you want to focus solely on makeup application but don’t want to commit to full time study you could try a Makeup Fundamentals course! It’s a good teaser course to get you up to scratch on the basics of makeup application. You’ll learn how to perform makeup consultations, correctly analyse face shapes and features, colour theory, as well as skin types and cleansing. You’ll also have the opportunity to learn a variety of makeup looks, including the classics like smokey eyes, winged liner and red lips as well as simpler looks covering nude tones and natural colours.

Special effects

If Special Effects is your jam and you just want to learn how to make all your nightmares into a reality, there are some really great courses available through Udemy. It’s a cheap and quick tutorial opportunity to teach you a few of the key skills and techniques needed to fulfil all your spooky fantasies!

Diploma of Screen and Media

If you are looking for a more substantial course that delves further into the art of makeup look no further than the Diploma of Screen and Media – in Specialised Makeup Services Online. It is an in depth course on all facets of the makeup industry.

The Diploma of Screen and Media in Specialist Makeup Services covers makeup and hair for film, television, fashion, editorial and special effects and is the highest qualification you can receive in Australia. You can also attend boot camps on campus for hands on, in class experience.

This course will give you the opportunity to explore all areas of makeup so you get to experience it all. It will open up your employment opportunities when you graduate and allow you to enter the industry feeling confident in your ability to perform any kind of makeup job!

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