Fast Track Makeup Artist Course

(ITEC Level 2 Makeup Certificate)

The London MakeUp School is the leading school in the UK delivering the Fast Track Makeup Artist Course (ITEC Level 2 Makeup Certificate) with a high number of distinction passes. Described by ITEC examiners as “extraordinary” and having “the delivery of this qualification down to a fine art”. This international qualification is the most credible way to break into the industry as a makeup artist. Fast track your way to becoming a professional makeup artist with specialist techniques in corrective, day, evening, bridal and special occasion makeup looks.

Include a pro portfolio day to your course for an additional £99 saving £196.

If you are a makeup artist looking to gain an internationally recognised qualification then please see our Fast Track Makeup Artist Course For Current Makeup Artists Course

ITEC Approved Courses at The London Makeup School
Course Content: Practical and theoretical
Dates and Times: Full Time – 5 Weeks (10.00am – 4.30pm)
Weeks 1 to 4 – Monday-Wednesday
Week 5 – Monday-FridayPlus:
1 Day for Examinations
1 Day for Optional Professional Photoshoot

Monday 8th January 2018 – Monday 19th February 2018 – Tuesday 3rd April 2018 – Monday 14th May 2018 – Monday 25th June 2018 – Monday 6th August 2018 – Monday 17th September 2018 – Monday 5th November 2018

Part Time – 17 Saturday’s (10.00am – 4.30pm)

1 Day for Examinations
1 Day for Optional Professional Photoshoot

Saturday 24th February 2018 – Saturday 7th July 2018 – Saturday 10th November 2018

Evenings – 13 Weeks Monday and Wednesday (6.00pm – 9.30pm)

1 Day for Examinations
1 Day for Optional Professional Photoshoot

Monday 15th January 2018 – Monday 9th April 2018 – Monday 2nd July 2018

Price: £3795 (includes VAT)

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Professional and Career Development Loan Available
Models: We provide you with a wide range of real people as models throughout your course. This means you never spend your time being a model yourself for another student, increasing learning hours and gaining valuable client skills.
    • London MakeUp School 30 Piece Professional Brush Kit
    • MAC, Illamasqua, NARS and Bobbi Brown Pro Student Discount Cards
    • All Registration and Examination Fees
    • Textbooks

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Fast Track Makeup Artist Course (ITEC Level 2 Makeup Certificate)


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“Attending the London MakeUp School was one of the best experiences of my life. I was fortunate to be taught by two amazing tutors who are also amazing established make-up artists in their own right. I am very thankful for the knowledge I received whilst doing my 5 week course which I will carry with me throughout my career. I highly recommend this school to anyone wanting individual attention and making the most out of their course :)” – Ariana Camilleri
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Course Description

// Who is this course for?

This ITEC Level 2 Fast Track Makeup Artist Course is a beginners intensive 5 week course for aspiring makeup artists. It includes both theory and practical work. This course provides students with a full qualification in makeup, recognised nationally and internationally.

If you are a makeup artist looking to gain an internationally recognised qualification then please see our Fast Track Makeup Artist Course For Current Makeup Artists Course

// What will I learn during this course?

This Fast Track Makeup Artist Course will teach students everything they need to know to become a professional makeup artist. It also includes the London MakeUp School professional brush kit, industry discounts and textbooks.

This course is taught by qualified educators who incorporate theory work, special projects, demonstrations and hands-on workshops. Your tutor will guide you through the stages of the course and monitor your personal progress. All necessary equipment, tools and manuals are provided.

You will be assessed in both theory and practical areas throughout this course and during the theory and practical exam. Examinations are held at the school on a quarterly basis, giving you time to gain experience before sitting your exam. All students will practice on live models and the core text books needed for this course are provided.

Students are required to bring in a camera to take photos during this course as part of their portfolio of evidence for assessment purposes. Home study is required. Students must have access to a computer and printer at home for assignment purposes.

This course has a maximum of 6 students per class.

Students who enrol onto this course can apply for a MAC Pro Student Card which entitles them to a 15% discount on MAC products (valid for 6 months), Discount Card at Bobbi Brown (20%) and Discount Card at NARS (25%).

The course content includes the following units:

Application of Makeup

  • Health, hygiene, safety, sanitising tools and equipment.
  • Preparation of client and products
  • Client consultation and recommendations
  • Code of practice, ethics, insurance and professional association membership
  • Environmental conditions for makeup
  • Contraindications and contra-actions
  • Building a professional makeup kit
  • Professional products, tools and equipment
  • Colour theory and the colour wheel
  • Facial tone, structure, light, shade, highlighting, contouring, form and sculpting, functions, conditions and characteristics
  • Analysis; skin types, structure, functions, condition, pigmentation and colour, texture, imperfections, tone, temperature, elasticity, UV damage, preparation, routine and radiance, face shapes, eye shapes, nose shapes, lip shapes, flaws and blemishes, skin tones, lighting, products
  • Use of equipment; brushes, applicators, spatulas, sponges, and palettes
  • Use of products; eye makeup remover, cleansing lotions, toners, moisturisers, serums, pre-base products, colour correction, foundations, concealers, face powders, bronzing, shade, highlighters, cheek/blush and colour application, eyebrow proportion definition and grooming, eye shadows, eyeliners, mascara, lip liner, lipstick, lip gloss, lip balm, false eyelashes including strip and individual
  • Product mixing confidence
  • Blending techniques
  • Looks including: Corrective, Day, Evening, Bridal and Special Occasion
  • Client aftercare

Health and Safety

  • Health, safety and security practices
  • Emergency procedures

Client Care and Communication

  • Client consultation techniques
  • Treatment identification
  • Advice and recommendations

Working in the Makeup Industry

  • Characteristics, information, services, occupational roles, education, training opportunities
  • Legislation
  • Marketing, finance, publicity and selling within the makeup industry

// What can I do after this course?

The ITEC (International Therapy Examination Council) Level 2 in Makeup is a UK qualification recognised internationally allowing students to work anywhere in the world.

It is a flexible qualification meaning students can work freelance, on makeup counters, for private clients, on photoshoots, and publications.

This course is also linked with the Complementary Therapists Association (CThA) for insurance purposes and support which allows students to work on clients straight after the course.

// Brush kit included with the course

The London Makeup School Makeup Kit

The London MakeUp School brush kit has been carefully developed with our tutors to create a kit which includes all the brushes a makeup artist needs. More information on the kit.

// What courses can I progress onto?

Students can complete the Fast Track Makeup Artist Course advance their skills further by either completing individual specialist courses such as the Advanced Professional Makeup Course, the Fashion and Photographic Makeup course, or complete the London MakeUp School Gold Makeup Artist Certificate,  Platinum Makeup Artist Certificate and Diamond Makeup Artist Certificate.

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