Learn Makeup in 6 Saturdays

The 6 weeks Award in makeup application course has superseded the 4 weeks makeup workshop

makeup lesson

Course Schedule

This course is suitable for complete beginners and suitable for anybody 14+, that Want to learn makeup but don’t want to complete an International qualification. Either as a hobby or to to gain a number of practical skills.

Entry requirement: 14+

Attendance: 6 Saturdays 10:00-15:00

Qualification: MKF Institute Award in Makeup Application

Course Fee: €350, payable in full or via 2 instalments as follows: Registration fee €150 + First day €200.

You receive a FREE set of makeup brushes.

You will require the following to study this course:

  • Cleansing sponges
  • Cleansing Bowl
  • Strip lashes
  • Individual lashes
  • A basic makeup kit containing:
    • foundations
    • Setting powder
    • Countour kit (you can buy this in the college from €15)
    • Eyeshadow palette with a good mix of colours (you can buy this in the college)
    • Eyeshadow palette with a good mix of colours (you can buy this in the college)
    • Mascara (you can buy this in the college)
    • Gel liner(you can buy this in the college)
    • Lip liner in Nude
    • A selection of lipsticks to suit day, evening and bridal looks
  • A black or dark hand towel

Course Syllabus

Week 1

  • Induction
  • Professionalism as a makeup artist
  • Hygiene / sterilisation
  • Cross infection
  • Contraindications
  • Products
  • Introduction to Skin types
  • Introduction to Skin condition and texture
  • Client care
  • Double cleanse

Week 2

  • Introduction to Skin diseases and disorders
  • Face shapes
  • Colour correction concealing
  • Day makeup

Week 3

  • Colour theory
  • Eye shapes and corrections
  • Etiquette for bridal makeup
  • Types of bridal makeup
  • Bridal makeup and individual lashes
Week 4

  • Nose and lip shapes
  • Winged liner and red lip
  • Strip lashes

Week 5

  • Glam evening makeup
  • Cream contouring
  • Strip or individual lashes
  • Examination preparation

Week 6: half class

  • Exam - Students must bring a model
  • Student to demonstrate a double cleanse and evening makeup of students choice

Enrol for the course

You can also enrol by calling us on 0818 332 121 or by popping to the MKF Institute - 36 Dame Street, Dublin 2 (opposite the Central Bank). Once we have received your payment we will e-mail you the registration forms to allow you to complete the enrolment process. Please check our refund policy prior to payment.

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You will receive a FREE set of makeup brushes from us. Note colour might vary.

makeup brushes

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We all know success has nothing to do with luck. It takes hard work and commitment.

All of the  success stories shown on our site comes from students that had a career plan, a dream and were willing to make their dream come true.

You might have met some of previous students in make-up counters, seen them on TV or admired their work in magazines.

What they had in common is passion. The  drive and ambition to succeed in the field.

They are the ones that embrace opportunities and work hard to attain the credits, the experience and to network within the Industry. They show their skills and professionalism every time.

They are the ones that don't just arrive on time, they arrive early and  prepared.

In the  journey to becoming a top makeup artist, you might find that talent plays no part because make-up is a skill that can be acquired, learnt.

The reality of any Industry is that consistency and professionalism usually leads to success.

If you share their vision, you can be certain that as one of our students we will do everything in our power to help you achieve your goals. 


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You can also request to visit the college to talk to an expert or to sit in a class.Sitting in a class is highly recommended as it gives you a chance to see the course in action, talk to the ITEC course tutor and to our current students.Just let us know if you would like to visit the MKF Institute and we will arrange the appointment with you

Studying with the MKF Institute means having everything you need arranged for you, including having your portfolio photo shoot carried by our professional photo studio, buying your kits from the college and availing of work experienced arranged by the college.

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