Evening Makeup Course: Start your Career as a Beauty Makeup Artist

Next Evening makeup Course Starts October 2018

  • This makeup course covers everything you need to become a beauty/wearable makeup artist, starting from the basics and progressing to more advanced techniques. No previous Training Required

  • Gain a Real Internationally Recognised Qualification

  • Work experience provided by the college

  • Learn from a Highly Experienced ITEC Lecturer and a college with a high success rate

  • You will Get more out of your course via the small class sizes we offer

  • You complete your course with a professional Portfolio, all arranged by the college

Join the Many others that have started their Successful Careers with the MKF Institute

Achieve your Goals...

Lorraine Byrne completed this full-time makeup qualification with us in 2011.

Lorraine was a fantastic student, very dedicated to her studies and always very helpful and interested.  She always got involved, committed a great deal to the course and never let an opportunity to pass her by.

Lorraine carried out a great deal of work experience with us, even some TV work where she demonstrated special effects techniques during an interview with RTE. lorraine byrne at RTE

Lorraine has since started a very successful career in the makeup Industry, working on Miss University 2012 and 2013, numerous fashion shows as well as having her work published in some top papers and magazines. She has also been honored to have worked on a TV ad campaign and in theatre in Dublin. Lorraine also work with photographic makeup for photo shoots and teaches workshops.

We believe Lorraine is an inspiration for anybody that dream of becoming a makeup artist. To view more samples of Lorraine's work please click here to visit Lorraine's Facebook page

Dare to Dream...

  Jessica Whelan completed this part-time makeup qualification with us in 2009.

Jessica was a great student, very dedicated to her studies and always very helpful and interested.  She always got involved,  committed a great deal to the course and grabbed opportunities.

She was in fact one of the students that participated in the making of the calendar created by  the college and in aid of the children's charity Barnados. exhibition-makeup

During her portfolio work, Jessica worked with the Fashion photographer arranged by the college - Kip Carroll, whom was impressed by her work. The big image at the top of this page is in fact one of Jessica's portfolio images, taken by Kip Carroll.

With her ambition and dedication Jessica was bound to achieve success.  She has since established a name in the makeup Industry and works for MAC Cosmetics.

It was a pleasure sharing Jessica's journey as she gained her qualification with us.


You will Gain An Internationally Recognised Makeup Qualification Awarded by ITEC: Creativity within a structured environment

We understand that It can be hard to select the course that best suits your budget and goals. We simplify the process for you and give you the option of spreading your course fee payments over a period 12 months.

We believe a makeup classroom is a hub of creative minds but it must also offer students the structured delivered of set syllabus and exams. For that reason we only offer real makeup qualifications, awarded by the International Awarding Body ITEC. So what is ITEC? ITEC stands for International Therapy Examination Council and have been in existence since 1947.

ITEC is an examination body, registered with the Qualifications and Curriculum Authority (QCA), and their qualifications are recognised internationally. The benefits of having an ITEC qualification are numerous. First of all, the qualification is recognised not just in Ireland but in 36 countries in all. Further, if the global regulation trend provides a good indicator, we expect the beauty and makeup Industry in Ireland to become regulated in the near future. This will enforce licensing of professionals and the requirement for awarded qualifications. It could mean that people that do not have a recognized qualification might no longer be able to work in the Industry.

The Makeup Industry Is Flexible. Some areas of interest...

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  • Cosmetic sales
  • Makeovers at home or visiting customers
  • Weddings
  • Hen parties and makeup parties
  • Makeup teaching
  • You can become the makeup artist for a politician
  • Work in a beauty salon offering makeup application
  • Open your own makeup studio
  • Or even start your own cosmetic brand from home

Join the Makeup Artistry Industry - Your new career within your reach

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Achieve it!

You will Study 1 evening per Week for 20 weeks, accommodating other commitments

Course Schedule

Here at the MKF Institute, we make it easier for you to finance your studies and maintain your other commitments. By studying one evening per week you have the rest of the week to dedicate to your current family/work commitments. We also facilitate easy pay instalments.

  • Course Attendance: Mondays 19:00 - 22:00 (no class bank holidays)
  • Qualification: ITEC Level 2 (equivalent to FETAC level 5) Certificate in Makeup
  • Course fee: €1,100 €800 Payable in full or via 3 instalments: €300 registration fee +2 monthly standing order instalments of €250 (All you pay now now is the €300)
  • Mocks to prepare you for exams: The last day of your course
  • Portfolio completion: You will complete your 5 looks photo shoot at the MKF Institute's studio the Saturday of the last week of the course
  • Exams: You will sit a multiple choice theory exam and carry out a double cleanse and day look as your practical examination. Your tutor will give you examination date at the start of the course

Makeup Course Syllabus

  • Beauty therapy: beauty routine, double cleanse, the Skin,  muscles of the face, neck and shoulders, contraindications, skin diseases and disorders,  skin types and condition
  • Cosmetology
  • Basic makeup techniques: pre-base, base, blending, countouring, highlighting
  • Corrective make-up
  • Eye makeup including smokey eyes
  • Glossy looks
  • False eye lashes
  • Make up for mature skin
  • Special occasion makeup
  • Professional day looks
  • Introduction to photographic makeup
  • Red/dark lips
  • Bridal make-up
  • Makeup hygiene
  • Face charts and mood boards
  • Business
  • Customer care

The kits you will need to complete this course

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The course fee covers tuition fees only. You will require kits and the other items listed below.

The kits you will require (you purchase from the college before you start your course):

  • Makeup Kit from Inglot €280
  • Professional Make-up Brushes €180
  • Beauty Therapy Tunic: €45


Others costs (to be paid to the college at week 5 of your course - 05/11/16):

  • Professional Portfolio Photo shoot (5 looks) €200
  • ITEC Examination €150

Your chance to start a Career in the Makeup Industry

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Visit the college

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our makeup training room

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.

Take the first step towards your dream career - Contact us today


Awards & Registrations

Best ITEC College Winner