Best Makeup Course

Select the best makeup course for you:

The best makeup course is of course the one that suits your career plans, your financial situation and your other commitments. We have listed the questions we always ask perspective students to assist them determine which makeup course ticks all the boxes for them:

Are you looking to study full-time or part-time?

We offer both full-time and part-time evening and saturday courses. Details below.

How long can you or do you want to commit to your studies?

Our makeup courses range from 6 weeks to a full academic year as you can from the table below.

Is make-up a passion or hobby that you want to explore as a potential career but you are not sure yet if you want to work as a makeup artist?

If you are unsure if the Makeup Industry is for you, a short makeup course might be the best option. This way you do not invest too much time or money on your research, but you also end the course with new skills. We recommend the 6 weeks award in makeup course.

 

You need to keep in mind that this is not an Internationally Recognised Awarded Qualification, so if you want to work in the Industry you will need to upskill.

 

As of 2017, We offer previous Award in Makeup students the ability to redeem the course fee they have paid (for the 6 weeks course) against the value of the Makeup Artistry Certificate Course Fee (only applicable to the 6 weeks award in makeup students). This is only for students that have completed the full award in makeup course.

What area (s) of makeup artistry would you like to work with?

If you want to work with beauty (wearable) makeup only, maybe for a makeup counter, other cosmetic sales or weddings, makeovers and such, then the Makeup Artistry certificate is sufficient. You can always upskill at a later stage.

If you want more flexibility in terms of your career and/or to work with beauty makeup as well as more creative makeup (special effects, stage make-up, media makeup and/or fashion makeup) then the Diploma is a better option. It covers the full spectrum of makeup. You can study the makeup artistry diploma either full or part-time. The full-time version includes a full programme of study, covering not only makeup artistry but a number of skills that are relevant to makeup artists and/or allow graduates to work with other related and profitable beauty/grooming areas.

What is the salary of a makeup artist and what jobs are available?

The pay varies a lot depending on company, whether you have experience and you are fully qualified. You can also freelance carrying out makeovers and wedding on your own time.
A quick search online will show you recent openings posted by cosmetic companies so you have an idea of what is available: https://ie.indeed.com/Make-Up-Artist-jobs

Grants available - get informed - contact relevant organisations

We do accept up to €500 in grants for any course. We don't accept (and it isn't available anyhow), the full course value in grants. That is because the college only gets paid the fee when the student has completed the course, sat and passed exams, which is too long a lead time for us to receive the course fees. Also note it is up to the student to obtain the grant and make sure he/she has all the required paperwork completed.

TESG
With the Technical Employment Support Grant (TESG) each application is considered individually, which means it is based on personal circumstances.

Visit your Local Employment Services Office and speak to your Placement Officer to see if you qualify for this grant. You will need to explain to your Employment Services Placement Officer that you would like to attend a professional course at the MKF Institute and how it will assist you in trying to return to work or start self-employment. A clear career plan helps. If you are unsure about teh Industry in order to apply for grants, please give us a call and arrange an appointment to come in and talk to one of our students coordinators.

In summary, if one of our courses is required for you to find employment, then your Local Employment Services Office may fund the training, up to €500.

Check these Websites and get in touch with them for more information on funding/grants opportunities that might be available to you. :
www.welfare.ie
citizensinformation.ie

6 Weeks Award in Makeup

  • Intro to makeup artistry: Makeup application
  • Makeup Hygiene
  • Intro to skin care
  • Skin: Skin type, intro to skin diseases and disorders
  • Facial features and how to apply makeup for different facial features
  • Day Looks
  • Bridal looks
  • Evening looks
  • Industry Specifics: face charts, client consultation

Course Fee: €350
Duration: 6 Saturdays 10:00-16:00
Examination: Practical on last day
Qualification: MKF Institute Award in Makeup Application

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Makeup Certificate

  • Makeup artistry at ITEC level 2
  • Makeup Hygiene
  • Skin care
  • Muscles of face, neck and shoulders
  • Skin: Skin type, characteristics, condition, skin diseases and disorders
  • Facial features and how to apply makeup for different facial features
  • Corrective makeup
  • Colour theory
  • Day Looks
  • Bridal looks
  • Evening looks
  • Special Occasion looks
  • Industry Specifics: face charts, detailed client consultation
  • Intro to photographic makeup
  • Portfolio preparation
  • Business
  • Costumer care

Course Fee: €800
Instalments option available
Duration: 20 Mondays 19:00-22:00
Examination: ITEC Practical and theoretical (extra fee applies)
Qualification: ITEC level 2 Certificate in Makeup
Portfolio: 5 looks (extra fee applies)

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Part-time Makeup Diploma

  • Makeup artistry at ITEC level 3
  • Cosmetology
  • Makeup Hygiene
  • Skin care
  • Muscles of face, neck and shoulders
  • Skin: Skin type, characteristics, condition, skin diseases and disorders
  • Facial features and how to apply makeup for different facial features
  • Corrective makeup
  • Colour theory
  • Day Looks
  • Bridal looks
  • Evening looks
  • Special Occasion looks
  • Industry Specifics: face charts, detailed client consultation
  • Intro to photographic makeup
  • Portfolio preparation
  • Business
  • Costumer care
  • Stage makeup
  • Pantomime Makeup
  • Avant Garde Makeup
  • Historical makeup
  • Wig fitting
  • Character makeup for stage
  • Glossy makeup for photography
  • High fashion makeup
  • High fashion bridal looks
  • Light and colour theory
  • Period and historical makeup
  • Ethnic makeup - Geisha, Arabic, Indian
  • Makeup for different era (1920s-1990s)
  • Fantasy Make-up
  • Black white and colour photography makeup
  • Media and Special Effects makeup
  • Character make-up using special effects
  • TV/Media Continuity and coordination with wardrobe and prop departments
  • Special effects Ageing using latex
  • using components and prosthetic pieces
  • Bald caps
  • Mounting work
  • Working with wigs
  • Working with crepe hair
  • Creating Bruises, cuts, burns, scars and bullet holes
  • Re-creating skin disease and disorders
  • Frost , casualty and death effect
  • Make up for television and media
  • Face and body painting
  • Introduction to airbrushing systems

Course Fee: €2,800
Instalments option available
Duration: 6 months (end October to end April). Examination in August. Portfolio is carried out in May taking 8 Saturdays. Course attendance is set to Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays 19:00-22:00
Examination: ITEC Practical and theoretical (extra fee applies)
Qualification: ITEC level 3 Fashion, Theatre and Media Makeup Diploma
Portfolio: 35 looks (extra fee applies)

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Full-time Makeup Diploma

  • €2,700 of FREE Modules Included:
  • Hair styling module (Worth €250)
  • Lecturing module (Worth €1200, covering syllabus from the ITEC lecturing Diploma)
  • Manicure and nail art module(Worth €200)
  • Hair extensions module (Worth €350)
  • Digital photography and social media module (worth €250)
  • Makeup artistry at ITEC level 3
  • Spray tanning
  • Makeup Hygiene
  • Cosmetology
  • Skin care
  • Muscles of face, neck and shoulders
  • Skin: Skin type, characteristics, condition, skin diseases and disorders
  • Facial features and how to apply makeup for different facial features
  • Corrective makeup
  • Colour theory
  • Day Looks
  • Bridal looks
  • Evening looks
  • Special Occasion looks
  • Industry Specifics: face charts, detailed client consultation
  • Intro to photographic makeup
  • Portfolio preparation
  • Business
  • Costumer care
  • Stage makeup
  • Pantomine Makeup
  • Avant Garde Makeup
  • Historical makeup
  • Wig fitting
  • Character makeup for stage
  • Glossy makeup for photography
  • High fashion makeup
  • High fashion bridal looks
  • Light and colour theory
  • Period and historical makeup
  • Ethnic makeup - Geisha, Arabic, Indian
  • Makeup for different era (1920s-1990s)
  • Fantasy Make-up
  • Black white and colour photography makeup
  • Media and Special Effects makeup
  • Character make-up using special effects
  • TV/Media Continuity and coordination with wardrobe and prop departments
  • Special effects Ageing using latex
  • using components and prosthetic pieces
  • Bald caps
  • Mounting work
  • Working with wigs
  • Working with crepe hair
  • Creating Bruises, cuts, burns, scars and bullet holes
  • Re-creating skin disease and disorders
  • Frost , casualty and death effect
  • Make up for television and media
  • Face and body painting
  • Introduction to airbrushing systems

Course Fee: €5,549
Instalments option available
Duration: 1 full academic year. Tuition starts mid October (Students must carry an assignment in september to prep for course) to end of May (June and rest of the summer is work experience ), attendance Mondays to Thursdays 10:00-15:00. Portfolio is carried out in May. Examinations in August.
Examination: ITEC Practical and theoretical (extra fee applies)
Qualification: ITEC level 3 Fashion, Theatre and Media Makeup Diploma
Portfolio: 35 looks (extra fee applies)

Enrol for this course