Professional Beginner Makeup Course – Register today

Portfolio work

Portfolio fee: only €200 for 5 looks. You will carry out your portfolio work of 5 looks with the MKF Photo Studio. Portfolio work takes place on the Saturday of the week your course ends.

The kits you will require to purchase from the college:

  • Makeup Kit from the Makeup Atelier €360
  • Professional make-up brush set €140

Start your exciting new career

Attain your makeup qualification, which together with the work experience we offer students and the stunning portfolio you will create with our studio will give you the edge you need to break into the fast-paced Industry

Course Syllabus

This course covers:

  • 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 airbrushing systems
  • Introduction to photographic makeup
  • Red/dark lips
  • Bridal make-up
  • Makeup hygiene
  • Face charts and mood boards
  • Business
  • Customer care


Course Schedule

This course is suitable for complete beginners.

Attendance: 1 evening per week - 19:00-22:00 for 20 weeks. You can choose from:

  • Mondays
  • Tuesdays
  • Wednesdays (Subject to available dates)

Summer only:

  • Saturday course 2-5pm


Qualification: ITEC Level 2 (equivalent to FETAC level 5) Certificate in Makeup

Course Fee: €1,100, payable in full or via monthly standing order instalments as follows:  Registration €300 + 3 instalments of €267 (the instalments start on on 10th of the month in which the course starts)

ITEC Examination fee: €150 (To be paid at a later date)

Total cost of studying course including  course fees, exams, portfolio and kits €1,920


Become a makeup artist studying one evening per week

A growing Industry

Build your career


Achieve it!

Your kits - Your tools

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Avail of student discounts (discount price listed)
We order the kits for students so they can buy it directly from us. Better yet, you receive a student discount. Make up Atelier Kit Student Price €360. Professional 24 pieces brush set student price €140.

You will need your brush set and make up kit from the start of your course.


Become a success story


MKF Institute - winners of the ITEC best overall college 2011

miss ireland 2010

Our Students worked with Miss Ireland in 2010









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. 

Enrol for the course

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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 note you don't require an acceptance interview for this part-time course


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Visit the college

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


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Best ITEC College Winner