Professional Make-Up Techniques An Introduction

Course Overview

Enter the world of Professional Creative Make-Up with this 10-week course designed for beginners or those who wish to sharpen their skills.

Taught in our state-of-the-art professional make-up studios, this course is ideal for the beginner wishing to enter the field of professional make-up and is designed to develop your knowledge of the professional cosmetic make-up industry.

Your tutor, having worked for the BBC, ITV and many high-profile fashion magazines, will place emphasis on practical workshops with appropriate theory instruction. This will enable you to gain a fundamental understanding of the subject; developing skills in areas such as bridal; evening and day make-up application and make-up for photo-shoots.

Your course will cover related anatomy and physiology, contra indications and contra actions to make-up, cleansing, toning and moisturising, face shapes and corrective make-up techniques.

As your make-up skills progress you will explore; day, evening and special occasion make-up and false lash application. You will also examine various skin types and understand the importance of health, safety and hygiene. Your tutor will also advise on how to prepare for a design consultation and how to keep accurate records.


  • Health and Safety in the Make-up industry
  • Skincare
  • Corrective Make-up
  • Day Make-up Application
  • Evening Make-up Application
  • Bridal Make-up
  • Smokey Eyes
  • Play with Colour
  • Bold Lip
  • Application of False lashes


Spring term: Wednesday 17th January – 21st March 2018


Kat Auger-Fisher

Course Aims

  • Discover the tips and trick of make-up transformation
  • Introduce the basic make-up skills in all aspects of make-up applications
  • Appreciate the theory of health and safety in relation to the role of the make-up artist
  • Create an understanding of different skin tones and face shapes
  • Identify colour theory and its importance in the make-up industry

Course Outcomes & Assessment

  • Providing a range of make-up applications
  • Offer make-up technique advice and promote your make-up services
  • Communicating with customers and maintaining high standards of customer service
  • All students with 100% course attendance will be issued with an official AUB Short Course Certificate of Attendance detailing course contents, and study hours

Entry Requirements

This introductory course assumes students possess no previous knowledge and is suitable for beginners, or those with some previous experience who wish to improve their skills.

What You Need To Bring

Your own set of professional Make-up brushes (at least 10-12), personal cleanser, toner and moisturiser. tissues and cotton wool/buds, personal make-up (primer, foundation, concealer, powder, blusher, a range of eye shadow colours, eye and lip pencils, mascara, lipsticks/glosses,) strip lashes.

Please contact the Short Course Office for further details on equipment, if required.

Students are welcome to bring a camera to record their work during the course.

Course Materials

All additional course materials are included in the course fee.

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