Different Types of Makeup Courses and Choosing the Right One

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Different Types of Makeup Courses and Choosing the Right One

Deciding which career path you would take can be difficult, it takes proper planning followed by the correct move during the starting years itself. To be a skilled makeup artist, of course, you need to earn the skills. And for you to do that, it’s best that you do advanced makeup courses that will provide you with theoretical and practical knowledge. 

Nowadays, this type of industry is an ever-growing business and it seems that almost every person is enrolling in full-time courses, night classes or just trying their best to make it freelance. As a popular industry, it can be tricky to determine what course is right for you. 

To know if this is the right career for you, there are some questions that you need to ask yourself and identify the course that suits you best. We hope that this article will make choosing the right course a little easier for you and bring you in the right direction. 

Why Am I Taking a Makeup Course? 

Ask yourself first what pushed you in taking up a makeup course? Well, aside from doing makeup, you have to know what your expectations are if you ever finished the course in order to know which really is the right one for you. Will the course best suit for: 

  1. Freelancing? 

  2. TV and Movies? 

  3. Theatre? 

  4. Makeup Counters? 

  5. Fashion Shows or Photo Shoots? 

  6. Special Effects? 

  7. Own Makeup?

  8. Just for Fun? 

Read these questions and ask yourself because the answers will help you know the right course. Normally, people would just head into a course and see where it takes them. They’ll set their minds to one thing and down the lines will prefer another. If this happens to you, don’t worry because it’s just a part of the journey, but it's much better to have an idea of the course so you can find the right one that specializes in the area you really want. 

How Can I Choose the Right Make-Up Course? 

It’s normal to be pressured when you are choosing the best makeup course with so many beauty schools, colleges, academies and studios catering makeup courses, so here are some “real” suggestions and advice that you need to know about. 

  • Pick an established trainer- A lot of MUA or academy today have no regulations, no licenses to run a makeup course, anyone can perform it. If that’s the case, see to it that your training provider has been in the industry for a long time. 

  • Experience teachers/tutors- Aside from getting a great makeup course, you have to check if the provider also has a range of diverse, professional, and experienced tutors who are actively working within the industry you want to go into. Your tutor has to share his/her range of skills and knowledge for you to be great at what you do. Your tutors will be your initial contacts and networks into the industry, make sure they’re well established. 

  • Achievements- Try to see if they’ve successfully graduated together with their list of achievements and work credits. 

  • Identity- Is the school your eyeing for recognized by the industry? Don’t refer to the number of their followers on Facebook but we are talking about industry professionals and relevant businesses who know and trust your training provider. Do your research well if you’re really wanting a serious career in this industry. 

  • Fee- If the cost of your course is cheap, then think twice, there’s a reason behind it. A recognized and well-established trainer who provides multi-skilled courses with kits and resources, taught by professionals cannot offer a cheap priced course. Remember that the cost of your course is a business investment, so try to really get what you pay for. 

What are the Most Popular Makeup Courses I Can Take? 

  1. Bridal Makeup: After you’re done learning the basic skills, you can move forward to the next level and learn the art of bridal makeup. We suggest that you take this course as bridal makeup is known to be one of the high earning fields. 

  2. Art of Makeup: Although most of the makeup courses are created to provide you with complete learning from basic to advanced skills, this type of makeup course is mainly an introductory course where you can explore theoretical concepts behind the makeup technique along with hands-on practice and learning to use the right makeup tools. 

  3. Professional Makeup: If you want to take the extra level in becoming a certified professional and you want to do the work in the media or TV industry, then taking this course will be the next step. 

  4. Pro Makeup Artistry: After that, you can take the most advanced level of makeup course. You will learn how to sculpt the face used in the theatre. You will be taught how to create an entirely new look or represent them in any new character. They will also teach you the theory of makeup, the importance of base, how to create a flawless base, face sculpting, various makeup looks, metallic makeup, airbrush makeup, and much more. 

Author Bio: Ivandrea Ollero is a daytime writer for MD College of Australia, a registered training organization delivering quality vocational education and training in beauty who creates a culture of uncompromised quality in education. She is also a content crafter who researches and writes custom content about travel, fashion, finance, business, home improvements, health, and beauty in order to provide helpful information and tips for her readers. Ivandrea graduated from St. Scholastica's College, Manila, with a Bachelor's Degree in Broadcast Journalism in 2016.