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Course Description

This two-week foundation course in the basic beauty principles of make-up artistry is ideal for beginners with no previous experience. The course is accredited by MASA (Make-up Art Standards Authority) and learners will receive a MASA Award in Make-up Principles qualification upon successful completion of the course. You can either study this course full-time or part-time on Saturdays. 

This course covers the basic principles in make-up artistry, including the role of a make-up artist, kit contents, product formulations and textures, skin care analysis, skin care products, primers, foundation matching, colour correction, face shapes, balancing the face with contouring and highlighting techniques, bronzing, bridal make-up, natural make-up looks, glamorous make-up looks, mastering the art of smokey eyes, colour wash eyes and classic eyes with liner. The course also covers the application of false strip and individual cluster lashes. 

This course is perfect for those who wish to work either with a big name brand on a make-up counter, or to set up a make-up business working from home. Learners may wish to progress onto the ‘MASA – Fashion & Media Make-up Artistry’ and the ‘MASA – Advanced Portfolio Development’ courses to further their expertise.

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All prices are inclusive of course fees, mandatory course materials, awarding body registration & exam fees.

Only a 20% Deposit is required to secure your place on this course if the course start date is more than 1 calendar month away. International students will need to pay an International student fee. Any courses with a start date less than one calendar month away will be required to pay full balance. To discuss payment plan options, please call the administration team on 020 7776 9766.

MASA Make-up Principles

  • Make-up Artistry Hygiene – understanding the importance of artist hygiene and professional standards
  • Make-up Kit & Tools – this covers in detail the make-up, tools, skincare and disposables that you will need to start off a professional kit, and the best ways to pack and transport your kit
  • Health, Hygeine & Safety – understand how to safely use and store hazardous chemicals
  • Posture and Positioning – how to position your client, and how to work safely around your client
  • Client Consultation & Psychology – how to identify and decipher the look your client is requesting
  • Skin Science & Consultation – different skin types, conditions, and how to prep the skin before make-up application
  • Contraindications and contra-actions – understand how to recognise these as they may restrict or prevent make-up application
  • Colour Theory – gain a full understanding of the colour wheel, colour combinations and colour correction
  • Facial Architecture & Contouring – how to highlight and shade to redefine the structure of the face
  • Priming, Colour Correction & Camouflage – learn the techniques used to create a flawless base application
  • Product Performance & Placement – understand how to enhance natural beauty, products to include: foundation, concealer, powder, blusher, eyebrow products, eyeshadows, eyeliners, mascara, lash enhancements and lip products
  • Bridal Make-up Artistry – consultation, application and other considerations
  • False Lash Application – strip and cluster
  • Different Eye Make-up Styles & Techniques
  • Face Chart Design & Elements of Inspiration
  • Industry Codes of Conduct and Professional Ethics

Saturday Students

Please note that Students studying this course on a Saturday will have all bank holiday weekends off, this will include the following Saturdays: 20th April, 4th May & 26th May 2019.

There will be two practical assessments towards the end of the course, learners will be required to submit a portfolio of evidence upon completion of the course. 

Upon successful completion of the course, learners will receive the following qualification:

  • MASA Award in Make-up Principles

  • The minimum age for entry to this course is 18 years – no exceptions.
  • No previous experience required, although a good general education is essential.
  • An excellent level of English is required to attend this course, you must be able to speak, read, write and understand English fluently.
  • International students will be required to gain a 'Short-term Study Visa'.

Mandatory Materials

The following items are mandatory and are included in the total course cost.

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