Certified Makeup Artist Course – 70 hours


Designed for those wanting to become a Professional Makeup Artist. 


PRIOR EXPERIENCE: No prior makeup knowledge or experience required.

WHO IS THIS COURSE SUITED TO: Those wishing to become a freelance professional Makeup Artist.

FEES & PAYMENT PLANS: Please scroll down for full course curriculum, course dates, fees and payment plans.



Our Certified Makeup Artist Course provides students with the skills and knowledge required to enter and thrive in the makeup industry.

Designed by award-winning industry educator Justine Poniris, this comprehensive course equips students with the technical skill to create numerous makeup styles, and includes advanced skills such as Air Brushing, Wedding and Editorial Makeup and Tattoo Covering.

Students in this course will gain industry work experience and will have the opportunity to learn from industry makeup artists demonstrating the latest trends in makeup straight from Fashion Week and other editorial work.


COURSE DURATION:  70 hours in total 

Option 1:         10-week course, one day a week (weekends)

Option 2:         5 week express course, two days a week (Monday & Tuesday)

Option 3:        16 weeks Thursdays 10am 2pm (4 Hours )

See course dates and class days below. 



Our Makeup Artist Essentials Pro Makeup Course is an all-inclusive course with a Professional 16-piece brush set, brush cleaner, makeup wipes and Lash Pack. All makeup is supplied for student to use during the course

If You would like to bring your own Essentials kit the course fee is $1980 




MODULE 1: Skin Prep & Base

  • Cleansing & Skin Preparation
  • Health, Hygiene and client preparation
  • Foundation Application
  • Corrective concealer
  • Colour wheel
  • Powder application/contouring

MODULE 2: Eyes

  • Eye shadow application Part 1
  • Eye shadow application Part 2
  • Eyeliner/mascara/brows

MODULE 3: Contouring, Lips & Lashes

  • Contouring technique
  • Lips colour placement
  • Individual lash application
  • Strip lash application
  • Mature Makeup (Model if possible )

MODULE 4: Mastering The Art Of Colour    

  • Working with colour 
  • Pigments and Glitter 

MODULE 5: Smoky eyes  /Client consultations 

  • Smoky eyes 
  • Editorial makeup working with creams to create a dewy makeup 
  • Client consultation -working in retail 

MODULE 6: Mater the Art of Airbrushing 

  • Starting airbrush techniques – strokes and foundation
  • Airbrushing concealer, contour, highlighter, blusher and eyes
  • Airbrush waterproof makeup
  • Troubleshooting and maintenance
  • Tattoo coverage & creating tattoos
  • Advanced colour workshop
  • Smokey eyes using different products to create textures and finishes
  • Graphic eye makeup 
  • Creating the perfect cut crease makeup look

MODULE 7: Wedding Makeup   

  • 1950’s Classic Glamour 
  • Multicultural wedding makeup
  • Preparing for your clients’ wedding 

MODULE 8: Editorial Makeup 

  • Editorial looks for runway & photography
  • Stage Glam makeups

MODULE 9:  Makeup Recreation Challenge 

  • Instagram vs reality: explore the difference between makeup on screen vs real life
  • Students are challenged to re-create makeup looks based on current social trends 

MODULE 10 : The Business of Beauty 

  • Setting up a freelance business
  • Business notes and invoicing 
  • Costing your services for profitability 
  • Setting up your professional kit 
  • Business Insurance 



TOTAL COURSE FEE:    $2,245    bring your own Essentials Kit  -COURSE FEE $1980



A $400 NON-REFUNDABLE deposit is required to secure your course enrolment.

You can enrol and pay your deposit on this page, or alternatively you can contact us on 1300 230 882 to pay via direct deposit. Under NO CIRCUMSTANCES will we email you our banking details. Our banking details can only be obtained by CALLING our office on 1300 230 882

Once course commences no refund will be issued on monies paid



OPTION 1 – Pay the balance of the course on week one of your course. 

OPTION 2 – Pay via four weekly instalments across weeks 1 and 4 of your course.

All payments are deducted on Mondays. Payment plans are by CREDIT CARD ONLY. Once the course commences no refunds will be issued on monies paid.



March 28th week Course ; commence Thursday 18th  April  2024

Duration 16 weeks every Thursday

10am to 2pm  


March 5 Week Express Course: commences Tuesday 26th March 2024

Duration: 5 weeks, every Tuesday & Monday  (course full )

Time: 10am to 5.00pm



May 10 Week Course: commences Saturday 27th April  2024

Duration: 10 weeks, every Saturday

Time: 10am to 5.00pm 

June 5 Week Express Course: commences  Monday 3rd June 2024

Duration: 5 weeks, every Monday & Tuesday 

Time: 10am to 5.00pm 


Need further help regarding our courses? Message us on the chat box on the lower right of our website and one of our team will contact your shortly. Alternatively call us on 1300 230 882 and we would be happy to assist,



You have the opportunity to receive a Statement of Attainment from SHBBMUP002 Design and Apply Makeup, as well as a Make-up Artist Essentials Certificate. CLICK HERE for more information.


CLICK HERE to view the Course Terms & Conditions

Additional information

Course date

June 3rd