Open Study College

Make-Up Artist with Practical Training

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Do you have an interest in applying make-up? Well with this course you can learn the techniques and knowledge to develop the skills of a make-up artist with a 1 day practical training.

This course will allow you to:

Study the principles of Make-Up from the comfort of your home but still gain all the essential hands-on experience with a 1 day practical training
Understand that a facial is a procedure involving a variety of skin treatments. These can include: team, exfoliation, extraction, creams, lotions, facial masks, peels, and massage
Know how to apply a deep cleanse and identify the best toning products and procedures
Explain what a mask therapy and facial massage is and how to undergo the procedures
Learn about eyelash and eyebrow treatments and what works best
Understand how to apply make-up professionally
Learn how to create face and body art make-up
Explore the different types of nail treatments and enamelling
Study how to apply media make-up for people who work in theatre, fashion and photography
Gain an insight into anatomy and physiology
Look into the health, safety and business management of a make-up artist

All course materials will be delivered to you or sent to you online, so it couldn't be easier. Our experienced and friendly tutors will help you every step of the way.

Completed coursework can be delivered by post or email, so handing in an assignment is simple.

Boost your career opportunities and equip yourself with the skills you need for your long term success. Home learning is simple and stress-free, so enrol with us today!

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Melanie Blades .
5.0 20/06/2016
What I would highlight: Tutors are all very helpful and quick with marking units. I found my course very interesting and was supported but the course materials send out! Would highly recommend to those wishing to study in your own time.
What could be improved: EVerything was fine.
Would you recommend this course?: Yes
Did this opinion help you? Yes (0)
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What you'll learn on the course

Anatomy and Physiology
Make up artist
Business and Management

Course programme

Make Up Level 3 Content:

Unit 1: Skin Structure, Types and Facial Treatments

  • Facial Treatments
  • Skin Structure
  • Skin Analysis
  • Lip and eye make-up cleanse
  • Superficial/deep cleanse
  • Toning products and procedures
  • Exfoliation
  • Client record card and treatment plan
  • Contraindications to treatment
  • Mask therapy
  • Facial massage

Unit 2: Eyelash and Eyebrow Treatments

  • Eyelash and brow treatments
  • Skin test or patch test
  • Eyelash tinting
  • Contra-indications
  • Eyebrow tinting and shaping
  • False eyelash application
  • Eyelash perming
  • Strip lashes
  • Semi-permanent mascara

Unit 3: Provision of Make-Up Treatments

  • Make-up consultation
  • Record card and treatment plan
  • Product formulations
  • Labelling of ingredients
  • Common ingredients of skincare and make-up products
  • Mineral make-up
  • Product use and information
  • Client preparation
  • Make-up brushes and tools
  • Hygienic application of make-up
  • General points of good practice
  • Make-up application procedure
  • Bridal make-up
  • Retailing
  • Consumer legislation

Unit 4: Provision of Specialist Make-Up Treatments

  • Face and body art make-up
  • Make-up colours
  • Artificial tanning
  • Airbrushing techniques
  • Nail treatments and enamelling
  • Nail art
  • Prosthetics
  • Make-up effects and tools
  • Media make-up (theatre/fashion/photographic)
  • Cosmetic camouflage

Unit 5: Anatomy and Physiology

  • Blood and blood supply
  • The lymphatic system
  • The skeleton
  • Cells
  • Muscle tissue
  • The skin (dermis, epidermis)
  • Hair (follicles, structure, colour)
  • Nerve endings
  • Functions of the skin
  • Disorders of the skin

Unit 6: Health, Safety and Business Management

  • Hygiene
  • Sterilisation and hygiene
  • Infection
  • Salon management
  • Health and safety legislation
  • Equal opportunities
  • Communication and greeting clients
  • Appearance and attitude
  • Telephone manner
  • Complaint handling
  • Insurance
  • Treatment of minors
  • Data protection
  • Teamwork and time management
  • Codes of conduct, ethics and practice
  • Employee appraisal

Practical Content:

Getting Started

  • Setting up your kit
  • Tools of the trade
  • Basic hygiene


  • Understanding skin tones
  • Application of foundations, powders and concealers
  • Highlighting and contouring


  • Eyebrow shaping
  • Natural and smoky eyeshadow application
  • Basic tear proof eyeliner and mascara techniques
  • Eyelash curling


  • Colours
  • Application

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