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The Oldest Makeup School in the World Celebrates 50 Years world's oldest makeup school

We are 50 years old this year! This makes us the oldest professional makeup school in the world. Established in 1966, we are celebrating 50 amazing, talented, and creative years of makeup artistry.

EI is the World’s Oldest Makeup School for Good Reason

Most makeup schools have been in business less than 10 years and usually belong to a chain of schools. While having multiple locations allows them to teach more students, it also allows them to make more money. EI is a single, solitary school located in the heart of Hollywood, California. We have remained in Hollywood for 50 years and have no plans to relocate. To ensure the highest standards in curriculum and efficiency, a single location is necessary. We credit a portion of our longevity to the fact that we focus all of our efforts on one school, one faculty, one student body and one goal – to provide the world with the best of the best.

Anyone interested in attending our makeup school should call to schedule a private tour. Those who wish to experience what we have to offer are welcome to spend a day as an auditor.

Becoming a Makeup Artist is all that it seems to be and much more. There are the obvious benefits like working closely with people, making others feel beautiful, being part of a growing industry, monetary rewards, creative challenges and opportunities to see your work in print or on film. However, there are plenty of hidden perks that many people don’t realize and fail to take advantage of.
Travel – Very few people realize that there are opportunities to travel as a professional makeup artist. Cruise ships are designed to be an all-encompassing vacation and all of the major cruise lines have spas and/or salons aboard the ships. This is a great chance for a makeup artist to see the world while making a living. Most all cruise ships offer room and board plus a decent salary to their employees, which means you’ll have very few expenses during this time. Not only will you be able to travel to other lands, you can meet people from other cultures and expand your horizons even further.
Celebrity Interaction – If you study hard, practice and dedicate yourself to your love of makeup then you stand a good chance of landing a job in the entertainment industry. If you show up with a smile on your face, passion in your heart and a creative mindset, then you may find yourself working closely with top celebrities. You could help to create, reinvent, fine tune or sculpt their look while picking up a few tips yourself. Invest into yourself and your craft by putting together a quality portfolio. In today’s world of technology it’s fairly easy to create an online portfolio that really kills. All of our students are given their very own page on our website to create a professional portfolio that shows off their work.
Fame and Notoriety – If you’ve ever wanted to achieve fame by being the best of the best and notorious for your creativity and skill… then becoming a makeup artist might be for you. Those who welcome challenges, embrace creativity, and aren’t afraid to grow, are the ones who find themselves famous at the end of the day. Every television show, movie, theatre production, magazine cover, runway show and newscast has at least one makeup artist on hand at all times. These are areas where you can really shine and let your makeup artistry flourish.

For all you fashionistas out there, the trendy makeup for Spring 2015 is guaranteed to satisfy your desires no matter what they may be. Whether you’re a little on the wild side and want an edgier look, or more of a demure natural type… this Spring there’s something for everyone. Trendy Makeup Spring 2015
On the bolder side of the spectrum you will find more defined makeup looks and richer, fuller colors that lean to the vampy route. For a bold day time look, try heavy black eyeliner along your upper lashes, paired with berry stained or rich matte brown lips.
For an easy day to night look try using a medium shade of brown on your eyelids with clear or brown tinted mascara to add definition and sense of sultriness to your eyes. Keep the lips neutral with nude matte or velvet finish lip color to keep the focus on your eyes. Easily transition your makeup look from day to night with gold highlights on your eyes and a swipe of clear or sheer tinted lipgloss.
Now for those of you who rarely wear makeup, prefer a natural look or are just looking for something different than your usual bolder makeup style, the classic no-makeup makeup look is strong in Spring 2015. With this makeup look it’s obvious that the goal is to seem as if you’re not wearing any makeup at all. Start with a colorless skin primer or bb cream instead of a liquid, cream, airbrush or mineral powder foundation. Choose a nude or taupe shade of eyeshadow and apply just a touch to the creases of your eyes while leaving the lids bare. Apply a slightly pink tinted lip balm to your lips to bring out their natural color. You can stop here or add a single soft swipe of bronzer to your cheeks for a warm glow.
All three of these looks should be paired with full bushy eyebrows that are set with brow gel to hold the look. The busy eyebrow trend also calls for a shade or two darker than your hair to really emphasize them.