This course covers all considerations on makeup applications for photographic situations with emphasis on Commercial Photography & Editorial Photography in different mediums as black & white grain films photography and Digital photography and knowledge on how lighting situations can affect each situation. The use of temporary makeup enhancement techniques as cosmetic lifts and extreme corrective makeup applications to be used for photographic situations. A comprehensive understanding of the makeup through history and how it will be useful as inspiration for situations as runway, outdoors & sports fashion and editorial makeup along to all necessary makeup procedures when working with Fashion designers. The course includes Basic Hairstyling and High Fashion hair styles. Students that complete this course will receive a Certificate and will be well prepared to work on High Fashion situations as photographic sessions, runway shows, music videos. A series of Photo Shoots will be included for the student to start their portfolio. 


Upon completion of this course the student will have acquired the following competencies:

  • Recognize the various uses of wax, crème, liquid, watercolor cake and powder cosmetics.

  • Identify and use all synthetic and natural hair brushes for cosmetics applications.

  • Create makeup designs for natural daytime, “No Makeup” Make up and evening makeup looks along with male grooming considerations.

  • Distinguish the different types of evening makeup. Design & apply makeup looks for all types of special occasions: Evenings, red carpet, wedding including male grooming, etc. Assess the different types of artificial eye lashes (band and individual) and the uses of such, as they pertain to the overall design.

  • Select makeup specifically for Mature Skin applications and evaluate the specific needs of each individual client.

  • Evaluate day & evening makeup looks and implement such depending on venue or special event.


Upon completion of this course the student will have acquired the following competencies:

  • Introduction to the Art of Makeup / Product knowledge

  • Skin Care, Base Blending, Base Applications.

  • Face Shapes: Principles of Contouring Techniques.

  • Cheek Color: Corrective Techniques & Applications.

  • Eye Color, Eye Liner: Corrective Techniques & Applications.

  • Eyebrows & Mascara: Corrective Techniques & Applications.

  • Lip Cosmetics: Corrective Techniques & Applications.

  • False Lashes: Band & Individual. 

  • Evening Makeup & Special Events Designs. 

  • Mature Skin Cosmetic Applications & Considerations.

  • Cosmetic Sales.

  • Bridal Makeup including Male Grooming & Business basics.

  • Glamour, Bridal & Final Exam Photo shoot sessions.