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Introduction to Makeup Artistry Course

Bridal | Evening Makeup | Modern Vintage | Fashion

Course Information

GlamCandy Makeup Academy
What will I learn on this course?

// Colour theory
// Face Shape; eyes, lips, brows
// Mastering the use of makeup brushes
// Skin types
// Skin Cleansing
// Product knowledge and research
// Hygiene
// Foundation types / colour matching
// Face chart design and research
// Client consultations
// Bridal / natural bride / modern bridal and photograph ready skin
// Vintage makeup / 20’s, 40’s, 60’s
// Evening makeup / smokey eye techniques /  facial shaping
// Introduction to fashion makeup
// Lip liner / eye liner / brows
// Assessment research and preparation
// Assessment
// Current trends

Will I be given homework?

Yes, every week you will be given homework tasks to complete before your next lesson.

How long does the course last for?

5 weeks – 1 day per week (weekends)

5 days – Monday to Friday

2 Evenings per week for 5 weeks (weekdays)

What are the course times?

10am – 5pm
Occasionally lesson can run over, if you need to leave early for any reason please make your tutor aware at the beginning of the session.

How will I be assessed?

Assessments are carried out on the final day of your course. You are graded on your ability to understand a brief through to applying makeup. Students are then graded on each facial area and then given an overall mark.

On the unfortunate event of a student failing we will provide feedback on areas which the student will need to practice on and then will be invited back to resit the assessment.

Will I get a certificate?

Students must complete the whole course to gain a certificate. If a day is missed due to absence the student must complete this day at a later date to receive certificate. Location may differ from that in which the course was attended and an additional fee may occur.SQA Approved Centre

You will receive an SQA unit award at SCQF level 7.

This unit forms part of an HNC which can be used towards achieving the full HNC group award if additional courses are completed to complete the required credits.

Do I need to buy a makeup kit for my course?

No, you will have access to our school kit to practice with. However if you are looking to start a career in Makeup Artistry we recommend you purchase a kit. You can buy a Illamasqua cosmetic kit from GlamCandy before, during or after your course.

Will I receive a kit from GlamCandy?

You will receive various tools for your kit such as a professional makeup brush set, GlamCandy brush cleaner, beauty blender, stippling brush and lashes.

What is a pro card?

Pro Card’s are exclusively for make-up artists who have attended beauty / makeup school and meet a required criteria. When a valid membership is presented in store or online students can obtain a product discount up to 20% off products. Each cosmetics house has a different application criteria and you must apply to each individually.

Professional makeup artists can receive up to 40% off cosmetics as some brands. Generally they must prove they are professional by submitting evidence in the form of a tear sheet from a magazine which includes their personal credits.

Can I purchase a kit from GlamCandy?

Yes, we have a variety of different kit options available to purchase before or during. We only sell premium products in our kits such as Illamasqua, GlamCandy & Caudalie. Click here to view our popular kit options.

What products are in the school for me to use?

All students will have use of our school products throughout the duration of your course.

Illamasqua Gel Sculpt
GlamCandy Makeup Academy Kelsey Morrison
Kelsey Morrison, Aberdeen
Do I need previous experience?

No. A keen interest in makeup is desirable.

Do I need to bring in a model to class?

No, you will work on your fellow students in pairs, please come to class prepared to have your makeup removed and redone.

What is the dress code?

All black with comfortable footwear.

Where is my nearest School?

Schools North

The Galleria, Langstane Place
Aberdeen, AB11 6FB
9 Bruce Street,
Dunfermline, KY12 7AR
32 Kenneth Street
Inverness, IV3 5DP
16 William Street
Edinburgh, EH14 5RD
1263 Dumbarton Road
Glasgow, G14 9UU

Schools South

11 Blenheim Street
Mayfair, London, W1S 1LL
0131 225 6478
18 Ship Street, Brighton
East Sussex, BN1 1AD
Are there finance options available?


What finance options are available?

You can either choose to pay your course in full or choose one of our flexible payment plans.

Representative Example
Cash price – £1,200
Deposit – £100
Repayment length – 12 months
Monthly cost – £91.66 per month
Rate of interest – 0% APR
Total Amount Repayable – £1,200 (includes deposit)

For more finance options click here.

If you wish to purchase an Illamasqua Cosmetics kit along with your course this can be added into your payment plan. Please click here to view kit options.

What is the cost of this course?

The full course costs £1200.

This includes all training, booklets and basic artistry tools.

Skills Development Scotland Funding Information

You must be resident in Scotland
You have been made redundant or currently at risk of redundancy from the Oil and Gas Sector or its’ supply chain

You have worked in the Oil and Gas sector or the supply chain as an employee or contractor

You must be able to show that the training will help you get a new job

You must be actively seeking employment

You have not committed to, or undergone, the course of training you’re looking for funding for


GlamCandy offers scholarships to support a student’s education. Today, our scholarships open doors for students from families with additional needs, by providing financial aid for those who need it most.

How can I apply for a scholarship?

Families that have alcohol and mental health problems
Young carers
Disabled parents
Low-income families

Students must be referred to GlamCandy by a social worker, school guidance teacher or equivalent.

Student referrals will be reviewed on a case by case basis. Students will be interviewed for the course. All details of students who are offered a place by scholarship will be kept confidential. Scholarship students will be required to adhere to the same rules and policies as other students. Limited scholarship spaces are available each year.

GlamCandy Introduction to Makeup Artistry Course
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Kirsty Nisbet, Edinburgh
Will I get employment after the course?

Many of our students are placed on work placement on completion of their course. Students may also be invited to work shadow our artists in our shops or assist on weddings, fashion shows and photoshoots.

What type of jobs can I get on completion?

On completion of this course you can gain employment working in makeup studios, makeup counters or work as a freelancer artist. Many of our hard working dedicated students booked on this course as a hobby or an additional job and have been so successful they have chosen makeup as their sole profession.

Student Testimonial

After working as a care assistant for nearly 8 years I decided it was time to change my career, I wasn’t sure what to do until my friends started encouraging me to do makeup. I searched the internet for weeks checking out different courses in my area, college wasn’t an option as I have two young children and childcare is very pricey. I came across the GlamCandy website and instantly fell in love with them. I ended up booking 5 courses and landed myself a wonderful job.

When I first began working with makeup I had zero confidence and now I’m getting more confident by the day. I’m so grateful to GlamCandy for giving me this amazing opportunity to work with them.

Calleigh, GlamCandy Student

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