Fundamental Makeup Technique
This begins your evolution as an artist. We help you transform your image, develop the professional traits of a successful artist, and build a strong foundation in the essential techniques of beauty makeup artistry. Short lectures, video presentations, and live demonstrations are followed by guided practice emphasizing the individual elements of makeup application. This course is recommended for beginners and artists who have worked at a retail counter and lack technical training. It emphasizes the attention to detail necessary to work in every media. The course includes:
- The Essential Principles of Application
- Professional Dispositions
- Artistic Color Theory
- Sanitation & The Tools of the Trade
- Facial Geometry & Corrective Techniques
- Brow Shaping & Design
- Problematic Lip Shapes & Correction
- Skin Care & Primers
- Corrective Technique on Different Eye Types
- Current Looks & Trends
- Reshaping with Highlighting & Contouring
- Multi-Cultural Makeup
Airbrushing makeup is the preferred technique for digital photography and HDTV (high definition television). Those specializing in print-work, fashion, and bridal makeup need to master this skill. Airbrushing provides a camera-ready velvety texture in a quarter of the time it takes to do traditional makeup application. This class covers basic application (including eye makeup, blush, and lip color).
Wedding & Event Makeup
‘Camera ready’ makeup for bridal and special events is covered thoroughly. Airbrushing Makeup
is a pre-requisite as both brides and photographers request it. Students learn current trends and classic looks for any occasion from a big-city black tie extravaganza to a simple oceanfront ceremony. Students adapt makeup for in-studio photo shoots or outdoor events. They also learn how to market their services, create bridal contracts and develop a thriving bridal business.
Retail & Marketing
A thorough critique of each individual’s skills and career goals prepares each student to enter the job market as a professional makeup artist. Client relations, retail cosmetic sales and marketing, job opportunities, hiring expectations, employee responsibilities and interview skills are all covered.
Makeup for Fashion
This area of artistry is staged in a different atmosphere. Students now comprise a creative team; they learn to work with designers, models, creative directors and photographers. Print advertising, catalog layouts, fashion editorial work, black & white and color photography, and runway shows are included. Students learn how to research, design, and execute successful advertising campaigns and magazine editorial spreads ranging from commercial ‘clean beauty’ to high fashion ‘glam’ and fantasy makeup.
Students’ work is captured in several photo shoots including a commercial headshot, a black & white photo, a high fashion editorial shot, and a vintage fashion shot. Artists’ responsibilities include research, design, makeup, hair and wardrobe styling. The work is evaluated on editorial style, beauty and makeup proficiency.
Students learn how to build a winning portfolio and plan their marketing strategy.
Hairstyling for Makeup Artists
Production makeup artists must be able to style hair. This course teaches hair styling techniques for commercial, editorial, and fashion work. Fundamentals of hairstyling, from basic blow-drying to intricate up-dos prepare students for production work. Students also learn period-inspired hairstyles made famous by Hollywood celebrities. Their work is then captured in four photo shoots that follow in the course Makeup for Fashion
including a Vintage Pinup Look.
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