Make-up for Beginners: learn doing make-up like a Pro

Take your make-up skills to a completely new level. In-depth training for all make-up lovers
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  • Lectures 43
  • Length 6.5 hours
  • Skill Level All Levels
  • Languages English
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About This Course

Published 2/2015 English

Course Description

This Professional Make-up Course will help you master many important make-up techniques to start practicing either on yourself or on other people to enhance anyone’s beautiful features, disguise minor faults in one’s appearance, or express yourself creatively.

The course consists of 8 topics and 30 video tutorials, and is designed so that you can master all the techniques gradually, starting from basic and relatively simple techniques before moving on to the more demanding techniques that professional make-up artists use to create contemporary looks in their everyday work.

From this course you will learn how to:

    > Choose your tools, take good care of them, and use them for best results;

    > Use color theory principles when choosing colors in make-up when working with different people;

    > Make skin look flawless using different textures of foundations;

    > Enhance highlights and shadows to create the illusion of depth on the face and create a sculpted look;

    > Shape eyebrows and enhance their beautiful shape;

    > Correct eye shapes and master many eye make-up techniques that will draw attention to the most beautiful features of the face;

    > Work with different textures of lip products to make them either stand out or remain subtle and hidden to make eyes look even more expressive.

It will take around 10 hours to go through all the video tutorials. Remember, to acquire a professional range of make-up skills, it is crucial to practice them as much as possible. It might take you 20 hours or more to repeat all the techniques at least once on yourself or on your models. However, for best results, it is recommended to go through them at least 5 times; therefore, properly practicing the skills of this course might take up to 100 hours.

In addition to video tutorials, you’ll also receive a comprehensive workbook and a full list of high-quality professional make-up products that will not only be necessary to practice all of these make-up skills, but also for your future work.

What are the requirements?

  • There are no special requirements to taking this course, however after it you will definitely need to get professional make-up brushes and tools as well as complete your make-up kit
  • You might need to find model for practicing all the techniques presented in the video-lessons (if you have a dream and desire to do makeups on other people)

What am I going to get from this course?

  • Do your own make-ups professionally, so that they last long and enhance your beautiful features.
  • Create various "beauty" looks, enhance beautiful features, feel more confident in working with other women and eventually start a career as a make-up artist
  • Choose tools for make-up, take good care of them, and use them for best results
  • Use color theory principles when choosing colors in make-up when working with different people
  • Make skin look flawless using different textures of foundations
  • Enhance highlights and shadows to create the illusion of depth on the face and create a sculpted look
  • Shape eyebrows and enhance their beautiful shape
  • Correct eye shapes and master many eye make-up techniques that will draw attention to the most beautiful features of the face
  • Work with different textures of lip products to make them either stand out or remain subtle and hidden to make eyes look even more expressive

Who is the target audience?

  • If you like to experiment with make-up and create stylish and clean looks either on yourself or on others, this course is for you
  • The course is meant for those starting to develop new skills and perfect their make-up application technique or dreaming of an exciting career as a make-up artist
  • This course will also suite those who already have basic knowledge in make-up, but want to take there skills to a new level
  • This course is probably not for you, if you already have an extensive experience as a make-up artist and if you are looking for more advanced and creative techniques

What you get with this course?

Not for you? No problem.
30 day money back guarantee.

Forever yours.
Lifetime access.

Learn on the go.
Desktop, iOS and Android.

Get rewarded.
Certificate of completion.


Section 1: Introduction

Important tips and suggestions on how to work with the materials of this course to get the best results

Section 2: Professional tools
2 pages

Downloadable materials. Full list of tools and products one will need for doing makeups professionally.


I’ll show during this video-course which tools and brushes you will need for doing makeups professionally, and to start practicing those techniques.


Most important hygiene rules that anyone who uses make-up on everyday basis should follow

Test yourself. Tools and brushes
10 questions
Section 3: Work ethics
2 pages

Downloadable materials.


Tips on how to use tools and brushes to achieve best results and proper work position when doing makeups on other people

Test yourself. Work ethics
5 questions
Section 4: Color theory
3 pages

Downloadable materials.


An infinite range of colors and shades surrounds us in our everyday life. In order to make it easier to understand the relationships between these colors, it is necessary to understand the color wheel.

Test yourself. Color theory and color combinations
10 questions

Color theory in practice. How to apply the principles of color theory to make-up.

Test yourself. Choosing colors in make-up
10 questions
Section 5: Skin
5 pages

Downloadable materials


Cleansing and moisturizing, choice and application of special primer, choice of the right foundation shade


How to work with liquid foundations, light-reflecting concealers and cream blush


How to work with dense creamy textures of foundations and apply powder with a sponge for a lasting result


How to work with dry all-natural pigments to create a flawless face


Description of an optimal set of foundations for personal and professional use, logics of mixing different shades of foundations to get a perfect match for any skin tone

Test yourself. Work with the skin
10 questions
Section 6: Cheeks & Contouring
Workbook. Cheeks and contouring
3 pages

2 most common blush application techniques: “emphasized” cheekbones and “sculpted” look


Application of highlights and shadows to create the illusion of depth on the face, corrective make-up techniques


Contouring, which will look natural even in daylight, and yet will enhance the facial features


How to intensify previously done soft contouring and add even more definition to the face


How to highlight and contour the face with cream foundations

Test yourself. Blush and contouring
10 questions
Section 7: Eyebrows
Workbook. Eyebrows
2 pages

Shaping eyebrows with tweezers and scissors

Enhancing eyebrow's shape with dry pigments and brow pencils

Test yourself. Eyebrows
5 questions
Section 8: Eyes
Workbook. Eyes
6 pages

Overview of different eye shapes and their correction with make-up

Practice sheet. Eyes
1 page

How to make lashes look fuller with a pencil, curling lashes and mascara application technique


Eye make-up that gives eyes more dimension and enhances their shape.


How to bring attention to the lashes with eyeliner.


Versatile eye make-up technique that can be used during daytime, evening of on a photo-shoot


What white and black pencil give to the eye makeup, if you apply them on the water-line.

Application technique


Multipurpose eye make-up technique that you can use during daytime, for evening make-ups and for photo-shoots.

How to use eye pencils to make dark eyeshadows colors look more intense and saturated


More intense eye make-up technique which suits best for a photo-shoot or a party.

Using cream eye shadows and pencils to intensify darker powder eye shadows.


More glamorous and more demanding eye make-up.

Working with pencils, powder eye shadows, enhancing the lashes with eyeliner.


Different ways to apply strip eyelashes


Quick overview of smokey eye makeup with darker outer corner.

Different ways to apply single lashes


Using glitter to create a daring eye make-up and bring attention to the eyes

Test yourself. Eyes
8 questions
Section 9: Lips
Workbook. Lips
2 pages

Creating a symmetrical lip shape

Lip make-up with pencil and regular creamy lipsticks

Nude lips


Long-lasting lipsticks

Working with bright lip colors

Test yourself. Lips
8 questions
Section 10: Final part

What to take into consideration when practicing all of the techniques presented in this course

Full list of products used on the models during the course
4 pages
1 page

Instructions on how to claim your personalized and signed certificate

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Instructor Biography

Lana Vallo, Make-up Artist, Educator, Make-up school founder

Lana Vallo - the founder of Glow International Make-up School and 2 Beauty Studios. Lana has over 11 years of experience in the art and business of make-up. To date, she has participated in hundreds of events and projects as a makeup artist, touched the hearts of an uncountable number of satisfied customers, and trained more than 1000 new students of her own in her Glow International Make-up School.

Lana’s expertise ranges from impeccably clean, minimal looks to more extreme and dramatic effects. She loves working on photo shoots for beauty, fashion, and editorial publications, as well as in the exciting backstage chaos of major fashion shows. Her competence has been recognized and highly praised by a number of respected professionals in the industry.

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