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Diploma in Makeup Artistry

Learn what products and tools to use in this free online course, to apply professional makeup.

Art and Crafts
Free Course
This free online makeup artistry diploma course will teach you how to apply professional makeup for a variety of different looks including daytime, night time, film, and photoshoots. You will learn why people use makeup and work as makeup artists. You will study the use of makeup techniques to enhance the eyes, lips, and skin and understand the importance of learning makeup skills and practising makeup techniques.
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    6-10 Hours
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In this free online course Diploma in Makeup Artistry you are introduced to the world of the professional makeup artist, where you will study topics such as makeup tools, working with brushes, eye, face and beauty makeup and running your own business. Interactive topics, including images and assessment questions are designed to provide you with a comprehensive grounding in the makeup artist profession, enabling you to take serious steps into this career.

The course begins by introducing you to topics including: makeup techniques, career options, skin care, makeup tools, applying foundation and concealer, eyeliner techniques and much, much more. Also included in this course are a series of videos, featuring a professional makeup artist and a model, so you can study and learn the practical application of makeup, including: use of mascara and eyeliner, eyebrow grooming, lip makeup, applying foundation and concealer, corrective makeup, contouring, building eyelashes and using and maintaining equipment.

This course will be of great interest to those interested in working in the industry, or makeup users who want to learn more about various products and how to improve their own makeup techniques. Start this course today and learn how to choose the right equipment and makeup products to give you that competitive edge.

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Why People Use Makeup

History of Cosmetics

Makeup as a Career

Skin Care

Makeup Tools

Working with Brushes

Diploma in Makeup Artistry - First Assessment

Skintone and Foundation

Corrective Makeup

Beauty Makeup

Eye Makeup

Face Makeup

Makeup Applications

Occasions and Business

Diploma in Makeup Artistry - Second Assessment

Course Videos

Course assessment

Learning Outcomes

Having completed this course you will be able to:

  • Describe the use of makeup techniques to enhance the eyes, lips and skin
  • Trace the historical use of cosmetics in different parts of the world
  • Summarize the different career and salary options available to makeup artists
  • Describe the physical structure of the skin and ways to protect it
  • Recommend effective skin care products and techniques for clients
  • Identify makeup tools for achieving certain results
  • Discuss makeup brushes and how they are used
  • Explain different types of makeup sponges and their uses
  • Create a checklist of essential makeup tools
  • Match the correct foundation and skin type together
  • Apply foundation, primer and concealer correctly
  • Choose and apply the correct powders for different skin types
  • Explain a range of corrective makeup tools and methods and much more 


All Alison courses are free to enrol, study and complete. To successfully complete this Diploma course and become an Alison Graduate, you need to achieve 80% or higher in each course assessment. Once you have completed this Diploma course, you have the option to acquire an official Diploma, which is a great way to share your achievement with the world. Your Alison Diploma is:

Ideal for sharing with potential employers - include it in your CV, professional social media profiles and job applications
An indication of your commitment to continuously learn, upskill and achieve high results
An incentive for you to continue empowering yourself through lifelong learning

Alison offers 3 types of Diplomas for completed Diploma courses:

Digital Diploma - a downloadable Diploma in PDF format, immediately available to you when you complete your purchase
Diploma - a physical version of your officially branded and security-marked Diploma, posted to you with FREE shipping
Framed Diploma - a physical version of your officially branded and security-marked Diploma in a stylish frame, posted to you with FREE shipping

All Diplomas are available to purchase through the Alison Shop. For more information on purchasing Alison Diplomas, please visit our FAQs. If you decide not to purchase your Alison Diploma, you can still demonstrate your achievement by sharing your Learner Record or Learner Achievement Verification, both of which are accessible from your Dashboard. For more details on our Diploma pricing, please visit our Pricing Page.


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