Beauty Buzz

Welcome to the Beauty Buzz: your source for everything makeup! Whether you’re considering one of our online makeup courses, are currently enrolled, or are just looking for a bit of industry information, you’ve found yourself in the right spot. See makeup tutorials, read product reviews, meet our tutors, receive business advice for your career as a makeup artist, and more. Let us know what you think, and enjoy!

QC Staff Picks

Makeup Reviews, Makeup Tips and Tricks, Makeup Trends

QC Staff Picks: Everyday Makeup Must-Haves

Check out some of our everyday makeup must-haves that we here at QC Makeup Academy just simply cannot live without!

Hair styling course logo

Announcements, Hair Styling

Hair Styling Essentials Sneak Peek: Stocking Your Kit

Follow along with QC Host and Executive Makeup Aritst, Nathan Johnson, and introduce yourself to QC’s Hair Styling Essentials instructor and celebrity hair stylist, Laurie Vukich, as we provide a sneak peek of the “Stocking Your Stylist Kit” lesson!

Top Moments as QC Makeup Academy Tutor

About the School, Makeup Tips and Tricks

My Top Moments as a QC Makeup Academy Tutor

As a QC Makeup Academy tutor and an important part of QC’s 3-tier support system, Nathan Johnson inspires aspiring makeup artists every day. But they inspire him as well! Check out some of Nathan’s top moments as a QC tutor so far.

Seasonality in Business


Dealing with Business Seasonality

Managing the ebbs and flows of business seasonality can be a challenge. Check out our tips for achieving balance as a seasonal professional.

Woman applying makeup in the morning

Makeup Tips and Tricks

Infographic: Morning Beauty Fun Facts

Check out our handy infographic to learn about some morning beauty fun facts to share with family, friends, and clients and show off your makeup-savviness!

Student Ambassador Feature

About the School, Student Feature

What I Wasn’t Expecting to Learn in the Online Makeup Course

Catch up with QC Student Ambassador, Nichole Carrasquillo, as she discusses some of the things she was not expecting to learn from an online makeup course and how it’s helped her so far!

Orange is the New Black makeup

Makeup Tips and Tricks, Makeup Trends, Makeup Tutorial

Orange is the New Black Inspired Makeup Tutorial

The newest season of Orange is the New Black is set to hit Netflix this Friday, and we couldn’t be more excited! To celebrate, follow along with MAC makeup artist, Jamie Smith for an OITNB inspired makeup tutorial!

Young woman starting a small business


A Day in the Life of a Small Business Owner

Are you thinking of starting a small business? Take a peek at what a typical day would look like for a small business owner!

Makeup client consultation


How to Conduct your First Makeup Client Consultation

We understand that conducting your first client consultation can be nerve-racking, so we’ve shared 10 helpful tips to make sure it is a success!

Drag Makeup Tutorial

Makeup Tips and Tricks, Makeup Tutorial

A Drag Makeup Tutorial

Drag makeup is all about bringing the drama! Follow along with MAC makeup artist, Jamie Smith, as she takes us through a complete drag makeup tutorial. Learn about covering your eyebrows, cut crease eyeshadow, overdrawn lips, dramatic contouring, and more!