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My Biggest Fears When Researching Online Makeup Schools

Hey guys!

I hope you’re doing great! I just started working on Unit F of the Master Makeup Artistry course and I am so excited! I can’t wait until I finish this up and receive my certificate, proof of all the hard work I’ve been doing this last year.

If you’re reading this and are not a QC Makeup Academy student, it is possible that you’re researching QC as an option to start or continue your education in makeup artistry. Congratulations if you are! Before starting my courses at QC, I researched many online makeup artistry schools. The truth is, you’re going to be spending quite a bit of money in order to get an education, so you should do extensive research to make sure you’re not wasting your hard-earned cash.

Needless to say, one of my biggest fears was to fall victim of some scam school and end up losing my money. I started my search on Google and went from there. An up-to-date site was the first thing I noticed about the different schools I researched. I searched for a “reviews” section on each site (even though reviews could be faked, but it’s good to look at them). I also looked for any kind of business certification like the BBB (Better Business Bureau) or any kind of education certification that made the school more official.

Researching online makeup schools on google

I also feared I would enroll in a real school but not learn anything, or that the lessons wouldn’t be good quality. That’s why I searched for sample lessons on the school websites. If that sample lesson was not up to par, the school was a no-go.

Another of my fears would be that I would end up buying a diploma or certificate, that I would not have to actually work for my grades, or would not have assignments. Let me warn you, you have to work your butt off at QC but I assure you that you WILL learn.

Enrolling at an online school requires a certain amount of trust too. When I enrolled at QC and learned that I would have a tutor that would personally look at my work and grade it, it crossed my mind that I would just receive some general, pre-recorded feedback (sorry guys!). Once I sent my first Unit I was on the lookout for some generic message. Thank goodness Nathan mentioned details about my work and mentioned that it “was cool that I was a heavy metal singer,” which I had written to him in my introduction on Unit A. That eliminated all doubts that it was not a real recording!

Listening to online makeup school grades

All in all, my advice to you is to do your research. Search for people who are already enrolled at any given school you’re looking into and talk to them, find videos of lessons, and if you have any questions about anything, write to customer service or student services. In my opinion, the service you receive is also an indicator of how good the school is.

Happy school hunting! I’m sure you’ll end up here at QC just like me! 😉

Big hugs,


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34 responses to “My Biggest Fears When Researching Online Makeup Schools”

  1. Tia says:

    This was very helpful!

  2. Megan says:

    Very helpful and insightful! Thank you!

  3. Scarlett says:

    Awesome! That was super helpful!

  4. Shalanda Washington says:

    Very good read. I too did the same research and decided to choose QC academy

    1. Alisha Cave says:

      I am a new student , but reading this was very helpful and cant wait to get to the level you are on !!

  5. Erin says:

    Definitely helpful! My experiences with QC so far have been fantastic! I have had no prior experience with makeup (on myself or anyone else), and I am doing the Master Makeup Artistry and the Special FX Makeup courses and I have learned so much already after only completing the first unit!

  6. Jessica says:

    I absolutely enjoyed Unit A on the Master Makeup course and am more than ready to proceed until I receive my certificate! This article is going to help anyone who has doubts enrolling into QC.

  7. Deven D says:

    I love the academy, I just kept seeing it pop up..I knew it was meant!

  8. Chris Sandoval says:

    I also was a little scared to put my trust into an online school but i did my research and I’m glad i decided to take this next step in my life. i enrolled in the master makeup artistry course and I’m excited about learning.

  9. Norma Lopez says:

    Just enrolled!!! Super excited to start the program!!!!

  10. Cody says:

    Thank you for reassuring me even further!!! I’m so impressed with the school already and I’ve barely started haha.

  11. Shyla says:

    This was so helpful!!

  12. Megan Mooers says:

    Great Article! I did a lot of research as well, and finally decided on QCMakeupAcademy. I have an 11 month old daughter, and doing an online course was the best decision for me. I love the course so far!

  13. Kristina says:

    I am so excited to start makeup artistry course in QC!! 🙂

  14. Sydney says:

    I did lots of research and decided to go with QC. I am very happy with my choice so far. 🙂

  15. Quyontae says:

    Thank you so much for your words of encouragement because I needed that. I was a little skeptic about attending Makeup Artistry online but like you said do your research and you will be just fine.

  16. Jade says:

    I’ve only just enrolled with QC but I can already tell it was a great choice for me 🙂

  17. Bianca Francis says:

    Was a great read and very similar to how I felt about it all 🙂

  18. Cheryl says:

    Thanks so much for this! I just enrolled yesterday and got my log in details today! Am really excited for my kit to arrive so I can start 🙂

  19. Kelly says:

    heaps of great advice

  20. Mercedes says:

    Thank you for sharing from the perspective of school shopping….I’m already enrolled at QC, but I wish I had read this when I was still pouring through all the information from a handful of schools!

  21. Michaeline says:

    I can completely agree with everything you said. I’m so excited to graduate, and congratulations on coming to the end! 🙂

  22. Eliza says:

    I researched for about a year on schools! So happy I finally went with GC

  23. may nasser says:

    thank you so much that was really helpful

  24. Laura Melendez says:

    Thank you for sharing! this was very helpful, thanks to this I was able to find an amazing makeup school and so far I am very pleased with my choice ! 🙂

  25. Nicole says:

    Cant wait to get started!! Super excited, I did a lot of research and this helped to know that I made the right choice.

  26. sammy says:

    QC is awesome! just sent off my Unit A and excited to hear back from my tutor! I too was epecting a generic response but after reading this I cant wait to hear my results 🙂

  27. kristina says:

    Thank you for this post! great info!

  28. Chloe Cheshire says:

    This was so amazingly helpful! I’m loving the courses and everything about QC!

  29. Alicia says:

    Thanks Nichole, this is so useful. I already enrolled, but this post gives me even more confidence that I’ve made the right decision! I also think it’s cool that you’re a heavy metal singer…wow! 😉

  30. Natalie Martinez says:

    I just enrolled over the weekend! I am super excited to start the program! I dropped out of cosmetology school in high school and I totally regret it! I am so happy to be able to go back to school online because of my busy schedule.

  31. Lauryn Boland says:

    This is amazing! Thank you so much 🙂

  32. Serena says:

    Awesome and helpful! Thank you!

  33. Ali Dover says:

    This was very helpful! Thank you very much for the advice!

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