Celebrity makeup artist, Nathan Johnson (@nathanwalnut), is QC Makeup Academy’s Executive Makeup Artist and is based in New York City. This month, he talks about QC’s updated and refreshed Master Makeup Artistry Course!
At QC Makeup Academy, we pride ourselves on being a premier online makeup institution. With over 30 years of proven experience in distance education, QC always put students and their learning first.
Having helped thousands of makeup artists launch successful makeup careers, we have learned a lot about doing online makeup classes right. Now, taking what we’ve learned, we’ve streamlined the makeup training process to make learning easier for the student. We recently did an overhaul of the Master Makeup Artistry and Makeup Artistry courses.
For those of you currently enrolled, have no fear—the video content is still the same. We’ve just restructured the learning format and expanded the assignments to help you reach your full potential.
Keep reading to discover how we’ve improved your online makeup training!
Makeup Artistry vs. Master Makeup Artistry
The Master Makeup Artistry Course is designed for anyone serious about learning how to do makeup professionally. The course includes seven units that cover varying aspects of makeup artistry. You’ll learn how to develop proper makeup application techniques. Then, you’ll apply them to create looks for runway, bridal, film and TV, editorial, and much more. You’ll also learn how to develop and launch a business with an optional business unit.
Meanwhile, the Makeup Artistry Course is tailored for the student who wants to master applying their own makeup. This course focuses on developing proper techniques and building appropriate day and evening looks.
Both programs are excellent, but if you want to start a career as a makeup artist, take the Master Makeup Artistry course.
In your first unit, you will introduce yourself to your tutor, learn what makes an ideal environment for makeup application, and learn how to stock the perfect makeup kit. You’ll be asked to do your own makeup to show your personal tutor your makeup skills at the start of the course.
This valuable step will give your tutor key insights on how to best guide you in your learning. Keep this photo to compare with your makeup skills at the end of your course. You may be surprised at how far you’ve come!
This unit, and every unit, ends with an opportunity for you to ask your tutor specific questions you may have.
In Unit B, you will practice corrective makeup application, including blending, basic eye shadow applications, brow shaping variations, and three basic eyeliner variations. You’ll also learn eyeshadow, foundation, blush, highlight, contour, and lip application techniques.
Unlike the old version of the course, every step and variation of each technique will be photographed and reviewed by your tutor to ensure you’re learning it all properly. This is a major improvement from the old format, as it allows your tutor to figure out how to best help you grow. This new step is in every unit.
In this unit, we build on the corrective makeup technique by teaching QC’s exclusive 4 multi-step eye and smoky eye techniques.
Then, all the techniques you have learned so far will be put to the test with practical assignments in daytime and evening applications, false lash application, mature makeup, and makeup for men.
With the core makeup techniques covered, this marks the end of the Makeup Artistry Course.
In Unit D, you will start practicing your makeup skills based on a real-world makeup scenario. These areas of makeup are where you can begin to earn money.
You will apply two varied bridal makeup applications. Then, demonstrate the strength of your technique by duplicating an online-trend makeup look of your choice. You will also translate a celebrity-inspired makeup look to compliment your client’s features.
In this unit, you’ll step into the exciting world of runway, advertising, and editorial makeup. Your assignments will include:
- creating a look for a trendsetting celebrity
- designing a look for the runway show for a world-famous designer
- executing a skincare ad
- meeting the needs of your creative director for an editorial shoot
Unit F goes into more creative techniques for big productions. You will learn to apply your techniques in the areas of film, theater, and television. You will master new skills, including creating realistic bruises and blocked eyebrows. You will also be challenged to create looks for a young film actress and an iconic Broadway character.
Unit G is an optional business unit. This unit will set you on the path for career success. You’ll learn how to identify your competition, target your clients, and build your brand. For these assignments, you’ll get feedback on how to build your makeup portfolio and professional profile.
As I mentioned earlier, every unit ends with a chance for you to ask your tutor for clarification on anything you want. This new format makes mastering makeup extremely easy for anyone willing to put in the time and practice. And it offers many more opportunities to practice.
There is no better time to learn makeup and no better makeup school to learn from. With industry-recognized tutors, a student support team that puts you first, and a history of successful makeup graduates around the globe, QC is ready to help you get a step closer to your dreams.
For graduates and those currently enrolled in the old program, you’re probably curious about this new format. If it seems like something you may be interested in, or if you wish to retake the course to brush up and expand your skills, contact the school! They will discuss the options you have as a QC student.
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