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!

What Makeup Artists Should Know

Business, Makeup Tips and Tricks

Part 2: What I Wish Everyone Knew When Starting a Career as a Makeup Artist

Check out Part 2 of what celebrity makeup artist and QC instructor, Nathan Johnson, wants you to know when starting a career as a makeup artist.

Color eyeshadows

Makeup Tips and Tricks

Infographic: Color Cheat Sheet

Need a refresher on color theory? Check out our Color Cheat Sheet infographic for the low down on color and see how important it is for makeup artists to know it!

Online makeup course ambassador

About the School, Makeup Trends, Makeup Tutorial, Student Feature

Tutorial: An Assignment Redo from my Online Makeup Course

An important part of your online makeup course is to take your tutor’s feedback into consideration and have another go at it. Honing your skills as a makeup artist means practicing, and practicing some more! Step inside an assignment and follow along with QC’s Student Ambassador, Nichole Carrasquillo, as she does exactly that!

Social media for business


Social Media for Business: Do’s and Don’ts

Social media is important to your business. It’s how you stay connected with your potential and past clients and a great tool to show off your services. But there are many things you should be aware of when using social media for business. Check out our do’s and don’ts to get you started in the right direction!

Practicing to become a makeup artist


Am I Too Old or Too Young to Become a Makeup Artist?

If you’ve been considering becoming a makeup artist, the thought of whether you’re too old or too young may have crossed your mind. Rest assured, however, that the answer is no! Here’s why.

Finding Makeup Models

Business, Makeup Tips and Tricks

How to Find Makeup Models

Learn how you can find makeup models to help you with your online makeup course work, and build your makeup artistry portfolio!

Worst Interview Mistakes


The Worst Mistakes You Can Make in an Interview

If you’ve ever looked for a job, you know how stressful it can be. It can be pretty depressing to put yourself out there, apply to a bunch of jobs you think you’d be great for… only to be rejected by some or most of them. Guess what though: the interview process can be equally […]

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.