What is a Makeup Artist Certification?

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QC Makeup Academy can help you launch your makeup artistry career:

  • Discover what it means to be a makeup artist
  • Read about what skills you need to become a successful MUA
  • Learn about the differences between makeup artists, cosmetologists, and estheticians
  • Find out how QC Makeup Academy can help you enter the makeup industry

How the Courses Work

Study online at your own pace!

Learn from pro celebrity makeup artist Nathan Johnson

Receive outstanding 1-on-1 student support

A certificate from the leading online school for makeup artistry

QC’s Makeup Artistry Courses

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Student Testimonials

“I have nothing but positive things to say about QC! I really enjoyed the whole experience. I have learned and my love of makeup has grown so much! QC has given me so much more confidence and the drive to keep following my dreams & to continue to learn! I look forward to seeing the other courses you will be coming out with!”

—Samantha Chavez, Master Makeup Artistry graduate

Student Testimonial

“I just want to thank you for your awesome teaching skills! Since graduating I have booked so much work! Thank you!”

—Michael Shepherd, Master Makeup Artistry graduate

Student Testimonial

“I was very happy with the great source of information. The Student Support Specialists are amazing and the assignments were a great way to evolve me into a wonderful artist.”

—Joshua Gilchrist, Noir Makeup Artistry, Master Makeup Artistry graduate

Student Testimonial

“Hi Nathan! I just wanted to drop you a note sincerely thanking you for all of your words of wisdom during my time at QC! It was an absolute honor to have someone with your knowledge look at and critique the work from a small-town Iowa girl!”

—Sarah Thompson, Master Makeup Artistry graduate

Student Testimonial

“The course material is so professional and up to date, and the books and DVDs are amazing. I feel the student support is great, since someone is always there to help you with anything. I would definitely recommend this course to others! It has been such an amazing learning experience.”

—Sheila Rodriguez, Master Makeup Artistry graduate

Student Testimonial

“Samantha and Nathan were both very informative and provided great feedback on how to improve on my work. I appreciated all the time they put into critiquing my work as well as how quickly they marked the units! The whole experience was really inspiring and encouraging. Big Thanks to QC and especially my tutors for this wonderful experience!”

—Monica Gabra, Master Makeup Artistry graduate

Free Makeup Starter Kit

Available for a limited time only!
When you enroll in the Makeup Artistry or Master Makeup Artistry courses, you’ll receive a gorgeous 5-piece makeup starter kit* to help you launch your professional career!
Makeup Kit Estimated Value: $250

* Makeup starter kits available while supplies last.

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Request a free course catalog today to learn more about how you can become a professional makeup artist with QC’s online training! Catalog includes course descriptions, pricing information and course video previews.

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