Makeup Artistry Course

Learn makeup artistry foundations focused on how to do your own makeup!

Foundational makeup artistry training from the comfort of home!

  •  No previous makeup training required!

  •  Turn your passion for makeup into an expansive skillset

  •  Get plenty of hands-on training through practical assignments

  •  Create gorgeous makeup looks for every occasion

  • No previous makeup training required!
  • Turn your passion for makeup into an expansive skillset
  • Get plenty of hands-on training through practical assignments
  • Create gorgeous makeup looks for every occasion




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Makeup Artistry Course Outline

Celebrity makeup artist and QC Makeup Academy instructor Nathan Johnson will walk you through every step of the makeup application process. You’ll build your skills from the basics of blending and contouring to full makeup applications in a series of hands-on practical assignments.

UNIT A: Intro to Professional Makeup Artistry

  • How to take proper makeup photos
  • Makeup Tools
  • Safe and sanitary makeup practices
  • Setting up your space
  • Brush types & proper cleaning of brushes
  • Repairing broken eyeshadow
  • Choosing your makeup brands
  • Skin types and conditions
  • Preparing the skin for makeup application
  • Doing your own makeup

UNIT B: Skin Preparation & Basic Makeup Application

  • Color theory basics and how to apply it to makeup
  • Blending practices
  • Applying eye makeup, including brow shaping, basic eye shadow application, eyeliner application, lash curling and mascara application.
  • Perfecting and defining the face
  • Corrective makeup
  • Perfecting the skin
  • Blush, highlight, & contour application
  • Makeup removal techniques

UNIT C: Full Makeup Applications

  • Applying false eyelashes
  • The 4-step eye makeup with transition to smokey eye
  • Daytime makeup application
  • Evening makeup application
  • Transitioning from daytime to evening makeup

Interested in Becoming a Professional MUA?

This course is mainly for learning to do your own makeup.  If you’re interested in professional makeup artistry, you should look at taking the Master Makeup Artistry course instead.  The Master Makeup course contains everything you’ll learn in this course, and an additional 4 units of training where you’ll learn professional and advanced techniques, as well as makeup business training!

Makeup Starter Kit

Est. Retail Value = $150

Offering the widest selection of shades and colors to complete a large variety of looks on any skin tone, your FREE makeup kit provides you with tools to help you successfully complete your training!

20-Shade Correct & Conceal Palette: A 20-shade correct and conceal palette that will allow you to correct and/or conceal any blemish or discoloration. This palette’s products come in a light cream consistency—perfect for mixing and blending for beautifully buildable coverage.
88-Shade Neutral Eye Shadow Palette: An 88-shade eye shadow palette you’re sure to love. Choose from the widest selection of neutral shadows to create a large variety of looks for any skin tone. Enclosed in a sleek black case, this palette is easy to bring wherever you’re headed!
32-Shade Lip Palette With Glosses: A 32-shade lip palette that will finish any look. Choose from gloss, partial shimmer, and full-blown sparkle to highlight your client’s lips and pull any look together. Impress clients, friends and family with your vast selection of lip colors.
28-Shade Powder Blush Palette: This 28-shade powder blush palette includes a full range of warm and cool toned pinks in matte and shimmer finishes. You’ll impress your clients with your ability to pull from this palette to create almost any hue.
16-Piece Professional Brush Set: You’ll receive a full 16-piece brush set featuring 100% synthetic bristles and real wood wands. This lightweight starter set comes in a faux-leather roll and is a must-have for any makeup artist on-the-go.
The M.A.C Pro Student Program

Learn From a MAC Eligible School!

QC Makeup Academy is a MAC Pro Eligible School! Students in the Makeup Artistry course are eligible to apply for the MAC Pro Student Membership and receive a discount on MAC products, in-store and online!

The M.A.C Pro Student Program

Learn From a MAC Eligible School!

QC Makeup Academy is a MAC Pro Eligible School! Students in the Makeup Artistry course are eligible to apply for the MAC Pro Student Membership and receive a discount on MAC products, in-store and online!

QC Makeup Academy Product Discounts 

Students who graduate from QC Makeup Academy can take advantage of the exclusive makeup discounts offered by QC’s preferred makeup partners. Get the best products on the market to build your professional makeup kit!

Your Executive Makeup Instructor

Nathan Johnson

Nathan Johnson, a New York City-based celebrity makeup artist with over 18 years of industry experience, is featured in all instructional video for QC makeup courses. Demonstrating professional makeup artistry techniques, he will take you through step-by-step video tutorials for creating 20 unique makeup looks. He will also offer expert insights into working as a professional makeup artist.

Nathan has worked on over 300 famous faces and has been featured in numerous high-profile publications:

  • Paula Abdul
  • Alicia Keys
  • Paul McCartney
  • Lea Michele
  • Glamour
  • Elle
  • Harper’s Bazaar
  • Access Hollywood
  • Project Runway Season 4 & 5

Your Personal
Makeup Tutor

When enrolling in a QC makeup course, you will be assigned a personal tutor to provide you with individual feedback on everything from assignments to career advice. Benefit from a one-on-one learning experience unmatched by any online or in-class makeup school.

“Wish I had found QC Makeup Academy sooner. Loving all my materials and the wonderful feedback from all the tutors.”

Heather EvansMakeup Artistry Student

QC’s Makeup Artistry Certificate of Completion

Upon graduation, you’ll receive a certificate of completion indicating you have successfully completed QC Makeup Academy’s Makeup Artistry course and have a foundational knowledge and skillset in makeup artistry.

As with any job, while a certificate alone will not guarantee your success, it is a testament to your professional education. Employers and clients are more likely to regard you as a well-rounded and highly knowledgeable makeup artist.

“Prior to taking courses at QC Academy, I didn't do well with makeup applications. I knew nothing about different skin types, eye shapes, skin tones, etc. Nathan Johnson (my mentor) equipped me with all the tools that I needed to pursue my career in makeup. Since my completion, I've serviced over 200 clients in freelancing all within 1 year and has joined Sephora as a Color Consultant.”

Queenella GibsonQC Makeup Academy Graduate

Start Your Makeup Career Today!

Step 1:


& Access Your
Course Materials

  • Receive your course materials and FREE bonus makeup kit in the mail
  • Also, access all course texts & videos through QC’s Online Student Centre
  • Start your training right away!

Step 2:

Complete Your
Makeup Training

Submit Your Assignments &
Review Your Feedback

  • Watch video tutorials
  • Read and highlight course books
  • Upload  assignments to the Online Student Centre
  • Receive feedback on each assignment from your personal tutor!

Step 3:

Complete Your Makeup
Artistry Training

Graduate from QC &
Receive your Certificate

  • Trademarked certification from a recognized & accredited online school
  • Lifetime access to course materials & updated content
  • 50% off enrollment in additional courses

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Build your skills in makeup artistry today!

Enroll in QC’s Makeup Artistry course and begin your journey!