Master Makeup Artistry

Become A Certified Master International Makeup Professional!

QC’s Most Popular &
Comprehensive Makeup Course!

  •  No previous makeup training required!

  •  Learn foundational and advanced professional makeup techniques

  •  Get plenty of hands-on training through practical assignments

  • Includes a bonus Makeup Starter Kit at no additional cost

  • Become certified to work in many different top industries

  • Start your own successful business as a freelance makeup artist!

  • Receive the most complete and comprehensive QC makeup education
  • Learn everything from the basics to advanced professional techniques
  • Begin studying right away! No previous makeup training required!
  • Take advantage of this best value offered and QC’s most popular course
  • Includes the entire Makeup Artistry Course plus 2 additional units
  • Become certified to work in many different top industries
  • Complete the optional business units to expand your career opportunities
  • Start your own successful business as a freelance makeup artist!

You can complete this course in just 2 months with the Fast Track Training Option!




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“I completed my first assignment for Master Makeup Artistry and was absolutely thrilled with the personalized feedback. I'm super nervous about my work, but the feedback Nathan gave me was both honest and encouraging. I’m actually beginning to believe I can do this. Thank you for the opportunity. The service has been prompt and amazing. Thank you.”

Toni SullivanMaster Makeup Artistry Student

Master Makeup Course Outline

Enter the makeup industry with confidence and skills thanks to a well-rounded education. You’ll learn the foundations of what makes a great makeup look, then dive into more complex techniques to enhance your abilities as an MUA.

Foundational Makeup Artistry Units

UNIT A: Intro to Professional Makeup Artistry

You’ll learn about:

  • Makeup career opportunities
  • Tips for success as a professional MUA
  • How to take proper makeup photos
  • Working as a makeup artist
  • Tools of the trade
  • Safe and sanitary makeup practices
  • Setting up your space
  • Brush types & proper cleaning of brushes
  • Repairing broken eyeshadow
  • Stocking your professional makeup kit
  • Skin types and conditions
  • Preparing the skin for makeup application
  • Doing your own makeup

UNIT B: Skin Preparation & Complete Makeup Application

You’ll learn about:

  • 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

You’ll learn about:

  • 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
  • Applications for diverse clients
  • Teen makeup
  • Working with pregnant clients
  • Makeup for mature skin
  • Male makeup application

Exclusive Master Makeup Units

UNIT D: Bridal & Celebrity-Inspired Makeup

You’ll learn about:

  • Bridal makeup basics
  • How to book brides
  • The bridal makeup consultation
  • Conducting a trial bridal makeup application
  • Types of bridal makeup applications
  • The business of bridal makeup
  • Using a client card
  • Celebrity makeup applications
  • 20th and 21st century makeup trends
  • Trendy makeup applications
  • Celebrity-inspired makeup applications

UNIT E: Advanced Makeup Artistry Techniques

You’ll learn about:

  • Fantasy makeup application
  • Runway makeup applications
  • Working with a fashion designer
  • Transitioning a makeup look to Avant Garde
  • Editorial & Photo Shoot Makeup Applications

UNIT F: Makeup for the Entertainment Industry

You’ll learn about:

  • Makeup applications for TV & Film
  • Creating a Film/TV character
  • Tattoo cover-up
  • Creating a bruise
  • Makeup applications for theater and live performance
  • Stage makeup
  • Character makeup
  • Face painting
  • Theater makeup design & application

UNIT G: (Optional Unit) Makeup Business Training

You’ll learn about:

  • Working at a makeup counter
  • Starting your own business
  • Marketing and promotion
  • Competitor research
  • Defining your target market
  • Building your brand
  • Building your portfolio
  • Working with clients
  • Professional behavior
  • Building your online professional profile

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Course Preview

Download a Course Preview to get an inside look at the Master Makeup Artistry Course

  • View a sample assignment
  • Watch a course video excerpt
  • Review a complete course curriculum
  • Learn about the student/tutor connection
  • View a sample assignment
  • Watch a course video excerpt
  • Review a complete course curriculum
  • Learn about the student/tutor connection
  • View a sample assignment
  • Watch a course video excerpt
  • Review a complete course curriculum
  • Learn about the student/tutor connection

Elite Makeup Kit

This Elite Makeup Kit is available for a limited time only!

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 the tools to help you successfully complete your training and become a professional makeup artist!

Makeup Kit Valued Over $300. Only while supplies last!

QC Makeup Academy - Limited Time Elite Makeup Kit
QC Makeup Academy - Limited Time Elite Makeup Kit

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Makeup Starter Kit

  • 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.

Additional Makeup Items

  • Professional Lashes: Whether you’re creating a natural everyday look, or a bold, dramatic look, choose one of these four eyelash designs to complete your look!
  • 4-Shade Highlight Palette: This highlight palette is a mix of cool and warm-toned shades in shimmer finishes. This palette is a perfect add-on to your professional makeup kit.
  • 5-Shade Eyebrow Palette: Create some fierce brows with this 5-shade palette that can also double up as the perfect smokey eye kit.
  • 9-Shade Contour Palette: This contour palette is filled with fair to deep shades, so that you can enhance your clients’ features, no matter what color their skin tone is.

Tools & Accessories

  • Makeup Bag: A faux leather makeup bag perfect for the travelling artist. With a waterproof lining and brush loops, this bag will keep your makeup organized and safe during transport.
  • Pro Palette and Spatula: This stainless steel makeup palette and spatula allows you to mix your palettes and create unique colors and tones. Includes a thumb hole for easy gripping.
  • Eyelash Curler: Finish off your eye look with the perfect curl. This curler suits all eye shapes and has an ergonomic pad allowing you to curl lashes evenly.
  • Eyelash Applicator: Use this handy tool to apply false lashes more easily and precisely.
  • Cosmetic Brush Cleaning Mat: Use this slip-resistant silicone mat to clean your makeup brushes. With 5 different textures, this mat is suitable for all brush type and sizes.
  • Beauty Sponges: This set of 5 beauty sponges are perfect for application, blending, and touching up!
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 Master 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 Master 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 that graduate from QC can take advantage of the exclusive product discounts offered by QC’s preferred makeup partners. Product quality is an important part of becoming a successful makeup artist!

Your Master 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 videos for QC makeup courses. Demonstrating professional makeup artistry techniques, Nathan will take you through step-by-step video tutorials for creating 32 unique makeup looks. He will also provide 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, including:

  • Paula Abdul
  • 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.

“I signed up a while back with QC in the Master Makeup Artistry course. Absolutely loved it. Learned so much, and met so many people. I am getting out of my comfort zone in makeup and going to try the Airbrush & Special FX courses after I'm done the Pro with Nathan. I will definitely recommend this course to anyone. Just got my certificate in the mail yesterday as well. Thank you so much. I might end up doing all courses… even fashion and hair.”

Candace LyttleMaster Makeup Artistry Graduate

QC’s Professional Makeup Certification

Upon graduation you will receive your Master International Makeup Professional certificate. Exclusive to QC, this trademarked certification allows you to use initials MIMP after your name, signaling to top industry clients that you are an educated, trained professional.

The MIMP certificate is recognized as an official certificate to work in the following top makeup industries:

  • Freelance
  • Bridal & Beauty
  • High Fashion & Catwalk
  • Live Theatre & Dance Production
  • TV & Film
  • Editorial Photography
  • More!

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. QC graduates of the Master Makeup Artistry course have gone on to run their own successful freelance makeup businesses and work for high-end brands like MAC, Benefit, Sephora,  and many others.

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

Michael ShephardMaster Makeup Artistry Graduate

QC Makeup Academy’s
21-Day Guarantee

With QC’s money-back guarantee, you’ll have 21 days to review your course. If you have a question or concern, contact us. If, in the 21 days, you decide the course isn’t for you, you’ll receive a full refund of your tuition. Simply return the materials (unused, with a tracking number) and your course fees will be immediately refunded.

Additional information on QC’s money-back guarantee is available in your enrollment agreement.

Start Your Makeup Career Today!

Step 1:


& Access Your
Course Materials

  • Receive your course materials and FREE bonus makeup kit in the mail
  • 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:

Become a Certified
Makeup Artist

Graduate from QC &
Start Your Career

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

Get Started Today!

It’s never too late to start a career you’ll career love

Enroll in QC’s Master Makeup Artistry course and begin learning advanced makeup applications!