Advanced Beauty and Fashion Make-Up

Advanced Beauty and Fashion Make-Up

This make-up course is all about teaching you the techniques necessary to work professionally as a make-up artist in the beauty and fashion industries.

Before applying for this course, we ask that you have completed the following Delamar courses or can demonstrate equivalent experience:

What you will learn

This course builds on the skills that you may have learned in our Basic Fashion course. You’ll start with four intensive weeks in which you’ll cover all aspects of fashion make-up and hair, finishing with a photoshoot with professional models and photographer.

The final two weeks of the course add a further level of depth to your knowledge and skills and end with a second photoshoot and professional feedback.

How you will learn it

On the four and six week course you’ll cover all aspects of fashion make-up and hair in great depth.

The 6 week course includes additional advanced make-up techniques plus two photoshoots — in weeks 4 and 6.

The course is taught is a series of technical masterclasses including the following topics: 

  • Colour Theory
  • Creating Beautiful Skin (with various products)
  • Understanding Commercial and Editorial Looks
  • Tools Workshop
  • Smokey Eyes
  • Smokey Eyes with Colour
  • Shading and Contouring
  • Male grooming
  • Nails and Body Make-up
  • Working with Pigment and Bright Colours

Your technical classes will cover subjects including:

  • Lips
  • Brows
  • Blusher techniques
  • Eyeliner and lashes application

You will also be advised on working in the industry, building a portfolio, and how to follow a brief. Our masterclasses and speed tests with top industry experts ensure you will be taught the most current looks. There will be visits from top cosmetic companies to give you the latest information on products, too.

On the 6 week course, after your second photoshoot with professional models and photographer, you will get detailed feedback and an assessment of your shoot.

Where you will learn it

The light and airy classrooms of Delamar Academy are located within the world-famous Ealing Studios in West London.

In our spacious classrooms, you’ll have your own personal workstation – including professional lighting and equipment. A large prosthetics workshop is based on site at Ealing Studios. Ealing Studios is home to a number of other companies that form a real media community, with visual effects, production, editing, outside broadcast, and record companies all represented. There is also a the Met Film School, which offers a first step in studio experience for our own students when they work on graduate films.

Your next steps

Applicants to our advanced courses should have some experience in the techniques you’ll be using. Please call us to discuss your experience to date and see whether this is the most suitable course for you. Beyond experience, there are only two requirements for entry to the course:

  • Please note that all students must be at least 18 years old.
  • If English is not your first language you must have a good standard of spoken English (equivalent to IELTS 6.5).

Please call our Enrolment Advisor on 0208 579 9511 or email to discuss your course needs, to talk about the qualifications for entry, and to arrange an informal interview.

Following a successful interview a 25% deposit (£850 / £1,200) and a completed enrolment form will guarantee your place on the course. The rest is due a month before the the course start.

Find out more about fees, payment schedules, and possible funding opportunities in the Enrolment and Fees section of our FAQ.

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Personal Recommendation

“Since the course finished, everyone at Delamar has been a huge part of my introduction into the industry. The after care and support is incredible. I still love to pop in and catch up with everyone and know that I will receive support, advice and true care that Leda and the rest of Delamar provide.”

Hannah Locke, Graduated 2014 (Cert HE in Professional Make-up Design)

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