Advanced Beauty and Fashion Make-Up

Advanced Beauty and Fashion Make-Up

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



Before applying for this course, we ask that you have completed the following Delamar courses or can demonstrate equivalent experience with basic fashion & beauty make-up. 


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 6 week 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


Every year our advanced course is updated and refreshed with inspiration taken from the key techniques and trends being showcased in the fashion industry. Students are taught a refined balance between understanding the crucial importance of classic skills and pushing the envelope for up-to-the minute creativity.


Reflective of popular culture, fashion make-up is a rapidly developing area of the industry. We steer clear of the #InstaGlam look, with focus on developing a skill-set worthy of London Fashion week or Vogue magazine.


The technical steps to create each look from a graphic eyeliner look or the perfect red lip (as examples) are taught with serious precision. Once our students know how to follow the tutors’ steps to master traditional techniques, they have the best advantage to develop their own way of applying make-up. No two make-up artists are the same! We support individuality, understanding that there are no hard and fast rules with fashion make-up. A key underpinning to success as a fashion make-up artist is developing good taste and a critical eye.


We reference work by make-up artists from Kevyn Aucoin to Isamaya Ffrench. Magazine tear-outs from Numero, Wonderland, iD and Vogue cover the classroom, forming mood bards and reference folders.


Our students are fortunate to learn from top make-up artists in the industry. These tutors often work on huge brand campaigns, fashion shows and celebrities, before finding time in their busy schedules to teach here at Delamar.


The course covers everything a fashion make-up artist needs to know – including but not limited to:


  • Commercial make-up looks
  • Period eyeliners such as the 1950’s winged-liner
  • Editorial cat-eye looks
  • Expert use of colour and different textures
  • Several skin master classes
  • A 1970’s disco look with a Studio 54 inspiration
  • Clara Bow 1920’s original make-up
  • Graphic liner designs


We also look at masks, facial adornment, glitter, male grooming, colour correction and include a Pat McGrath project towards the end of the course.


This course is intensely practical, very enjoyable and full to the brim with expert tuition from leading fashion make-up artists.  

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.

What products are included? 

If you are on the 6 week course, you will receive a bag of products essential for top fashion make-up work.

We have included the following:



Mac Strobe Cream 

Shu Uemura Eyelash Curlers 

Muji Cotton Buds

Embryolisse Lait Creme Concentrate





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 deposit of 25% of the total course fee 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.

Our Partners

9 May – 3 June 2022 (4 weeks)

£3,850 (4 weeks)

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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