GLOBAL ARTISTRY PROGRAM

Click on an individual course for details, or scroll down to discover the full Global Artistry Program. 


BEAUTY MAKEUP COURSE
The Maquillage Beauty Makeup Course is an extensive study that introduces students to the necessary fundamentals of makeup application needed to work in salons, spas, department stores, and for special occasions. Students will also learn about the appropriate makeup looks for a successful bridal business and how to conduct proper consultations. This class teaches you how to develop a relationship with your clients by identifying their needs and providing outstanding customer service. 

 

The Fundamentals of Beauty Makeup - 2 weeks:
Designed for Maquillage Global Artistry Students and all beginning freelance makeup artists

  • Study of skin structure and basic skincare
  • Study of anatomy of the face and skin aging
  • Presentation of products, tools, and equipment
  • Understanding of health and hygiene
  • How to set up a makeup station, and appropriate chair-side manner
  • Study of face shapes/morphology/morphopsychology
  • Contouring and highlighting techniques
  • Study of skintones and undertones
  • Selecting and applying different foundation textures
  • Shaping eyebrows with appropriate products, brushes, and tools
  • Study of eye shapes and correctional eye makeup
  • Study of lip shapes and correctional lip makeup       
  • Application of basic correctional makeup/use of camouflage products
  • Application of Natural, Classic, Dramatic, and Glamour makeup applications
  • Makeup for mature skin selecting the appropriate products


Bridal and Special Event Makeup - 1 week:
Designed for Maquillage Global Artistry Students and freelance makeup artists wanting to gain more knowledge about event makeup

  • Application of seasonal bridal makeup looks
  • Application of Natural, Classic, and Dramatic bridal makeup
  • Study of the International bridal makeup industry
  • Creating junior makeup for proms and special occasions
  • Creating a seasonal look for the Red Carpet
  • Understanding of community networking, promotional packaging, branding, bridal shows, bridal fashion shows, and bridal magazine editorials to grow your brand


Business in the Cosmetic Industry - 3 days:

  • Introduction of the cosmetic industry and the beauty retail store environment
  • Study of cosmetic retail merchandising
  • Selling techniques in response of customer needs
  • Providing exceptional customer services and understanding customer needs
  • Study of the international cosmetic industry and seasonal makeup looks
  • Becoming a successful cosmetic brand makeup artist or in-store makeup artist specialist


Business development and Artist Etiquette - 2 days: 

  • Analyzing the job market and developing your career
  • Understanding social media as a makeup artist’s promotional tool
  • Resume and biography development
  • Business card creation
  • Discussing, preparing, and practicing how to have successful interviews
  • Creating a makeup artist invoice
  • Makeup artist business etiquette
  • Discussing and improving a makeup artist’s personal appearance
  • Understanding of the importance of teamwork

HAIR DESIGNING COURSE

The Maquillage Hair Designing Course will increase your breadth of knowledge regarding hair designing. Students will learn how to design hair looks for a variety of jobs in the industry. A strong knowledge of hair designing can be extremely profitable; as today’s growing industry often demands a versatile artist who is prepared to work in both TV/Film and on the Red Carpet. During this 3-week course, students will intensively explore the world of fashion, as well as sketch, , and work to improve their speed in hair creation. 

 

Your Hair Designing Course includes: 

Hair Designing and Wigs - 3 weeks:
Designed for Maquillage Master Students, industry makeup artists, and graduate hair stylists looking to learn more about hair design and wig styling

  •  Understanding of the hair structure, texture, and basic hair care 
  •  Presentation of products, tools, and equipment 
  •  Health and hygiene 
  •  How to set up your hair styling station 
  •  Study of face shapes/Morphology 
  •  Reading and following a movie script, analyzing a fashion storyboard 
  •  Working with the guidance of a beauty or fashion editor, understanding the infrastructure of modeling agencies, advertisement agencies and fashion houses 
  •  Sketching the hairstyle in preparation for shooting/filming 
  •  Working in a close collaboration with the makeup artist and fashion stylist 
  •  Use of a continuity chart for multi-day projects 
  •  How to obtain and manage a daily kit fee and negotiate with hair product brands for sponsorships 
  •  Application and styling of wigs and accessories for periodic and contemporary hair designs 
  •  Understanding how to clean and maintain wigs and hairpieces 
  •  Creating hairpieces from scratch 
  •  Working with clip in extensions, false ponytails, hair wefts, and false fringes 
  •  Hair styling on shorter hair, mid-length hair, longer hair, and curly hair 
  •  Styling tools and techniques (blow-drying, curling, straightening, waving, crimping, use of hot rollers, bendable rods, self-gripping rollers, back combing, use of hair pins, bobby pins and hair bands) 
  •  Dressing hair: ponytail, French twist, woven bun, donut, French pleat, classical and modern back-do and up do, texture twist, loop and half loop, pin-up design on mid-length and long hair, 
  • back-do with extra height, bridal back-do and up do, quiff, back and side top twist, flip through, Gibson tuck, side roll, rolled bun 
  •  Choosing accessories, flowers, hairgrips, hair slides, bows and ribbons, scarves and headbands 
  •  Braiding: basic braid, braided chignon, braided bun, French braid, inside-out French braid, French bun, draping, upside-down French braid, herringbone, French herringbone, inside-out French herringbone, French herringbone bun, waterfall braid, bamboo braid, crown braid 
  •  Classical and modern men hair styling for fashion and multimedia 
  •  Period hair styles covering the 20th century 

WORLD HISTORY OF MAKEUP COURSE

Student of the Maquillage World History of Makeup Course will learn advance makeup that will allow them to work in the fashion industry and new media. Students will make designs based on history and culture. All student creations will be first sketched on paper as a primary canvas, then analyzed presented and applied. 

 

Your World History of Makeup Course includes: 

World History - 1 week: 

  •  History of Beauty: historical overview, ethnic beauty, technology and scientific evolution of beauty, beauty in magazines 
  •  History of Cinema: origins of cinema, history by decades, the story of “Hollywood”, European cinema 
  •  History of Fashion: historical review from the most prominent decades (covering the 20th and 21stcentury) 
  •  History of Costume: overview of the worldwide essential of dressing (from Ancient world to the late 19th century) 

Periodic make-up - 2 weeks: 

  •  The Egyptians - The Greeks - The Romans 
  •  The Middle Ages - The Sixteenth century -The Seventeenth century - The Nineteenth century 
  •  The full decades covering the 20th century (1900-1990) 
  •  The new trends of the 21st century 
  •  Eyebrow blocking 
  •  Adapting fashion makeup to period styles for editorial and film 

FASHION MAKEUP COURSE

The Maquillage Fashion Makeup Course will increase your breadth of knowledge regarding fashion makeup. Students will learn how to design and apply both makeup looks for a variety of clients in the industry.

A strong knowledge of fashion makeup can be extremely profitable; as today’s growing industry often demands a versatile artist who is prepared to work in both TV/Film and on the Red Carpet.

During this 2-week course, students will intensively explore the world of fashion, culture, music, art and ethnic history, as well as sketch, create storyboards, and work to improve their speed of application. 

 

Your Fashion Makeup Course includes:

Fine Art Level I - 1 week: 

  • Study of the human skull and the facial bones 
  • Study of the proportions of the face and body in art 
  • Study of value, shadow, and light 
  • Analyzing face shapes, eye shapes, and lip shapes 
  • Real understanding of the principles of color 
  • Classifying color 
  • Analyzing and using the color wheel 
  • Learning the general techniques and rules of color mixing 
  • Understanding the illusion of depth and how colors affect one another
  • Creating color harmony and continuity in your makeup design 
  • Selecting the proper color theme that will represent the subject and its mood 
  • Using color to create a focal point in your design 
  • Understanding of color psychology 

Environment of a Professional Set - 3 days: 

  • Explanation of a photo studio setup, backdrop 
  • Working on location with different weather changes and climates 
  • Traveling abroad with a set crew 
  • Working in collaboration with models, actors, fashion stylists, photographers, hair designers, SFX departments, fashion designers, wardrobe departments, directors of photography, art directors, set directors. 
  • Understanding of portrait and fashion photography 
  • Becoming familiar with lighting effect and reflectors 
  • Understanding of still photography lighting and gel filters 
  • Understanding of black and white photography 
  • Understanding of lighting for TV and Film and HD cameras 
  • Becoming familiar with a blue screen, green screen, and white screen 
  • Information regarding the makeup artist’s role on a production set 
  • Reading and adhering to a call sheet 
  • Working in collaboration with a fashion, TV, commercial, or film crew 

 

Study of Art and Technology - 2 days: 

  • Introduction of Photoshop and basic photo retouching techniques 
  • Creating and developing a digital portfolio
     

Fashion Makeup - 2 weeks:
Designed for Maquillage Master Students and professional makeup artists looking to expand their knowledge in fashion

  • Study of the continual trends in makeup 
  • Designing makeup face charts 
  • Preparing for an upcoming photo shoot 
  • How to obtain and manage a daily kit fee and negotiate with makeup brands to obtain sponsorship 
  • Recognizing fashion makeup influenced by specific decades 
  • Applying beauty and fashion makeup for a studio photo session 
  • Applying makeup for magazine editorial and magazine cover 
  • Applying makeup for national and international advertisement 
  • Creating makeup for runway, trunk shows, fashion galas, and the “cat walk” 
  • Applying body makeup
  • Beauty and fashion makeup for black and white photography 
  • Advertisement makeup on men and children 
  • Discussing how to become an active and successful makeup artist in the fashion industry 
  • How to work in collaboration with the media, designers, advertisers, manufacturers, stylists, models makeup artists, hairdressers, photographers, publishers, and beauty and fashion editors 

NEW ELECTRONIC MEDIA MAKEUP COURSE
In the Maquillage Electronic Media Makeup Course, students will learn how to work in collaboration with media departments in the television industry. This course focuses on proper makeup applications for specific media roles, as well as preparation to work on set. Students will review terminology and production job classifications, script study, continuity, and teamwork.  Students who complete the Electronic Media Course will have the advantage of understanding their specific responsibilities on a production set. 

 

The New Electronic Media Makeup Course includes:

TV and Commercial Makeup - 1 week:
Designed for Maquillage Global Artistry Students and beauty makeup artists looking to expand their knowledge of TV and commercial makeup. 

  • Understanding proper etiquette when working with a TV crew
  • Reading and adhering to a call sheet
  • Learning how to obtain and manage a daily kit fee
  • Working out of your kit
  • Knowing all requirements to join the Union
  • Applying corrective HD makeup for newscasters, TV hosts, and other TV personalities
  • Applying corrective HD makeup for commercials or infomercials, and understanding the differences between the two
  • Allying camouflage makeup to cover skin imperfections
  • Men’s grooming techniques
  • Covering tattoos with cream foundation, concealer, and airbrush
  • What you can expect as a professional TV makeup artist


Cinema Makeup - 1 week:
Designed for Maquillage Global Artistry Students and industry makeup artists looking to expand their knowledge of the motion picture industry.

**In order to enroll in the Cinema Makeup Course, students must have either completed the Beauty Makeup Course or display knowledge of the Beauty Makeup curriculum**

  • Understanding the proper etiquette when on a film set with a production team
  • Reading and following a film script
  • Study of the work plan of a film
  • Designing and applying makeup on each actor, following up with a continuity makeup chart
  • How to obtain and manage a daily kit fee and negotiate with makeup brands to obtain sponsorship
  • What can you expect as a professional cinema makeup artist

 

Music Video Makeup - 2 days:
Designed for Maquillage Global Artistry Students and industry makeup artists with experience in electronic media

  • Learning how to obtain and manage a daily kit fee
  • Working out of your kit
  • Developing an artist’s image
  • Designing the makeup for the artist, the band, and the dancers
  • What you can expect as a professional makeup artist in the music industry for “Pop Stars” and musicians

AIRBRUSH MAKEUP COURSE LEVEL 1
During the Maquillage Airbrush Makeup Course Level 1, students will experience an in-depth study of fine art in order to create a mystical makeup using an airbrush and stencils. The course combines beauty, fashion, fantasy, and avant-garde makeup with an introduction to face painting, body art, and airbrush techniques for fantasy hair designs.

 

Airbrush Makeup Course Level 1 includes:

Fine Art LEVEL II - 1 week: 

  • “Art beyond the Western World”
  • Contemporary art: Abstract Expressionism, Pop Art, Abstract Illusionism, Art brut, Minimalism, Body Art, Transavantgardism
  • Modern art: Cubism, Futurism, Suprematism, and Surrealism
  • Post-Impressionism (last quarter of the 19th century and first years of the 20th)
  • The roots of Impressionism and “style”
  • Neoclassicism and the Romantic Movement in art
  • France and the Rococo style
  • The birth of Baroque: The True Golden Age
  • The grandeur of the Italian and Northern European Renaissance
  • Medieval Art: The Dark Ages
  • The Ancient World: Egyptian art, Greek art, and the discovery of Roman art
  • Prehistoric Art from 30,000 B.C to the dawn of the Pyramid Age around 5000 B.C
     

Airbrush Makeup - 1 week:
Designed for Maquillage Global Artistry Students and professional makeup artists

  • Disassembly, cleaning, and reassembly of the airbrush
  • Learning how to clean and maintain an airbrush correctly
  • Introduction of airbrush product lines
  • Learning the techniques of airbrushing for beauty makeup
  • Understanding the technique of airbrushing for tattoo cover and skin discoloration color adjustments
  • Learning the techniques of airbrushing for fashion makeup, face painting, and body art
  • Using the airbrush for hair designs
  • How to create, use, and clean stencils

CHARACTER MAKEUP COURSE

The Maquillage Character Makeup Course is designed for makeup artists interested in pursuing a career in Film and Theater. Students will study all principles of character makeup used on a set, including both application and proper removal. Students will develop skills with latex, wax, gelatin, hair, and other materials to create bald caps, facial hair, age makeup's, tattoos.

 

The Character Makeup Course includes:

Character Make-up - 3 weeks:
Designed for Maquillage Master Students and professional electronic media makeup artists looking to expand their character makeup skill set

  •  Analyzing products and their uses
  •  Study of the anatomical structure of the face 
  •  Developing the appropriate makeup design for each scripted character 
  •  How to obtain and manage a daily kit fee and negotiate with makeup brands to obtain sponsorship 
  •  Executing a continuity makeup record chart for each character (by day and scene) 
  •  Maintaining and realistic scope for makeup designs based on time and budget 
  •  Breaking down the schedule 
  •  Study of health and safety when applying and removing makeup 
  •  Prepping, straightening, mixing colors, and applying crepe wool (moustache – beard) 
  •  Trimming and styling beards, mustaches, and sideburns 
  •  Making, fitting, and removing bald caps 
  •  Aging makeup for cinematography (fine lines, wrinkles, veins, broken capillaries, age spots etc.) 
  •  Using latex correctly to accentuate the illusion of skin aging 
  •  Using gelatin, mortician’s wax, vegetable colorings, silicone, and other products 
  •  Applying tattoos by paint or ink 

**In this course, students will also learn facial hair knotting, as it is a necessary skill for electronic media makeup artists** 

 


SFX MAKEUP COURSE

The Maquillage SFX Makeup Course is designed for makeup artists interested in pursuing a career in Film and Theater. It is an extensive study that introduces students to necessary fundamentals of Special Effects makeup, to work on production set.

 

SFX - 2 weeks:
Designed for Maquillage Master Students and professional electronic media makeup artist looking to expand their SFX make-up skill set. 

  • Developing the appropriate makeup design for each character based on script and materials
  •  How to obtain and manage a daily kit fee and negotiate with makeup brands to obtain sponsorship 
  • Executing a continuity makeup record chart for each character (by day and scene) 
  • Maintaining and realistic scope for makeup designs based on time and budget 
  • Study of health and safety when applying and removing makeup 
  • How to create wounds, bullet holes, bruises and black eyes, cuts, slit wrists, scratches, stitched wounds, burns, scars, broken nose, dirtying down, illness, “drug addict” effect, tooth blacking, acne, burns, dehydration, scars, lacerations, rashes and more 
  • Creation of skin diseases and other skin effects
  • Reptilian Character Creation
  • Applying silicone, gelatin, and pros-aide transfer appliances
  • Full Characters: Zombie, Junkie, Dark Queen, Gypsy Witch, Monster.
  • "The slaughterhouse"/ blood demo

**In order to enroll in the SFX Makeup Course, students must have either completed the Character Makeup Course or display knowledge of the Character Makeup curriculum** 


BODY ART & AIRBRUSH COURSE LEVEL 2
In the Maquillage Body Art & Airbrush Makeup Course Level 2, students will be allowed to flex their creativity and design an original, advanced makeup that incorporates their knowledge of fine art, makeup history, hair design, and cultural references. All student creations will first be sketched on paper as a primary canvas, then analyzed, presented, and applied. 

 

The Body Art & Airbrush Course Level 2 includes:

Body Art - 2 weeks:
Designed for Maquillage Global Artistry Students and professional makeup artist looking to expand their knowledge in the art of body makeup

**In order to enroll in the Body Art Course, students must have either completed the Airbrush Course Level 1, or display knowledge of the Airbrush Course Level 1 curriculum**

  • Planning and designing the makeup
  • How to obtain and manage a daily kit fee and negotiate with makeup brands to obtain sponsorship
  • Using cream, liquid, and water color makeup
  • Face painting
  • Applying non-permanent tattoos
  • Creating body painting designs
  • Creating Halloween makeup
  • Learning the techniques of airbrushing for face painting and body art

THEATER MAKEUP COURSE
Students of the Maquillage Theater Makeup Course will learn makeup for performing arts events, musicals, live concerts, operas, classical and contemporary plays, ballets, and cabaret performances. This course provides an in-depth look at how various stage-lighting effects can alter your makeup, and how you as an artist may adapt. The Theater Course also prepares students to become educators who may instruct performers how to apply their own makeup for a performance.

 

The Theater Makeup Course includes:

Theater Makeup - 2 weeks:
Designed for Maquillage Global Artistry Students and professional makeup artists looking to expand their knowledge in theater or performance makeup

  • Understanding lighting for medium and large auditoriums
  • Planning the makeup based on character and venue
  • How to obtain and manage a daily kit fee and negotiate with makeup brands to obtain sponsorship
  • Structure: light and shade
  • Application of classic theatrical makeup
  • Makeup for live shows
  • Makeup creation for opera characters and ballet dancers
  • Makeup creation for musicals, cabaret performers, and show girls
  • Understanding and application of Chinese theater, Geisha, Indian theater, and Kabuki makeup
  • Aging makeup for theater
  • Recreating a well-known person/likeness makeup
  • Applying a bald cap for theater
  • Modification of ethnic appearances

**In order to enroll in the Theater Makeup Course, students must have either completed or demonstrated knowledge in the following courses: Character, Body Art, Hair Designing & Wigs**

 


    PLATFORM MAKEUP ARTIST COURSE

    The Maquillage Platform Makeup Artist Course offers students strategies and recommendations for makeup artists looking to become stage presenters. 

     

    The Platform Makeup Artist Course Includes: 

    Platform and Stage Artist - 1 week: 
    Designed for Maquillage Global Artistry Students and professional makeup artists specializing in beauty and fashion makeup  

    • Get comfortable speaking to an audience
    • The importance of a strong social media presence
    • Develop your ability to sell a product by inspiring your listeners through sound advice
    • Brand development and understanding visual display
    • Importance of staying up-to-date on brand campaigns, pricing developments, market research studies, press releases and events
    • Manage and supervise a team of makeup artists and hair designers
    • Develop your platform lecture and/or demonstration
    • Platform and stage time management
    • Learn how to remain aware of your audience and notice their feedback

    PORTFOLIO DEVELOPMENT

    The Portfolio Development section of the Global Artistry Program allows the students to integrate all of the techniques that they have learned through out the program to create elaborate makeup and hair looks. This section of the program allows the students to practice with out the great amounts of client expectations and pressure. The students will shoot 6 different looks with in 3 days and receive professional quality images to show perspective clients.

     

    Portfolio Creation - 3 days:

    • Professional shoot designed for Global Artistry Students
    • Photography: 2 looks a day for a total of 6 looks in 3 days

     


    FINAL PROJECT AND COMPETITION
    Students about to complete the Maquillage Global Artistry Course will integrate all their techniques and creative aptitude to bring their final designs to life. All makeups will be accompanied by a sketch and an oral presentation. Students will be evaluated by a panel of industry professionals. 

     

    Final Project for Maquillage Global Artistry Students - 3 days:
    Assignment for Global Artistry Students only. Students attending a shorter program will be evaluated on their daily assignments and segment exams

    • Execute a classic correctional makeup and hair design for a headshot
    • Execute an original character makeup and hair design for film
    • Execute a fashion editorial makeup and hair design for magazine publication
    • Written test covering each module within the Global Artistry Program
    • Individual review and career guidance

    Student Final Project/Competition and Graduation - 2 days:
    Assignment for Global Artistry students only

    • Design and execute an original body painting makeup
    • Once students have completed the Maquillage Global Artistry Program coursework and successfully passed all exams (including the attendance requirement) they will be eligible for the Graduation Day Ceremony, Competition Award Ceremony, and special event.

    Maquillage Alumni Association 
    As a graduate of Maquillage Makeup Academy, you are automatically accepted into our exclusive Alumni Association. With all the perks of any members-only club, your place as a Maquillage Alumni grants you privileged access to a multitude of benefits designed to provide you the support you need to launch or further your makeup career.  Benefits of the Alumni Association include:

    • Access to the Maquillage job network 
    • Maquillage Makeup Academy diploma of completion 
    • Complimentary attendance to future Maquillage Events and Workshops 
    • Maquillage Academy VIP mailing list 
    • Direct job leads with top makeup brands, agencies, studios and other connections 
    • Opportunities for internships and externships