We are now running our “Business Of Freelance Makeup Artistry” course in conjunction with the legendary London College of Fashion, and bookings are now open for May/June and August. Our four day course is set smack bang in the middle of London’s Oxford Circus and is, quite frankly, the best thing you could ever do for your burgeoning makeup career.
“To anyone considering doing this course: DO IT, DO IT NOW!!!” – Farzana, Course Alumni
This is not a practical makeup course, but the place to learn all the inside info you really need to succeed in the competitive world of makeup artistry, whether you want to work 3d2d5ca25d4727ac591637b7423e1becin bridal, fashion, commercial or celebrity… Find out how to negotiate fees, how to gain assisting work, how to create a portfolio that sells your skills as an artist, how to build the perfect website and a whole lot more. And to top it all off we end the course with a demo by MAC artists and a bespoke discounted shopping trip to their flagship Carnaby Street store. Sounds great right?! Well you’re not wrong. The full course syllabus is as follows;
Day One
… Getting Started … What sort of makeup artist are you? … Skills and further training … Where to be based … Making money in the first phase … The Ultimate Kit List … Ways to build your kit on a budget … Hairstyling and additional skills … Insurance …
Day Two
… The Portfolio … What to shoot … Arranging teams and test shoots … Working with photographers and model agencies … The Anatomy of a Test Shoot … The Anatomy of A Bridal Booking … How to present your images …


Day Three


… The Website – What to build and how to build it … How to appear prominently on search engines … Social Media … Business cards and self promotion … Assisting – How to gain assisting work and be a great assistant! … Fashion Week Teams – How to get on them, and how they work … Getting your own clients! Who is doing the hiring and how to contact them … How to conduct a great client meeting … Editorial … Working with Product PRs … Signing to an Agency – How it works and how to do it … Fees & Finances – From what to charge to how to do your taxes! …


Day Four


… “The Finishing School” ; A day spent in London College Of Fashion’s state of the art makeup rooms, working with full kit to finesse and perfect your liplines and eyelines!
Carnaby_Street_Mac_003… MAC Pro demo and shopping trip; A personalised visit to MAC’s flagship Carnaby Street Pro Store, where you will be given a trend demo, and allowed to ask MAC’s artists any questions you may have, from what products to purchase for your kit to how to gain work on a MAC counter – not to mention your 35% discount to spend in store!
The dates and prices of our next courses are as follows;


  31/05/2016 – 03/06/2016    Tuesday – Friday   10:00 – 16:00  4 Days  £495
23/08/2016 – 26/08/2016 Tuesday – Friday 10:00 – 16:00 4 Days £495
Head to the Business Of Freelance Makeup Artistry course page on London College Of Fashion’s Official Website for full information and details on how to book.
See you there guys!

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4 Responses

  1. Shayna March 15, 2016 / 8:07 pm

    Omg, my dream course! Too bad I live in Cali

  2. Farzana March 29, 2016 / 5:32 pm

    Really looking forward to starting this course next Monday!

  3. Lucy G April 3, 2016 / 4:43 pm

    Looking forward to having you Farzana! See you bright n early! X

  4. Farzana Rahman April 9, 2016 / 8:57 am

    To anyone considering doing this course: DO IT, DO IT NOW!!! The amount of knowledge, energy and advice that Lucy brings to the course is invaluable for newbie Makeup Artists (and please let’s call ourselves Makeup Artists, not MUAs!).

    The syllabus is intense – but so comprehensive and 4 days is about the right time to get your head around all the different paths to makeup artistry and how to approach it: both from an artistic point of view, and a business point of view.

    Lucy has worked some of the very best: big guns and new gen makeup artists, and REALLY knows her stuff. We even did a ‘finishing school’ on the last day where we got to finesse our lip lines, eye lines and shown how to really prep and prime editorial skin.

    Good luck Lucy in continuing the course and good luck to future students!

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