Introduction to Make-Up Artistry

The ultimate introduction to make-up artistry for those with a passion for beauty who hope to transform their hobby into a career. Master the skillset required of a professional artist and study specialist styles and trends, including bridal, evening and classic with a modern twist.

Course Schedule

Part Time

5 Saturdays or Sundays – 10:00 to 17:00

Course Duration

5 Days

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Course Overview

Get the inside scoop of the make-up industry, gain essential skills to become a professional artist and the necessary knowledge needed for the flawless execution of a number of different styles and trends.


As a participant of this course, you will receive:


– GlamCandy certificate ABT accredited
– GlamCandy t-shirt
– GlamCandy tote bag
– GlamCandy landyard
– GlamCandy wristband
– GlamCandy 13 piece brush set
– GlamCandy brush belt
– GlamCandy clear kit bag
– 1 x Stacey Marie Carnival Palette
– 3 x Kryolan Vita Color Foundations
– 3 x Revolution Conceal & Define Concealer
– 1 x HD Brows Brow Palette

Start Dates

2021 Course Dates

Ed Edinburgh
June 6

Du Dunfermline
June 6

Ab Aberdeen
June 6

Gl Glasgow
June 6

What's Included

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Course Content

Not only does a successful make-up artist need essential skills in application and the correct use of their kit, but knowledge of every skin type, shade and shape are crucial in the personal tailoring of your clients experiences.


Students will gain in-depth knowledge in:

– Colour theory

– Face shape: eyes, lips, brows

– Skin types and preparation

– Product knowledge and hygiene

– Mastering the use of make-up brushes

– Foundation types/colour matching

– Client consultations and face chart design

– Bridal basics

– Modern bride

– Vintage make-up: 20’s, 40’s

– Evening make-up

– Smoky eye techniques

– Facial shaping

– Contouring & highlighting

– Brow shaping with powders and gels


This course is available at the following college locations:

We also run this course from Glasgow & Inverness and we will soon be taking advance bookings for our newest location Dundee. If you wish to find out dates of our next Introduction to Makeup Artistry Course near you then complete the form below.


The following tutors will teach on this course

Amanda McCarthy
Head of Education
Karen Bowen
Senior Make-Up Artist & Lead Tutor
Paulina Siembor
Senior Make-Up Artist & Lead Tutor
Rachael Melrose
Art Director
Vicky Cameron
Senior Make-Up Artist & Lead Tutor
Holly Martin
Make-Up Artist & Tutor
Danielle Dickson
Make-Up Artist & Tutor


What are my career prospects following my studies?
– Working for cosmetic brands
– Working in department stores/cosmetic counter work
– Studio makeup artist (beauty & party make-up)
– Wedding guest make-up artist
– Personal lesson teacher

Can I continue my studies with GlamCandy?
Many of our students have chosen to further their studies in other areas of make-up artistry. After completing our Introduction to Make-Up Artistry Course course, students can study any of our other 5 day professional courses such as Bridal Make-Up, SFX, TV, Theatre & Film, Glam, Fashion & E-Commerce.

Can I enrol in the SQA HNC Fashion Make-Up Course on completion of the Introduction Course?
Yes, all pro course students are welcome to apply for a space on our 6 month HNC Fashion Make-Up course. Students can apply in any of our college locations by completing this form.

Payment Options

Flexible payment plans available up to 12 months. Or you can spread the cost further with one of our finance agreements up to 5 years. Once you have paid your deposit we will be in touch to discuss which payment options are most suitable to you.