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Discover the art of professional makeup through a wide range of online classes. From basic techniques to advanced applications, learners can master the skills needed to create stunning looks and boost their beauty careers with confidence.

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Makeup Artistry Certification (17+) Online

Mt. San Antonio College

Do you love makeup and want to pursue a career in making others look and feel more beautiful? Are you already working in the beauty industry and want to improve your confidence and application skills? Or do you just want to do a better job of applying your own makeup?  Through live demonstrations and hands-on experience in this program, you will discover the professional secrets to beautiful makeup applications. You will develop improved skills...

(83) All levels 17 and older
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Special Effects Makeup: Intermediate Level

East Los Angeles College @ 1301 Avenida Cesar Chavez, Los Angeles, CA

This class is designed to teach you the application and coloration of make up prosthetics. You will learn to work with latex and silicone prosthetics pieces, and will be given the opportunity to design multiple piece models, and learn about advanced special effects lab techniques. At the end of the class you should be able to put together a full face character look of your own design. Required Materials Please request a list of required materials...

(253) Intermediate 18 and older
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Special Effects Makeup: Beginner Level

East Los Angeles College @ ELAC Virtual Classroom

Learn to create awesome and gruesome facial effects in this horrific hands-on special effects class. Topics include: burn effects, zombie makeup, bullet holes, fresh scabs, bruising, and realistic blood.  Please read:  Please request a list of required materials for this class at the time of registration. Instructions on how to access the course will be sent by email before the 1st day of class.

(253) Beginner 18 and older
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Reviews for Makeup Classes Online

Makeup Classes Online are rated 4.3 stars based on 336 verified reviews from actual purchasers.

  • Special Effects Makeup: Beginner Level

    Reviewed by Daniela A. on 2/10/2020
    Wonderful teacher... wonderful class
  • Special Effects Makeup: Beginner Level

    Reviewed by susan r. on 2/10/2020
    The teacher, Ms Carmen McDonald was such a great teacher. Very well informed in her field. I learned so much. I'm going to take the next level and have encouraged a lot of my friends that showed interest in the class. I have great pictures of my work from the classes.
  • Special Effects Makeup: Beginner Level

    Reviewed by Sarah K. on 9/30/2019
    Fun class. I learned about different materials. I enjoyed the class.
  • Special Effects Makeup: Beginner Level

    Reviewed by James G. on 5/6/2019
    Carmen is such a great teacher, and the class was so engaging and fun! As a non-makeup artist, Ive learned so much!
  • Special Effects Makeup: Beginner Level

    Reviewed by Robert C. on 2/26/2019
    Carmen was great and all the students had fun together creating the criteria
  • Special Effects Makeup: Beginner Level

    Anonymous review on 2/25/2019
    This class was great even for someone who isn't in "the industry". Carmen was a great teacher who knows what she is doing and was very helpful throughout each class. I would definitely recommend this for anyone who is passionate about Halloween or new to the industry.

Discover the Best Makeup Classes Online

Both men and women used kohl to line their eyes and create a smoky effect in ancient Egypt. In ancient Greece, they used lead-based, and toxic, makeup to create a pale complexion. Renaissance women used egg whites to create a matte complexion and added color to their lips and cheeks with natural pigments. People have used makeup as a form of self-expression for thousands of years.

Makeup is more popular than ever today. New trends and styles arise from makeup tutorials and beauty influencers, and people use makeup to express their personality and individuality. Whether you are aiming for a subtle, natural style or bold, dramatic looks that make a statement, you can accomplish that with makeup. 

You can create a complete look using multiple types of makeup – like foundation, concealer, blush, eye shadow, mascara, and lipstick – or choose just a few. It’s worthwhile to choose high-quality, safe, and certified makeup that is healthy for your skin, your health, and the environment. Quality makeup is often easier to apply and gives you better-looking results.

Why You Should Learn Makeup Online

Do you want the world to see you in your best light? Do you have a look that’s all yours? Makeup is a satisfying way to express your creativity, individuality, and personal style. When you apply makeup that makes the most of your natural features, you feel more confident and empowered.

Even if some people make it look easy, applying great-looking makeup is an acquired skill. It’s fun to learn to apply makeup, and you can enjoy new friendships with others who share your interest in beauty and fashion. You could become so great at applying makeup that you’ll be in demand for your friends’ special occasions, or enjoy a new, creative career as a makeup artist. 

The cosmetics industry is a 45 billion dollar market in the United States, and almost 400,000 people work in the beauty industry. Makeup artists for theater and performance earn an average annual wage of $124,000. There are many resources that can help you develop skills as a makeup artist and discover your unique style.

Virtual Makeup Classes 

Learning in person helps you quickly master new skills and meet people who share your interests, but makeup classes might not be available in your area.

Fortunately, you can still learn from expert makeup artists, and share the journey with your online classmates. When you take online makeup classes, you can choose from courses taught anywhere in the country without leaving your home. The time you save commuting is more time to practice your new makeup skills.

You may need to source your own supplies when you enroll in an online class. Your teacher will provide a detailed supply list that you can fulfill at a local store or from an online seller. Take a look at some of the online makeup classes you can choose from at CourseHorse. 

Private Online Group Makeup Classes

Are you looking for a fun team-building activity for your business or organization? Maybe you are planning an activity for a bridal weekend or a day with friends. A live online group makeup class from Coursehorse brings an expert instructor right to you, wherever you are. 

Makeup classes for private groups online will cover all the latest products, tools, and tricks for expert makeup artistry. You’ll learn how to look your best, or you may find a new passion or career in makeup. If no classes are listed now, Coursehorse will plan a course just for your group. Click on the Contact Us button and let Coursehorse know about the custom course you’d like to create.

Booking a private course with CourseHorse is simple. You don’t have to know your exact group size when you book. Just schedule your class with your best guess at the number of participants – you can add or subtract people up until a week before your event. There are no booking fees, and you’ll receive a confirmation within 24 hours of your reservation. 

CourseHorse recommends using the Zoom platform for your class, but they can accommodate Google Meets, Microsoft Teams, and WebEx. Many courses can even come to your office or home space if you’d like.

Online vs. In-Person Makeup Classes

There are pros and cons to both online makeup classes and in-person classes. The one that is right for you depends on your goals, your learning style, your schedule, and your location.

Online makeup classes are convenient and flexible. You can learn without leaving home, at a time that’s convenient for you. They can be more affordable than in-person classes and may provide a wider range of topics and instructors to choose from. However, online classes can be challenging if you prefer hands-on learning and personalized feedback from an instructor.

In-person makeup classes, on the other hand, offer a more interactive and immersive learning experience. You'll be able to practice techniques and receive immediate feedback from an instructor who is in the classroom with you. Plus, you’ll get to network with other aspiring makeup artists and like-minded hobbyists. Sometimes in-person classes are more expensive, and you may need to travel to a distant location.

When you choose a class, research the reputation of the school or instructor and read reviews or ask for recommendations from others who have taken the class. Consider what level of guidance and feedback you need, and whether you prefer a more structured or flexible learning environment. Ultimately, choose a class that aligns with your personal and professional goals and provides you with the skills and knowledge you need to succeed in the makeup industry.

Can I Learn Makeup for Free Online?

You can learn many makeup skills for free online through tutorials and videos. Makeup artists and influencers offer free makeup lessons on platforms like YouTube, Instagram, and TikTok. These free videos provide fun ideas and skills to try, but they don’t deliver the in-depth instruction and feedback that you get from formal training with an expert. A professional makeup class provides hands-on learning, personal feedback, and connections with other aspiring makeup artists. Most people find it easier to master new skills with in-person classes from an expert. 

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