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Master Makeup Artistry

If becoming a makeup artist has always been a dream of yours, you will want to join The Master Makeup Artistry Program from The Makeup Academy. We’re an international school of makeup located in NY, and we have been licensed by NYSED to provide an unbeatable educational experience.

In this action-packed program, you will be fully equipped with all the ins and outs of the industry and gain the skills and tools you need to thrive as a freelance makeup artist. This is our complete makeup training program, consisting of 100 in-class hours of makeup education and 18 hours of hairstyling education for makeup artists. Through a series of advanced makeup classes, you will learn the fundamentals and techniques of makeup artistry while also focusing on crucial skills such as skin prep, sanitation standards, and hairstyling.

In addition to in-depth training, you’ll also receive practice hours, photoshoots, and various opportunities to extend your portfolio, such as collaborating with photographers and expanding your professional network. Our master makeup class in New York City is designed to help you build and arrange your portfolio, stay competitive within the industry, and let your creativity speak for itself.

Passion

Master Makeup Artistry

If becoming a makeup artist has always been a dream of yours, you will want to join The Master Makeup Artistry Program from The Makeup Academy. We’re an international school of makeup located in NY, and we have been licensed by NYSED to provide an unbeatable educational experience.

In this action-packed program, you will be fully equipped with all the ins and outs of the industry and gain the skills and tools you need to thrive as a freelance makeup artist. This is our complete makeup training program, consisting of 100 in-class hours of makeup education and 18 hours of hairstyling education for makeup artists. Through a series of advanced makeup classes, you will learn the fundamentals and techniques of makeup artistry while also focusing on crucial skills such as skin prep, sanitation standards, and hairstyling.

In addition to in-depth training, you’ll also receive practice hours, photoshoots, and various opportunities to extend your portfolio, such as collaborating with photographers and expanding your professional network. Our master makeup class in New York City is designed to help you build and arrange your portfolio, stay competitive within the industry, and let your creativity speak for itself.

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Tuition & Fees

Join our thousands of alumni working on fashion shows across the world like New York Fashion Week, capitalizing on the booming bridal industry on bridal teams and fueling their creative passions on editorial and commercial shoots with major brands!

Let nothing stand in your way — CALL US NOW & take the first step to living your dream in the beauty world.

$7800

Weekday or Weekend Options
Includes Non-Refundable $200 Registration Fee
*Financing Options Available!*

We have exceptional financing options and payment plans customized for each student! If you are passionate about makeup and focused on your goals, we have a plan that is right for you. Schedule a campus visit today and we can discuss the options together!

We understand that as you grow as a makeup artist, building and adding on to your collection is a vital part of your success. We also know how important it is for you to have a professional and inspiring space to practice your artistry, work one-on-one with clients, and stay connected to an industry leading academy. All of our alumni gain Forever Family access to our well-lit classroom space, professional photoshoot studio, and even our amazing rooftop for epic pictures with the NYC skyline in the backdrop!

From graduate organized photoshoots shot right in our studio and published on magazine covers to a major Vogue100 designer, Lisa Von Tang, who completed her entire test shoot in our studio with Vogue photographers, our studio is in high demand and our grads get first access! This is priceless in a competitive and expensive global industry.

Your dream of becoming a professional makeup artist is within your reach. By enrolling in our master makeup class in New York City, you can receive all the instruction and inspiration you need to have a successful career doing what you love most: enhancing each person’s natural beauty.

Schedule a campus visit/tour at our New York City Makeup Academy campus to learn more about our master program and why it’s so heavily sought-after among national and international students. While you’re visiting, you can also gather more insight into our beginnings as a premier makeup artist school, potential MUA industries you could work in, and our other programs and classes, including:

WHAT YOU'LL GET

Program Essentials

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What's Included

Program Kits

To ensure that your blossoming makeup career gets started on the right  track, included in your tuition are curated professional makeup and sanitation kits as well as a professional hairstyling kit! Not only will you be prepared with proper training in our master makeup classes in New York City, you’ll also have the tools to be successful.

Sanitation standards are the mark of a professional makeup artist. We have partnered with the only hospital-grade and globally recognized sanitation training and certification company for makeup artists. This sanitation training is included with all our professional makeup classes and is required before classes begin. After training, you can be assured that you will always keep yourself and your clients safe.

  • You will also receive a sanitation kit that includes all the disposable products you need to maintain a hygenic environment, including mascara wands, sponges, lip brushes, etc.

  • Brush shampoo & cleaner, hospital grade disinfectant, hand sanitizer & alcohol

  • Disposable spatulas and wax palette sheets

  • ENOUGH TO SERVICE 200 CLIENTS!

  • Sanitation Specialist Training & Certification

  • Digital Badge and paper certificate

  • Sanitation Specialist Pin

  • Recognition in the Nina MUA Sanitation Specialist portal — great for any future clients or hiring managers to see

  • Makeup Forever HD Skin Undetectable Longwear Foundation – 4 Shades
  • Makeup Forever Full Cover Extreme Cream Concealer – 3 Shades
  • Makeup Forever Brow Gel
  • Makeup Forever Step 1 Hydrating Primer
  • Makeup Forever Lash Arresting Volume Mascara
  • Inglot Translucent Loose Powder
  • Inglot AMC Eyeliner Gel 77
  • Inglot Duraline
  • Lorac Pro Palette – 25 Shade Lip Palette
  • Imagic Camouflage Cream Palette
  • BH Classic Blush – 10 Color Palette
  • LA Girl Contour Palette – 2 palettes
  • 24-Piece Set: Professional Makeup Brush Kit
  • Metal Plate with Spatula
  • Inglot Makeup Brush 31T
  • Zuca Artist Backpack
  • Ardel Demi Whispies Strip Lash
  • Individual Lashes – Small, Medium and Large
  • Duo Lash Glue
  • Waterproof Makeup Remover
  • Micellar Water
  • Carmex Lip Balm
  • Black Tote Bag
  • Notebook
  • Black Elastic Bands – 250 Pack
  • 3.5″ Brown Small Hair Donut
  • 1.75″ Black Hair Pin – 100/Card
  • Black Heat Safe Gloves
  • 2″ Black Bob Pin – 60/Card
  • Double Prong Slide/Curl Clip – 80 Pack
  • Duckbill Clips – 12 Pack
  • Black Ponytails – 12 Pack
  • 4.5″ Gator Clips – 6 Pack
  • 3 Row teasing Brush w/Tail
  • 100% Boar Med Firm 5 Row Styling Brush
  • Aqua Cushion Brush
  • 9.25″ Carbon Rat Tail Comb
  • Clipper-mate Hard Rubber 816cm Comb
  • Bone/Black Shampoo Comb
  • 1.75″ Elite Ceramic Round Brush
  • Wig Block Holder
  • Fromm Flat Iron
  • 1″ Ceramic Curling Wand
  • 3/4″ Hot Tools Spring Curling Iron
  • Eva Brown Human Hair Mannequin

elite instructors & personalized courses

The Most Comprehensive Classes
For Makeup Artists in NYC

what you'll learn

Our Curriculum

*The curriculum topics are subject to change. Changes, if necessary, will be announced in class.

Lesson #1
Introduction & Makeup Foundations

Lesson #2
Basic & Advanced Smokey Eye

Lesson #3
Cat Eye Techniques

Lesson #4
Romantic Smokey Techniques

Lesson #5
Colorful Smokey Eye

Lesson #6
Glamour Makeup Application

Lesson #7
Burlesque Makeup

Lesson #8
Halo Eye & Wet Look

Lesson #9
Airbrush Introduction

Lesson #10
Bridal Glamour Makeup

Lesson #11
Ethnic Bridal Makeup/Mature Skin

Lesson #12
Photoshoot

Lesson #13
Creative Photo Makeup

Lesson #14
Runway Makeup

Lesson #15
Editorial Makeup

Lesson #16
Photoshoot

Lesson #17
Period Makeup

Lesson #18
TV, Video, Period

Lesson #19
Business, Branding, Marketing

Lesson #20
Photoshoot

portfolio building

Photoshoots

Our Master Makeup Artistry Program is not only filled with extensive hands-on training and a comprehensive curriculum but includes photoshoots as well — a much-needed experience all makeup artists need when breaking into the industry.

The photoshoots included in our master makeup class in New York City involve training from our experienced instructors and the opportunity to work with professional models and photographers on set. Before the day of the shoot, your instructors will guide you through creating your very own mood board and face charts to ensure the shoot captures the depth and versatility of your skills. On the day of the photoshoot, you’ll be able to experience the demands of a professional set and use NYC as a backdrop (from a rooftop location and on street level). At the end of the program, you not only walk away with training but also with many pictures to build an amazing portfolio and post on your website and Instagram.

As a leading international school of makeup, we believe that artists can tap into their creativity by breaking out of their comfort zones and pushing boundaries. We’ve included a module in our master program focused on Fashion & Creative Makeup to help students expand their skills beyond bridal and beauty makeup. After all, it’s the dream of many makeup artists to showcase their work in dramatic photoshoots and high-end fashion shows.

After learning about creative makeup from our published and experienced instructors, you will have the opportunity to build a strong portfolio during a professional photoshoot. This in-depth experience will allow you to gain the necessary skills to attract high-end clientele.

Whether you’re new to makeup artistry or have been practicing for some time, you likely know that brides are some of the most important clients to MUAs. These brides want experienced makeup artists who can give them a youthful glow on one of the biggest days of their lives, and you have to prove that you’re that artist. 

Because they will evaluate your ability to help them achieve their dream wedding day look by looking through your portfolio and roster of clients, we have included Bridal Makeup Master Classes into our curriculum. By the end of the program, we are confident you will have exemplary work that will represent your capabilities well to potential clients.

The beauty industry may be ever-evolving with trends coming and going, but one facet of the industry that is not going anywhere any time soon is glamour makeup. Bright lipstick shades and colorful smokey eyes can be paired with a variety of outfits for a multitude of looks. Clients love the bold statements glamour makeup makes and expect their makeup artists to be well-versed in the nuances of this style of makeup.

Because we understand the importance of Glamour Makeup, we have included a module on this topic in our master program. Through this course, you’ll develop an understanding of color and eye makeup application techniques. When you can include glamour makeup in your portfolio, you draw in clients from various age groups and effectively demonstrate your versatility.

student benefits

Pro Cards & Discounts

Upon graduation we provide guidance with PRO Card Applications as well as enable students to obtain memberships at our partners, Frends Beauty and Nigels Beauty Emporium. Just these two online companies will provide up to 40% off in brands such as Make Up For Ever, L’Oreal, Stila, Naked Cosmetics, Becca, Beauty Blender, Anastasia Beverly Hills, Morphe, Zuca, NYX, Smashbox, Too Faced, Temptu and much more. 

We understand that as you grow as a makeup artist, building and adding on to your collection is a vital part of your success.

DID YOU KNOW?
The average woman spends around $225,360 on enhancing their appearance over their lifetime with $56,340 spent on their face alone. This amount can be hard to swallow, but with your PRO Cards, you can help yourself and others by receiving up to 40% off the leading brands. Overall, you could save more than $20,000. It definitely pays to be a PRO!