The Makeup Academy | 2023 Events

Exclusive once in a lifetime Masterclass

TV & Production Makeup

2 day Mind-blowing education from a world-class, successful artist who has walked the walk and talked the talk-
Julia Watkins!

You will get a unique look behind the scenes of Europe’s most successful TV-show as Julia will be sharing all her backstage secrets and techniques. You will be learning different strategies that came from different countries to develop and elevate your makeup career, skills & artistry and will be able to build up YOUR unique style. Additionally  you will have a chance to ask and get answers to the most burning questions you have directly from the educator and some of her team in a super valuable LIVE Q&A session. Julia is joining The Makeup Academy all the way from Germany and bringing her invaluable experience as an International Hair and Makeup artist and Creative Director and Founder of Born This Way Agency.



Today, Julia has realized her dream and works as head of make-up at numerous fashion- and TV-shows. As head artist, she created the looks for ‘Switzerland’s” as well as “Germany’s Next Topmodel’ by Heidi Klum. She is integral part of the backstage teams at international fashion shows for famous designers such as Rebecca Minkoff, Jason Wu, Brandon Maxwell and Hugo Boss. She regularly heads international make-up teams for Fashion weeks around the world, like Berlin, Paris and Milan. Celebrities like Nicole Scherzinger and Alessandra Ambrosio are among her clients. Her references include not only well-known designers and VIPs, but also international brands such as Maybelline New York, Yves Saint Laurent and Sony Music. She has co-operated in numerous international commercials, music videos and campaign shoots and continues to live her passion every day.



If you are a makeup artist – new to the industry or established in your field – and are ready to elevate your techniques and your portfolio – this is the best opportunity for you!  Get 16 hour of exclusive education working with one of the most established international artists!


Education Now and Payment Later!

We have partnered with MiaShare to offer a customizable payment plan for this Masterclass!  We aim to provide students with the financial freedom to elevate their makeup career today and make payments in installments.Payment plans have 0% interest NO credit check is required!Simple to understand!

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**Grads use code: ALUMNI500 and register for free and save $500


Day 1 EDU & DEMO

  • 3 Full Make-Up Demos on Looks from Germany’s Next Top Model as showcased originally on Heidi Klum covering differences between USA and European Makeup Techniques
  • Students recreate one of the demonstrated looks, content from the show with support from Julia and her team!

Day 2 Photoshoot

  • Utilize the new techniques you learned in a photoshoot working on models and photographers from Top Agencies in NYC.
  • Create 2 looks and get 6 edited photos to support your portfolio all with Julia’s guidance and support.
  • Full Q&A Session – Ask those burning questions about TV and Production!

Some of Julia's outstanding work.

Professional Hairstyling Kit

  • 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
  • Blowdryer
  • Eva Brown Human Hair
  • Mannequin

Professional Makeup Kit

  • 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

Sanitation Class and Certificate


Sanitation Standards online training teaches sanitation at a health-grade level. A health grade level means we mirror protocols that hospitals use to prevent the spread of bacteria, viruses, and blood-borne pathogens. This training supersedes any state mandates or cosmetology licensing. Unlike most sanitation programs or protocols, the training was created in partnership with a microbiologist. Microbiologists study microorganisms such as bacteria, viruses, algae, fungi, and some types of parasites. They try to understand how these organisms live, grow, and interact with their environments. The training was designed for all learning styles, with interactions and videos as content delivery compositions.




*Digital Certification Badge—After successfully completing the training and the course feedback, your customized digital badge will be available once you exit the training.

*Certificate of Completion and Prestige Pin – Upon successful completion of the training, you will receive a Certificate of Completion and Prestige Pin.

Schedule Tour

There is no better way to feel the excitement of a graduation photoshoot, see our teachers as they complete a makeup demo in class, or get a real feel for the environment of our programs! Schedule a campus visit today! Learn more about our programs, see our makeup kit, meet the instructors and students, and tell us all about your makeup goals! We look forward to meeting you!


From the basics to advanced techniques, insider secrets, importance of the consultation, expert techniques, insider tips, and how to market your services to brides and others.

Please note: Photos sitewide reflect student work from their in-class photoshoot(s).


From the basics to advanced techniques, insider secrets, importance of the consultation, expert techniques, insider tips, and how to market your services to brides and others.

Please note: Photos sitewide reflect student work from their in-class photoshoot(s).

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As part of our student’s curriculum, they participate in portfolio photoshoots working with professional models to showcase their makeup! If you are selected to join us, you will get 2-3 looks and 4-6 retouched photos and lunch is provided! These opportunities are unpaid, however, you will network with photographers, artist and other models and have a great experience on campus with us! Looks are at the discretion of our artists based on what they are looking to add to their portfolios. You will be on campus from 8:30 – 3 for a typical shoot and we have both weekday and weekend shoot dates.

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