This is the professional Makeup Artist course

What you’ll learn

To be a professional makeup artist you need to learn the proper skills to succeed. With the Art of Colors training program, you’ll learn the skills and obtain a real diploma with international CPD accreditation. We’ll teach you how to select the best makeup for all skin types, ages and occasions. We’ll also explain all the ways you can create different looks with makeup, from natural to glamor, to the newest runway trends, including the latest techniques for cut crease application, smokey eyes and halo eyes. In addition to all that, we’ll teach you how to put yourself in the market with a special focus on social media training. The program will challenge you, inspire you and will teach you everything you need to know to be a professional makeup artist.

At Art of Colors you will learn all the tricks of the trade in the all-round professional makeup artist course. We distinguish ourselves with:

  • very hands-on lessons
  • teachers who have years of experience in the beauty industry and who work backstage at fashion shows, TV programs and photo shoots
  • creative classes and photo shoots
  • internships and coaching
  • room to develop your own vision and style
  • a professional and pleasant atmosphere

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Practical lessons

During our practical lessons, all make-up techniques are explained that you need to get started as a professional make-up artist. Of course, everything starts with a good basis, during the first few lessons you will learn how to look at make-up from the point of view of a makeup artist.

Properly prepping the skin, finding the right foundation color, working on different skin colors and undertones, perfect eyebrows and creating a beautiful nomake-up look, you will learn extensively so that you can quickly delve into techniques such as shape & highlight, eye make-up looks (smokey eyes, cut crease, halo eyes), eyeliner techniques and theory such as color theory. In addition to the entire technical lessons, the training also includes more creative lessons such as the “festival make-up” lesson and “fashion week make-up”.

An extension of the practical lessons is our online learning environment. Here you will find the homework for each lesson to prepare. After each lesson you can post your homework on which you will receive feedback from the teacher. You will also find various make-up tutorials that you can always look back, an extensive social media training and model bank.

Photo shoots

During the training there are 4 photo shoots where you learn under supervision how make-up translates into images. You learn to cooperate and communicate with a photographer. During the shoots you show your techniques and creativity in beautiful make-up looks. All shoots have a theme such as Bronzed beauty, Beauty look, MET Gala and a final shoot assignment.


Learning make-up at Art of Colors does not only remain in the lessons or in the digital learning environment, but you get the opportunity to immediately apply it in practice! Various internship assignments are offered during the training and these vary from photo shoots, fashion shows, film recordings, etc.


At Art of Colors we find it important to bring students close to the beauty industry, we have various collaborations with high-end beauty brands. Brands such as NARS Cosmetics, MAC Cosmetics, Laura Mercier, NYX Cosmetics and INIKA. Events, (online) training courses and master classes are regularly given by senior makeup artists of these brands. This offers students the opportunity to gain even more knowledge, to be inspired and to network. These brands, together with Art of Colors, also offer the following complete professional make-up sets with more than 30% discount.


We do what we promise! On our Instagram account we post daily work of students, photo shoots, internships and the extra masterclasses. Watch the work of students or the backstage aftermovies of internships and masterclasses here. Or read the experiences that students have shared on Google reviews.

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