Two Day Basic Makeup Course

Accredited with ‘The Beauty Guild’ recognised by Insurance providers in the UK.

This entry level course is designed for complete beginners who wish to learn basic makeup techniques.

This Course Includes:

  • Health, safety and hygiene
  • Colour colour correcting and the colour wheel
  • Skin and skincare
  • Foundations and concealer application
  • Highlighting and contouring
  • Eye shadow application
  • Basic eye lining and mascara techniques
  • Eyebrow definition and grooming
  • Strip eyelash application
  • Cheek and blusher techniques
  • Looks covered, bridal, evening and prom/festival
  • Lip techniques
  • Small classes to ensure you get that extra attention to detail

5 Day VTCT Level 2 ‘The Art of Photographic Makeup’

Internationally recognised Qualification ( Course will run for 5 weeks 1 day per week )

As part of this Level 2 VTCT Makeup training course you will learn all the basics of skincare and makeup as well as advanced eye techniques.

We cover with you everything from business and marketing to getting the best picture for your social media networks to help you gain business fast.

This Course Includes:

  • Consultation and health and safety
  • Marketing, insurance and business
  • Set up of professional makeup
  • Skincare and skin preparation
  • Brows
  • Contouring and strobing
  • Selection of powders to suit a variety of skin types
  • Eye techniques including - Period, Bridal, Soft evening, Full evening, Cut crease, Prom, and Festival Makeup styles
  • Blusher and highlighting techniques
  • Eyelash application - Strip and flare
  • Creating the perfect lip
  • Small classes to ensure you get that extra attention to detail

10 Day VTCT ‘Level 3 Fashion & Photographic Makeup’

Internationally recognised Qualification (Course will be run as one day per week for 10 weeks or over 16 weeks )

As part of this Level 3 VTCT Makeup training course you will learn all the basics of skincare and makeup as well as advanced eye techniques. As part of this qualification you will also learn about Editorial and Catwalk Fashion Looks that can be very simple or quite fantastical.

We cover with you everything from business and marketing to getting the best picture for your social media networks to help you gain business fast and to show you what job routes are out there and how to get the best success after you have completed your course.

This Course Includes:

  • Health and Safety/Hygiene
  • Contra-indications/Contra-actions
  • Consultation
  • Kits
  • Skincare, Brows and Lashes
  • Face charts & Mood boards
  • Vintage Make Up
  • Face Shapes/Corrective Work/Colour Theory
  • Contouring and Highlighting
  • Mature Skin, bridal, smoky eyes, red carpet glamour, photographic, editorial & runway
  • Smoky Eyes
  • Red Carpet Looks
  • Different Finishes and Textures
  • Fantasy Make Up, creating textures, Avant Garde
  • Male Grooming (You will go through this in theory but you will have to provide a male model for practical)
  • Creating a CV
  • Building a Portfolio and Selecting Images
  • Kit Essentials
  • Recording Inspiration
  • Designing a Look
  • The Role of Retouching
  • Role of an Assistant
  • Managing Creative Briefs
  • Business and marketing
  • Professional photoshoot
  • Small classes to ensure attention to detail

10 Day VTCT ‘Level 3 Media & Prosthetics’

Internationally recognised Qualification ( Course will be run as one day per week for 10 weeks or over 16 weeks )

As part of this Level 3 VTCT Makeup training course you will learn all the basics of skin prep and makeup as well as advanced prosthetic making techniques and application of a variety of prosthetics. As part of this qualification you will also learn about Fantasy Theatrical makeup that will be a themed style makeup that you may be asked to do for TV commercials or events in your makeup career.

We cover with you everything from business and marketing to getting the best picture for your social media networks to help you gain business fast and to show you what job routes are out there and how to get the best success after you have completed your course.

This Course Includes:

  • Health and Safety/Hygiene
  • Contra-indications/Contra-actions
  • Consultation
  • Kits
  • Skin prep
  • Product knowledge of prosthetic and out of kit materials
  • Flat plate moulding
  • Silicone materials
  • Transfer prosthetics
  • Application of hair - Layering hair and postiche
  • Fantasy Makeup for photoshoots/TV
  • Casualty special effects makeup
  • TV makeup - Characters
  • Professional photoshoot area
  • Male Grooming (You will go through this in theory but you will have to provide a male model for practical)
  • Creating a CV
  • Building a Portfolio and Selecting Images
  • Kit Essentials
  • Recording Inspiration
  • Designing a Look
  • The Role of Retouching
  • Role of an Assistant
  • Managing Creative Briefs
  • Business and marketing
  • Professional photoshoot
  • Small classes to ensure attention to detail

Full-time 20 week VTCT ‘Specialist Makeup and Hair Studies Diploma’

Internationally recognised Qualification ( Course will be run as two days per week for 20 weeks )

20 week course, which will include training on all aspects of makeup artistry see list below for the course contents. You will also learn how to run your own business as a freelance makeup artist. The course will include some types of work experience with MelVicMakeup as and when the opportunities arise they will be announced to you and you will be given the option to apply to attend each experience.

You will learn everything you need to know about being a successful makeup artist, you will learn all of the tricks of the trade and you will leave the course with extensive product knowledge along with learning about techniques in applying makeup for many occasions including photographic makeup and learning about historic periods of makeup and hair for TV and film.

During our past full time courses we have managed to send our students onto real TV sets for work experience, some of the work experience has been paid for our students to which is rare but not unheard of at work experience level. We will try to give our students as much industry work experience as possible so as jobs come up we will offer you the work, it is then up to you if you want to do it, but if you want to succeed it is paramount to your career to do work experience as much as possible as you will learn so much but you will also get to network which is the key to success in the industry as you need to impress people to make sure that it is you that gets the work in the future and not others, we will help you stand out from the crowd but you will have to put a lot of work in yourself in order to do this in the day, evenings and weekends as the job is full of unsociable hours but if you love your job you will never work a day in your life, which is just how you should feel in your job.

TV & Fashion Work experience:

  • TV series – Snatch
  • Feature Film – She Who Brings Gifts – screened on UK cinema
  • TV series – Witness for the prosecution
  • TV series – Downton Abby
  • TV series – Disney’s Evermore
  • TV series – Hank
  • TV series - Free Rein
  • TV series – Black to the Future
  • TV Commercials
  • Film – The Blackout Project
  • Film – The Copper Yogi
  • The North-West Fashion Festival
  • London Fashion Week – Kolchagovbarba with many celebrities attending we have done all of their shows for the past two years.
  • Video – PayPal
  • Video – Wink Designs
  • Photo shoots – Lash Inc Journal, Archer & Maiden, Pretty Little Thing, Photo shoot Magazine amongst many others
  • Video – Music – Camilla Kerslake
  • Mr World
  • Miss England
  • International Tennis Tournaments – Live Fashion Catwalks and TV show
  • The TV Soap Awards
  • The NTA’s
  • Miss World

Awards

We have also had a first place win in the ‘Fashion and Photographic’ Warpaint Awards and a second place in the ‘Special Effects Bomb Blast’ for the Warpaint Awards in 2015 & 2016, along with 3 1st places and 1 3rd place in the Birmingham ‘National Makeup Artist Awards’ in the Fashion, Hair and Overall the best standard of work on the day along with the Academy winning ‘Best Business of the Year’ and a finalist in the ‘Eva Northwest Business Awards’ in 2016 and in 2017 won ‘Training Academy of the Year’ and Melanie herself has won ‘BABTAC Makeup Artist of the Year’, second place in the Warpaint Fashion Awards.

This Course Includes:

  • Health and Safety
  • Consultation
  • Hygiene
  • Onset etiquette
  • Photographic makeup including bridal photographic and period
  • Fantasy and creative makeup for photo shoots
  • Styling the hair for photographic shoots
  • Wigs and facial hair
  • Special Effects for TV
  • Bald caps
  • Creating and making a small prosthetic silicone mould
  • Character work for TV and Theatre
  • Skincare
  • Face and body art
  • Airbrush makeup for TV and creative work
  • Nail enamelling for photo shoots
  • Eyebrows and eyelash extensions including single flare lashes and strip eyelashes and making your own creative lashes
  • Male Grooming (You will go through this in theory but you will have to provide a male model for practical)
  • Creating a CV
  • Building a Portfolio through in house professional photo shoots and Selecting Images
  • Kit Essentials
  • Recording Inspiration
  • Designing a Look
  • The Role of Retouching
  • Role of an Assistant
  • Managing Creative Briefs
  • Business and marketing

2 Day Airbrush Makeup Course accredited with ‘The Beauty Guild’

Recognised by Insurance providers in the UK

This entry level course is designed for complete beginners who wish to learn basic airbrush makeup techniques for the face and introducing some body art work for festivals and childrens tattoos.

This Course Includes:

  • Health, safety and hygiene
  • Colour theory
  • Skin and skin prep
  • Product types
  • How to set up the airbrush machine
  • How to clean the airbrush machine
  • Foundations and concealer application
  • Highlighting and contouring
  • Eye shadow application
  • Eyebrow definition and grooming
  • Cheek and blusher techniques
  • Looks covered, bridal, fantasy and tattoos
  • Lip techniques
  • kits
  • Insurance
  • Small classes to ensure you get that extra attention to detailTwo Day Airbrush Makeup Course accredited with ‘The Beauty Guild’ recognised by Insurance providers in the UK.

1 Day ‘Women of Colour Course’

Non-accredited demonstration day on two models of different skin tones - Asian Bride demonstration & Evening Makeup look covering all aspects of makeup

This entry level course is designed for makeup artists who wish to learn more about dark skin tones and the best makeup products to use for the variations of skin tones which is why this course is non accredited as we believe this course is best suited to women who want to learn more about their own skin or for current makeup artists who do not have much experience with working on darker skin tones and so you would already be qualified.

This Course Includes:

  • Health, safety and hygiene
  • Colour theory
  • Warm tones and cool tones
  • Skin and skin prep
  • Product types
  • Foundations and concealer colours and application
  • Highlighting and contouring
  • Eye shadow colours
  • Eyebrow definition and grooming of afro type hair
  • Cheek and blusher techniques
  • Lip colours
  • kits
  • Insurance
  • Small classes to ensure you get that extra attention to detail

1 Day Mature Makeup Course

Non-accredited demonstration in the morning and then practical makeup in the afternoon where you bring your own model who is ‘Mature’

This entry level course is designed for complete beginners who wish to learn basic makeup techniques on their own skin or for qualified makeup artists who are not confident with their mature skin makeup techniques.

This Course Includes:

  • Health, safety and hygiene
  • Colour colour correcting and the colour wheel
  • Skin and skincare
  • Foundations and concealer application
  • Highlighting and contouring
  • Eye shadow application
  • Basic eye lining and mascara techniques
  • Eyebrow definition and grooming
  • Individual eyelash application
  • Cheek and blusher techniques
  • Looks covered - Natural day makeup then into an evening look
  • Lip techniques
  • Small classes to ensure you get that extra attention to detail

One Day ‘Paint your own Face’ Course

Non-accredited demonstration in the morning step by step for you to do as the tutor does and then again another look in the afternoon on your own face

* Would suit teenagers (From age 11 with parental consent) who want to learn better skills in makeup on their own face to any lady of any age who just wants to know more about their own skin.s

This entry level course is designed for complete beginners who wish to learn basic makeup techniques on their own skin or for qualified makeup artists who are not confident with applying their own makeup.

This Course Includes:

  • Health, safety and hygiene
  • Colour colour correcting and the colour wheel
  • Skin and skincare
  • Foundations and concealer application
  • Highlighting and contouring
  • Eye shadow application
  • Basic eye lining and mascara techniques
  • Eyebrow definition and grooming
  • Strip eyelash application
  • Cheek and blusher techniques
  • Looks covered - Natural day makeup then into an evening look
  • Lip techniques
  • Small classes to ensure you get that extra attention to detail