How to Choose a Makeup School


Hello beauties! Today’s post is all about how to choose a makeup school. A lot of aspiring makeup artists have asked me for advice about this. I decided to finally write a post. So this post is dedicated to aspiring makeup artists currently making the difficult decision of how to chose a makeup school. And as a friendly disclaimer, no makeup academy asked to write this post. And no one paid me to write this post. These are my personal opinions and experiences with makeup schools.

How to Choose a Makeup School

There’s a few very important factors when it comes to how to chose a makeup school. Some important questions to ask are:

  • What type of makeup kit will the school provide?
  • What types of internships are available upon graduation?
  • How many years of experience do the instructors have?
  • What TYPE of experience do the instructors have? For example, have they worked at a makeup counter their whole career? Or have they worked on set of commercials, music videos, tv shows, or movies? At fashion shows?
  • How big is the classroom size?
  • How long is the course?
  • What is the class size?
  • What material will the course cover?
  • What is the price of the course?
  • What type of payment plan is available?

The most honest advice I can give you,  is I went to two schools. One gave me a HORRIBLE experience. Another gave me an EXCELLENT experience.

The first school gave me a terrible experience because:

  • The instructors mostly worked at Mac Counters only
  • The makeup kit was WHACK. I spent a lot of money rebuilding my kit after graduation
  • There were no internships available after graduation
  • The staff was unprofessional and rude

The second school gave a me a great experience because:

  • The instructors had real industry experience
  • The instructors were generous with information, and provided tips that I still use at fast paced makeup gigs
  • The kit was fully stocked so graduates could work immediately upon graduating
  • The staff is very friendly and helpful
  • Several internships and job opportunities are available to graduates

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