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Classroom Works

Above is a sample of the fun looks achieved by students during classroom work on each other.

We offer students the best and most comprehensive makeup courses, make-up artistry training and media make-up courses in London.

Student Testimonials

‘I am a 46-year-old Flight Attendant who took up a Bridal Makeup course in India during the pandemic just to teach myself a new skill. I enjoyed it so much that I continued to work as a Bridal Makeup Artist for a year before I decided to get my new set of skills internationally certified. I joined the London School of Makeup as I knew they gave that international certification (IMA) which I was looking for. I signed up for the 4-week course. Within the first 2 weeks, I had received my IMA certification. These first 2 weeks, for me, were a brush-up on all the basics of makeup with different looks that were taught and practised. I found the course intense, and inspite of having done a similar course in India a year prior, there was still a lot to learn with a lot of helpful tips and tricks thrown in. Weeks 3 and 4, introduced us to a new Celebrity Makeup Artist each day…. where they taught us a look from their specialised field, be it Editorial, Fashion, Catwalk, Television or Bridal Makeup. Through these two weeks, we were taught various techniques, and in the process, we were introduced to a number of products and brands that are not easily available in India or were too expensive to buy just to get a feel of them. There were no exams in this phase. As a student of The London School of Makeup, we were invited on shopping trips to various stores makeup brands and were given discounts which were very exciting! Overall I had a wonderful 4 weeks. It’s been a great experience. A big Thank you to all my fabulous instructors who shared their knowledge and secrets with us. A big thank you to Mostyn and Murat (they work behind the scenes, ensuring that it’s a smooth ride for us students). I hope to someday come back and finish the remaining 4 weeks (8 week Photographic & Media course).’

Anisa Jesudason – Graduated July 2022

“Truly enjoyed the process of learning and professionalism behind the scenes of makeup, and this wouldn’t be possible without my great teacher Amanda Linke, which made the lessons not only fun, but helped us all (8) in our 2 week class to pass with incredible marks! Thank you all for helping us achieve our qualified makeup artist role – and if you’re reading this review considering going here to study- just do it! #beapro

Rachel S – 2 Week IMA Foundation Course –  Graduated January 2020

“I think this was the best decision I’ve made so far by coming to The London school of makeup. We were a group of 8 girls who were simply so amazing and so friendly that we all actually felt comfortable with each other even though we were all from different countries and backgrounds and above all our mentor Amanda was the best we would ask for!! Though it was just a two weeks course we were all so emotional on the last day of the course… Gonna miss the fun we had at LSM and gonna miss everyone! The best make up school in the world” xx loads of love ♥️

Aldrina E 2-Week IMA Foundation Course Graduated January 2020

“I’ve just completed the 8 week IMA make up course, Diploma in Photography and Media Make- Up. The course has given me confidence in the application of make- up for different settings and all types of situations. There were many make up artists that came in to teach .Charlotte was a fabulous tutor for the foundation aspect of the course and Amanda is another wonderful make up artist who is also a fabulous teacher. The supervisors are also helpful and knowledgeable. The college is organised and well run and they are really on top of any problems that occur. I looked at other courses in the area but I felt I made the right choice with LSM.”

Melinda T – Graduated December 2019

This place is fantastic. It bounces with creativity. I came from Ireland to learn how to apply Drag Queen makeup ‘2 Day Drag Makeup Course‘ with Tonee Roberio who is a great teacher. I did this to step out of my comfort zone as I think we are now learning from Drag Queens. He is the best in his game. Owners are fantastic guys who are interested in everyone’s work that comes through their doors. They are very passionate about their business. Thanks, guys I’ll be back for sure. To anyone looking at attending this college, look no future it’s the best out there ❤❤???
Louise Moylan – Graduated February 2019

‘Just finished my 3 day IMA course with Charlotte. I am literally buzzing with inspiration and met some lovely people. Charlotte is very thorough and wants to ensure you come out a true Professional. Thanks so much for imparting your amazing knowledge, and to my peers too for their support-looking forward to completing in Jan 😬✨’

Ella – Graduated October 2022

I have finished the “2-week creative course ” and I totally recommend! I had an amazing time in class. The teaches are fantastic and gives you extremely explanations about makeup techniques. The school has a very friendly environment and the staff members are very helpful.’

Leandro Facundo – Graduated January 2019

Brilliant Course ‘2 Day Drag Makeup Course‘. I now feel like I’ve really progressed doing drag makeup and feel far more confident blocking brows and blending colours etc. Tonee is an excellent teacher- very accomplished and full of enthusiasm. ?

Fiona Tanner – Graduated February 2019

I attended the 3-day Foundation and Bridal Course for day, evening and bridal makeup. I can highly recommend this course. My teacher was Charlotte, who was amazing. Taught us so much in the space of three days and the aftercare was brilliant, any questions/queries Charlotte was happy to help. I came back yesterday evening to take my exam and passed. Couldn’t recommend this course/school enough. Looking forward to going back for further courses…. this is just the beginning. Thank you Charlotte and everyone else at the school. X
Kelly Tilbury – Graduated March 2017

Came in from Lagos, Nigeria n i just completed my 2 week IMA foundation course. The school is amazing, learnt a lot. The staff is also awesome. So glad I attended. I will recommend the school one million times over. …..see u soon London school of makeup for the creative course. Till we meet again.

Olayanju Arowosaye-Lawal

The London School of Make-Up

Graduates work at Super Super Super SS20 at London Fashion Week

From catwalk to film set, our graduates go on to work in and shape the world of creative makeup artistry.

Incorporated in 2000 The London School of Make-up ® was founded to develop the next generation of makeup artists. Since then we have seen numerous talented artists come through the doors of our central London studios (just minutes from Oxford Circus!) which is located at the main junction for both of London’s top shopping streets Oxford Street & Regent Street plus the entertainment area of Soho with its vibrant restaurants and theatre area.

It’s here where you will be taught by our crew of experienced makeup experts and artists from the world of Fashion, Film and Media.

If you are looking for makeup courses London is the place to be. Our make up courses are built to industry standards and our makeup artistry students work towards a recognised qualification from the IMA (International Makeup Association).

We currently offer an extensive range of courses from Foundation level up, including specialist classes such as photographic & Media make-up, special effects and bridal makeup.

Find our complete list of courses, including weekend and evening options or read more about our expert makeup tutors online – and if you have any questions just give us a call, we love to talk makeup.

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