2 Day Foundation Certificate Course
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2 DAYS 13 hours (6.5 hours per day) (*Saturday & Sunday class)
Our affordable two-day Foundation Course includes intensive, hands-on, makeup training, providing basic training in professional makeup skills and artistry. This course also provides training in professional makeup skills covering day, evening and special occasion looks, leading to industry recognised qualifications. The course is balanced between demonstrations and hands-on practical lessons.
Who Is this course for?
This course is aimed towards beginners who wish to learn all the basic skills in professional makeup artistry, with no previous experience necessary for this course. It also has value for students who wish to refresh or update their present skills for retail. It covers day, evening and special occasion looks plus all the techniques required to achieve this end. You will be working in a professional makeup studio and taught by a working make-up artist.
What happens after the 2-day IMA training course?
Following on from the two-day intensive training, students will complete a home study program using the course notes provided and complete a training portfolio of evidence. The portfolio includes a practical and written assignment, plus a number of makeup looks to complete on family and friends.
You will be asked to come back for one day after you have completed your portfolio work to take a practical exam and multiple choice theory paper. Only once you have completed the home study programme can you come back to take practical examination.
At the completion of the programme, you will receive an industry recognised qualification from the IMA (International Makeup Association).
• Leading makeup brands are provided for our classrooms.
Including; Bobbi Brown, Nars, Shu Uemura, Mac, Illamasqua, Makeup for Ever, Laura Mercier…
• IMA Foundation course notes provided
• The minimum age for entry to this course is 18 years
• All products – including makeup and skin care, plus disposables items – are included
• Brushes are NOT included. You will require professional makeup brushes. You can buy our LSM PRO Brush set & cleaner when booking a course online
Please note: You will be required to bring a digital photographic device(phone/camera) to keep a record of your work. Please backup your photographs regularly during the education.
Please note: Male students are required to supply a female model to work on.
Please note: All students will be working on each other. if you have problematic skin, or cannot be worked on for any other reason, you will be required to bring in a model to replace yourself.
• Tools of the trade & product knowledge
• Cleansing procedures
• Hygiene and safety
• Skin analysis, face shapes and skin tones.
• Colour-correcting and concealing
• Warming and cooling colours (the colour wheel)
• Correct application and choice of foundation
• Highlighting, shading plus the use of blushers
• Achieving perfect lips
• Application and blending of eye makeup
• Application of eyeliners (liquid, cake, crayon and kohl)
• Eyebrow shaping
• The application of false eyelashes both individual & strip
• Client consultation techniques
• Building your makeup kit
IMA International Makeup Association
Makeup Application Certificate
Day & Evening makeup
There are six components to the qualification:
• Evidence of practical skills
• Theory paper
• External examinations
Each student will need to pass two external examinations in order to obtain this qualification. There will be a separate ‘brief’ for each external examination:
• Day makeup
• Evening makeup
LSM Pro store Makeup Brush set (14 brush) £110.00
14 high-quality sable & hair brushes in a protective brush roll
Powder, Blush, Concealer, Foundation, Bronzer, Finishing Fan, Large Eye Shader, Flat Smudger, Tapered Blender, Smudger, Detail Liner, Sharp Brow, Lash Brush, Lip and Brush Roll
LSM Pro-Store Prestige Brush Set (21 brushes) £220
This luxurious set of 21 brushes are handmade and designed exclusively for The London School of Makeup by in Germany. Da Vinci has over 100 years of manufacturing the highest of quality professional and retail brushes for both the cosmetic and art world.
Lip Brush, Eye Shadow, Eye Shadow, Blender – Small, Blender – Long Round, Blender – Angle Large, Blender, Eye Definer, Eyeliner, Liner Angled Eyebrow Brush Angled, Eyebrow Brush Angled, Eyelash Brush, Foundation Brush, Concealer small and large Brush, Powder Brush Oval, Blusher Fan, Blusher, Blusher/Contour Brush Small Angled, Angled Foundation Brush/Stippler
LSM Pro store Instant Brush Cleaner (per bottle) £12.00
LSM Pro Store Brush Cleaner cleans and sanitises natural and synthetic makeup brushes by removing product residue, oil and pigments and kills 99.99% of bacteria within 60 seconds.
LSM Pro Store make-up Brush & Spone Sanatizing Wash (per bottle) £12.00
Use The LSM Pro Store Makeup Brush & Sponge Sanitizing Wash to hygienically clean makeup brushes, sponges and powder puffs.
The specially-designed wash is gentle and effective and its low suds formula cleans and removes makeup oils and product debris without drying or causing damage. It is safe and effective on natural and man-made sponges, puffs, brushes and hard tools.
Free from fragrance and dyes. Do not soak brushes or tools.
The LSM Pro Store Makeup Brush & Sponge Sanitizing Wash – hygienically cleans both natural and synthetic makeup brushes, sponges and puffs, without drying or causing damage.
LSM Pro Store Cleaning Soap by Da Vinci £10.00
Cleaning and Maintenance of the brushes
Metal box with a content of 40 g
Our special soap for cosmetic brushes, based on vegetable oils, and comes in a practical round metal box. Through its reconditioning action, it keeps natural hair and synthetic fibers smooth and elastic. Your cosmetic brushes can feel damaged especially if product remains in the body of the hair and the remaining cosmetics become hard. This can take away the suppleness and make the hair break.
For regular maintenance i.e. washing out all make-up residues, is recommend so we especially developed a cleaning soap which is based on pure vegetable oils with reconditioning effect.
Cared for in this way the brush hair will retain its elasticity and remains robust and smooth for a long time.
Do you accept overseas students?
Yes, we take students from outside of the European Union, An overseas student is someone who lives outside of the EU and requires a visa.
Do you offer student visas?
No, we do not offer student visas as our courses are less than six months long. You can undertake a course for up to 30 days in duration with us providing it is part of your visit using a visitor’s visa. You will have to apply independently for this visa from your own country.