Course Title

3 Day IMA Foundation & Bridal Make up Course

Course Dates

26/02/18 - 28/02/18
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21/05/18 - 23/05/18
02/06/18 - 04/06/18*
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30/07/18 - 01/08/18


3 DAYS 19.5 hours
(6.5 hours per day)
Monday to Wednesday


Cost: £460
Deposit: £138



Course Description

This course will include one extra day of bridal work, covering consultation techniques with the bride-to-be, and choosing the correct colours for the occasion. The whole course provides training in professional makeup skills covering day, evening and Western bridal looks, and leads to an industry recognised qualification.

Our three-day Foundation & Bridal Course includes two days of intensive, hands-on make-up training, providing basic training in professional make-up skills and artistry.


Who Is this course for?

The course is aimed towards those who are looking to make a full time career out of bridal makeup.

Beginners who wish to learn all the basic skills in professional make-up artistry or those who wish to refresh or update their present skills for retail. It covers day, evening, bridal and special occasion looks plus all the techniques required to achieve them. You will be working in a professional make-up studio and you’ll be taught by a working make-up artist for 3 days. The course is balanced between theory, demonstrations and hands-on practical tasks. No previous experience is necessary.

What happens after the bridal training course?

Following on from the three days of intensive training, students will complete an at home study program using the course notes provided and complete a training portfolio of evidence including a practical and written assignment, plus a number of make-up looks to complete on family and friends.

You will also 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.

On completion of the programme you will receive an industry recognised qualification through the IMA (International Make-up Association).


•     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 make-up
•     Application of eyeliners (liquid, cake, crayon and kohl)
•     Eyebrow shaping
•     The application of false eyelashes both individual & strip
•     Client consultation techniques
•     Building your make-up kit

For all make-up courses you will require your own set of professional make-up brushes and brush dry-cleaner (not included).

  • Leading fashion brands provided for classrooms. Including; Bobbi Brown, Nars, Shu Uemura, Mac, Illamasqua, Make-up for Ever, Laura Mercier…
  • IMA Foundation course notes provided
  • The minimum age for entry to this course is 18 years
  • All products – including make-up, skin care and disposable items – are included
  • Brushes NOT included. You will require Professional make-up 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 course.
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.

IMA International Make-up Association

Make-up Application Certificate

Day, Evening & Bridal make-up
There are six components to the qualification:

•     Attendance
•     Evidence of Practical Skills
•     Theory Paper
•     Coursework
•     Evaluation
•     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 make-up
•     Evening make-up

make up ima qualification

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 have 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 student?

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.