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London College Of Style

Fashion & Runway Makeup
Advanced Diploma


2 Weeks

Next Start Date

Monday 4th January to Monday 22nd March 2021


Beginner to Intermediate



This accelerator training equips you with the creative skills, work experience on high profile jobs and vital industry contacts to advance your career across international fashion runways, glossy photographic shoots, fashion lookbooks, e-commerce and advertising campaigns.


The Fashion industry for makeup artists is one of the most glamorous and exciting to work in. This course will equip you to stand out as you train in a range of creative applications and techniques, to master current looks and trends.

You’ll be trained by industry experts to considerably elevate your skills, confidence and connections with their inside knowledge.

Your training combines direct access to high profile industry experience, assisting some of the biggest names in fashion and editorial makeup. You’ll gain invaluable experience, develop pro techniques and create impressive connectivity as you build industry relationships.

You’ll explore the unique environment of runway shows and photographic shoots as you train, learning how to turn conceptual ideas into real-life looks to meet the brief for high-fashion clients.

LCS is directly linked to the fashion industry with many brand partners that can open doors for your fashion makeup career on completion of the course. Training alongside some of the top names in the fashion makeup world, you’ll develop your skills and techniques as you work on professional briefs. Some of our contacts include London Fashion Week, Paris Fashion Week, TV series and dramas, Film, Celebrity, Editorial, Advertising and Music Artists.

A component of the course focuses on a series of high-fashion photo shoots, which are led by established industry art teams in fashion photography, styling and hair. Our pro team will help to support your work, resulting in an industry level, fashion-focused portfolio of work. You’ll also have the opportunity to work with LCS Fashion Photography and styling students on additional test shoots to practise and develop your fashion-based skills throughout the year.

As part of your course, you’ll also receive:

  • MYKITCO Pro Brush set kit, created by MAC ambassador and makeup artist James Molloy 
  • An LCS branded tote bag
  • LCS PRO Face-charts
  • LCS training handbook, packed with industry tips, references and study materials
  • LCS Little Black Book and pen
  • Industry discounts and exclusive invitations to closed-door events for some of the most coveted makeup brands
Is it right for you?

This course will help extend your knowledge and skills in:

  • Fashion makeup for editorial
  • Fashion makeup for runway 
  • Fashion makeup for advertising campaigns
  • E-commerce & brands 
  • Celebrity & Media
  • Beauty Features Writing
Modules Covered
  • The role of the Fashion Makeup Artist
  • Introduction to LCS and the fashion industry
  • Natural and polished face application
  • Analysis of skin tones 
  • Colour analysis
  • Makeup Kit, Tools and Products
  • Selecting bases and skin finishes
  • Accentuating cheekbones, lips and using contouring
  • Blocking out eyebrows
  • Facial adornment
  • Skin whitening
  • Changing the eye/lip shape
  • Introduction to body painting
  • Trend awareness
  • Fashion influencers in makeup
  • Key decade makeup
  • Current trends in editorial, couture and ready-to-wear makeup
  • Who’s who on the team/protocol
  • Prepping skin for long-lasting looks
  • Strong advertorial looks
  • Fashion runway makeup
  • Who’s who backstage/protocol
  • Tutor-led demo sessions
  • Practical elevator skills sessions
  • Working with designers to a professional brief
  • Portfolio building techniques
  • Mood board individual assessment and time plan
  • Fashion photoshoot to create 4 key runway portfolio looks
  • Shot with industry art team and London agency models
  • High Fashion editorial makeup
  • Who’s who on set/protocol
  • Tutor-led demo sessions
  • Practical elevator skills sessions
  • Portfolio building techniques
  • Mood board individual assessment and time plan
  • Editorial photoshoot to create 4 key high fashion editorial portfolio looks
    shot with industry art team and London agency models
  • Advertorial makeup
Course Fees and Dates



All course fees can be made by interest-free instalment payments. Please contact the LCS team for a person plan today.

Please NotePlaces are in high demand, therefore a deposit must be received to secure your place on this course. For more information on fees, deposits and refunds, please refer to our Terms & Conditions.


January Term:
Monday 4th January to Monday 22nd March 2021

Entry Requirements

The LCS Beauty Makeup Diploma is a prerequisite for this course. If you haven’t completed it you will need to have mastered a foundation of skills in natural beauty makeup, to be accepted on to the course.

Finance Your Course

LCS is delighted to offer applicants Monthly Repayment Finance via our preferred partner – PAYL8R. Simply choose “YES” when asked ‘Do you require finance?‘ within your online application.

Campus Address

London College of Style
CIEE Global Building
46-47 Russell Square
London WC1B 4JP

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Patrizia Leo

Patrizia Leo

Beauty & Fashion Makeup Artist

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Wendy Elsmore

Wendy Elsmore

Director, Fashion & Style Expert, Lifestyle TV Presenter

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We have had the pleasure of taking on students from LCS for the past few seasons and hopefully many more, supporting us backstage as well as front of house for Fashion Scout Shows. The students were amazing and great to work with, receiving fantastic feedback from our team as well as all our designers.

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