London College Of Style

Beauty Makeup
Foundation Diploma


1 Week

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Beginner to Intermediate



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Learn to master the skills and industry tricks in beauty makeup on this foundation makeup course. This is a great platform to help you build your career as a professional makeup artist.


Our Beauty Makeup Diploma is a great place to begin your career. It gives you a solid foundation in both technical skills and application. And, you’ll train in an industry atmosphere at LCS London with the best makeup brands currently – in an intimate setting a maximum of 8 other artists.

Our makeup course offers 100% practical lessons, taught by expert makeup artists, currently working in the industry. We’ll help you develop your colour perception and artistic ability, as well as the key skills needed to succeed. These include patience, tact, communication and relationship building, with the ability to work effortlessly under pressure.

All classes are taught in a welcoming and engaging environment as you master the fundamentals of beauty makeup. You’ll develop the skill, confidence and creative dexterity to stand out.

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

  • LCS Masterclass and personalised tuition
  • 1-to-1 studio Time
  • Access to respected beauty photographer
  • Working with London agency represented models
  • Working with established hair artist and fashion stylists
  • 9 portfolio retouched images (additional images available)
  • Industry expertise to develop a beautiful curated industry level portfolio of works
Is it right for you?

You’ll learn the skills and knowledge needed to begin a career in:

  • Beauty makeup for personal clients
  • Beauty makeup for magazines
  • Commercial beauty makeup (advertising & creative agencies)
  • E-commerce & Brand makeup
  • Beauty makeup for TV, Celebrity & Media
  • Beauty Features Writing
  • Introduction to Makeup
  • Code of practice
  • Health & safety
  • How to liaise with the client
  • Skin Types, Face Shape
  • Skin analysis
  • Facial structure
  • Prepping skin
  • History of makeup
  • Makeup Kit, Tools and Products
  • Introduction to brushes
  • Variation of makeup tools
  • Understanding cosmetic ingredients
  • Colour Theory
  • Brows
  • Brow shape/pluck/thread
  • Methods of shaping & contouring
  • Makeup Application & Technique (Natural Part 1)
  • Natural/daytime makeup application
  • Prep skin
  • Colour correction
  • Makeup base, foundations and concealer
  • Eye makeup
  • Natural eyes
  • Eyebrows
  • Natural eyes
  • Cheek & lips
  • Setting tips & tricks
  • Bridal makeup discussion
  • Who’s Who
  • Who is who on set
  • Cream on Creams Products
  • Makeup Application & Technique (Glamour & Creative Part 2)
  • Glamorous & Creature makeup application:
  • Prep skin
  • Colour correct
  • Illuminate
  • Foundation
  • Concealing
  • Eye makeup
  • Smokey/liner/lash
  • Jewels and adornment
  • Eyelash application
  • Cheeks & Lips
  • Portfolio Building Techniques leading to Portfolio Building 3 Day
  • Pre-shoot talk with a photographer – working in the makeup industry
  • 1 Beauty portfolio shoot 1 Creative portfolio shoot
Course Fees and Dates



All makeup 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.


Entry Requirements

This training is suitable for beginners taking you to an intermediate level and requires some coursework. You will need to have a competent understanding of spoken and written English (IELTS level 6 or equivalent).
You must be over 18 years old. The course assumes a moderate level of digital literacy including how to use web browsers, search engines, word processing software (e.g., Word, Pages) and engagement with social media platforms (e.g., Instagram, Pinterest). Access to a laptop or tablet is advised, although the course can also be accessed by smartphone.

Finance Your Course

LCS is delighted to offer applicants a personalised interest-free repayment plan. 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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Meet the Team Invested in Your Success

You will join live masterclasses, online classes, industry projects, receive consistent personal feedback, 1-to-1 and group video calls, as well as emotional support from a team of creative leaders with you every step of the way
Patrizia Leo

Patrizia Leo

Beauty & Fashion Makeup Artist

Wendy Elsmore

Wendy Elsmore

Director, Fashion & Style Expert, Leader and Mentor

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Success Stories

LCS graduates succeed thanks to the industry-led training they’ve received. Our unique way of teaching means graduates leave with the skills, mind-set, contacts and experience needed to excel in the real world – here are just a few of their success stories…

Eni Ilori

Personal Stylist & Influencer

Training really boosted my confidence. With support from LCS I interned at Elle, Tatler and Harper’s Bazaar. Now I have my own successful YouTube Channel & blog.


Maksim Timofeev

Menswear Personal Stylist

The Diploma certification is a powerful validation for my Men’s Personal Styling Business. After studying, I raised prices on my services by 30% & started London shopping tours.


Manu Requejo

Fashion Stylist

It changed my life! Thanks to LCS, I got to work with UK pop sensation Little Mix. I now style campaigns for Reebok, editorials, celebrities and music videos.


A Brit School for people who want to be Stylists.

With impressive fashion industry leaders at the helm of LCS, we expect great things to come not to mention plenty of Rachel Zoe’s and Philip Bloch’s in the making.

We have been working with LCS for our dressing teams at London Fashion Week for the past 8 years. They are a pleasure to partner with and help ensure backstage runs seamlessly by providing us with exceptional students. We rely on LCS each season to deliver us the very best team – thank you!

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Transform Your Creative Future With This Essential Beauty Makeup Course!