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London College Of Style

Beauty Makeup
Foundation Diploma


1 Week

Next Start Date

Monday 23rd November - Friday 27th November 2020


Beginner to Intermediate



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

We offer 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
Modules Covered
  • 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 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.

2020 – 2021

November Term
Monday 23rd November – Friday 27th November 2020

February Term
Monday 22nd February – Friday 26th February 2021

Entry Requirements

Successful applicants will demonstrate a keen interest in the world of beauty and makeup. No previous experience is necessary as the course takes you through the basics to advanced level skills. Passion for makeup and the determination to succeed are essential.

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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Industry Pedigree

Our global network of tutors has the industry-leading experience, expert knowledge and the skills to help you succeed.
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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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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