Once I decided that I wanted to pursue a career in makeup – I looked at a few courses and chose to study Ultimate Pro Makeup Artistry at Cassie Lomas Makeup Academy (CLMA). The course had two options of either full time for 12 weeks, 10am-4.30pm or part time for 30 weeks, 6pm-9pm . I opted for the part time course due to having responsibility to pay for (if you know what I mean). Cassie Lomas success as a makeup artist, was something I inspired to be and was excited to be taught by herself along with other leading industry experts.
If you are thinking of going on the course, expect to be taught by other working makeup artists as well as Cassie. Who all work in different fields – but all very successful! It’s great being taught by a range of people as you pick up different tips and techniques from each person. You also get an insight into each of their careers which can help you decide what route you would like to go down!
The course isn't cheap but you get a professional kit and three professional shoots. Which includes professional brushes and a introductory makeup and hair styling kit. Also towards the end of your course your three professional photo shoots. Which intakes a professional model and photographer. Overall the course is £6995. Cassie also runs a course funding scheme. For people who struggle with money.
Included in the course, you also get some brushes from the Cassie Lomas brush range and a small makeup kit – this included some high end makeup products from brands such as Mac and Bobbi Brown as well as some high street brands, such as B. from Superdrug – who Cassie is an ambassador for.
After leaving the course and taking part in photo shoots myself, I realised how much we had been taught at CLMA about how photo shoots run, what is expected of you on set and how to be professional with photographers and models. I felt confident leaving the course and working straight away as CLMA had prepared us well for a career as a makeup artist alongside teaching us the makeup skills!
The academy also has an events team which graduates can get work from. I luckily got work a few events such as Parea (working on staff) and Jamie Corbett (in the style) both on halloween. Then mad Friday worked with the Glamorous ladies, for there Christmas event. To succeed after leaving the course you need to work hard yourself to get work, however the events team is a great starting point.
If you have any questions about training in makeup leave me a message in the comments section below!
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