Project Description

Fashion & Beauty Makeup

// Program Overview

26 Weeks | 20 Hours per week | 16 Students per Class

This six-month program will teach you what it takes to gain a foothold in the beauty industry, equipping you with the skills you need to become a successful, working makeup artist. You’ll start with the basics, like skin care and everyday makeup, then go on to master bridal makeup, high-fashion, glamour makeup, airbrushing, and hairstyling.

On top of providing you with an immersive, hands-on education, the FAB Makeup program has a renowned reputation for connecting students with influential industry contacts. By the end of the program, you’ll graduate with the entrepreneurial mindset and portfolio you need to launch your career as an artist.

Admissions Information

// Course Outline

Beauty 1

Makeup Artistry Essentials

  • The role of the makeup artist and job opportunities
  • Your professional Makeup Kit—makeup products, tools and equipment
  • Makeup Brushes—discussion of hair and fibre types, the individual use of each brush, cleaning and maintenance
  • Sanitation and Hygiene procedures
  • How to identify different skin typesdry, normal, oily
  • How to select the appropriate skincare products for a particular skin type
  • Basic concepts of highlighting, shading and contouring
  • Deep analysis of face, eye, nose and lip shapes
  • Colour theory
  • Skin tone analysis
  • Basic corrective makeup techniques
  • How to select correct foundations for various skin types and tones
  • Classic eyebrow shaping
  • Makeup designs for daytime, evening, and special occasions
  • Makeup for various ethnicities
  • Speed Application—”The 20 Minute Makeup”

Beauty 2

Photography, High Fashion & Decades Makeup

  • Photo-shoot etiquette
  • Building the professional makeup kit for fashion and print-work
  • Makeup artist’s portfolio
  • Makeup styles and strengths for various photography work
  • Current fashion trends
  • In-studio and outdoor lighting
  • Black & White and Colour film stocks
  • Application of false eyelashes
  • Bridal makeup techniques
  • Client make-overs
  • Makeup for various fashion show formats
  • Current industry trends
  • Avant-garde makeup designs and applications
  • In-depth study of makeup for each decade
  • Celebrity look-a-like makeup
  • Male to female drag makeup
  • Music video creative
  • Showgirl makeup

Seminar 1

  • Cosmetic brands / products and their unique features
  • Professional selling skills development
  • The best way of presenting products

Seminar 2

  • Fundamentals
  • Decades
  • Bridal & Special Occasion Styling
  • Model testing
  • Current trends
  • Avant Garde

Beauty 3

  • How to operate an airbrush
  • Airbrush makeup application on face, body, and hair
  • Airbrush tanning and “Red Carpet”
  • Full body fantasy makeup application
  • Social media platforms
  • Business profiles
  • Networking online
  • Video editing / lighting
  • Registering domain name
  • Webpage layout
  • Content development
  • Branding / logo design

Seminar 3

  • Career planning
  • Possibility of starting own business / freelance work
  • Business plan development
  • Self-marketing strategies
  • Negotiating the contract
  • Invoicing
  • Cover letter and resume preparation
  • Business card design
  • Union information, working in the BC Film Industry


This school is very professional and the teachers, as well as the course content, are very cutting edge. My instructors were friendly and knowledgeable and made us all feel comfortable. I am extremely pleased with the entire course. I learned to do things I never thought possible and I would recommend this school to everyone.

Lisa Keeping | JCI Grad

// Instructors

Jennine Cook
Jennine CookProgram Co-Director & Industry Liaison
Marie Zampini
Marie ZampiniProgram Co-Director and Assistant Executive Director
Paula Magaton
Paula MagatonInstructor of Fashion & Beauty Makeup
Dawn Kolke
Dawn Kolke