About

Weddings are one of the largest event industries, and brides want the best for their big day! Wedding and special occasion makeup is highly desired, and clients are willing to pay for high quality services.

As a wedding and special event makeup artist, you have the opportunity to grow your clientele considerably as you master your craft.

Many people do not consider the special circumstances that occur during weddings and events, such as difficult lighting and photography. This course will teach you the ways to apply makeup in the most optimal way, so your clients leave happy.

    Requirements

    International Open Academy courses are designed for anyone with an interest in learning. No formal qualifications are required to study with us. Our courses are suitable if you want to learn new skills, start a new career, or if you’re already working in a particular industry and wish to upgrade your talents and enhance your resume.

    Lessons

    Module 1: Face Makeup

    • Preparing the skin
    • Cleansing
    • Exfoliating & Toning
    • Hydrating
    • Sunless Tanning
    • What are the options?
    • Application best practices
    • Face Makeup
    • Different foundation finishes
    • Different foundation formulas
    • Concealer
    • Powder
    • Foundation Application
    • Brushes – What type to choose?
    • Sponges – What type to choose?

    Module 2: Eye Makeup

    • Defining the eye shape
    • Application tips for each eye shape
    • Eyeshadow
    • What are the different eyeshadow finishes?
    • Warm vs cool tones
    • Bridal eyeshadow color palette
    • Eyeliner
    • What are the different types of eyeliner?
    • Application techniques for each eye shape
    • Mascara
    • Choosing a mascara formula
    • Mascara wands and their results
    • False Lashes
    • Different last shapes, and how to choose the right one
    • How to apply false lashes

    Module 3: Lips, Cheeks & Brows

    • Lip Products
    • Lipstick Types
    • Lip liner – how to apply and use effectively
    • Lip gloss
    • Cheeks
    • Blush color and application
    • Bronzer finishes
    • Effective contouring techniques
    • Highlighter – liquid, cream or powder?
    • How to apply highlighter for brides
    • Eyebrows
    • Eyebrow grooming basics
    • Tools and products to fill in different brows

    Module 4: Special Considerations For Weddings & Events

    • Photography
    • Face makeup and photography
    • Foundations that don’t reflect in photos
    • Face shaping with makeup for photos
    • Eye makeup and photography
    • Shimmer vs. matte in photos?
    • Eye enhancing tips for photography
    • Lighting
    • Makeup for natural lighting
    • Makeup for artificial lighting
    • Makeup for stage lighting
    • Makeup for dim lighting
    • Durability
    • How to prep the skin to help makeup last
    • Primers
    • Facial primers
    • Eye primers
    • Lip primers
    • Finishing Sprays

    Module 5: Bridal & Special Occasion Makeup As A Business

    • Finding clientele
    • Wedding boards, websites and other resources
    • The importance of referrals
    • Creating a portfolio
    • Preparing for the big day
    • How to work with a bride prior to her wedding
    • Color palette and theme understanding
    • Consultations and trial runs
    • Should you charge a deposit?
    • Creating your kit
    • Makeup essentials
    • Kit essentials – face makeup
    • Kit essentials – eye makeup
    • Kit essentials – lip & cheek makeup
    • Tool essentials
    • Kit essentials – brushes
    • Kit essentials – Tools & Accessories
    • Kit essentials – Applicators & disposables
    • Hygiene and sterilization basics
    • Managing event day
    • Working with the bridal party
    • Professionalism during events
    • Payment
    • Growing your business

    Career

    Who is this course for?

    • A makeup artist looking to fine tune their skill with bridal and event makeup
    • Brides who are looking to master their own makeup for their special day
    • Anyone with an upcoming event who wants to elevate their everyday makeup
    • Wedding industry professionals looking to add makeup services to their offerings
    • Photographers who want to understand what makeup will look best in their photos

    Career path

    • Provide professional make up to assist photographers and stylists
    • Improve the skill level of your professional make up service to individual clients
    • Work as a wedding stylist and makeup artist
    • Consult with wedding planners on trends, the best looks, and how to achieve the highest quality photos and style
    • Do makeup for bridal fashion shows, or other special events

    Certification

    You will be required to complete each lesson in full, and answer exams at the end of each course module. If your pass rate exceeds 55% on each exam then you will receive a certificate of completion, to recognize your achievement. You can immediately download your PDF course certificate from IOA.

    Most of our courses will earn you credits through Continuing Education (CE) / Continuing Professional Development (CPD). CE/CPD points are accepted and recognized by professional member bodies and academic institutions across the US and internationally.

    All courses are accredited by the International Council for Online Educational Standards (www.icoes.org). When successfully completing a course, students can choose to purchase an ICOES certificate that recognizes the achievement, from this third-party institution.

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    About

    Weddings are one of the largest event industries, and brides want the best for their big day! Wedding and special occasion makeup is highly desired, and clients are willing to pay for high quality services.

    As a wedding and special event makeup artist, you have the opportunity to grow your clientele considerably as you master your craft.

    Many people do not consider the special circumstances that occur during weddings and events, such as difficult lighting and photography. This course will teach you the ways to apply makeup in the most optimal way, so your clients leave happy.

      Requirements

      International Open Academy courses are designed for anyone with an interest in learning. No formal qualifications are required to study with us. Our courses are suitable if you want to learn new skills, start a new career, or if you’re already working in a particular industry and wish to upgrade your talents and enhance your resume.

      Lessons

      Module 1: Face Makeup

      • Preparing the skin
      • Cleansing
      • Exfoliating & Toning
      • Hydrating
      • Sunless Tanning
      • What are the options?
      • Application best practices
      • Face Makeup
      • Different foundation finishes
      • Different foundation formulas
      • Concealer
      • Powder
      • Foundation Application
      • Brushes – What type to choose?
      • Sponges – What type to choose?

      Module 2: Eye Makeup

      • Defining the eye shape
      • Application tips for each eye shape
      • Eyeshadow
      • What are the different eyeshadow finishes?
      • Warm vs cool tones
      • Bridal eyeshadow color palette
      • Eyeliner
      • What are the different types of eyeliner?
      • Application techniques for each eye shape
      • Mascara
      • Choosing a mascara formula
      • Mascara wands and their results
      • False Lashes
      • Different last shapes, and how to choose the right one
      • How to apply false lashes

      Module 3: Lips, Cheeks & Brows

      • Lip Products
      • Lipstick Types
      • Lip liner – how to apply and use effectively
      • Lip gloss
      • Cheeks
      • Blush color and application
      • Bronzer finishes
      • Effective contouring techniques
      • Highlighter – liquid, cream or powder?
      • How to apply highlighter for brides
      • Eyebrows
      • Eyebrow grooming basics
      • Tools and products to fill in different brows

      Module 4: Special Considerations For Weddings & Events

      • Photography
      • Face makeup and photography
      • Foundations that don’t reflect in photos
      • Face shaping with makeup for photos
      • Eye makeup and photography
      • Shimmer vs. matte in photos?
      • Eye enhancing tips for photography
      • Lighting
      • Makeup for natural lighting
      • Makeup for artificial lighting
      • Makeup for stage lighting
      • Makeup for dim lighting
      • Durability
      • How to prep the skin to help makeup last
      • Primers
      • Facial primers
      • Eye primers
      • Lip primers
      • Finishing Sprays

      Module 5: Bridal & Special Occasion Makeup As A Business

      • Finding clientele
      • Wedding boards, websites and other resources
      • The importance of referrals
      • Creating a portfolio
      • Preparing for the big day
      • How to work with a bride prior to her wedding
      • Color palette and theme understanding
      • Consultations and trial runs
      • Should you charge a deposit?
      • Creating your kit
      • Makeup essentials
      • Kit essentials – face makeup
      • Kit essentials – eye makeup
      • Kit essentials – lip & cheek makeup
      • Tool essentials
      • Kit essentials – brushes
      • Kit essentials – Tools & Accessories
      • Kit essentials – Applicators & disposables
      • Hygiene and sterilization basics
      • Managing event day
      • Working with the bridal party
      • Professionalism during events
      • Payment
      • Growing your business

      Career

      Who is this course for?

      • A makeup artist looking to fine tune their skill with bridal and event makeup
      • Brides who are looking to master their own makeup for their special day
      • Anyone with an upcoming event who wants to elevate their everyday makeup
      • Wedding industry professionals looking to add makeup services to their offerings
      • Photographers who want to understand what makeup will look best in their photos

      Career path

      • Provide professional make up to assist photographers and stylists
      • Improve the skill level of your professional make up service to individual clients
      • Work as a wedding stylist and makeup artist
      • Consult with wedding planners on trends, the best looks, and how to achieve the highest quality photos and style
      • Do makeup for bridal fashion shows, or other special events

      Certification

      You will be required to complete each lesson in full, and answer exams at the end of each course module. If your pass rate exceeds 55% on each exam then you will receive a certificate of completion, to recognize your achievement. You can immediately download your PDF course certificate from IOA.

      Most of our courses will earn you credits through Continuing Education (CE) / Continuing Professional Development (CPD). CE/CPD points are accepted and recognized by professional member bodies and academic institutions across the US and internationally.

      All courses are accredited by the International Council for Online Educational Standards (www.icoes.org). When successfully completing a course, students can choose to purchase an ICOES certificate that recognizes the achievement, from this third-party institution.

      8292 Students

      Guarantee

      Accredited

      Accredited