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Basic Makeup Short Course

This makeup short course is the ideal course for those wanting to master the basics of makeup application. During this course you will learn a wide range of techniques including how to perform makeup consultations, how to correctly analyse face shapes and features, colour theory, as well as skin types and cleansing.

This is a practical based course, where you will learn a variety of evening makeup looks, including the classics like smokey eye, winged liner and red lips. Day makeup looks cover nude tones and natural colours to softly enhance the features. Students also receive a professional makeup brush kit to ensure they are ready for the makeup industry.

What This Course Covers

  • Preparing the client
  • Consultation
  • Skin type and condition
  • Facial cleansing
  • Face shapes and features
  • Colour principles
  • Makeup plan
  • Suitable products
  • Tools and equipment
  • Basic day makeup
  • Evening makeup
  • Smokey eyes
  • Red lips
  • Strip false eyelashes
  • Individual eyelashes
  • Applying the makeup

Course Duration & Location

This course runs either over 5 days, from 9-4pm each day or as a compressed version over 4 days, from 9am-5pm. Please enquire with your campus to check availability of options or see dates and times below. This course is currently delivered through our sister academy The Australian Academy of Cinemagraphic Makeup


Because of the COVID-19 social distancing rules and to protect our staff and students, this course in currently offered only .

Please visit: Makeup Fundamentals Online

Brisbane Campus:

  • 18-22 January 2021, Monday to Friday, 5 day block, 9am-4pm
  • 12-16 April 2021, Monday to Friday, 5 day block, 9am-4pm

Melbourne Campus

  • 18-22 January 2021, Monday to Friday, 5 day block, 9am-4pm
  • 12-16 April 2021, Monday to Friday, 5 day block, 9am-4pm

Course Prerequisites

There are no prerequisites for this course.

Course Inclusions, Models & Materials

All learning materials and resources are provided and students will receive a professional brush kit. Four models are required for practical assessments, on the final two days of the course.

Course Recognition

This is an nationally recognised short course and on successful completion students will receive a statement of attainment for unit SHBBMUP002 – Design and apply make-up. For more information about this unit of competency, please visit

Course Cost and Payment

This course costs $1,100 which includes all learning materials and resources needed.

Course Units

SHBBMUP002 Design and apply make-up
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