Makeup Artistry Course Reviews

Lauren Sheppard

Saint Neots

I enjoyed every minute of this course!

I learned so much, and working on the website was so easy. Any communications with support and my tutor were easygoing.

I would recommend this course to anyone looking to enter the industry, as it covers everything!


Cadie Lewis


Hello, my name is Cadie Lewis. I am 25 and have loved makeup from a young age!

I've always wanted to be a makeup artist, but due to my illness, I felt it was impossible to do any course until one day, I looked online and found this amazing flexible course on Instagram! And signed myself straight up!

I have learnt so many new things about myself and broadened my hoarseness when it comes to opening my mind to different themes of makeup, hair and different materials that are used! I couldn't thank the tutors and the support team enough for their support throughout the course!

I cannot wait to see what the future holds as I continue my Makeup journey!


Dobrina Ivanova


I have absolutely loved this course! It covers everything a makeup artist should know to become successful.

There is so much information in each module. Everything is in-depth, and after completing it, I feel really confident in my skills and knowledge.

Before I started the course, I had never done anything with prosthetics or special effects. These modules were a bit challenging for me, but I am so glad they were included, and I had the opportunity to learn so many new and interesting things. I highly recommend this course!


Bryher Combellack


I have absolutely loved being able to complete this course and further my knowledge within the makeup industry.

I was completely self-taught before partaking in this course and mostly focused on creative body/face painting looks. My confidence has really grown throughout this course, and I have explored areas of makeup that I wouldn't have necessarily looked at prior to this.

This course really is amazing, along with the course itself, the tutor's knowledge and the amazing student support. I really have enjoyed every moment, and now I cannot wait to see what the future holds for me within the makeup industry.


Kayleigh Cooper


Well what can I say; I have absolutely loved this course! I would fully recommend, as it is absolutely amazing!

I have grown more confident with my makeup skills and fallen in love with SFX/Prosthetic makeup, that I can definitely take into my everyday job in the theatre.

I have built up a great portfolio with a large range of skills. The support from the Facebook group and my tutor has been so positive. I'm so glad I've trained with IMUA.

Rebecca Wakeham


The course was amazing, I thoroughly enjoyed each of the 12 modules.

The modules really allowed me to touch on makeup applications I had not done before and although at times I found them challenging I learned so much from them, this helped grow my confidence, creativity and skills in makeup.

My online tutor was very helpful and always there to help with any questions or concerns I had.

The video guides were clear and easy to understand taking you step by step through each module.

Lastly the Facebook group set up was a really special place to be in touch with other students for moral support and to see the work from others and their creativity!


Lauren Sadler


I decided to begin to pursue my dreams in a career of Makeup Artistry and this was the best course to start off!

Before starting the course it was a really tough time for me struggling with anxiety and illness but because of this wonderful course, I was able to gain all of these amazing skills and experiences at home whilst working full time to save up for my future career! I have learnt so much and feel so confident with so many areas of makeup now and I had such basic experience before.

I have built up a great portfolio with a large range of skills. I am now able to apply for trainee jobs at theatres and production steps or even go for an extended course! A big thank you to The Institute of Makeup Artistry and my lovely personal tutor that has helped me thoroughly throughout start to finish!

If you would like to message me personally with more detailed questions about this course I am more than happy to answer through the IMUA Facebook page - Loren Sadler

Oliwia Sankiewicz


I have always wanted to become a makeup artist; however, most makeup related schools that would give me qualifications involved studying hairdressing and beauty treatments such as waxing, etc.

Finding this course allowed me to get exactly what I wanted and more! All the special effects modules were incredible. I couldn't believe how much I have learned and how enjoyable it was.

The fact that it is an online course made it even better for me as I am a full-time university student, so I could complete these modules whenever it suited me to do so without the stress of missing any university work.

I am beyond excited to receive my diploma and start pursuing my dream of a makeup artist job! :)


Kate Patricia Wickenden

Tonbridge, Kent

I signed up to this course to find myself again, and I can honestly and happily say, find myself is what I did. Becoming a makeup artist was always my dream, especially an SFX makeup artist for TV and Film. But, that along with my understanding of the world completely changed when I was 17 years old and my dad died from a sudden heart attack one night. I suddenly started a very different journey and questioned a lot of things, including what my purpose in this world was. With that said, creative dreams took a back seat as I threw myself into helping others. But there's only so much support you can give others at such a young age before you start to feel as though you have missed out on youth, and wondered if you should have let your creative dreams die?

That's when I took the plunge to sign up to this course. And, I can honestly and wholeheartedly say it is the best thing I have ever done!

This course has helped me reconnect with my younger self and rediscover my passion. It has helped relax me when the world has felt too serious and inspired me to use my creativity in ways I had never even considered before. My mind had become so black and white before I signed up to this course, but now I can begin to see things in colour again. I've realised that I don't have to have a straightforward career path, I can amalgamate my talents, passions, and strengths to create new things.

I had previously enrolled at University before signing up to this course but had to drop out after suffering from anxiety. I realised I was merely just a number to the tutors in a money-making business. It put me off studying for a long time, but then I tried online learning with The Institute of Makeup Artistry and it completely changed my mind. At The Institute of Makeup Artistry, you are always an INDIVIDUAL and NEVER just a number! The whole team from student support to tutors are so helpful, knowledgeable and encouraging.

The course itself gives you such extensive knowledge on all areas of the makeup industry, something that I have never come across with other online courses or indeed colleges. The site is super easy to use and I never once had an issue with uploading assignments. What's more, is the modules push you to do your own research outside of the course, and I even found myself researching about disabilities during my prosthetic modules! What may just be makeup to some, is actually a whole world to others!

I would confidently recommend this course and the Institute to anyone looking to start their career in makeup, or like me, looking to reignite your creative passion.

Lauren Gough


I genuinely loved this course so much. It has helped my confidence tremendously, and I have learned so much more.

So sad it’s over already but so proud of myself for completing it, and I cannot wait to follow my dreams of becoming a special effects makeup artist.

Thank you to my tutor Rachel who helped me every step of the way and gave me amazing feedback on every module.


Rory Sargeant


Working on this course was by no means easy, but was incredibly rewarding and ultimately fun!

The support team is wonderful, and the turn around is very quick. Working not with, but alongside my tutor was brilliant; the feedback Emer gave me was not only constructive but supportive. She definitely nurtured the inner makeup artist in me and has been truly fabulous.

It was a pleasure to work on this course, and it has definitely set me up to start working in the industry.

Sarra Jane Langdon

Port Talbot

I found this course an excellent addition to my qualification I already have within the beauty industry. Within 2 months of qualifying I have worked on a film doing SFX Makeup and I now teach theatrical makeup in a local college.

This course and qualification really does open doors for you in the makeup industry.

Hayley Joy Bradley


What can I say! I loved every moment of this course.

I really loved playing with makeup prior and wanted to develop my skills further, with the potential of creating an alternative career path that was more creative for myself, which this course helped me to do. I’ve gained a mass amount of confidence in applying makeup to clients, and the acquired the technical skills that are required to do so correctly.

The modules have a vast variety of interesting and informative topics to cover, from the basics to bridal to SFX, so it’s never boring. I also found the feedback and support from the tutors very informative and super encouraging.

I loved completing this course and I’m so glad I took the plunge!

Lydia Fay


I have had never professionally pursued makeup artistry because of the high fees and lengthy-time involved in traditional courses.

I was delighted to find this international online course available at an affordable price. I could do the course in my own time and with my own terms. However, I still feel I have the same experience and education as the makeup artist friends I know who studied traditional over a few years and are now in debt.

I didn't have the distractions of a classroom, I could stop my course work to explore my curiosity of a brand or artist that was mentioned then return to the course. I found my tutor to be very personal and involved in my makeup journey, with helpful advice and suggestions I can take with me beyond the course.

This course has given me the platform I need for propel myself into the industry I have been wanting for years now. I feel excited, empowered and prepared for what I can accomplish now. Thanks to IMUA and the beautiful online community they have created.

Lydia Fay xx



Lisa Jane Mckenzie


I have really enjoyed being a part of the course! I had been looking for a course like this for a while and I truly believe I have found the best one available!!!

Very clear set-out instructions with helpful module information and teachings. My Amazingly talented tutor Emer was so lovely right from the very first introduction message. She was always available whenever I had any questions regarding the course. She was really positive and detailed with any feedback and I have gathered a vast amount of knowledge and understandings to bring forward with me into my new career as an MUA.

I also have met some lovely people through the student support network pages; they are so kind and supportive and I now have friends for life with the exact same passions and interests as myself.

I would 100% recommend this course to anyone as a starting point into a new career of Makeup Artistry.

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